Eco-Friendly Accessories

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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Do Amore: Eco-Friendly Wedding Rings That Provide Clean Water for Life

Want to commit to more than each other on your wedding day? Pledge your troth with Do Amore, an eco-friendly jeweler that funds clean-water projects with every wedding band or…

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Goat & Kettle Recycles Antique Keys Into One-of-a-Kind Rings

Keys are more than tools for unlocking doors. For Justin Marsh of Goat & Kettle, they’re also pieces of Americana that deserve more than a purgatory of dusty drawers. On his…

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Personalize Your iPhone With Sylvia Heisel's 3D-Printed Bioplastic Cases

What do corn, fashion, and three-dimensional printing have in common? They’re the latest in mobile accessories: a new line of monogramed iPhone cases 3D-printed with polylactic…

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Julie Gabriel's American-Made Backpacks Capture Historic Architecture

Julie Gabriel preserves buildings, but not in the way you might think. Using hand-dyed canvas and thread in lieu of brick and mortar, the Houston-based artist recreates abandoned…

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Emi & Eve Recycle Cambodian Bullets, Bomb Casings Into Jewelry

To Emi & Eve founder Cassandra Postema, fashion is about adorning oneself with what resonates with what is on the inside. Each item should have a story and meaning behind its…

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"First Few Days" Backpack Filters Water, Generates Power for Emergencies

When disaster strikes water sources are often contaminated and the electric grid is down, meaning no clean water and no power. To get by until relief arrives, victims need drinkable…

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Marriott Hotel, Lily and Lionel Recycle Bed Linens Into Stylish Tote Bags

Even the most fastidious hotels can’t keep their bed linens immaculate forever (perish the thought!) The dirty truth? “If laid end-to-end, bed linens condemned by the…

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Reebok's "CheckLight" Device Alerts Athletes to Severity of Head Impacts

A growing body of research is revealing that head impacts during sports can cause major trauma and damage. Wearing a helmet is critical, but hits to the noggin, even smallish ones, can…

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Floreia Transforms Fallen Twigs, Bark Into Stunning Jewelry

Photos by Beatrice Puertollano Floreia’s beautiful line of  jewelry and accessories are made from “Mother earth’s natural scrap materials”- like fallen bark, dead shrubs, and…

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"From Creatures" Explores Use of Fish Bones, Crustacean Shells in Jewelry

Fish bones, bivalve shells, crab and lobster carapaces, and other skeletal remains are typically grist for the compost or landfill, but why should they be? Moe Nagata, a graduate of…

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RSPCA Condemns Cassandra Verity Green's Portable Fishbowl Handbags

Cassandra Verity Green is no stranger to strong opinions. The Central Saint Martins alumna, who recently completed a degree in fashion design with knitwear, caused a stir at the…

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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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