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Selfridges Spotlights "Bright New Things" of Sustainable British Fashion

SHINY AND BRIGHT Besides receiving mentorship from both Selfridges and the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, one Bright New Thing will receive a bursary to further develop its sustainable…

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5 Ways to be a Responsible Fashion Consumer

Photo by Shutterstock Roomful of clothes but nothing to wear? You’re hardly alone. The average U.K. household owns an average of £4,000 worth of clothes, 30 percent of which…

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EcoChic Design Award Launches Alumni Network

Ecouterre is a media sponsor of the 2015/16 EcoChic Design Award There’s much refashioning happening in the area of textile-waste-reduction, with designers around the world…

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From Farm to Fabric: Exploring Natural Fibers, Fashion Sustainability With Manufacture NY

On the last weekend of September, Manufacture New York hosted a two-day weekend exploration into local textile production and sustainable fashion practices. This event included hands-on…

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"Give Back Box" Turns Old Shipping Cartons Into Goodwill Donations

The Los Angeles startup Give Back Box has made donating goods to charity an absolute no-brainer. Already owning a successful fashion ecommerce site called StyleupGirl, entrepeuner…

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Do You Have What It Takes to Cut the Waste Out of Fashion?

Ecouterre is the official media sponsor of the 2015/16 EcoChic Design Award. From East to West, the biggest competitive search in history is now on for emerging designers who have the…

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Ford Design Challenge Turns Sustainable Seat Fabrics Into Couture

Ecouterre is a media sponsor of the 2014/15 EcoChic Design Award What does fashion have to do with automobiles? Plenty, if you ask Ford. In the run-up to the finals of the 2014/15…

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Stella McCartney, G-Star Raw Join Forces With Cradle to Cradle Institute

Change for the fashion industry is afoot, thanks to a new initiative backed by the likes of Stella McCartney, G-Star Raw, Loomstate, and Bionic Yarn. Unveiled at the second annual…

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10 Inexpensive Ways to Keep Woolen Sweaters Looking Like New

SWEATER COMB No need to invest in a battery-powered sweater shaver. For less than $3—and a little elbow grease—a basic sweater comb is all you need to strip pills, fluff, and lint…

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"Made in Europe" Doesn't Mean Better Wages for Workers, Says Report

Photo by Shutterstock The belief that “made in Europe” equals “fairly made” is a myth that needs to be shattered, according to a report from the Clean Clothes…

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Textile Arts Center to Launch Magazine Celebrating "All Things Textiles"

IN PRINT “There are many textile and fiber focused magazines in the world, but we’re motivated to make one that highlights the contemporary state of the industry and sheds…

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European Clothing Brands Have "Long Way to Go" Before Living Wages Become a Reality

Photo by Munir Uz Zaman for AFP A “living wage” may be a human right, yet when it comes to facilitating lives of dignity for the workers who produce their clothes, most of…

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Agnes the Humanoid Knitting Robot Will Haunt Your Nightmares

Inventor Andy Noyes’ new creation brings the knitting machine to a new level. The Agnes Roboknit is part mannequin part robotic knitter, which knits on a circular loom with sporadic…

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NPR's "Planet Money" Makes a T-shirt—This is What it Discovered

NPR’s Planet Money set out to make a T-shirt; not just any T-shirt, a T-shirt that could tell the story of its own conception from seed to store. Aside from an illustration of a…

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Shopaholic? Take the Mommy Greenest's 2014 "Shop Drop Challenge"!

Photo by Shutterstock Yes, I’ve shopped till I dropped. I’ve done the Black Friday sales and stood in line for designer collaborations at big box stores. I’ve wandered malls…

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EcoChic Design Award Launches Global Search to Reduce Textile Waste

Ecouterre is an official media sponsor of the 2013 EcoChic Design Award. The EcoChic Design Award isn’t your average sustainable-fashion design competition. Now in its third year,…

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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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MCMC's Brooklyn-Crafted Fragrances Benefit Volunteer Groups in Need

Although the inspiration for her scents comes from all over Anne’s life, she is especially inspired by volunteer experiences.   Anne explains that “this drive led me to create…

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