DIY Eco-Fashion

Stitch, Bitch, and Have a Cuppa at This Parisian "Sweat Shop"

Photo by the New York Times Don’t worry, you won’t find gym bunnies or little girls hunched over sewing machines at this “sweat shop.” In true Parisian style,…

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DIY "Friendship" Shoe Provides Fresh Air For Disadvantaged NYC Kids

Sustainability-wise, the new Airwalk-branded sneaker by Payless ShoeSource is as run of the mill as they come—no uppers made from reconstituted navel lint, soles cobbled together by…

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Make a Pleated, One-Size-Fits-All Top Hat From Office Waste Paper

TOP FORM Add a dash of festivity to the work grind by cobbling together a jaunt top hat from waste office paper. The origami technique uses up every last scrap, and the pleated…

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Turn Used Plastic Bags Into a Pair of Upcycled Rain Boots

What better footwear to go with the DIY IKEA raincoat we featured last week than these upcycled rain boots? (They even come in the same shade of ultramarine—sartorial kismet!)…

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Make a Raincoat Out of Recycled IKEA Bags

Now that IKEA has abolished plastic shopping bags in favor of reusable ones, some folks might have amassed more than their share of big blue bags. If that sounds like you, here’s…

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JGoods' Sneaker Restoration Kit Makes Your Old Shoes New Again

Instead of trading your old, beloved sneakers for a younger model, consider making them freshly wearable again with the sneaker restoration kit from JGoods. The custom-shoe company has…

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CAT FOOD JEWELRY: Recycle A Cat-Food Can Into This Snazzy Ring!

If you have feline friends to feed, chances are, you amass quite a few empty cat-food tins at the end of the day (I have three cats, so when I say “quite a few,” I actually…

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DIY "Colour-In" Dress is a Coloring Book You Can Wear

Even if pajama-clad marathons of Project Runway are the closest you’ve gotten to playing fashion designer—Korto was ROBBED in the All Star Challenge—Berber Soepboer and…

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6 Clever Ways to Upcycle Orphaned Accessories into New Treasures

A misplaced pearl earring. A locket with a lost chain. A glove missing its mate. We’ve all had run-ins with orphaned or defunct accessories, and oftentimes the heartbreak can be…

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Freshen Your Step: 7 Ways to Makeover Your Old Shoes For Fall

Why do shoes have such a hold over our imaginations? From blue suede to those made for walking, no other accessory has inspired as many songs or so much frenzied devotion. But why, if…

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Turn a Vintage Apron into a Belt

Sprig.com has joined the ranks of the dearly departed, but we unearthed this video taken by former Sprigette (and current friend of Ecouterre) Brit Liggett. Here, Kate Kolstad from…

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DIY Raquel Allegra's Eco-Friendly Shredded Tee Look For Less

Photo by Eric Richardson If you’re mesmerized by Raquel Allegra’s shredded tunics but can’t afford to cough up the serious moola it’ll take to make one of her…

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SANS: Is Eco-Fashion an Oxymoron?

Nowadays, calling yourself a “green” clothing line can increase brand awareness, get you new clientele, and rake in the big bucks. So why in the world is avant garde New…

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Green Your Wardrobe: 5 Cheap Tricks

You don’t have to a be celebrity, a fashion designer or the editor of an eco fashion magazine to be able to rock eco-chic fashions. Green and cutting edge is in your grasp even if…

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