Eco-Fashion News

Patagonia: Synthetic Fleece—Including Its Own—is Polluting the Oceans

Patagonia has a startling confession to make: Its popular synthetic fleeces are mucking up the oceans, perhaps even poisoning the food chain. In a study commissioned by the…

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PACT Launches Organic, Fair-Trade Apparel Line at Target Stores

Sustainable apparel at Target? Your eyes don’t deceive you. America’s second-largest discount retailer—after Walmart, of course—has inked a deal with PACT to launch a…

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World's Leading Brands Score Poorly on Use of Sustainable Cotton

Photo by Wikimedia Commons Organic cotton. Better cotton. Fair-trade cotton. Recycled cotton. Cotton made in Africa. You’d think with all the labels and initiatives brands like to…

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Turkey Sweatshop Allegedly Using Syrian Children to Make ISIS Uniforms

Photos by Jodi Hilton for the Daily Mail At least one sweatshop in Turkey is hiring Syrian refugee children to make camouflage uniforms for military groups such as Islamic State and…

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Levi's Launches "Collaboratory" to Boost Innovation in Sustainable Fashion

Meet the “Collaboratory,” an annual three-day fellowship program that promotes innovation in the sustainable apparel industry. Spearheaded by Levi Strauss, with a curriculum…

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H&M, Swedfund Pilot Sustainable Textile Factory in Ethiopia

H&M has signed a long-term sourcing agreement with a new textile factory in Ethiopia that promises to provide up to 4,000 new jobs. Established by development financier Swedfund…

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PETA Claims Eddie Bauer, Lands' End Use Down Ripped From Live Geese

A new investigation by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has cast doubt on the validity of the Responsible Down Standard, a widely vaunted chain-of-custody process designed to…

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Gap, H&M's Supply Chains Promote "Precarious Work," Says Report

Another day, another searing indictment of the capitalist machine we call “fast fashion.” Ahead of the International Labour Conference in June, the Asia Floor Wage Alliance,…

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Filippa K's Copenhagen Store Presents Fashion's Circular Future

FUTURE OF RETAIL Plus, spot and snap any of the retailer’s ambassadors—who will be tooling around town till Sunday in jackets emblazoned with messages such as “I’ve…

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Donald Trump is Wrong About "Made in the U.S.A." Fashion

Photo by Charles Krupa for Associated Press For all his bluster about the loss of American jobs to workers overseas, Donald Trump doesn’t appear be overly concerned about the…

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A Bangladeshi Sweatshop Emerges in the Heart of Amsterdam

At first blush, “The Mad Rush” doesn’t appear unlike many of the trendy concept stores that litter the busy shopping street of Kalverstraat in Amsterdam. Ask to try…

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Levi's, Evrnu Create First Jeans Made From Regenerated Post-Consumer Cotton

Levi Strauss has teamed up with Evrnu, a Seattle-based startup that reconstitutes old fibers into new, to create the world’s first jeans made up of more than 50 percent…

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Parsons, Tide Educate Next Generation on How to "Design for Care"

DESIGN FOR CARE Part of the Parsons Festival, the garments are among a number of projects that the school says embody its “human­-centered approach to technology and commitment…

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Philadelphia Library Loans Out Neckties to Job Seekers

Photo by Pexels A library in southwest Philadelphia is doling out more than books. In an effort to help job seekers make a good impression on their would-be employers, the Paschalville…

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Activists Worldwide Protest Unsafe H&M Factories

On the day of H&M’s annual shareholder meeting, activists from cities worldwide poured into the streets to demand that the Swedish retailer live up to its promise to keep…

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Can the Resale Economy Make Fashion More Sustainable?

If the success of Japanese decluttering expert Marie Kondo is anything to go by, overstuffed wardrobes are the new gauche. But where are those items that no longer “spark…

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Emma Watson Attends Met Gala in Gown Made From Recycled Bottles

BELLE OF THE BALL Every element of Watson’s gown was considered from an “ethical and aesthetic perspective,” according to Firth and company, from the garment’s…

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This is What 105 Tons of Ivory Going Up in Flames Looks Like

Photos by Ben Curtis for Associated Press Kenya just made a statement on illegal poaching that the world won’t soon forget. At a ceremony in Nairobi National Park on Saturday,…

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