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12 Things We Learned From H&M's 2012 Sustainability Report

GOING GREENER The decision to disclose H&M’s suppliers wasn’t one taken lightly, according to Camilla Emilsson Falk, the company’s head of media relations.…

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Can Designers Afford to Ignore the Traditional Fashion Calendar?

Photos by Graeme Mitchell You know you have a good idea when you start telling people about it and they nod their heads giving you the sense they’ve had the same idea. Admittedly,…

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Michael Swaine's Free "Mending Library" Repairs Clothes, Community

A GUY WHO SEWS Sitting behind his makeshift “sewmobile” for the greater part of a decade, Swaine says he’s been able to step out of his professional purview to create…

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6 Celebrities Who Wore Eco-Fashion to the 2013 Oscars

ANNE HATHAWAY Reigning Best Supporting Actress Anne Hathaway paired her inordinately…um…“perky” Prada dress with custom cruelty-free pumps from Giuseppe Zanotti. Requesting…

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Louise Gray Goes "Derelict Chic" at Autumn 2013 London Fashion Week

SHABBY CHIC “I’m into recycling—it’s a nice concept,” Gray told British Vogue after the show. The designer, who once described her ideal client as “someone who is…

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Holmes & Yang Plunders From the 1940s at Fall 2013 NY Fashion Week

GREAT KATE Indeed, Holmes & Yang’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection has an elegance that’s inoffensive to the point of unobtrusiveness. The 15 looks, which borrow their…

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Titania Inglis Brings Dark Fairy Tales to Fall 2013 NY Fashion Week

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Titania Inglis returned to New York Fashion Week on Wednesday with her Fall/Winter 2013 collection. Inspired by fairytales and parallel universes,…

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Voz Brings Artisan-Crafted Chilean Knits to Fall 2013 NY Fashion Week

Voz celebrated its first New York Fashion Week by showing off its latest collection of hand-woven wool, baby alpaca and llama shawls, ponchos, tunics, dresses and coats. The Chile-based…

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Why Are Fashion Brands Committing to Detoxing in 2020 and Not Earlier?

Sometimes the longest struggles can be the most rewarding. After 10 months of #PeoplePowered activities and behind-the-scenes haggling, G-Star Raw finally committed to eliminate all…

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10 Cruelty-Free Faux-Snakeskin Fashions to Ring in the Lunar New Year

TROMPE L’OEIL Stella McCartney’s scaly blouse only looks like snake leather. It’s actually made from 100 percent cotton jersey, which the vegan designer cut to create…

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Costello Tagliapietra "Knit"-Picks at Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week

Only fools mistake femininity for weakness, and if there’s one thing Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra are not, it’s foolish. The married duo’s signature…

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Samantha Pleet Gets Post-Impressionistic at Fall 2013 NY Fashion Week

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Samantha Pleet may have taken a break from formally presenting her FW2013 collection, but the young designer has by no means been standing idle.…

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EDUN Rocks, Rolls at Fall/Winter 2013 New York Fashion Week

Photos by Jill Fehrenbacher for Ecouterre It’s virtually impossible to tease EDUN apart from its rock-star provenance. Such is the star power of U2 frontman Bono, who founded the…

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Organic by John Patrick Goes Downtown at Fall 2013 NY Fashion Week

Photos by Amanda Coen and Jill Fehrenbacher for Ecouterre For Organic‘s Fall/Winter 2013 collection, designer John Patrick revisited his personal connection to the East Village,…

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Vaute's Vegan Fall 2013 Collection Goes to the Dogs at NY Fashion Week

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Vegan diets are all the craze but vegan fashion is a term that is gaining traction as the likes of Vaute begin to hit the runway. The emerging label…

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14 Eco-Friendly Lingerie Gifts to Burn Up the Sheets on Valentine's Day

UNDER COVER Who says demure can’t be sexy? Skip the blowup-doll cleavage by displaying your natural assets in a vintage-inspired bra-and-panty set from Under the Root, which…

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6 Ways to Clean Up Your Beauty Routine for the New Year

Photo by Shutterstock PURGE YOUR MAKEUP BAG The new year offers the perfect opportunity to clear old, expired makeup from your cosmetics bag and dressing table. Used makeup collects…

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Are "Natural" and "Organic" Cosmetics Necessarily Better for You?

Photo by Shutterstock Navigating the beauty industry isn’t unlike watching an episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County—you’re equal parts baffled and alarmed, there…

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