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Karen Walker Casts Kenyan Artisans in New Ethical Eyewear Campaign

Florence, artist. I SEE YOU But Walker kicked it up a notch, turning the camera on the machinists, cutters, tailors, production managers, and metal workers involved in the collection,…

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Google Glass Adds Prescription Lenses, Stylish Frames

Google Glass is getting a major facelift. On Tuesday, Google announced that the latest iteration of its Internet-connected eyewear will include four new options for…

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Apoccas Makes Cruelty-Free Silk Scarves No Caterpillar Died For

Photos by Marisa Martchitelli Apoccas is a luxury fashion label that introduces artisanal peace silk scarves. “In Thailand, it is traded as ‘eri silk’,” says founder Alexandra…

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"Shine" is an Elegant Activity Tracker You Can Wear Nearly Anywhere

Activity trackers are a dime a dozen now, and they all look have a sporty look that goes well with your workout clothes, but not necessarily a dress or a suit. Enter Shine, a stylish…

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Cate Blanchett Wears Chopard's "Green Carpet Challenge" Earrings to 2014 Golden Globes

Cate Blanchett made Golden Globes history Sunday night in more ways than one. In addition to winning her third Golden Globe award for her role as a troubled socialite in the Woody Allen…

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Plant-Based Breathing Apparatus is a Dire Warning for our Planet

Designer Chiu Chih has transformed the disgusting reality of high pollution levels with this stylish breathing apparatus, showcased in some breathtaking photos. The plant-based device…

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LXR & Co. Pop-Up Shop Offers Pre-loved Luxury Designer Goods

LUXE FOR LESS LXR & Co. was launched by Frédérick Mannella, Kei Izawa and Jean-Philippe Robert in 2012 and offers up its luxury pre-owned merchandise through www.lxrco.com and…

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Daniel Widrig's 3D-Printed Jewelry Redefines "Wearable Technology"

London architect and artist Daniel Widrig recently showed off Kinesis, his line of customizable 3D wearable sculptures at Design Miami. As implied by the collection’s name, the…

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Lallitara Recycles Discarded Indian Saris Into Eco-Chic Bow Ties, Scarves

The materials are all sourced by working with India’s informal recycling communities, says founder and CEO Bijal Shah. “We pay these hardworking women and men fair wages for their…

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Pansy Maiden Launches "Alva DoRight," a Line of Vegan Bags for Men

Pansy Maiden is getting in touch with its masculine side. The accessories label, which makes its vegan-friendly carryalls at its Medford, Ma., headquarters, has sprung an auxiliary…

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Timbuk2, Mission Cycling Club Design Backpack for Biking to Work

Riding a bicycle is hands-down the best way to get to work – it’s fun, it’s healthy, and it doesn’t require a drop of gas. However it’s a challenge to…

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3D-Printed Silver, Stainless Steel Jewelry Available at Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus is pushing technology as well as fashion, by adding two 3D printed products to their catalog. In a partnership with Shapeways, the retailer will offer customers an…

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Vivienne Westwood, LUSH Collaborate on "Climate Revolution" Scarf

Vivienne Westwood is staging a climate revolution at LUSH. The legendary British designer has linked arms with the natural-beauty firm to create a limited-edition “Climate…

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Tesler + Mendelovitch's Geometric Purses Are Made of 100 Percent Wood

These stunning wooden clutch bags come from Tesler + Mendelovitch who make sure all of the wood they use is sourced from sustainably managed forests across the globe. The team behind…

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Jessica Biel's Brother Launches U.S.-Made Recycled Burlap Bag Collection

Bare is an eco-accessories brand with more than one celebrity connection. Its co-founder, Justin Biel, is the brother of actress Jessica Biel and, through her, brother-in-law of…

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Ecoalf Collaborate on Recycled Vest, Backpack

Looks like Will.i.am isn’t the only celebrity dabbling in clothing made from post-consumer materials. Following on the heels of the hip-hop artist’s “Eckocycle”…

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Nordstrom Debuts "Me to We" Line of Kenyan-Made Artisan Accessories

FROM ME TO WE “We currently employ more than 600 artisan mamas who live in Free the Children communities across Kenya,” says Roxanne Joyal, founder of Me to We, in a…

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"Plastic is Precious" Provokes Consumers Into Rethinking Plastic Bags

Few would quibble over the plastic bag’s marginalization over the years. The ubiquitous carriers siphon off diminishing petroleum reserves, suffocate sea life, clog drains, and…

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