Online Tools

Smartphone App Tells You If Your Makeup Was Tested on Animals

Beauty mavens with a penchant for cruelty-free products can now shop easier, thanks to a new smart app called Cruelty-Cutter. Developed by the Beagle Freedom Project, the app works by…

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Flint and Tinder's American-Made Jeans Are Changing the Denim Game

Flint and Tinder are hoping to change the way clothes are manufactured, with affordable made to order jeans manufactured in the U.S.A.. By custom-making their classic jeans the company…

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Take a Selfie, Buy Better-Fitting Clothes Online

Now there is actually a good reason to take a selfie – it might help someone else figure out if the same clothes will fit them. Fashion startup, Fitbay is preaching the selfie as…

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"FRDM" Software Helps Businesses Tackle Slavery In Their Supply Chains

The same organization that measured your “slavery footprint” wants to help businesses eliminate forced and child labor from their supply chains. Made in a Free World,…

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Orange Harp Brings Conscious Consumption to Your iPhone, iPad

Shopping for consciously-made products can be a difficult task. Orange Harp is a new iOS app that makes ethical shopping a bit easier. Created by two women, programmer Anbu…

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Find Out How Your Favorite Brands "MeasureUp" With This Online Tool

Does Topshop pay its workers enough to live on? Which is more ethical: Adidas or Nike? How often does Patagonia audit its factories? For answers, head to MeasureUp, a not-for-profit…

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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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