Eco-Fashion News

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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H&M, Swedfund to Develop a "Responsible" Ethiopian Textile Industry

Photo by Vytautas Kielaitis/Shutterstock H&M has its eye on Africa. It’s not the only one, either. Swedfund, a state-owned risk-capital firm that specializes in emerging…

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Russians Use 3D-Printing to Subvert Lacy Lingerie Sanctions

A German lingerie company is using technology circumvent a controversial new law that bans the import, production, or sale of synthetic lace underwear. The Eurasian Union trade…

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Olek's Underwater "Yarn Bomb" May Have Killed Marine Life in Mexico

BOMBS AWAY “Believe it or not, there is a lot of marine life growing, incrusted in the sculpture, and we gather that this has killed it,” he told the Associated Press. The…

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Forever 21, H&M, Mango, Zara Frequently Fail Quality, Safety Tests

Photo by Tupungato/Shutterstock Forever 21, H&M, Mango, and Zara top the list of fashion labels that regularly fail China’s quality and safety trials, say officials from the…

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Zady Turns 1, Launches "Farm-to-Closet" Knitwear Collection

Zady is moving from curator to maker. The ethical e-tailer, which celebrates its one-year anniversary today, is poised to launch its own private label, beginning with a knitted…

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Cambodian Garment Workers Are Working Themselves to Death

Photo by Luc Forsyth for IndustriAll Global Union Cambodia’s garment workers are working themselves to death—literally, according to IndustriAll Global Union, a labor-rights…

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Self-Cleaning Cashmere Uses Sunlight to Save Money, Environment

If you’ve ever wished your stained-up clothes could clean themselves, researchers at the Hong Kong City University may just have granted that wish. The team has invented a coated…

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It's Official: New York State Enacts Law to Combat Illegal Ivory Trade

Photo by lev radin/Shutterstock New York State is commemorating World Elephant Day by enacting a law that toughens criminal and civil sanctions for parties involved in the illegal ivory…

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Bangladesh Police Fire Tear Gas at Garment Workers on Hunger Strike

Photos by AFP Bangladesh police fired tear gas, rubber bullets, and water canons on Thursday to disperse hundreds of striking workers at a garment factory in the capital of Dhaka,…

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New Jersey Enacts Historic Ban on Ivory, Rhino Horn Trade

Photo by Shuttestock New Jersey governor Chris Christie signed into law on Tuesday a bill ending the sale of ivory and rhinoceros horn. The legislation, the first statewide ban of its…

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Detroit Lions, Repreve Launch First-of-Its-Kind Sustainability Initiative

The Detroit Lions are bringing sustainable fashion to the field, in a new partnership with recycled fiber brand Repreve. For their #TurnItGreen campaign, the Lions will turn in their…

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