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Station Supply Turns Reclaimed Fire Hoses, Life Rafts Into Gadget Skins

No need to hold the phone; Station Supply has the gadget protection you crave. The Los Angeles-based firm uses tried-and-tested materials, including retired fire hoses, reclaimed life…

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Sword & Plough Hires Veterans to Repurpose Military Surplus Into Bags

As an ROTC member studying at Middlebury College in Vermont, Emily Nunez found it difficult to relate to her classmates her commitment to the military. In an effort to bridge the divide…

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Cecilia Valentine's Living Pet Jewelry Shows That Fur is Meant to be Alive

Student and designer Cecilia Valentine has an innovative way to wear fur- while it is still alive. Debuting at the Reitveld graduation show, the designer showcased her living…

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Warby Parker Co-Design Vintage-Inspired Sunglasses

Don’t say Gwyneth Paltrow never did the world any favors. The Oscar-winner-turned-lifestyle-guru has hooked up with the eyewear-makers at Warby Parker to co-create a line of…

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Lotus Wonders Makes iPad Cases That Empower Women in Cambodia

The team ensures that the women who make the items are paid “above fair wages”. On top of this, a “Wonder Fund” contributes an additional 20% of earnings to the community in…

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Rainshader: A Helmet-Shaped Umbrella That Can Withstand 40-MPH Winds

A trusty and sturdy umbrella is a good thing to have when you live in the city, but how many have you lost to gusty winds? A new umbrella design by UK maker Hospitality Umbrellas could…

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Recycled from Conveyor Belts, Kazmok's Bags Will Schlep Your Stuff

You won’t have any trouble spotting Kazmok’s carryalls at the baggage carousel. The Dutch label crafts its award-winning suitcases and laptop bags from discarded conveyor…

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Ministry of Supply's Socks Use Coffee-Infused Fibers to Neutralize Smells

Summer swelter have your feet in funk? Ministry of Supply is launching a line of men’s dress socks that are engineered to eliminate sweat and odor while providing all-day comfort…

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Help Raven + Lily Partner With Maasai Artisans, End Female Genital Mutilation

Each collection offered by Raven + Lily strives to be fair trade, eco- friendly, and a means through which women around the world can lift themselves out of the cycle of poverty,…

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Yes, You Can Buy a 3D-Printed Bow Tie

Here’s one way to one-up those Billyburg hipsters: swap your fabric bow tie for a three-dimensionally printed one. Monocircus’s dapper accessory doesn’t need excessive…

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Cole + Parker: Boldly Patterned Socks That Support Entrepreneurs in Need

This sustainable loop also is a new twist on the long-standing practice of apparel companies partnering with nonprofits. Fashion giants like Eileen Fisher and Levis Strauss & Co.…

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Hollie Paxton's "Rubbish" Jewelry Questions the Value of Everyday Trash

Generally speaking, most people consciously try not to look “trashy” when choosing an outfit or accessories for their wardrobe. Yet, there is something alluring about the…

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Anthropologie Partners With Rags2Riches on Eco-Ethical Bag Collection

CINDERELLA STORY Nearly 300 women now work for Rags2Riches. Most of them mothers, the women receive a 40 percent cut of the retail price of each item they make, along with training in…

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Heel Condoms Protect Shoes, Give Damaged Heels a New Look

Every girl dreams of having a well stocked shoe closet, but sadly our wallets don’t always allow this to be the case. Rather than being an overconsumer, one company has a way to…

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Mr. Lentz's Hand-Carved Wooden Jewelry Double as Mini-Planters

Suffering from nature deficit disorder? Slip one of Mr. Lentz’s hand-carved wooden rings and pendants on for size. The self-proclaimed “creative cowboy” crafts his…

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O'Lover Hats: Socially Conscious Toppers, Ethically Made in California

Owner Elwyn Crawford sees her creations as a way to highlight one’s artistic and charismatic qualities and attract attention. “Ornament highlights creativity, self love and…

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Amazon-Crafted Wooden Clutch Wins Most Socially Responsible Handbag Award

A Venezuelan-crafted minaudière, derived from different plantation-grown Amazon hardwoods, won the “Most Socially Responsible Handbag” at the Seventh Independent Handbag…

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Upcycled Inner-Tube Purse Wins Timberland Best Green Handbag Award

Rachel Santos made fashion history on Wednesday when her upcycled bucket purse took home the prize for “Timberland Best Green Handbag” at the Seventh Annual Independent…

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