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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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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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