Eco-Fashion News

Patagonia Offers Free Repairs on Nationwide "Worn Wear" Mobile Tour

WORN AGAIN The mobile repair shop, which comes with an industrial Juki sewing machine, will be open to anyone who brings in a garment, no matter what the brand. Besides educating…

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Parsons, Eileen Fisher Team Up to Recycle Old Clothing Into New

If the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center in New York City has been looking a little disordered of late, rest assured, it’s for a good cause. From now through Sunday, the Arnold and…

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H&M, Kering, Worn Again Team Up to Close the Loop on Textiles

Photo by Shutterstock H&M and Kering are ready to close the loop on textiles. The world’s second-largest fashion retailer linked arms with the French luxury conglomerate on…

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Bolivian Knitters Are Saving the Lives of Children With Heart Defects

Photo by Elzbieta Sekowska/Shutterstock Bolivia’s indigenous Aymara women are mending broken hearts—and we don’t mean figuratively. The custodians of centuries-old…

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"Fair Trade" Clothing Labels Expose Truth About Sweatshops

AWFUL TRUTH A yellow cabled sweater, for instance, outlines a day in the life of a Cambodian child laborer. The label reads: “100% cotton. Made in Cambodia by Behnly, nine years…

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Adidas Now a "Detox Leader," Nike Still a "Greenwasher"

Looks like Adidas has finally cleaned up its act. A year and a half after Greenpeace branded it a “Detox greenwasher,” the sportswear giant is now “back on…

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President Obama Launches $150 Million Textiles-Innovation Competition

Photo by American Spirit/Shutterstock President Barack Obama announced Wednesday a $500 million plan to strengthen American textile manufacturing and innovation. The U.S. Department of…

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Levi's "Comes Clean" About the Environmental Impact of Its Jeans

Levi Strauss holds one truth to be self-evident: jeans are one heckuva thirsty animal. In a new report on Tuesday, the denim giant unveiled the results of its latest product life-cycle…

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Pauline van Dongen's "Solar Shirt" is a Chic Phone Charger You Wear

SOLAR FASHION But cellphones aren’t the only things the Solar Shirt can keep humming. Van Dongen’s garment can also juice up MP3 players, cameras, Global Positioning System…

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Cambodia Fails to Protect Garment Workers, Says Human Rights Watch

Cambodia’s garment industry is under renewed scrutiny after Human Rights Watch accused the local government of failing to protect its workers from myriad labor-rights abuses. In a…

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U.K. Textile Workers Earning £3 Per Hour, Says New Study

Photo by Shutterstuck That “made in Britain” clothing tag may not be all that cracked up to be, according to new revelations about alleged human-rights abuses in…

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American Apparel's Workers Want It to Strip "Sweatshop-Free" From Advertising

Photo by Tupungato/Shutterstock American Apparel needs to stop promoting itself as “sweatshop-free,” according to a coalition of workers who make clothes for Los…

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87-Year-Old Woman Finishes Knitting 1,000th Sweater For Kids in Need

Photo by Shutterstock Anna Taylor, a knitter with a heart of gold, has spent the better part of the last nine years knitting sweaters for the needy. Since February of 2006, The Cullen,…

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Benetton—Finally!—Agrees to Contribute to Rana Plaza Victims' Fund

Photo by 360b/Shutterstock Benetton is finally putting its money where its mouth is. Nearly two years after thousands of garment workers lost life and limb in the collapse of the Rana…

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H&M CEO: Buying Less to Save the Planet Would Create "Social Catastrophe"

Karl-Johan Persson isn’t a fan of the “buy less” movement that’s beginning to take root. In fact, the H&M CEO warns that reducing consumer spending in the…

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Red Carpet Green Dress, Reformation Debut Oscar-Inspired Eco-Gowns

GREEN CARPET GLAM Reformation, a cult favorite with cool girls like Taylor Swift, Karlie Kloss, and Rihanna, will donate 25 percent of sales to MUSE School CA, a Calabasas-based…

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Simple Shoes Readies for 2015 Relaunch

Call it an early Easter miracle: Simple Shoes is returning from the dead. The ethical footwear firm, which shuttered in 2011, is poised to relaunch this fall with its first collection…

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M&S Debuts Eco-Shoes Made With Coffee Grounds, Plastic Bottles

GREEN FEET Still, the collection is far from vegan-friendly. Footglove’s sandals, flats, pumps, sneakers, and boots feature “premium” leather uppers, albeit ones…

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