Interviews

Why Rachelle Carson-Begley is Taking Part in the "Shop Drop Challenge"

You know her as the skeptical wife of uber-environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. on Discovery’s Living with Ed and the BiteSizeTV web series Our Green House. But did you know that Rachelle…

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Kin-Tsugi Goods Upcycles Vintage Garments Into Wearable Art

For stylist-turned-designer Mai-Lei Pecorari, “make do and mend” isn’t just an exhortation, it’s a way of life. Her clothing line, Kin-tsugi Goods, revels in…

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Annalisa Natali Murri's Photographs Reveal Rana Plaza's Emotional Aftermath

In April 2013, Rana Plaza, a multi-storey facility in Bangladesh that housed several garment factories, collapsed into a pile of rubble. The event would go down in history as the South…

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ASK PATAGONIA: When Did Repair Become a Radical Act?

This holiday season, I have an early New Year’s resolution for the sake of Planet Earth: let’s all become radical environmentalists. This sounds like a big leap—but it’s not.…

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Mysource Wants to Take Sustainable Fashion From Niche to Norm

On Wednesday, Baroness Lola Young of Hornsey and Tamsin Lejeune, Ethical Fashion Forum CEO, gathered more than 30 fashion industry insiders, including Catarina Midby of H&M, the…

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India's Doodlage Upcycles Textile Waste Into Quirky, One-of-a-Kind Garments

The concept of upcycling has only just begun to gain traction in the couture fashion industry in India, and Kriti Tula is leading the way. Every piece from her label ‘Doodlage’ is…

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INTERVIEW: Nudie Jeans is Changing the Culture of Denim Ownership

Nudie Jeans is changing the ownership model for denim jeans and providing best in class stewardship for transparency. The company is at the top of its class for providing information on…

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"Give Back Box" Turns Old Shipping Cartons Into Goodwill Donations

The Los Angeles startup Give Back Box has made donating goods to charity an absolute no-brainer. Already owning a successful fashion ecommerce site called StyleupGirl, entrepeuner…

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Fashion Footprint Uses Tech to Let Clothing Tell Their Own Stories

Mariam Naqvi wants to give shoppers the story behind their clothing choices right at the point of sale. In order to do that, this visionary Norwegian diplomat turned social…

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"Earth Focus: Illicit Ivory" Reveals Devastating Effects of Ivory Trade

The ivory trade is among the most complex, brutal, and increasing dire problems facing the planet today. In 1980, there were 1.2 million African elephants. Now, there are fewer than…

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Electroloom Builds the World's First Desktop 3D-Printer for Clothes

Photos by Daniel Morris The idea behind the Electroloom is to make it even easier for anyone to become a designer, which would in turn mean less waste in clothes production and items…

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Eileen Fisher Wants to Achieve "100 Percent Sustainability" by 2020

What is the inspiration behind Vision2020 and the motto, “No excuses”? Vision2020 reflects [founder] Eileen [Fisher’s] realization about the future of our planet and the…

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Block Shop Textiles Revitalizes Traditional Indian Block-Printing

In Bagru, a city in Rajistan, India, hand printed textiles have followed the same tradition for over 350 years. Block Shop are trying to help keep this historic method alive by carving…

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BeGood Wants to be the World's First Zero-Waste Clothing Retailer

With the “lofty ambitions” of becoming an entirely waste-free retailer, BeGood certainly have their work cut out for them. But they are managing to tackle to issue of waste in the…

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"Traceable" Explores Growing Disconnect With How Clothes Are Made

Looking for some food for thought? Drop by Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator on Thursday for a screening of Traceable, a documentary about the first…

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NRDC's Linda Greer is Cleaning Up China's Toxic Fashion Industry

Linda Greer ranks among the fashion industry’s leading “toxic avengers.” As director of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s five-year-old “Clean by…

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Faircloth & Supply's Timeless Clothing Benefits Education in Nepal

Why did Faircloth choose Nepal as the focus of its mission? It started with the cause: girls’ education. I have always been very passionate about women’s rights and the…

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Fashion Project Turns Clothing Donations Into Force for Good

Online clothing shopping is an endless world of opportunities. Nowadays, there are countless websites and even mobile apps where you can buy, sell, and even trade with others online.…

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