Eco-Fashion News

The North Face Wins PETA Award for Down-Free "Thermoball" Line

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is down with The North Face’s synthetic down. On Tuesday, PETA2, the animal-rights group’s youth division awarded the outdoor…

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Materialism Makes You More Anxious, Depressed, Says Expert

Photo by Twin Design/Shutterstock.com An obsession with worldly goods is making us all more anxious and depressed—and TV and social media aren’t helping. In a release from the…

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H&M Taps Actress Olivia Wilde as Face of "Conscious Exclusive" Line

H&M is getting the hero it deserves. The Swedish retailer has tapped Olivia Wilde—and, we hope, her eco-crime-fighting alter ego, Princess Layers—to be the new face of its…

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Vermont Designer Creates "Ethical Fur" From Roadkill

Luxurious fur couture seem to be as far removed from ethical fashion as could be. But one designer has managed to combine the two by recycling roadkill, creating some truly sustainable…

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Cotton Tops List of Industries Most Likely to Abuse Child Labor

Photo by Shutterstock Textiles from Cambodia, garments from Bangladesh, and cotton from India share at least one thing in common: they’ve all been cited by the U.S. Department of…

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Gap Partners With Equity Firm to Improve Factory Conditions in Asia

Photo by Northfoto/Shutterstock It’s been a year since The Public Eye Awards named Gap the worst corporation of 2013 for its “steadfast [refusal] to contribute to effective…

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Twice as Many People Showed Up on Black Friday Than Midterm Elections

Photo by Shutterstock November was a win for American retail. For American democracy? Not so much. Only half the number of people who stormed brick-and-mortar stores on Black Friday…

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Levi's, SF 49ers Transform 12 Tons of Denim Into a "Field of Jeans"

GOOD SPORTS Creating the “Field of Jeans” was an ambitious endeavor. The entire process took 50 people more than 16 consecutive hours to complete. Collectively, the jeans…

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World's Largest Fair-Trade, Organic T-Shirt Spotlights India's Farmers

To raise awareness of fair trade in India and jump-start an ethical consumption initiative, a giant organic cotton T-shirt broke records today. The idea, conjured up by Fairtrade India,…

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Life-Cycle Analysis of Organic Cotton "Overwhelming Supports" Benefits

Photo by Shutterstock As if eco-fashion enthusiasts didn’t already know, Textile Exchange has just released a new study proving that organic cotton causes less environmental damage…

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Zero Waste Scotland Announces Fund for Sustainable-Fashion Designers

Zero Waste Scotland has announced a new fund to encourage Scottish fashion designers to develop their own closed-loop clothing. Financed in part by the Scottish government, the Circular…

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Southern California Garment Workers Owed Millions in Back Wages

If you thought sweatshops were just a third-world phenomena, you’d be grossly mistaken. Thousands of workers in Southern California’s garment industry toil under similar…

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Stella McCartney, G-Star Raw Join Forces With Cradle to Cradle Institute

Change for the fashion industry is afoot, thanks to a new initiative backed by the likes of Stella McCartney, G-Star Raw, Loomstate, and Bionic Yarn. Unveiled at the second annual…

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PETA Slams BCBG Max Azria for Selling Racoon-Dog Fur, Angora

PETA has just released a video in protest of popular retailer BCBG Max Azria’s inclusion of fur from Asiatic raccoon dogs and angora wool in their clothing line. Both animal-derived…

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H&M Disputes TV Station's Claims of Land-Grabbing in Ethiopia

Photo by Tupungato/Shutterstock H&M is in TV4′s cross-hairs again. Two years after the Swedish broadcaster slammed the high-street retailer for failing to prevent…

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Here's the PETA Ad That Was Too "Racy" for Times Square

Photo by Anton Sterkhov/Shutterstock People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals submitted two near-identical spots to Times Square’s Neutron Media, but only one of them will…

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Stylish Smog Masks Are China's Hautest Fashion Trend

Photos by Reuters Fashion and politics have always been easy bedfellows. The latest issue to emerge on the catwalk? China’s pollution problem. Less than two weeks after Beijing…

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H&M Blacklists Indian Spinning Mill After Allegations of Forced Labor

H&M has blacklisted a southern Indian textile mill following allegations of rampant labor- and human-rights abuses in the the country’s garment hub of Tamil Nadu. Flawed…

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