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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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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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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 of…

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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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Top 7 Bizarre Eco-Fashion Stories of 2014 (Vote for the Weirdest)

What a long, strange trip 2014 has been. From diamond rings crafted from pressurized human remains to three-dimensionally printed “wearable biospheres” for navigating alien…

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Top 7 Recycled Fashion Designs of 2014 (Vote for the Most Creative)

Waste not, want not. From street-smart jewelry made from fallen graffiti to sexy lingerie derived from mulched Christmas trees, here are seven of this year’s most innovative…

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Top 7 Wearable Technology Concepts of 2014 (Vote for the Coolest)

2014 was the year wearable technology came into its own. From Tommy Hilfiger’s solar-panel-bedecked jacket to three-dimensionally printed, well, everything, here are some of the…

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For Ethical Fashion, Global Issues Present Opportunities, Not Hurdles

On a crisp November evening in New York City, some of the sharpest voices in sustainable fashion faced off with an unlikely audience: bankers. Featuring an inspiring group of women,…

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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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Closet Cleanse: How to Unclutter Your Wardrobe With Panache

The following is an excerpt from Wear No Evil: How to Change the World With Your Wardrobe (2014, Running Press) by Greta Eagan Cleaning out your closet is so wonderfully cathartic, and…

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Pure Waste Textiles: Why Fabric Waste Will Never Make Sense

Helsinki-based Pure Waste Textiles was born out of a desire to halt the huge amount of fabric wasted in the production of fashion accessories. After beginning to use leftover material…

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Melissa Joy Manning's Handmade Jewelry Fuses Luxury, Sustainability

Jewelry should be about self-expression, embellishment, and adornment that lets the individual shine as brightly as the pieces they are wearing . The last thing anyone should worry…

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