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9 Wearable Technologies That Will Give You Real-Life Superpowers

Photo by Shutterstock SUPERMAN You don’t have to be Superman to deflect bullets off your chest. Scientists have developed a way of bulking up an ordinary T-shirt to create…

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10 Wearable Habitats to Shelter You From the Apocalypse

SHELTER ME In 2009, a trio of Philadelphia student designers showed off the perfect apparel for our uncertain times. Asked to fabricate solutions for a hypothetical post-disaster…

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Durated's E-Commerce Platform Tracks Products From Cradle to Grave

Do you know how that dress, sustainable or not, got to you and the many people it took to create it? Durated wants you to. With total transparency from cradle to grave, the founders of…

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10 Ingenious Ways to Recycle an Old T-Shirt

PAINTERS’ SMOCKS Is your budding Michelangelo turning you into a closet case? Protect your tyke’s clothes—and your sanity—by whipping up a pint-size painters’…

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Bib + Tuck is an Online Community for People to Shop Without Spending

There’s organic, upcycled, recycled, vintage, and many other ways you can find an outlet to be a more conscious shopper. But Bib + Tuck, a members-only online community for women,…

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Kate Fletcher's "Local Wisdom" Promotes Clothing as Personal Narrative

What is Local Wisdom trying to accomplish? We’re trying to find ways to increase the uptake of some of the things that we’re seeing, some of the knowledge and wisdom that we…

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5 Ways to Recycle an Old Necktie Into a Last-Minute Father's Day Gift

GUITAR STRAP MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES Necktie Ruler Fabric scissors 1½-inch wide slide and tri-glide Needle and thread or sewing machine DIRECTIONS 1. Cut off the tip of your tie 4.5…

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15 Major Retailers That Haven't Signed the Bangladesh Safety Agreement

Photo by Northfoto/Shutterstock GAP While competitors such as H&M, Mango, and Zara have committed themselves to financing vital safety upgrades in Bangladesh, Gap has held back,…

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Myrrhia's Fine Knitwear is Crafted in California From Organic Cotton

Photos by Emily Sandifer This spring and summer, celebrate the warm weather with sustainable, lightweight knitwear from Myrrhia Fine Knitwear. Created from sustainable merino wool,…

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Thread & Loom's Fairly Hand-Loomed Bags Fund Girls' Education in India

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Socially-driven accessories company, Thread & Loom introduces itself to the world with a line of handbags that make for the perfect spring and…

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Sentimental Value: New Exhibit Explores the Stories Behind Used Clothing

Photo by Shutterstock Do you care about connecting with your clothing or would you rather wear it without a second thought?  Most people would say the latter. In fact, when it comes to…

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Vaute, Farm Sanctuary Host "Fashion Loves Animals" Vegan Runway Show

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre VAUTE Couture made yet another appearance at Fashion Loves Animals to celebrate and raise awareness about the benefits of vegan fashion. The fashion…

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9 Sustainable Fashion Brands That Produce Ethically in Bangladesh

PEOPLE TREE People Tree has been working since 2001 to transform “Made in Bangladesh” from a mark of shame into a badge of pride. Based in the United Kingdom, the…

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How Can We Make Sure Our Clothes Weren't Produced in a Sweatshop?

Photo by A. M. Ahad for Associated Press The structural collapse of the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, which has claimed the lives of over 300 people, is a horrific tragedy that raises…

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Trash to Trend Debuts First Mass-Produced Upcycled-Clothing Collection

CRITICAL MASS Years of research led Aus to create the “Upcycled Collection,” a line of mens- and womenswear that defies convention by being the first to be mass-produced…

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14 Bizarre Fashions That Sound Like April Fool's Jokes (But Aren't)

FERMENTED FASHION Don’t even attempt to get the red wine out of this dress. The skintight garment is part of a line of “fermented fashion” derived entirely from the…

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Of a Kind's Limited-Edition Goods Throw Spotlight on Indie Designers

SHOP DIFFERENT Cerulo, a former editor at Details and Lucky, and Mazur, an entrepreneur, describe their platform as part e-commerce, part designer showcase. Although Of a Kind has…

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Vegan "It" Designer Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart Goes Beyond Faux Fur, Leather

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart debuted the first all-eco, all-vegan collection at New York Fashion Week to critical acclaim. We caught up with the…

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