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Vivienne Westwood Hops Into Shower for Pro-Vegetarian PETA Video

Meat isn’t just murder, according to Dame Vivienne Westwood, it’s also depleting the world’s water supplies. Appearing in a new video for People for the Ethical…

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Vivienne Westwood Shaves Her Head to Protest Climate Change

Dame Vivienne Westwood sheared off her signature red locks not as a fashion statement, but a political one. The legendary fashion designer revealed her newly cropped hair, now an au…

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Vivienne Westwood Designs Eco-Friendly Wedding Gown for Miss Piggy

Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog might be tying the knot, again. Like a barnyard Liz and Dick, the on-again, off-again couple have been married before—at least twice on The Muppet Show…

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George Clooney, Chris Martin Join Vivienne Westwood's "Save the Arctic" Campaign

SAVE THE ARCTIC Westwood’s latest initiative, shot by award-winning photographer Andy Gotts, is an example of her shifting priorities. “The status quo will kill us,”…

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Vivienne Westwood Wants to Make Environmental Destruction a Crime

Longtime environmentalist Vivienne Westwood is using her pull in fashion to rally her fans to back the End Ecocide in Europe initiative.  The proposal aims to hold big businesses…

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Cheap Clothing is Costing the Earth, Says Berlin Fashion School Director

“Ecologically produced fashion does not necessarily have to be expensive. But if you’re part of a slow process, with craft techniques, small manufacturers, and everyone in…

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"Project Runway" Winner Gretchen Jones Joins Pendleton's Design Team

What happens when you fuse the talent of a hip up-and-coming designer with a brand that’s been in business for 150 years? How about “heritage chic”? Well, that’s…

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Katharine Hamnett: It’s Easy to Get Rich in Fashion by "Being a Bad Person"

“I think the challenge is, in fashion everybody wants to get rich and famous and it’s easy to get rich and famous by being a bad person. But the challenge is to achieve your…

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14 British Designers Create Hand-Knit Sweaters for Save the Children

The Woolly Big Text Auction couldn’t be simpler. Entrants just have to text the relevant designer name along with the amount they want to bid in British pence to 78484. They give an…

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Atelier Laure Paschoud's Modular Clothing Lets You Customize Your Look

The driving force behind Laure Paschoud’s collections for her label, Atelier Laure Paschoud, is the ability for each piece to tell a story. Whether inspired by a concept, like…

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Vivienne Westwood, LUSH Collaborate on "Climate Revolution" Scarf

Vivienne Westwood is staging a climate revolution at LUSH. The legendary British designer has linked arms with the natural-beauty firm to create a limited-edition “Climate…

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Vivienne Westwood: It's Ecologically Friendly For Clothes to Be Expensive

Balking at the price of Vivienne Westwood’s high-end clothing? You’re supposed to, says the legendary British designer.”If people like my clothes, it’s good if…

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Fast Fashion is Here to Stay (So How Do We Work With It?)

ANTHONY LILORE (DESIGNER, RESTORE CLOTHING; BOARD MEMBER, SAVE THE GARMENT CENTER) Don’t be a hater. We, as a community, cannot knock people and/or companies for not doing…

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Katharine Hamnett: Ethical Clothing Cannot be a Pity Product

“You might think people would buy clothes out of pity, but they won’t. People buy clothes because they want to be excited about themselves. So it can’t just be…

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Vivienne Westwood Gives Virgin Atlantic Crew an Eco-Friendly Makeover

THE FRIENDLY SKIES For ground staff, Westwood has designed bags composed of recycled canvas, reused roadside banners, leather offcuts, and recycled brass. Part of a collaboration with…

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Fashion "World Changer" Orsola De Castro Speaks Out On Textile Waste

In a perfect world, designers would have the ability to address all the environmental and social challenges fashion faces them with. For From Somewhere designer Orsola de Castro,…

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Council of Fashion Designers of America Forms "Sustainability Committee"

Photos by Loomstate The Council of Fashion Designers of America has tapped Loomstate’s Scott Mackinlay Hahn and jewelry designer Melissa Joy Manning as the co-chairs of its…

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Vivienne Westwood Chooses Winning Flag to Be Planted at North Pole

FLAG FOR THE FUTURE Bartrisyia’s winning design, which features seven colored doves and an Arctic starflower, will be reproduced in titanium before it’s planted four…

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