Green Designers

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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Vivienne Westwood to Duchess Kate: Buy Less

Dame Vivienne Westwood has only one piece of counsel for the erstwhile Kate Middleton: Buy less. “I don’t have any advice to her, except I think it would be great if she…

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Iris van Herpen Debuts World's First 3D-Printed Flexible Dresses

PRINTABLE COUTURE Van Herpen and Oxman’s ensemble was the product of Stratsys’s “Objet Connex” multimaterial 3D-printing technology, which the company says…

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Issey Miyake Creates Heat-Retaining Menswear From Recycled Polyester

Issey Miyake’s timing couldn’t be more apt. As temperatures at Paris Men’s Fashion Week plunged below zero on Thursday—and the City of Lights faced its worst…

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Susan Woo Wins 2013 Ecco Domani Award for Sustainable Design

Congratulations are in order for New York City designer Susan Woo. The Gotham native is the 2013 winner of the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award for Sustainable Design, a mantle…

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Stella McCartney Designs Virtual Badge to Protest Violence Against Women

Stella McCartney has designed a virtual badge to help raise awareness about violence against women. The symbol, a white ribbon rendered in gold, will feature prominently in a two-week…

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Meet Gong Jia Qi, Winner of China's 2012 EcoChic Design Award

Ecouterre is the official media sponsor of the 2012 EcoChic Design Award. China ushered a new era of sustainability late last month when it hosted the nation’s first mainstream…

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Carlo Volpi Challenges Notions of Masculinity With Campy, Colorful Knits

It’s easy to understand why someone like Carlo Volpi would have a deep and abiding passion for wool. The breathable fiber is a natural insulator that can be weighted to keep its…

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Vega Wang's Electroluminescent Garments Are Out of This World

Vega Zaishi Wang’s “Alpha Lyrae” collection wouldn’t look out of place on the set of TRON 3. Named for one of the celestial bodies in our night sky, the eight-piece…

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Manufacture NY: A Fashion Incubator That Champions Local Manufacturing

HOME BASE Bland also envisions a dedicated area for experimenting with environmentally-friendly fabric washes, dyes, finishes and special textile applications. “We want to increase…

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Michelle Lowe-Holder Turns Fashion Industry Castoffs Into Dramatic Jewelry

MODERN ANTIQUITY Curtis’s picture of a “Wishhan Girl” in an elaborately beaded shirt and a headpiece of coins proved particularly memorable. “Coins embody value…

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Donna Karan Recieves Clinton Global Citizen Award for Haiti Relief Work

Photo by s_bukley/Shutterstock Donna Karan made a surprise appearance on Monday night as the seventh recipient of the 2012 Clinton Global Citizen Award, an honor she shared with the…

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