Eco-Friendly Dresses

Australians Love Beer So Much, They Made a Dress With It

The “Beer Dress” is more than a homage to Australia’s favorite pint. Created by Nanollose, the same Perth-based firm that transformed red wine into clothing, the frock…

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Rebecca Minkoff, Nanette Lepore Turn Crayons Into Couture

OUTSIDE THE LINES The crayon creations are currently on display at Bloomingdale’s Manhattan locations, where shoppers will soon be able to buy ready-to-wear fabric versions.…

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This Biodegradable Wedding Gown Was Grown From Fungus, Compost

“Grow your own” takes on a new meaning with scientific artist Erin Smith’s home-grown wedding gown. Made from tree mulch and white fungus mycelium, Smith decided to make a…

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Red Carpet Green Dress, Reformation Debut Oscar-Inspired Eco-Gowns

GREEN CARPET GLAM Reformation, a cult favorite with cool girls like Taylor Swift, Karlie Kloss, and Rihanna, will donate 25 percent of sales to MUSE School CA, a Calabasas-based…

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Rahul Mishra Marries Buddhist Philosophy, Slow Fashion

Having won this year’s International Woolmark Prize and launched a new line at Harvey Nichols earlier this month, designer Rahul Mishra is a force to be reckoned with. His mission…

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Richard Nicoll's "Tinkerbell" Gown Sets London Fashion Week Aglow

Richard Nicoll’s London Fashion Week outing had more than a smattering of faith, trust, and pixie dust. Sponsored by Disney, the Spring/Summer 2015 show featured five looks that…

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Faraday-Cage Dress Lets You Get "Fashionably" Zapped by Lightning

FULL-METAL ALCHEMIST “The first time that the arcs hit me fully on stage was very scary, but incredibly interesting being in contact with such a free and pure form of…

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DIY Expandable Dress Protects Your Personal Space in Close Quarters

Some people have zero concept of personal space and get far too close for comfort. Which is why Kathleen McDermott crafted the Personal Space Dress that inflates when it detects a…

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Avon to Phase Out Toxic Chemical Triclosan From Cosmetics

Avon announced this week  that it will begin to phase out triclosan from their roster of products. The antimicrobial agent can be fond in many health and beauty products, and has been…

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Francis Bitonti's "Bristle" Dress is Couture You Can 3D-Print at Home

Francis Bitonti didn’t just envision a future where everyone can print their own clothes, he created it. Together with students from his “New Skins: Computational Design for…

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Mimi NY Turns Antique Textiles Into Couture at Launch NYC Fashion Week

AMAZING LACE It’s in the literal transfiguration of these “forgotten fragments” that designer Mimi Prober finds her inspiration. Her one-of-a-kind works, which she…

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"Metamorph" by Thieves: One Sustainable Dress, Over 20 Ways to Wear It

Made from organic bamboo stretch jersey, the Metamorph can be worn long, short, tight, or loose. Perfect for a quick change between engagements, the dress conforms to the mood of the…

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Anna Dumitriu Embroiders Deadly Bacteria, Antibiotics Into Textiles

Using one of the most unusual materials you could imagine, artist Anna Dumitriu transforms superbugs into unique items of clothing. The artist sterilizes strains of deadly bugs that…

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11 Offbeat Wedding Dresses to Spice Up Your Eco-Friendly Nuptials

IN THE BAG Stephanie Watson had her wedding gown in the bag—the bread bag, that is. The Australian fashion designer whipped up her gown using 10,000 bread tags that she collected over…

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Jolene Fung's Plastic-Bag Gowns Are Inspired by Midcentury Furniture

Photos by Lucy Campbell For her graduate collection, Central Saint Martins fashion student Jolene Fung turned to an unlikely source of inspiration: vintage furniture. You’d be…

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Suno, Shantell Martin's Ethically Made T-Shirt, Dress Benefit Arts Education

The New York based design label Suno, and british-born artist Shantell Martin have recently teamed up to design a limited-edition T-shirt and dress in efforts to raise money for their…

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Natalia Allen's Minimalist Dresses Are Made by Robots in the U.S.A.

“Fashion is emotional at its core,” says the designer. Dubbed the “Conscientious Fashionista,” Allen took on the title with voracious enthusiasm when creating her collection…

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CrOp by David Peck Goes on a Tropical Vacation for Summer 2013

CrOp by David Peck’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection is a tall, cool drink of water on a sweltering summer’s day. Ethically produced in Houston, the womenswear line builds on…

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