Green Designers

Vivienne Westwood is Now an Environmental Rapper

Vivienne Westwood, OG punk provocateur, just released a rap song about the environment. Because, why the hell not? A “featured rapper” on “Be There x Intellectuals…

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Pratt Student Responds to "Fast Fashion" With Upcycled Thesis Collection

SLOWING DOWN FASHION Burton described an overseas trip as a turning point in her journey as a designer. “I had the opportunity to go to India and there I visited some factories…

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Amy Ward's Upcycled Knitwear is Big on Drama, Small on Footprint

Ecouterre is a media sponsor of the EcoChic Design Award As one of 10 finalists for the 2015/16 EcoChic Design Award, Amy Ward knows her way around textile waste. Born and raised in…

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Help Raise Awareness of Modern Slavery in the Fashion Industry

Safia Minney, founder and CEO of ethical fashion label People Tree, wants to shed a light on modern-day slavery in the fashion industry. Fresh off the publication of her second book,…

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Alice: A Modular, Zero-Waste Shoe Grown From Fungus

JE SUIS ALICE “As trendsetters, the high-fashion industry should be searching for solutions,” Peters, a 15-year industry veteran who has worked with the likes of Dries Van Noten…

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Project 1127 Scarves Honor Victims of Rana Plaza Collapse

New York-based designer Laura Siegel has partnered with Bangladesh’s Sreepur Village Organization to sell 1,127 scarves, one for every garment worker killed in the wake of the…

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Stella McCartney: The Fashion Industry is "Getting Away With Murder"

“I think the fashion industry can get away with a lot, and it’s getting away with murder. Fur is the most unnecessary thing in the world. Those animals aren’t eaten. [The…

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Vivienne Westwood Doesn't Read Fashion Magazines

Photo by catwalker / Shutterstock “I never read fashion magazines — I don’t know what they have to say, honestly. I just tell them what I have to say when I get the…

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Zandra Rhodes: "The Only Constant in Fashion is Change"

Photo by Helga Esteb/Shutterstock “I don’t have the answer as to what needs to change in the industry for sustainable fashion to become the norm, but I do know that the only…

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Stella McCartney: Fur Isn't Sexy, Fashionable, or Cool

Photo by Featureflash/Shutterstock “I think the reality is that, for me, real fur is extraordinarily old-fashioned. I think you look old. Even if you’re 20 and you’ve…

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Katharine Hamnett: "I Want to Sell as Much Organic Cotton as Possible"

“One thousand cotton farmers die everyday from pesticide poisoning or suicide debt; that is more deaths per day than in all the wars going on across the world put together, and it…

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Designer Natalie Chanin: DIY "Imparts Love" in a Way Buying Can't

Photo by Olivia Rae James “To me, the beauty of a quilt or a dress lies within the stitches and the thought of the person who made them. When you spend time making something with…

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Vivienne Westwood Likes Prince Charles's Ancient, Moth-Eaten Jackets

Photo by Michael Sims “I’ve been a big fan of Prince Charles for a long time and I have spoken to him and even tried to help him sometimes with getting support for his…

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VIDEO: Stella McCartney's Kenya-Made Bags Promote Ethics, Dignity

NOT CHARITY, JUST WORK “Throughout our supply chain, we work to ensure that people producing our goods are treated and paid fairly,” McCartney says in a voiceover.…

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Stella McCartney Designs Clothes That Are "Long-Term Commitments"

“When I design, it’s about designing pieces that are stand-out, staple, long-term commitments in your life. They’re made beautifully in the finest places in the world…

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Melissa Joy Manning's Handmade Jewelry Fuses Luxury, Sustainability

Jewelry should be about self-expression, embellishment, and adornment that lets the individual shine as brightly as the pieces they are wearing . The last thing anyone should worry…

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Carrie Parry: Traditional Fashion Calendar "Fuels Overconsumption"

Photo by Anton Oparin/Shutterstock “Today, Spring/Summer collections are debuted on the catwalk in September and October and delivered to stores between January and March while…

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Chris Gelinas: Quality Clothes Can't Be "Refreshed Every 15 Seconds"

“I get that retailers always want new things on the floor, but I just think it’s a shame that people’s attention spans are so short these days. We’re just trained to refresh…

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