Eco-Friendly Accessories

Cri de Coeur, 7 for All Mankind Collaborate on Vegan Cross-Body Bag

Cri de Coeur and 7 for All Mankind aren’t names you typically utter in the same sentence. A chance encounter between the vegan accessories label and the Los Angeles denim-maker,…

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FairEnds Turns Deadstock Prints From Ghana Into Colorful Baseball Caps

Hats off to FairEnds for designing a baseball cap that thinks outside of the diamond. Made in Montana in a bevy of unconventional prints, including polka dots and engineer stripes, each…

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ReFleece Upcycles Patagonia Jackets Into Eco-Friendly iPad, Kindle Cases

Where some see a worn-out sweater destined for the dumpster, ReFleece founders Sam Palmer and Jennifer Feller see an excellent way to keep your electronics free from dust and scratches.…

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Bottega Veneta Goes Vegan With Purses Made From Japanese Washi Paper

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Bottega Veneta, an Italian luxury house best known for its leather goods, is challenging its status quo by launching a line of…

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Michelle Lowe-Holder Turns Fashion Industry Castoffs Into Dramatic Jewelry

MODERN ANTIQUITY Curtis’s picture of a “Wishhan Girl” in an elaborately beaded shirt and a headpiece of coins proved particularly memorable. “Coins embody value…

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Hoyan Ip Turns Food Waste Into Buttons, Buckles, Other "Bio-Trimmings"

Waste not, want not: that’s the philosophy Hoyan Ip, a London-based designer, subscribes to. Her latest collection, dubbed “Bio-trimmings,” is a selection of buttons…

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1:Face: A Watch That Feeds a Child, Quenches a Thirst, Finds a Cure

WATCH THIS WATCH Designed with an ascetic’s eye, each battery-powered device features a high-grade silicone band with four parallel buttons. Because “change originates from…

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Woolrich Collaborates With Seabags, Timbuk2 on U.S.A.-Made Carryalls

Looks like Woolrich is giving Pendleton a run for its money with not one but two made-in-America collaborations in the hopper. The venerable outdoors-apparel label has teamed up with…

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Philip Treacy Lights Up London Fashion Week With Wacky LED Hats

LET THERE BE LIGHT Waldemeyer helped create two pieces for the collection. The first, inspired by the concept of weightlessness, involved whirring LED propellers that created a…

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Votary Flies Flag for U.S. Production With Star-Spangled Scarves, Blankets

After being laid off from his job as a lawyer three years ago, Luigi Bianco decided to move to Europe and follow his dream of being in fashion. Bianco wanted to focus on one accessory…

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Everpurse: A Bag That Wirelessly Charges Your Smartphone All Day

MAGIC PURSE Together with two Chicago designers, the Salcedos developed a sleek, minimalist design with both leather and cloth options. All bags will be built in the United States. (The…

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Tord Boontje Unveils Cherry-Pip Jewelry at 2012 London Design Festival

Tord Boontje finds beauty in abandoned objects. The Dutch-born, London-based industrial designer, best-known for his intricate, laser-cut steel chandeliers, finds himself drawn to…

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Mega Mega Projects Showroom Highlights Sustainable Jewelry Designers

The breezy floor-through showroom opened its doors to fashion press and fans, presenting their exquisite wares up for consumption. Rows and rows of gorgeously unique jewelry, hats,…

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Diana Eng Turns Forgotten Deadstock Beads Into Gorgeous Glass Jewelry

X MARKS THE SPOT Forgotten inventory isn’t uncommon in the Garment District, Eng tells Ecouterre. “When I first started working in the Garment District in 2005, a lot of…

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Google's Augmented-Reality Glasses Make New York Fashion Week Debut

Diane von Furstenberg shared her New York Fashion Week spotlight on Sunday with an unlikely collaborator: Google. The legendary designer and Council of Fashion Designers of America…

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Timbuk2 Launches "Full Cycle" Bags Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

WHAT GOES AROUND Available in blue or gunmetal gray, Full Cycle includes a bag for every need. The recycled version of Timbuk2′s classic bicycle messenger offers the same features…

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Ditto's 3D Virtual Fitting Technology Lets You Try on Eyewear Online

Before now, buying frames online hasn’t been very popular, because trying them on in person is still the best way to find a perfect pair of glasses. New online retailer Ditto is…

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Baggu Teams Up With Pilgrim Surf + Supply to Create Surfboard Sling

Baggu wants you to catch the waves in style. The Brooklyn-based bag-maker has teamed up with its neighbors at Pilgrim Surf + Supply to create a fuss-free surfboard sling from…

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