Eco-Friendly Accessories

Melissa Joy Manning's Handmade Jewelry Fuses Luxury, Sustainability

Jewelry should be about self-expression, embellishment, and adornment that lets the individual shine as brightly as the pieces they are wearing . The last thing anyone should worry…

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PETA, Freedom of Animals Debut Luxury Vegan Backpack, Tote

Leather and exotic animal skins don’t have to be synonymous with luxury. Don’t believe us? Just take a gander at Freedom of Animals, whose elegant, cruelty-free bags have…

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D&H Jewelers' Conflict-Free Wedding Rings Feature Reclaimed Metals

Tying the knot with a sparkling ring is many an environmentalist’s dream, but not its often-produced side effects of civil war, human rights abuses, and environmental degradation.…

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Out of Print Goes Back to School With "Composition Book" Bags

Who’s got spirit? Out of Print Clothing does. Whether you’re battling back-to-school blahs or waxing nostalgic over the smell of freshly sharpened pencils, the…

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Artist Lacy Barry Crafts Extravagant Headpieces Out of Colorful Paper

Barry has traveled the globe bringing her paper craft to art and fashion lovers everywhere, having had studios in London, Los Angeles, New York, Montreal and now Berlin. Although she…

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Ma'mitons Makes Bags, Shoes Using Leaves From Cameroon's Forests

Already a favorite among many celebrities, Ma’mitons bags and sandals are eco-friendly and ethically made by artisans in Cameroon. Founded by Priscilla Njankou, Ma’mitons works with…

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Naomi Kizhner's Invasive Jewelry Turns Body Movement Into Electricity

OUR BODIES, OURSELVES Kizhner’s jewelry isn’t for wimps. The “Blood Bridge,” for instance, features spikes on each end for insertion into a vein on the lower…

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Slow Factory Turns NASA Space Photography Into Breathtaking Scarves

STARSTRUCK “I learned a lot from working with the open-knowledge, open-source movement and how it allowed people to connect with one another,” Vernon says on her website.…

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Detroit Company Repurposes Peeling Street Graffiti Into Gritty Jewelry

WEARABLE ART Peterson and Russell say that their primary goal is to restore confidence in the women they hire. Many of them left their jobs when they entered the shelter seeking refuge…

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TRMTAB Weaves Leather Waste Into Upcycled Laptop, Tablet Sleeves

LEAVE NOTHING BEHIND True to TRMTAB’s name, all pieces include an extra-wide tab that makes pulling out your gadget a cinch. TRMTAB’s work with Prachi Leathers, a factory…

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Alchemist Creations Upcycles Soda Cans, Leather Scraps Into Watches

What is once trash becomes treasure. Hong Kong-based manufacturer, Alchemist Creations takes this saying to heart with their collections of sustainable, upcycled products all crafted…

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Ethnotek's Bags Combine Indigenous Textiles, Technical Functionality

Ethnotek are the design team behind these high quality bags that incorporate ethically sourced handmade textiles from across the planet. As they launch their new summer travel…

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Celia B's Colorful, Globally Inspired Fashion is Fairly Made in Shanghai

Independent design brand Celia B brings color, fun, and incredible craftsmanship together in these vibrant collections of garments. Founder and designer Celia Bernardo has travelled…

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Able Made, Pamela Love Create Necklace for Brooklyn Animal Shelter

Shopping at Able Made is always a two-fer. Known for its collaborative spirit, the conscious e-tailer has worked with likes of Public School, Melissa Joy Manning, Loomstate’s…

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This Safety Bracelet Signals for Help When You're in Danger

When you need help immediately, fumbling for your phone to call 911 may not be quick enough, but having an emergency call button on your wrist would certainly ramp up the response time.…

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Popinjay's Hand-Embroidered Bags Lift Pakistani Women From Poverty

How did the idea behind Popinjay come about? The road to Popinjay’s creation as a luxury handbag company started when I was in graduate school. I heard the story of a young Afghan…

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Ethiopian Jeweler Entoto Beth Artisan Employs HIV-Affected Women

Entoto Beth Artisan bring together recycled materials and fair trade practices to create elegant jewellery designs. Based on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the social business…

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Studio Swine Turns Human Hair Into Decorative Objects

If anyone knows how to turn a hairy situation on its head, it’s Studio Swine. The London-based design firm has created a series of decorative objects, from an Art Deco-inspired…

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