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Kids’ Eco-Fashion

Toxic "Little Monsters" Lurk in Your Kids' Closets, Says Greenpeace

LITTLE MONSTERS “This is a nightmare for parents everywhere looking to buy clothes for their children that don’t contain hazardous chemicals,” says Chih An Lee, detox…

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Finch Designs Recycles Plastic Bottles Into Rain Capes, Swimsuits

Sustainable design may not be synonymous with the fashion industry in China, but two designers are seeking to change that by creating playful stylish designs from recycled plastic…

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J.Crew's "High Line" Collection Benefits New York City's Park in the Sky

HIGH LINE BUDDIES Writing on its website, J.Crew describes the High Line as one its favorite “happy places,” but it wasn’t always so. The once-abandoned structure,…

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Lemlem Create Ethically Crafted "Mommy and Me" Tops

Say what you like—or don’t like—about Gwyneth Paltrow; the actress-turned-lifestyle-guru sure knows how to pick ‘em. Her latest stab at ecommerce has her Goop venture…

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"Hello World" DIY Kit Teaches Preteen Girls About Wearable Technology

When Frog Design ran an internal competition for new wearable-technology concepts in 2012, its Seattle office submitted a do-it-yourself kit designed to give preteen girls the tools to…

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Bulletproof Jackets, Backpacks for Children Are Now a Thing

Photo by Shutterstock Body armor isn’t just for police officers or public figures anymore. In the wake of a deadly school shooting in Connecticut, a Colombian businessman has…

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M&S Uses Enzyme Technology to Keep Uniforms Looking Like New Longer

Affordable clothing doesn’t just mean price, but also durability. UK retailer, Marks & Spencer understand the value of a buck, and are turning to technology to make their school…

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Purl Fashion Camp Imparts Sewing, Design Skills to Disadvantaged Girls

Photos by Jerrold Oatis Purl Fashion Camp’s philosophy is simple: Give a girl a dress and you clothe her for a day. Teach a girl how to sew and she’ll be clothed for a…

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Fairtrade Foundation Promotes Ethical School Uniforms in New Campaign

The Fairtrade Foundation wants Britain’s schoolchildren to stand up for fair-trade cotton. The nonprofit’s “Step Back to School in Fair-Trade Cotton” campaign is…

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Best Charity Collaboration Ever: TOMS x FEED Shoes for Women, Toddlers

Double your pleasure? TOMS’s latest shoe is so nice, it gives back twice. A collaboration with FEED Projects, the FEED 12 alpargata doesn’t just provide a new pair of shoes…

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Lotty Dotty's Interactive T-Shirts Are Like Paper Dolls for Grownups

Who says you’re too old to play with paper dolls? Each of Lotty Dotty’s T-shirts features a screen-printed figure, plus a variety of Velcro-backed “outfits” for…

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Snap Up a Pair of Handwoven Suspenders From NYC’s Textile Arts Center

These suspenders aren’t just for holding pants up. Handwoven by staff members at the Textile Arts Center in New York City, the one-of-a-kind pieces also support arts education at…

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U.S. Fashion Designers Customize FEED Teddy Bears to Help Hungry Kids

BEAR NECESSITIES Ordinarily $60, the FEED 5 bear (a.k.a. “Plumpy”) is the brainchild of FEED’s Lauren Bush Lauren and her mother, Sharon Bush, who launched Teddy Share…

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Texas Scientists Develop Nontoxic Flame-Resistant Clothing Using Water-Based Polymers

Parents who worry about toxic chemicals in nonflammable children’s clothing can soon breathe a sigh of relief. Using a technology that protects skyscrapers from fire, Texas…

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Boy Scouts Launch Recycled Polyester Jerseys; Uniforms Coming Soon?

Boy Scouts are best known for making fire and hawking popcorn, but the organization’s team-up with SustainU might soon make recycled apparel more American than George Washington…

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Mrs. Jermyn Turns Castoff Men's Shirts Into Adorable Teddy Bears

Give your little one a bit of home to take with them wherever they go with one of these cool teddy bears made from Dad’s old dress shirts. Mrs. Jermyn came up with the idea after…

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DreamSkin Offers Hydrating Silk Garments That Relieve Eczema Symptoms

Sufferers of dry skin, rejoice! DreamSkin Health has invented a special hydrating silk garment designed to protect your skin, increase moisture retention, and keep it free from…

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FEED Projects, Gap Launch FEED U.S.A. Bags to Nourish America's Kids

FEED Projects is better known for feeding the world’s hungry children, but its latest endeavor casts a gimlet eye at a food system much closer to home. Meet FEED U.S.A., a new…

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