Eco-Friendly Accessories

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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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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