Eco-Friendly Accessories

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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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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