Green Designers

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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Osmium: Quality Menswear Basics, Made in the U.S.A.

Osmium are a home-grown mens fashion brand with a focus on keeping production local. As well as maintaining high quality designs that are made to last, the Massachusetts-based studio…

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Michael Kors: "We're Moving Away From a Time of Fast Fashion"

Photo by Lev Radin/Shutterstock “I love fashion because it’s plugged into the zeitgeist, so it’s always changing. Thirty years ago, I could never have predicted…

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Dame Vivienne Westwood Says That "Fashion is a Terrible Thing"

“There are signs in my shops that say ‘buy less, choose well, make it last.’ I agree, fashion is a terrible thing, it’s all about tempting to buy. But [consumers] should buy…

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Textile Arts Center Presents "Stained," an Exploration of Natural Dyes

All proceeds from the evening will benefit the center’s “Sewing Seeds” initiative, which includes an art residency, free educational programming, creation of natural…

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11 Eco-Fashion Designers to Watch For at Designers & Agents' Green Room

SUZANNE RAE A sustainably notioned women’s ready-to-wear label from Brooklyn, Suzanne Rae is both inspired by and made for the progressive, modern gentlewoman. As feminine as they…

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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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