Eco-Friendly Accessories

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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Eqo Optics Recycles Unwanted Skateboards Into Off-the-Hook Sunglasses

Eqo Optics is a small, Colorado-based outfit that transforms battered and broken skateboards into off-the-hook sunglasses. Handmade and finished in the company’s Colorado Springs…

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Chilean Eco-Fashion Designers Invade the New York International Gift Fair

VERONICA SILVA ORFEBRE Veronica Silva Orfebre is a goldsmith who incorporates a variety of natural, noble materials into her enchanting designs. The jeweler uses rare materials such as…

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Julia Vasic Upcycles Discarded T-Shirts Into Luxurious Jewelry

TO A TEE Vasic, who’s designed for brands such as Michael Kors, Libertine, Victoria’s Secret, and Cynthia Rowley, launched her line as a direct response to fast fashion.…

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Customize a Silk Scarf With Textile Arts Center's Plant-Based Solar-Dye Kit

Natural dyeing might feel confusing. From mordants, pH levels, and various fibers—there’s a lot of information to absorb. But it doesn’t have to be intimidating. Enter the…

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Is This $290 Jil Sander Paper Bag the Most Overpriced Lunch Sack Ever?

The latest It bag for the 1 percent? Jil Sander’s “Vasari,” a “long rectangular silhouette” made from 100 percent coated paper. Translation: It’s a…

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