Eco-Fashion News

And the Winners of the 2016 H&M Global Change Award Are...

The people have spoken! At a glitzy event in Stockholm on Wednesday evening, the Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden handed out prizes to the winners of H&M’s inaugural…

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Don't Fall for Cheap, Trendy E-Tailers That Advertise on Facebook

Photo by Shutterstock My Dad is full of aphorisms. One of his favorites? If you pay peanuts, don’t be surprised if you get monkeys. Nowhere does this hold more true than with the…

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Iran's "Walls of Kindness" Are Helping People in Need Stay Warm

Photos by Vahid Salemi for Associated Press Nobody knows who started Iran’s first “Wall of Kindness,” but the similar setups have sprouted up all over the Middle…

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Eileen Fisher is Largest Women's Fashion Certified B Corp Company

Photo by Matthew Dicker/Shutterstock Congratulations are in order for Eileen Fisher, now the latest—and largest—women’s apparel company to be certified as a B Corp, or benefit…

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Thousands of Women in India Create World's Largest Crochet Blanket

Thousands of women made history in Chennai, India on Sunday by breaking the Guinness World Record for largest crochet blanket. The all-female endeavor, organized by a private Facebook…

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Fire at H&M Factory in Bangladesh Reveals Industry Failings

Photo by Vytautas Kielaitis/Shutterstock At least four people were injured on Tuesday morning after a fire broke out at one of H&M’s supplier factories in the Gazipur…

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5 Ideas That Could Transform the Fashion Industry

CLOSING THE LOOP “The response of the first Global Change Award is overwhelming,” Karl-Johan Persson, CEO of H&M and a board member of the H&M Conscious Foundation,…

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The Body Shop to Reduce Use of Oil-Based Plastic Packaging by 70%

Photo by MA Photography/Shutterstock The Body Shop is launching a new global initiative to reduce the use of oil-based plastic packaging by 70 percent by 2020. In an announcement on…

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U.K. Students Create Wearable Shelter for Syrian Refugees

In response to the Syrian refugee crisis, a group of graduate students from London’s Royal College of Art have created a hooded jacket that deploys into a sleeping bag or tent…

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Sweden Launches "ShareWear," a Line of Clothing Anyone Can Borrow

SHARE ALIKE Anyone can open up their closet, however. Would-be participants only have to snap a photo of the item they want to share, upload it to Instagram, and tag it with #sharewear…

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"Willfully Ignorant" Consumers See Ethical Shoppers as Boring, Unfashionable

Photo by Tupungato/Shutterstock Those who can, do; those who can’t, mock? That’s the conclusion a team of Ohio State University researchers drew after questioning consumers…

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Michael Fassbender Dons "Green" Tom Ford Suit at 2016 Golden Globes

Photos by Hollywood Foreign Press Association For Michael Fassbender, two times the charm. The German-Irish actor, who snagged a Best Actor nomination for his role in Steve Jobs,…

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Under Armour Unveils "Smart" Sneaker That Tracks Your Workouts

Forget dongles, wristbands, and biosensor pads—the next wave of activity trackers will be built into our clothing. At least, that’s the idea that Under Armour is banking on. At…

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Fashion Students Turn Cotton Muslin Into Compost, Apply It to Natural Dye Garden

LOCAL COLOR The dye garden was started two years ago as a pilot project to demonstrate that fabric dyeing, which packs a heavy environmental punch, could be done with specific plants…

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Livia Firth Honors Eco-Activism With Green Carpet Challenge Awards

As the world’s nations hammered out a new climate-change deal in Paris on Monday, a more intimate gathering of minds was taking place on rue Saint-Honoré. At a dinner for 20 at…

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Mango's New Strategy: Make "Fast Fashion" Even Faster

Photo by TonyV3112/Shutterstock Just when you thought “fast fashion” couldn’t get any faster, Mango ups and decides it wants to leave its competition in the dust. In a…

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Adidas, H&M, Levi's Call for Strong Climate Commitment at COP21

Photo by Shutterstock Adidas, Eileen Fisher, Gap, H&M, Levi Strauss, and VF Corp. are among the multinational apparel brands calling for a robust global deal that will stem the…

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Levi's, Goodwill Making It Easier to Donate Clothing This Holiday Season

Levi Strauss wants to make it easier for its customers to donate used clothing and shoes this holiday season. In collaboration with Give Back Box, the denim giant is supplying free…

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