Eco-Friendly Accessories

Sprout Watches: Cool Watches for a Cool Planet

Because your passion for eco-friendly products shouldn’t stop at fashion, Sprout Watches gives you an eco-timepiece to add to your green wardrobe. After 50 years of making…

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Asha Headscarves Promise Therapeutic Relief for Chemotherapy Patients

A Scottish textile company has developed a range of luxury headscarves designed to help cancer patients cope with the debilitating effects of chemotherapy. More than a way to conceal…

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Saught Upcycles Cambodian Landmines Into Hauntingly Beautiful Jewelry

It is an incredible paradox of human nature that the same hands capable of creating weapons are also able to craft them into symbols of peace and healing.  Jewelry company Saught works…

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Activated-Charcoal Hangers Keep Clothes Fresh Without Laundering

Buying your clothes from ethical and planet-friendly sources is only the beginning. Most life-cycle assessments agree that a garment’s greatest environmental impact comes not from…

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TerraCycle Upcycles Old U.S. Postal Service Bags Into Chic Accessories

TerraCycle has made a name for itself by turning landfill-bound objects into one-of-a-kind accessories, and its newest line of bags is no different. Stitched together from…

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L.L. Bean, Woolrich Collaborate on Made-in-Maine Footwear, Bag Collection

As far as homegrown retailers go, few have cultivated that aura of all-American authenticity more fervently than L.L. Bean, which began in 1912 as a mail-order business in Greenwood,…

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Nina Khazani Recycles Human Hair Into Curiously Glamorous Accessories

HAIRY SITUATION Human hair isn’t the easiest material to work with. Then again, Khazani is an old hand at bending it to her will. She first started experimenting with shorn human…

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U.K. Scientists Change the Color of Gold Without Chemical Treatments

Photo by Shutterstock Sure, we have rose gold, white gold, and well, gold gold, but what if you could have red, blue, green, or even purple gold without chemically altering the precious…

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Never Lose a Sock Again With Blacksocks' RFID-Chipped "Smarter Socks"

If you’re fed up of finding socks without their mates, a new high-tech system promises to track—and match—rogue items across multiple piles of laundry. For $189,…

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Quirky's Conductive Push Pins Make Any Glove Touchscreen-Compatible

Sure, you could splash out a wad of cash on touchscreen-compatible “texting gloves.” Or you could spend less than 10 bucks to convert a pair of mitts you already own. A…

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Would You Pay $120 for a Temporary Tattoo Made From 24K Gold?

Dior has a limited-edition collection of temporary tattoos that’s definitely not for the kiddies. Derived from 24-karat gold leafing, the the jewelry-like “Grand Bal”…

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Cri de Coeur, 7 for All Mankind Collaborate on Vegan Cross-Body Bag

Cri de Coeur and 7 for All Mankind aren’t names you typically utter in the same sentence. A chance encounter between the vegan accessories label and the Los Angeles denim-maker,…

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FairEnds Turns Deadstock Prints From Ghana Into Colorful Baseball Caps

Hats off to FairEnds for designing a baseball cap that thinks outside of the diamond. Made in Montana in a bevy of unconventional prints, including polka dots and engineer stripes, each…

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ReFleece Upcycles Patagonia Jackets Into Eco-Friendly iPad, Kindle Cases

Where some see a worn-out sweater destined for the dumpster, ReFleece founders Sam Palmer and Jennifer Feller see an excellent way to keep your electronics free from dust and scratches.…

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Bottega Veneta Goes Vegan With Purses Made From Japanese Washi Paper

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Bottega Veneta, an Italian luxury house best known for its leather goods, is challenging its status quo by launching a line of…

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Michelle Lowe-Holder Turns Fashion Industry Castoffs Into Dramatic Jewelry

MODERN ANTIQUITY Curtis’s picture of a “Wishhan Girl” in an elaborately beaded shirt and a headpiece of coins proved particularly memorable. “Coins embody value…

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Hoyan Ip Turns Food Waste Into Buttons, Buckles, Other "Bio-Trimmings"

Waste not, want not: that’s the philosophy Hoyan Ip, a London-based designer, subscribes to. Her latest collection, dubbed “Bio-trimmings,” is a selection of buttons…

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1:Face: A Watch That Feeds a Child, Quenches a Thirst, Finds a Cure

WATCH THIS WATCH Designed with an ascetic’s eye, each battery-powered device features a high-grade silicone band with four parallel buttons. Because “change originates from…

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