Eco-Friendly Accessories

7 Eco-Friendly Sunglasses Made From Unexpected Materials

VINYL RECORDS Vinylize’s line of recycled-LP eyewear…

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Neffa's "Chameleon" Scarf Changes Color With Mood, Light, Temperature

The chameleon reacts to its environment by changing the color of its skin to blend in and likewise, Neffa’s mood scarf reacts to light and temperature to change its appearance.…

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PETA Sends Victoria Beckham a Vegan "V"irkin Bag

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants Victoria Beckham to reconsider her love of exotic skins. Fresh off its indictment of the appalling conditions maintained by some of…

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Jewelbots Are High-Tech Friendship Bracelets That Teach Girls to Code

What better way to teach preteens about coding than the beloved friendship bracelet. Jewlbots is a new line of smart friendship bracelets that hook up with a smartphone app to teach…

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Made From Denim, Mosevic's "Solid Denim" Sunglasses Are True Blue

Mosevic dubs its eyewear the most exciting development in denim since blue jeans. Derived from resin-infused layers of the blue stuff, its “Solid Denim” collection puts a…

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Knit, Crochet a "Wildlife Rescue Nest" for Abandoned Baby Animals

Katie Deline-Ray can’t tell you the number of…

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Man Turns Bone From Amputated Leg Into Engagement Ring

When Mike Perrett proposed to his then-girlfriend, Melita, in 2011, he offered her more than a piece of his heart. He also gave her part of his shinbone. The Guernsey man, who had his…

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Honest By Offers First Downloadable Fashion Collection for 3D Printers

FASHION ON DEMAND “When a customer prints out one of our designs there is immediate transparency as they are the only manufacturer,” Pieters tells Ecouterre. “Which…

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Paula Ortega Uses Milk Proteins to Make Biodegradable Jewelry

Innovative jewelry designer Paula Ortega’s new line is as fleeting as beauty itself. Made from an impossible-sounding mix of metals and milk proteins, the “wearable sculptures”…

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This Jewelry is Made of Recycled Coffee Grounds

Rosalie McMillan doesn’t have to look far for her coffee fix. The London designer creates jewelry from Çurface, an industrial composite derived from waste grounds and…

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Sophie Carnell Creates Haunting Jewelry From Salvaged Ocean Trash

MATERIAL HAZARDS Several of the pieces mimic silhouettes found in nature—Carnell’s way of echoing the plight of marine animals, from seabirds to bivalves, who mistake plastic…

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Shwood Recycles Newspaper Into Woodgrain-Like Eyewear

READ ALL ABOUT IT Shwood treated the reconstituted material like a type of veneer, layering it onto the temples of its signature “Canby” model—in both wooden and…

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Block Shop Textiles Revitalizes Traditional Indian Block-Printing

In Bagru, a city in Rajistan, India, hand printed textiles have followed the same tradition for over 350 years. Block Shop are trying to help keep this historic method alive by carving…

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Urban Kraft Puts a Chic, Urban Twist on the Brown Paper Bag

PAPER FASHION Aesthetics aside, Urban Kraft underscores the bags’ “indestructibility” as their defining feature. Despite the lightweight construction, each carryall is…

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JeBlue, Manhattan Portage Turn Old Airline Uniforms Into Bags

TRUE BLUE Each bag not only diverts textiles from landfills, according to Mendelsohn, but it also represents a piece of airline history “once worn by some of the most unique crew…

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Artist Merry Coor Turns Loved Ones' Ashes Into Memorial Pendants

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust? Not if you’re California glassmaker Merry Coor. The Eureka resident specializes in making “ash beads”: tangible mementos of the deceased…

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Cotopaxi's Outdoor Gear Inspires Adventure, Funds Poverty Relief

Outdoor gear company Cotopaxi is gaining major attention from consumers and investors for their superior product and unique approach to marrying business with social impact. Founder…

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Pyrrha Expands Line of Recycled-Metal "Game of Thrones" Jewelry

VALAR MORGHULIS But while the show—and the books on which it’s based—are fiction, the techniques Pyrrha employs are not. The company uses the traditional art of lost-wax…

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