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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French Connection is Latest Apparel Retailer to Ban Angora Fur

French Connection is the latest apparel retailer to suspend production of all angora-based items following reports of routine rabbit abuse in China. The U.K.-based firm joins the likes…

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Millennials Have No Idea How to Care for Their Clothes, Says Study

Photo by Shutterstock Tumblr. Snapchat. Instagram. Emojis. Millennials are nothing if not quick studies. Still, there’s at least one thing Generation Y has been slow to embrace:…

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U.S. Navy Could Soon Use Sound Waves to "Weld" Its Uniforms

Photo by Glynnis Jones/Shutterstock The U.S. Navy could soon be welding more than ships. The Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility, together with Rhode Island-based firm Propel,…

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U.S. Offers $1 Million Prize for Better Anti-Ebola Contamination Suit

Photo by Shutterstock The U.S. government wants to provide health workers with better tools in their fight against ebola, and it’s crowdsourcing the Internet for help. The U.S.…

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Pants to Poverty "Goes Fallow," Will Relaunch in 2015

Pants to Poverty is doing some soul-searching. The London-based ethical underwear label say it’s moving to India, where it’ll embark upon a “fallow period” ahead…

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Reformation Debuts Sustainable Alpaca Knitwear Collection

GET COZY Reformation sources its fiber from small family-owned ranches. Because each alpaca is given an acre of land to graze on, it says, the grassland has time to regenerate. It also…

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JetBlue Recycles Used Uniforms, Saves 18.5 Tons of Fabric From Landfills

Photo by Chris Parypa Photography/Shutterstock JetBlue is going out with the old, in with the new. The airline, which overhauled its uniforms in June, announced Tuesday that it has…

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Alabama Chanin Starts Natural Dye Facility, Relaunches Indigo Line

ALABAMA BLUES The do-it-yourself route was partly born out of necessity. Several of Alabama Chanin’s go-to dye houses have shuttered over the years, making it increasingly…

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H&M, Primark, Zara Agree to Raise Minimum Wage in Cambodia

After thousands of garment workers rallied across Phnom Penh last week to renew demands for higher wages, eight of the world’s leading fashion retailers said they are willing to…

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Fast Fashion is Making It Easier for Drug Cartels to Launder Money

Photo by Shutterstock Once on the hook for fostering sweatshop-like conditions, Los Angeles’s Fashion District has become an “epicenter of narco-dollar money,”…

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Italy's Largest Textile Suppliers Pledge to Detox Their Supply Chains

Photo by Shutterstock Attilio Imperiali, Berbrand, Besani, Italdenim, Miroglio, and Zip may not have the same name recognition as Dolce & Gabana, Prada, and Versace, but their…

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First U.S. Global Fashion Exchange Wants You to Swap Till You Drop

Get ready to swap till you drop, America, because the Global Fashion Exchange is in town. Founded in 2013 by the Danish Fashion Institute, whose inaugural event at Copenhagen Fashion…

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H&M Debuts Eco-Friendlier "Conscious Denim" Collection

GOOD JEANS Every item in the Conscious Denim collection will feature the “Clevercare” label, which includes planet-friendly laundering suggestions. Conscious Denim is part…

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London Fashion Week Activists Stage Protest on Waterloo Bridge

As London kicked off its biannual Fashion Week at Somerset House Friday morning, an entirely different scene unfolded on nearby Waterloo Bridge. Campaigners from anti-poverty group War…

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Horse-Drawn Carriages Draw Ire of Activists at New York Fashion Week

It just wouldn’t be New York Fashion Week without a demonstration or two. Filling the quota for the Spring/Summer 2015 season? Argentine designer Victor de Souza, who sent…

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Freitag Launches 100 Percent Compostable Clothing Made From Plants

Freitag has made a name for themselves repurposing truck tarpaulins into stylish messenger bags and purses. Now, the Zurich-based company is coming out with a small apparel line, made…

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Roland Mouret's Signature "Eugene" Top Gets an Ethical Makeover

Rouland Mouret is putting an ethical spin on one of his bestselling designs. Together with model and longtime friend Katherine Poulton, co-founder of The North Circular, Mouret has…

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