Eco-Fashion Brands

Adidas, Nau, REI, Timberland Commit to Responsible Down Standard

Adidas, Nau, REI, Timberland are among the latest outdoor-apparel brands to rally around the Responsible Down Standard, according to an announcement at the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt…

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Heidi & Adèle Turns Discarded Salmon, Eel Skins Into Chic Accessories

How would you describe your designs? Our designs are a combination of classic shapes and vibrant colors and textures. Our collection is created with professional women in mind and, as…

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Repurpose's Solar-Powered Schoolbags Do More Than Carry Stuff

CARRY ON Another upside of using plastic? The bags are waterproof. (“There’s nothing worse than wet books,” notes the duo.) And since aesthetics played a huge role from…

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Uniqlo Under Fire for Promoting Sweatshop Conditions in China

Photo by TonyV3112/Shutterstock Uniqlo has come under fire after labor activists claimed to have uncovered sweatshop-like conditions at its Chinese factories. In a damning report…

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Surfer Kelly Slater Launches Outerknown, a Sustainable Fashion Line

Professional surfer Kelly Slater wasn’t kidding when he said he was splitting from longtime sponsor Quiksilver after 23 years. The world champion is preparing to launch his own…

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The Superfluous Culture Makes Unisex Ethical Fashion for Locavores

Hailing from Montreal, The Superfluous Culture takes fashion to a thought-provoking level through use of oxymoron and plenty of attitude. Synonyms of the word “superfluous” include…

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The North Face Wins PETA Award for Down-Free "Thermoball" Line

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is down with The North Face’s synthetic down. On Tuesday, PETA2, the animal-rights group’s youth division awarded the outdoor…

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Made in L.A., Sydney Brown's Luxury Shoes Are Vegan, Sustainable

SHOE IN Brown’s aesthetic draws from her time in Japan, where she lived and worked for 10 years. When Brown sat down with Fletcher to outline the brand’s core tenets,…

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Zady Exposes Its Supply Chain, Calls for "Sourced In" Movement

#KNOWYOURSOURCE The call to action coincides with the launch of Zady’s “Essential Collection” women’s sweater, the first in a line of projected private-label…

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Nike Unveils First Football Cleat Made With Recycled Bottles

Nike has unveiled what it considers its most innovative football cleat to date. Designed to commemorate the first College Football Playoff, the “Vapor Untouchable” is the…

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Riz Wants to Recycle Ocean Plastic Into Snazzy Board Shorts

For Riz Boardshorts, the 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic choking up the world’s oceans is 5.25 trillion pieces too many. The British swimwear label wants to transform some of that…

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H&M Taps Actress Olivia Wilde as Face of "Conscious Exclusive" Line

H&M is getting the hero it deserves. The Swedish retailer has tapped Olivia Wilde—and, we hope, her eco-crime-fighting alter ego, Princess Layers—to be the new face of its…

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French Designer Creates Sexy Lingerie From Recycled Christmas Trees

If you are looking for eco-friendly lingerie this Christmas, look no further than the nearest pine tree. French designer Sophie Young is recycling used Christmas trees, turning the pine…

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Mayamiko Recycles Italian Fabric Offcuts Into Fair-Trade Clothing

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Most of us are familiar with the expression, but Paola Masperi of Mayamiko brought refreshing new meaning to an arguably tired…

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Gap Partners With Equity Firm to Improve Factory Conditions in Asia

Photo by Northfoto/Shutterstock It’s been a year since The Public Eye Awards named Gap the worst corporation of 2013 for its “steadfast [refusal] to contribute to effective…

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The North Face's "Hyper-Local" Hoodie Keeps Carbon Footprint Petite

There’s local and there’s hyper-local. The North Face’s “Backyard Project” hoodie lies firmly in the latter category. Made collaboratively with California…

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Levi's, SF 49ers Transform 12 Tons of Denim Into a "Field of Jeans"

GOOD SPORTS Creating the “Field of Jeans” was an ambitious endeavor. The entire process took 50 people more than 16 consecutive hours to complete. Collectively, the jeans…

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Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario: "Profit Isn't the Only Measure of Success"

“Most businesses make decisions in the vacuum of profit. Having grown up in finance, I say this with some gravity because I’ve experienced it. “If you’re making…

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