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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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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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Announcing the Finalists of the 2014 EcoChic Design Award!

Ecouterre is an official media sponsor of the 2014 EcoChic Design Award. It was a big week here for us here in the Redress Hong Kong office as months of application processing and…

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Studio Naenna Produces Stunning Handwoven Eco-Textiles in Thailand

Photos by Helen Morgan for Ecouterre Located in the rural outskirts of central Chiang Mai, Thailand, Studio Naenna work with local female artisans to make some truly beautiful fabrics.…

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"RiverBlue" is an Upcoming Film That Explores the Dark Side of Denim

What is the fashion industry—and we humans, by extension—doing to the planet? There’s been a lot of talk about “fast fashion” in blogs and in the popular press and its impact…

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10 Embroidered "Game of Thrones" Costumes With Mind-Blowing Detail

DAENERYS TARGARYEN The Mother of Dragons’s (Emilia Clark) signature blue dress features textured smocking stitch, embellished with Italian tubular mesh wire, designed to evoke…

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Able Made: A Collab-Friendly E-Boutique That Propels Social Change

Suzanne McKenzie, Able Made’s Founder, CEO and Creative Director, describes her company as a retail platform where creative innovators and designers join forces to support causes…

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11 Eco-Fashion Designers to Watch For at Designers & Agents' Green Room

SUZANNE RAE A sustainably notioned women’s ready-to-wear label from Brooklyn, Suzanne Rae is both inspired by and made for the progressive, modern gentlewoman. As feminine as they…

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12 Ways to Stand Up for Workers' Rights on Fashion Revolution Day

1. WEAR YOUR CLOTHES #INSIDEOUT Turn your clothes inside out to reveal the label inside. Take a photo of yourself and share it on your social-media channels with the hashtag #INSIDEOUT,…

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7 Eco-Friendly Raincoats to Weather April Showers

CAPED CRUSADER Designed by the Providence-based company that bears the same name, Cleverhood is a high-performance rain cape manufactured in the Northeast from waterproof yet breathable…

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Factory45: An Online Accelerator for Sustainable Fashion Businesses

In 2010, Shannon Whitehead and her partner Kristin Glenn co-founded (R)evolution apparel, a sustainable clothing company for female travelers and lovers of multifunctional dressing.…

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103 Years After Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, Garment Industry Still Costs Lives

On March 25, 1911, a large fire engulfed a clothing factory in New York City killing 146 workers, most of whom were immigrant women. While the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire became…

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April Fool's! 7 Hilarious Clothing Spoofs We (Almost) Fell For

LULULEMON’S SPRAY-ON YOGA PANTS In a nod to 2013′s “Pantsgate,” where customers took Lululemon to task for its unintentionally see-through pants, the yogawear…

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Convert Style Features U.S.-Made Brands With New E-Commerce Platform

Convert knows a good thing when it sees it. The Berkeley, Calif.-based boutique is following the likes of Everlane and Zady with an ethical online marketplace of its own. Launched late…

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