Eco-Fashion News

Every Cotton T-Shirt Costs the Environment $3.40, Says Study

Photo by Shutterstock Ma Earth is paying through its nose for the clothing we produce, according to a study that quantifies, for the first time, the price we exact from the ecosystem…

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Patagonia Debuts Short Film About Fair-Trade Fashion, Expands Program to Improve Workers' Lives

More than 40 million people work in the global garment industry, yet their stories rarely make the headlines. We’ll tut-tut about the factory fires, the building collapses, the…

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Use Your Empty Amazon Boxes to Ship Donations to Goodwill for Free

Photo by William Warby/Flickr Don’t chuck your empty Amazon boxes into the recycling just yet. The online retailer has partnered with Give Back Box to turn those cardboard coffers…

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R.I.P Franca Sozzani, Ethical Fashion Powerhouse

Today the world has lost Franca Sozzani, Italian Vogue’s risk-taking editor-in-chief and one of ethical fashion’s staunchest advocates. She was 66. “The respect and…

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Report: Prada, Gucci Fail to Address Sweatshop Labor in Their Supply Chains

The Guccis and Pradas of the world could stand to learn a thing or two from their “fast fashion” imitators, at least when it comes to addressing labor issues in their supply…

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Japan Airlines to Turn Clothing into Jet Fuel

Japan Airlines wants to turn used clothing into jet fuel. Japan’s flag carrier—and the nation’s second-largest airplane company after All Nippon Airways—is working with…

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Patagonia Made a Small Fortune on Black Friday—And It's Donating All of It to Charity

Patagonia just raised $10 million for the environment, and all in one day, to boot. The outdoor-apparel retailer, which pledged to donate 100 percent of its global Black Friday sales to…

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Fast Retailing, Uniqlo's Owner, Opens Denim Innovation Center in L.A.

Fast Retailing, the Japanese firm behind such brands as Uniqlo, Theory, Comptoir des Cotonniers, and J Brand has opened its first facility devoted to the research and development of…

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On Black Friday, Greenpeace Calls for a "Fast Fashion" Time-Out

Greenpeace wants to call a time-out on “fast fashion.” In a report published on the eve of Black Friday, the post-Thanksgiving sales extravaganza that serves as the…

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Patagonia to Donate 100 Percent of Black Friday Sales to Eco-Causes

Patagonia is getting into the holiday spirit, with a twist. Instead of shuttering its stores the day after Thanksgiving, as it did last year, the outdoor-apparel retailer will do…

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Forget Black Friday; Clean Up the Planet With "Blue Friday"

This year, the nation’s biggest shopping day, Black Friday, will get a green transformation. Responsible retailer United by Blue is asking consumers to rethink the mega-purchasing…

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These Students Are the Future of Sustainable Fashion

Irene-Marie Seelig, Iciar Bravo Tomboly, Ana Pasalic, Agraj Jain, and Elise Comrie have plenty to wax triumphant about. On Monday evening, the five London College of Fashion students…

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People Are Setting Fire to Their New Balance Shoes Because of Donald Trump

As protests against President-elect Donald Trump ramp up in cities across America, the disconsolate have found a new target for their ire: New Balance. The Boston-based sneaker-maker…

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Intermix Bans Fur, Making Gap Completely Fur-Free

Gap is now officially fur-free, thanks to a move by its Intermix subsidiary to ban the sale of animal pelts from its stores. The decision by the multi-brand retailer, which operates…

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Tiny Featherless Penguin Gets Tiny Bespoke Wetsuit

There are a number of problems with SeaWorld, but this little Adelie penguin isn’t one of them. Named Wonder Twin, the Orlando resident has trouble regulating her body temperature…

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Kering Launches Free Environmental Calculator for Fashion Designers

Photo by Milada Vigerova/Unsplash Kering has launched an environmental calculator that will serve as the backbone of a new fashion-design curriculum at Parsons School of Design at The…

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BBC Exposé Reveals Child Refugees Making Clothes for British High Street

Factories in Turkey are employing Syrian refugee children as young as 10 to make clothes for the British high street, an undercover investigation by BBC’s Panorama has found.…

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"Organic" Cosmetics Industry Riddled With Bogus Claims, Says Report

Photo by Alice Achterhof/Unsplash A new study has found that many cosmetics labeled as “organic” may also carry unsafe toxins. The Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep database…

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