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"Avoid" Browser Plugin Blocks Out Clothing Made by Child Laborers

Photo by Claudine Van Massenhove/Shutterstock If there’s one thing you don’t want weighing down your online shopping cart, it’s the more than 73 million child laborers…

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Demystify Cosmetics Labels With "Think Dirty" Smartphone App

Buying safe cosmetics has never been easier, with the help of your smartphone. The new Think Dirty app by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics takes the guess work out of buying safer health…

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Durated's E-Commerce Platform Tracks Products From Cradle to Grave

Do you know how that dress, sustainable or not, got to you and the many people it took to create it? Durated wants you to. With total transparency from cradle to grave, the founders of…

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Facebook App Shames You Into Tagging, Donating Unwanted Clothes

Do you struggle with deciding what to donate when cleaning out your closet? Need a little extra push to let go of that old dress or sweater that you only wore once? Don’t worry,…

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The Good Wardrobe: An Online Community That "Sews It Foward"

MAKE DO AND MEND Want to know where the nearest sewing café or cobbler is? Have a closet full of clothes that you don’t know how to make fresh and new? The Good Wardrobe offers…

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Makers' Row: An Online Database That Links Designers With U.S. Manufacturers

Makers’ Row wants to make it easier for businesses to produce their goods in the United States. The New York City-based startup has launched an online database that seeks to…

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"Re-Commerce Boutiques" Put a Fresh Spin on Consignment Shopping

Move over eBay: The next wave of resale shopping is here. Akin to brick-and-mortar boutiques, Twice and Threadflip auctions for more personalized shopping that reaches a broad audience…

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Sew Love: A Crowdsourced Platform for Creating Sustainable Fashion

As a clothing designer, how can you be sure that your clients will love what you create? Silvia and Sabrina Scandar, the masterminds behind Sew Love, use the power of community-sourced…

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Constrvct: An App That Lets You Turn Any Photo Into Custom Clothing

PRINT YOUR OWN Constrvct is a project of Continuum Clothing, the same interactive agency that brought us the world’s first three-dimensionally printed bikini. Mary Huang and Jenna…

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Give Yourself a Virtual Makeover With M&S's Online Beauty Counter

Know the feeling you get when you take a bottle of nail polish home from the store and then realize the color is all wrong for your skin tone? Marks & Spencer wants to spare…

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Want to Combat Modern Slavery? There's an App for That

You’ve calculated your slavery footprint, now take action by downloading Made in a Free World’s complimentary smartphone app. Available for both Android and iPhone systems,…

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Run Your Own Sweatshop With This Online Strategy Game

Sweatshop isn’t your average online cow-clicker. As its name implies, the game places you on the floor of an offshore factory that cranks out merchandise for high-street retailers…

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"Closet Swap" iPhone App Encourages You to Trade Clothes With Friends

Swapping clothes? There’s an app for that. If you’re looking to spruce up your wardrobe this year, “Closet Swap” allows you to trade castoffs with your friends…

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Council for Textile Recycling Launches Site to Discourage Landfill Waste

Photo by Bonnie Natko In what is being hailed as an industry first, apparel brands, retailers, municipalities, nonprofits, and recyclers are banding together to promote the recycling of…

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UPcload Uses Your Webcam to Help You Buy Clothes That Actually Fit

Shopping for clothes online is a bit of a gamble, but Berlin-based startup UPcload is launching a new Web-based body-measuring system that will give you a perfect fit each time, no…

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How Many Slaves Work for You? New Online Tool Measures Your Impact

MODERN SLAVERY Developed by the Call + Response anti-slavery campaign, with funding from the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, the site seeks…

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Measure Your Wardrobe's Environmental Impact With Free Online Tool

Photo by Jane M. Sawyer Grade your closet with a free, online calculator that measures the textile footprint of your entire household. Developed by Colour Connections, a fiber…

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Fashioning Change: An Online Tool That Helps You "Wear This, Not That"

Fashioning Change isn’t your typical online marketplace. Hailing from San Diego, the self-professed “green shopping intervention” helps consumers recreate name-brand…

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