Eco-Friendly Accessories

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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Timbuk2, R3DNA Recycle Car Leather Into San Francisco–Made Bags

TWICE MADE R3DNA, like Timbuk2, is also based in San Francisco, where it operates a materials-recovery program that diverts a ton of leather and foam from landfills each month.…

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PACT Introduces Organic-Cotton Leggings, Just in Time for Fall

PACT is more than the sum of its ethical undergarments. After expanding into socks, T-shirts, and baby onesies, the social enterprise is branching into organic-cotton leggings.…

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Nymi's Smart Wristband Uses Your Heartbeat to Unlock Your Phone

We know that passwords suck. Not only are they hard to remember, but they can also be easily hacked. Your heartbeat however is completely unique and you carry it with you at all times.…

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You Can't Afford Stella McCartney, Gwyneth Paltrow's Collaboration

The cat’s out of the bag. Gwyneth Paltrow and Stella McCartney’s mystery lovechild isn’t a vegan cleanse or meat-free cookbook as some quarters have surmised, but…

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Belle Helmets Creates Hand-Painted Designs for Every Cyclist's Personality

When on a bicycle, safety is of paramount importance. Danielle Baskin’s line of hand-painted, graphic helmets allows riders to showcase their good sense. Her company, Belle…

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Zeal Optics Unveils World's First Biodegradable Sunglass Made With Cotton

Colorado-based Zeal Optics has just unveiled what it considers the world’s first truly biodegradable sunglasses. The Ace is its new frame made from a cotton-based resin that can…

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Diamond Tooth Taxidermy "Recycles" Dead Animals Into Creepy Wearables

Taxidermy meets haute couture with these creative designs by Beth Beverly. It may sound like a peculiar combination, but the Pennsylvania-based designer has been causing a stir with her…

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"Google Glass"–Like "OrCam" Headset Could Help the Blind to See

Coming out of Israel is a new wearable device that can help the visually impaired see. OrCam is a camera and mind-reading computer that can see everything you can see and can tell you…

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