Kids’ Eco-Fashion

Jewelbots Are High-Tech Friendship Bracelets That Teach Girls to Code

What better way to teach preteens about coding than the beloved friendship bracelet. Jewlbots is a new line of smart friendship bracelets that hook up with a smartphone app to teach…

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H&M Launches "Unicoin," a Charitable Currency in Support of UNICEF

Meet the “Unicoin,” the world’s first currency dedicated to doing good. Launched by the H&M Conscious Foundation on behalf of the United Nations Children’s…

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EDUN, J.Crew Crewcuts Collaborate on African-Made Childrenswear

EDUN JR. Sherman credits St. Ann’s, which she describes as a “very special place,” for motivating the partnership in the first place. The orphanage abuts one of the…

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These Sensory-Friendly Clothes Make It Easier to Keep Autistic Kids Safe

Some autistic children wander, unbeknownst to their parents or even themselves, but new GPS wearables can help ease the worries of lost kiddos. Independence Day Clothing is a new line…

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Phoebe Dahl: Sex Traffickers "Tend Not to Target" Girls in Uniforms

“On my first trip to Nepal, I visited the schools and girls groups supported by GWP, General Welfare Pratisthan, which is a nonprofit working for social welfare in Nepal.…

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Repurpose's Solar-Powered Schoolbags Do More Than Carry Stuff

CARRY ON Another upside of using plastic? The bags are waterproof. (“There’s nothing worse than wet books,” notes the duo.) And since aesthetics played a huge role from…

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Organic, Fair-Trade "Pachamas" Are World's First Interactive Pajamas

Maybe you’re heard of Pacha and her magical pajamas that take her around the world on adventures when she goes to sleep? Even if you haven’t heard of this endearing…

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Best Dad Ever Makes a Giggle-Activated LED Minnie Mouse Costume

Royce Hutain sure knows how to light up a little girl’s Halloween. Not only did the California dad ring in the spookiest season the year with his family at Disneyland, but he also…

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This 99-Year Old Makes a New Dress Every Day for a Child in Need

Photo by Shutterstock Ninety-nine year old Lillian Weber is on a mission to make 1,000 dresses for impoverished children in Africa. The impressive senior citizen has been whipping up…

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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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