Eco-Fashion Brands

Project Solaire's Solar-Powered Backpacks Charge Gadgets on the Go

Most smartphone users have probably experienced the frustration of a dead battery. Now Project Solaire have designed a backpack that incorporates a solar panel into the fabric to keep…

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At Sweden's Filippa K, Sustainability is the Guide to Fashion Growth

Swedish design brand Filippa K launched three new inspiring sustainability concepts last week that truly consider the environmental implications of their designs. These new concepts…

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RPMWEST's "Quarter Century" Pant Has a 25-Year Guarantee

Another year, another pair of new pants to buy or so it usually goes if you’re like any average individual. Durable, quality-made pants are hard to come by these days, and ones that…

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Benetton—Finally!—Agrees to Contribute to Rana Plaza Victims' Fund

Photo by 360b/Shutterstock Benetton is finally putting its money where its mouth is. Nearly two years after thousands of garment workers lost life and limb in the collapse of the Rana…

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H&M CEO: Buying Less to Save the Planet Would Create "Social Catastrophe"

Karl-Johan Persson isn’t a fan of the “buy less” movement that’s beginning to take root. In fact, the H&M CEO warns that reducing consumer spending in the…

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Red Carpet Green Dress, Reformation Debut Oscar-Inspired Eco-Gowns

GREEN CARPET GLAM Reformation, a cult favorite with cool girls like Taylor Swift, Karlie Kloss, and Rihanna, will donate 25 percent of sales to MUSE School CA, a Calabasas-based…

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Simple Shoes Readies for 2015 Relaunch

Call it an early Easter miracle: Simple Shoes is returning from the dead. The ethical footwear firm, which shuttered in 2011, is poised to relaunch this fall with its first collection…

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M&S Debuts Eco-Shoes Made With Coffee Grounds, Plastic Bottles

GREEN FEET Still, the collection is far from vegan-friendly. Footglove’s sandals, flats, pumps, sneakers, and boots feature “premium” leather uppers, albeit ones…

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Noctu: Fair-Trade, Organic-Cotton Nightwear for Men, Women

BY NIGHT Noctu, which means “by night” in Latin, was founded by a pair of sisters after a trip to India together. Milly Greenslade and Zoe Gale shared a dream: to curate a…

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Antiform's Upcycled Fashions Are 100 Percent Handmade in the U.K.

TRUE TO FORM Its love of English heritage and craft aside, Antiform is dedicated to creating modern, versatile styles that rebel against banality and have no “sell-by date,”…

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Gehrich's Aussie-Made Outerwear Flaunts Sustainability, Timeless Style

Engrained in Melbourne-based outerwear design house Gehrich’s ethos are two simple values: timeless style and quality over quantity. Focused on a “considered” design approach,…

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Zara Permanently Bans Angora, Donates Leftover Stock to Refugees

Photo by 360b/Shutterstock To borrow from the words of Taylor Swift, the world’s largest clothing retailer and angora wool are never, ever getting back together. Like, ever.…

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NSFW: "Niptons" Are Nipple Pasties Made From Recycled Records

GREEN IS SEXY Two years of prototyping—and one marriage to said girlfriend—later, Tipton’s “Niptons” require just a little more work on the packaging front before…

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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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