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Fashion Project Turns Clothing Donations Into Force for Good

Online clothing shopping is an endless world of opportunities. Nowadays, there are countless websites and even mobile apps where you can buy, sell, and even trade with others online.…

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The North Face Aims to Improve Sustainability, Animal Welfare

The North Face has long been a household name in responsible and durable outdoor wear that appeals to the masses – from urban winter wear to hardcore extreme sports gear –…

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Angela Lindvall: Fashion Can be a "Catalyst" for a Better World

Photo by s_bukley/Shutterstock The following is excerpted from a speech that supermodel-activist Angela Lindvall delivered at the Natural Resources Defense Council’s “Clean…

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Meet Emily Spivack, Author of "Worn Stories," a Collection of Memories About Clothing

Photos by Ally Lindsay/Princeton Architectural Press Sentiment is a funny thing. What is it about the human condition that makes us attach such fervent significance to even the most…

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4 Celebrities Who Wore Eco-Fashion to the 2015 Oscars

Photo by Mark Suban/A.M.P.A.S. GINA RODRIGUEZ Gina Rodriguez, breakout star of the CW hit show Jane the Virgin wore a cobalt-gblue gown designed by Red Carpet Green Dress womenswear…

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INTERVIEW: Norway's "Sweatshop Fashionistas," In Their Own Words

Picture this: Three young fashion enthusiasts from Norway, two of them still in their teens, travel to Cambodia, where they sample the life of a garment worker for a month. Not exactly…

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Watch "The Next Black," a Film About the Future of Clothing

Don’t start off your month with a case of cabin fever. Bundle up and head out to Brooklyn tomorrow for a screening of The Next Black, a documentary that explores how…

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Meet the Winners of the 2014/15 EcoChic Design Award

REPURPOSE FOR A PURPOSE Now in its fifth cycle, the EcoChic Design Award is the brainchild of Redress, a Hong Kong-based nonprofit that strives to demonstrate the potential of disused…

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11 Eco-Friendly Winter Coats to Fend Off the Deep Freeze

BUNDLE UP Clad in weather-resistant recycled polyester, Nau’s pullover-style “Allee” features 650-fill goose down, a drawcord funnel neck, and two front hand pockets…

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SFMade Supports Local Manufacturing in San Francisco

It’s hard to believe, but San Francisco used to be a thriving manufacturing hub that employed tens of thousands of workers as late as 1969. As businesses migrated production to…

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Watch "Cotton Road," a Film About How Our Clothes Are Made

Live in or around New York City? You’re cordially invited to a Jan. 7, 2015 screening of Cotton Road, a documentary that explores the global cotton supply chain through the eyes…

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39 Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2015

ECO-FASHION ORACLES 1. Marie-Claire Daveu (Kering) 2. Simone Cipriani (Ethical Fashion Initiative) 3. Lewis Perkins (Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute) 4. Livia Firth…

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Announcing the Winners of Ecouterre’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards!

The readers have spoken! Make way for the most awe-inspiring, heart-rending, game-changing, mind-boggling, and cutting-edge eco-fashion stories of 2014, as chosen by you. …

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Vote for Your Favorite Eco-Fashion Stories of 2014!

Photo by Shutterstock As a wise person once said, those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. With 2014 nearly behind us, we’re taking the opportunity to look back at the…

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Top 7 Celebrity Quotes About Ethical Fashion in 2014 (Vote for the Best)

Photo by Miro Vrlik Photography/Shutterstock Love ‘em or hate ‘em, celebrities have louder voices than us mere mortals. From musician Pharrell Williams, who thinks fashion…

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Top 7 Popular Eco-Fashion Stories of 2014 (Vote for Your Fave)

Whether for good or for ill, some stories are just made to go viral. From Levi’s CEO Chris Burgh’s exhortation to wash our denim sparingly, if at all, to an activity tracker…

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Top 10 Eco-Fashion Milestones of 2014 (Vote for Most Game-Changing)

We might escape that handbasket to hell just yet. From the tens of thousands of people who stood up for worker rights around the globe on Fashion Revolution Day to Pharrell Williams and…

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Top 7 WTF Fashion Stories of 2014 (Vote for the Most Deplorable)

If there’s one thing we can count on every year, it’s the evil people do—and the good they don’t. From slaughterhouses that are skinning dogs alive for leather…

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