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Top 7 Recycled Fashion Designs of 2013 (Vote for the Most Creative)

We couldn’t include all our refashioned favorites. Drop by our archives for any stories you may have missed…

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Top 7 Wearable Technology Concepts of 2013 (Vote for the Coolest)

Hankering for more wearable innovations? Plug into our archives

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LXR & Co. Pop-Up Shop Offers Pre-loved Luxury Designer Goods

LUXE FOR LESS LXR & Co. was launched by Frédérick Mannella, Kei Izawa and Jean-Philippe Robert in 2012 and offers up its luxury pre-owned merchandise through www.lxrco.com and…

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Juniper Ridge's Wild-Harvested Fragrances Capture Nature in a Bottle

Photo by Lori Zimmer for Ecouterre With a belief that fragrances should not be fake, Juniper Ridge is the world’s only wild fragrance company. Each of Juniper Ridge’s products are…

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C.L.A.S.S.'s Textile Library is Sustainable Fashion's Secret Weapon

Photos by Domenica Peterson for Ecouterre I first met Giusy Bettoni of C.L.A.S.S. two years ago at White Milan, a fashion tradeshow attended by over 16,000 buyers. She had curated a…

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LUSH Prize Awards £250,000 to Innovators Against Animal Testing

Full disclosure: LUSH paid for the author’s travel and accommodation; opinions expressed here are her own. LUSH Cosmetics celebrated the second year of its prestigious LUSH Prize,…

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11 Eco-Friendly Supermodels Who Are Changing the World

AMBER VALLETTA Amber Valletta is more than your average supermodel-actress-environmentalist. In a bid to get people to “buy better,” the multihyphenate talent partnered with…

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10 Frightening Eco-Fashions That Will Haunt Your Nightmares

DEM BONES Los Angeles’s Bones and Feathers Collective creates anatomically correct jewelry by hand-dipping wax casts of fox, shark, and rattlesnake vertebrae into molten bronze…

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Post-Rana Plaza, Bangladesh's Workers Are Still Economic Prisoners

Photo by Andrew Biraj for Reuters It is now six months since the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, where over 1100 people died, and the garment industry is still scrabbling to…

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Industrial Revolution II Offers Socially Responsible Manufacturing in Haiti

Post garment factory disasters, supply chain checks, fashion manufacturing smack-downs and more of the mainstream public asking where their clothes are coming from are creating…

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The Future of (Sustainable) Fashion: Lessons From 2013 SXSW Eco

What does an environmental entomologist, a twenty-something entrepreneur and a political analyst have to do with the sustainable fashion movement? A lot more than you’d think. We were…

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Will.i.am, H Brothers Debut "Ekocycle" Suits Made From Recycled Bottles

Ekocycle, the eco-conscious brainchild brand of musical artist Will.i.am and Coca Cola, has announced a new line of fashion-forward men’s suits designed by New Zealand-based H…

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"The True Cost": A Documentary About the Clothing Industry's Impact

“Growing up I was told this very simple story about where our clothes come from,” Andrew Morgan, director of a new documentary, The True Cost, tells viewers in the opening…

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7 Weird, Wonderful, and Wholly Unexpected Uses for Bras

CANCER DETECTOR We all expect our bras to work miracles, but can they also monitor our breasts for signs of cancer? First Warning Systems’ high-tech underwire uses a series of…

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Upcycle Vintage Jewelry Into a Ladylike Camera Strap (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES Old purse strap with a swivel clasp on each end Vintage necklace Vintage brooch Jump ring (or other jewelry clasps as needed for your necklace…

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La Poubelle Offers Vintage Clothing From a Refurbished Trailer in Brooklyn

STANDING OUT What first attracted you to vintage and secondhand fashion? I loved the thrill of the hunt, and also finding things that no one else had. I was very into fashion growing up…

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11 Offbeat Wedding Dresses to Spice Up Your Eco-Friendly Nuptials

IN THE BAG Stephanie Watson had her wedding gown in the bag—the bread bag, that is. The Australian fashion designer whipped up her gown using 10,000 bread tags that she collected over…

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Zady: An E-Commerce Platform for the Post–Rana Plaza Consumer

The days of new e-commerce fashion start-ups launching without a conscience might be a thing of the past. Consider Everlane, Durated or new sustainably minded retail start-up Zady…

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