Eco-Friendly Outerwear

Dirtball's "The 50" is the First Jacket to Use Closed-Looped Manufacturing

Looking for the most eco-friendly jacket money can buy? Dirtball’s got you covered. The North Carolina-based apparel brand is soliciting preorders for “The 50,” an…

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Could This Jacket Keep You From Catching a Cold?

Whether you are a germaphobe or not, taking crowded public transit can expose commuters to a bevy of germs each day. The new Germinator Transit Jacket by Betabrand is a wearable germ…

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Fall Into Winter With Ecoalf's 100 Percent Upcycled Coats, Jackets

THE NEW NEW For Fall/Winter 2014, Ecoalf didn’t hold back. The firm has produced a line of 100 percent recycled coats and jackets for city slickers to navigate both uptown and…

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Patagonia Debuts Upcycled "Truth to Materials" Capsule Line

TRUTH TELLING “Truth to Materials is about discovering the origin of a material and staying as true to that as possible during every step of design and manufacturing,” he…

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Levi's Debuts Trucker Jacket Made in the U.S.A. From Recycled Parachutes

Levi Strauss is moving its “Waste&ltLess” line of apparel beyond recycled plastic bottles. The jean juggernaut unveiled Wednesday a version of its classic trucker…

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7 Eco-Friendly Raincoats to Weather April Showers

CAPED CRUSADER Designed by the Providence-based company that bears the same name, Cleverhood is a high-performance rain cape manufactured in the Northeast from waterproof yet breathable…

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Kolon Sport's Survival "Life Tech" Jacket Includes Wearable Wind Turbine

Headed out on an extreme adventure, you’ll want to be outfitted with latest and greatest in jackets to protect you from the elements. The Life Tech Jacket designed by Seymourowell…

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LED-Embellished "Supaheroe" Jacket Helps Cyclists Stay Visible at Night

Innovative wearables firm, Utope has recently developed a waterproof jacket with integrated electronics and lighting to make you more visible at night. The Sporty Supaheroe Jacket…

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Made of Organic Cotton, N2R's Hydro Jacket is Water-, Wind-Resistant

Finding a good water-resistant jacket is a difficult prospect in itself, but finding one that is organic too is downright impossible. Which is why Luca Sburlati of N2R set out to make a…

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Loomstate Designs Environment-Inspired Panda Helmet for the NFL

Loomstate just put the “fantasy” into “fantasy football.” Together with 48 of its fellow Council of Fashion Designers of America members, the ethical clothing…

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Finch Designs Recycles Plastic Bottles Into Rain Capes, Swimsuits

Sustainable design may not be synonymous with the fashion industry in China, but two designers are seeking to change that by creating playful stylish designs from recycled plastic…

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"Mamoris" Chair Transforms Into a Noggin-Protecting Emergency Helmet

“Mamoris” is the chair you’ll want to be sitting on in case of an earthquake. The brain—pun intended—child of Japanese industrial-design firms Znug and Poplife,…

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Sylvia Heisel Turns Eco-Technical Fabrics Into Street-Chic Clothing

Does recycling plastic sometimes feel like a chore? Heisel’s Tyvek mini-dress makes plastic’s life cycle fun. With its short hemline and geometric print, the dress is a stretch from…

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Shape-Changing Hunting Jackets Embody Plight of Endangered Animals

HUNTER OR HUNTED? People have been wearing animal skins since time immemorial, Chhabra reminds us. Before the invention of khaki and camouflage, men donned tiger pelts and bearskins to…

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Ecoalf Collaborate on Recycled Vest, Backpack

Looks like Will.i.am isn’t the only celebrity dabbling in clothing made from post-consumer materials. Following on the heels of the hip-hop artist’s “Eckocycle”…

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Biodegradable "Garments for the Grave" Let You Enter the Afterlife in Style

DRESSING THE DEAD “The body is a gift,” Interlandi explains in the October 2013 issue Wired. “It’s a bag of nutrients and water and protein. When you place it…

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Belle Helmets Creates Hand-Painted Designs for Every Cyclist's Personality

When on a bicycle, safety is of paramount importance. Danielle Baskin’s line of hand-painted, graphic helmets allows riders to showcase their good sense. Her company, Belle…

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Fos: An Affordable, Wearable LED Display System to Help You Stay Visible

Turn signals don’t come standard on a bike and arm waving can be misunderstood, but a live-action LED wearable display on your pack or your back gives a clear signal how…

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