Eco-Fashion News

Watch Arnold Schwarzenegger "Terminate" Ivory Tusk on Camera

Arnold Schwarzenegger is addressing ivory poaching in the only way he knows how: by blowing stuff up. The actor and former California governor recently “terminated” a piece…

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IKEA Reaches 100 Percent Sustainable Cotton Milestone

IKEA made history last month when it became the first major retailer to obtain 100 percent of its cotton from “more sustainable sources,” specifically farmers who “use…

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Animal-Rights Activists Protests U.K.'s Continued Use of Bearskin Hats

Photo by ImageFlow/Shutterstock Buckingham Palace guardsmen are under ridicule, as animal rights activists implore the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense for turning bear skins into…

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Oscar De La Renta Denies Using Elephant Skin in Shoes

Photo by Shutterstock Oscar De La Renta has come out swinging after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals alleged on its website that the e-tailer Gilt was selling a style of the…

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Meet the 10 Finalists of the CFDA + Lexus Fashion Initiative

Cocktail hour began earlier than usual Wednesday morning when the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Lexus (yes, the auto-maker) announced the 10 inaugural finalists of the…

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€3.6 Million Project to Tackle Clothing Waste Launches Across Europe

Photo by Shutterstock Last Wednesday saw the launch of the European Clothing Action Plan, a new initiative to reduce textile waste across the European Union. Helmed by the United…

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How California Could Have Saved 35 Billion Liters of Water, Per Levi's

Photo by Shutterstock Cue the sad trombone. Following revelations that the California reservoir storage is at its “second lowest on record” for this time of year, Levi Strauss,…

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Walmart Removes "Made in U.S.A." Logos From Website

Photo by chrisdorney/Shutterstock An investigation by the Federal Trade Commission has forced mega-discount retailer Walmart to remove “Made in the USA” labels from its webstore.…

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Bebe Bans Exotic-Animal Skins After Talks With PETA

Retail giant Bebe has vowed to permanently ban exotic-skin animals in all of their clothing collections. Influenced by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ shocking…

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Chopard Debuts Diffusion Line of Jewelry Made With Fairly Mined Gold

Chopard held a mini-soiree at its Bond Street boutique in London Sunday night to toast the launch of its latest diffusion jewelry line—its first to incorporate fairly mined gold.…

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Ethical Fashion Forum Launches "Match.com" for Sustainable Fashion Businesses

The Ethical Fashion Forum wants to “do fashion better.” To achieve that, the London-based industry body is shoring up its arsenal of tools and services to help fashion…

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H&M "Dramatically" Lagging Behind in Bangladesh Fire, Safety Repairs

Photo by Toni Genes/Shutterstock Two years after the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of apparel manufacturing, H&M is “dramatically” lagging behind on…

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Adidas Working on "Endlessly Recyclable" Zero-Waste Soccer Cleat

Adidas envisions a future where worn-out sportswear isn’t thrown away, but rather broken down and remolded with scrap material from other industries to create new products. Its…

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Nike, MIT Call for Innovative Textiles to Combat Climate Change

Nike is bringing its “A” game to the climate-change debate. After pledging earlier last week to achieve 100 percent renewable energy in company-owned and -operated…

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Zady Expands Eco-Friendly "Essentials" Collection, Throws Shade at Fashion Industry

Zady, the ethical e-tailer on a mission to slow down the pace of fashion, has been on a roll. Besides expanding its “Essentials” collection to include a pair of button-down…

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Finnish Groups to Turn Waste Cotton Into New Fiber for Fashion Industry

A group of Finnish organizations are banding together to transform old cotton garments, particularly those unsuitable for reuse, into new fibers for the textile industry. Led by the VTT…

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Join Ecouterre, Museum of the City of New York for a Discussion About Sustainable Fashion in NYC

Join Ecouterre and the Museum of the City New York on Thursday evening, September 24, for a spirited discussion about sustainable and ethical fashion in New York City. Yours truly will…

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Sergio Rossi, Green Carpet Challenge Collaborate on Eco-Silk Shoes

Milanese cordwainer Sergio Rossi has joined forces with Livia Firth’s “Green Carpet Challenge” to create the sustainable-fashion initiatives inaugural line of shoes…

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