Eco-Fashion News

G-Star Raw Commits to Sourcing Deforestation-Free Fabrics

G-Star Raw is making like a tree and leaving—deforestation-promoting fabrics, that is. The Dutch denim brand, which previously collaborated with “Happy” hitmaker Pharrell…

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Yeast-Engineered Silk Could Result in "Stronger Than Steel" Clothes

A Bay Area startup is giving spiders and silkworms a run for their money. Bolt Threads, which announced a new $40 million round funding on Thursday, has developed a synthetic,…

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Activists Target Ralph Lauren for Allegedly Promoting Deforestation

Protestors hijacked one of fashion’s biggest events on Monday to call out Ralph Lauren for allegedly contributing to deforestation, human-rights abuses, and climate pollution.…

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Rana Plaza Factory Owners Charged With Murder

Photos by Andrew Biraj for Reuters Bangladesh authorities have filed formal murder charges against 41 people implicated in one of the worst disasters in the history of the garment…

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Blake Lively...Eco-Fashion Designer?

Blake Lively…eco-fashion designer? The Age of Adaline star took to her Instagram account on Tuesday to reveal the first of 12 pieces she created in collaboration with Amour Vert,…

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Crayola Wants You to Stop Using Its Products as Makeup

Photo by Shutterstock An alarming trend of doubling…

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L'Oreal Plans to Start 3D-Printing Human Skin

Photo by Shutterstock L’Oreal knows that the…

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Watch the Trailer for "The True Cost," a Film About Fashion's Dark Side

Think of The True Cost as the auteur equivalent of the glitter bomb. Set to launch simultaneously across multiple platforms on May 29, the Kickstarter-funded documentary is a bold and…

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At Least 72 Dead in Footwear-Factory Fire in the Philippines

Photos by Bullit Marquez for Associated Press At least 72 people are dead after a fire ripped through a rubber-slipper factory just north of Manilla in the Philippines, authorities said…

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Can Modular Design Teach Us to Love Our Clothes Longer?

Rhiannon Hunt is one of a new breed of designer who wants to stem the epidemic of “fast fashion.” The winner of the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan’s inaugural…

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World Wildlife Fund U.K. Wants You to "Wear It Wild" on June 5

The World Wildlife Fund wants you to take a walk on the wild side. The British arm of the environmental nonprofit is challenging individuals, schools, businesses, and communities across…

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Reese Witherspoon Hawks (Mostly) U.S.-Made "Draper James" Line

Add Reese Witherspoon to the burgeoning sisterhood of actresses-turned-lifestyle-curators. Following on the stiletto-clad heels of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop and Blake Lively’s…

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Livia Firth Dresses in Recycled Plastic Bottles at 2015 Met Ball

While other Hollywood players jostled for the cameras at Metropolitan of Art’s Costume Institute Gala in over-the-top couture on Monday night, Livia Firth made a different kind of…

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300,000 College Students Will Be Graduating in Eco-Friendly Gowns

Unifi has linked arms with Oak Hall Cap & Gown to clothe more than 300,000 college students in eco-friendly regalia this spring. Composed entirely of Unifi’s…

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T-Shirt Vending Machine Shows Shoppers Real Cost of Cheap Fashion

A vending machine in Berlin offering up 2 euro t-shirts turned out to not be exactly what shoppers bargained for. The machine, set in place in busy Alexanderplatz to mark Fashion…

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Nordic Countries Launch Action Plan for Sustainable Fashion

TRUE NORTH The textile industry is one of the most resource-consuming sectors in the world, Brosbøl said, noting that a Nordic citizen’s annual consumption of textiles uses more…

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John Oliver Skewered Fast Fashion on HBO—And It Was Glorious

Photo by Debby Wong/Shutterstock Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver took to his HBO pulpit Sunday night to fire a blistering denunciation of fashion retailers that sell trendy…

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The North Face Wants to Recycle 100,000 Pounds of Textiles

Clothing recycling just got a whole lot easier, thanks to a nationwide roll-out of “Clothes the Loop,” a take-back/recycling program designed by The North Face to divert…

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