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Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

EcoChic Design Award Finalists Bring Minimal-Waste Garments to Life

U.K. finalist Catherine Hudson used zero-waste construction techniques to craft her geometric dress and trouser. This paneled coat from Hong Kong finalist Alex Law comprises secondhand…

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Hand & Cloth's Recycled Quilts Offer Bangladeshi Women a Fair Living

These beautiful quilts are not only exquisite fabrics, but they have a social conscience. Hand & Cloth is a fantastic social enterprise that helps local women in Bangladesh who…

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Lallitara Recycles Discarded Indian Saris Into Eco-Chic Bow Ties, Scarves

The materials are all sourced by working with India’s informal recycling communities, says founder and CEO Bijal Shah. “We pay these hardworking women and men fair wages for their…

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Refashion an Old Blanket Into a Stylish Poncho (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES A blanket or throw you already own Scissors Pencil, fabric chalk, or vanishing-ink marker Sewing machine or needle and thread Embellishments like fringe, pom…

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Check Out Adidas Originals' 2014 Footwear, Rendered in Cardboard

The Chimp Store won’t be stocking Adidas Originals’ Spring/Summer 2014 collection till January, but that isn’t stopping the Leeds, England-based boutique from giving…

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Upcycling Fashion Store Showcases Europe's Finest Sustainable Designs

Photos by Chiara Bonetti From DIY trendsetters to high-end designers, upcycling has become a sustainable new trend within the fashion industry. The Upcycling Fashion Store in Berlin has…

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Trashy-B Recycles Discarded Cigarette Butts Into a Hollywood-Ready Vest

Don’t let his nom de guerre deceive you; Trashy-B is actually pretty discerning about his garbage. For his latest creation—a vest composed of more than 1,000 spent…

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Scientists Develop First Comprehensive System for Recycling Footwear

Photo by Shutterstock In the fight to recycle used clothes and accessories, footwear has long been a drag in the process. Of the 20 billion shoes produced each year, a huge 95 percent…

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Recycle an Old Sweater Into a Pair of Cozy Slipper-Socks (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES An old sweater Scissors Sewing pins Scrap yarn Large darning needle Paper or card stock for tracing Non-slip grip pads (optional) Fabric paint (optional) STEP…

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Jessica Biel's Brother Launches U.S.-Made Recycled Burlap Bag Collection

Bare is an eco-accessories brand with more than one celebrity connection. Its co-founder, Justin Biel, is the brother of actress Jessica Biel and, through her, brother-in-law of…

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The Up-Shirt: A Tee With the World's Smallest Environmental Footprint

GOING UP Together with Markus Vihma and Ann Runnel, Aus has devised a shirt made entirely from manufacturing leftovers. Because Aus and company use waste material that would otherwise…

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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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Timbuk2, R3DNA Recycle Car Leather Into San Francisco–Made Bags

TWICE MADE R3DNA, like Timbuk2, is also based in San Francisco, where it operates a materials-recovery program that diverts a ton of leather and foam from landfills each month.…

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Textile Recycling Significantly Reduces Greenhouse Gases, Says EPA

Photo by Shutterstock In the effort to curb greenhouse-gas emissions, a great deal of energy has been directed towards recycling, driving less, and reducing power plant pollution. In a…

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Announcing the Finalists of the 2013 EcoChic Design Award!

Ecouterre is an official media sponsor of the 2013 EcoChic Design Award. Eight shocked and excited gasps rang through Redress’ Hong Kong office this week as eight emerging fashion…

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Textile Exchange Launches New Standard to Verify "Recycled" Claims

Evil doers and truth-stretchers beware; there’s a new textile standard in town, and it’s not afraid to take on the Wild West of product labels. Launched Wednesday by the…

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Diamond Tooth Taxidermy "Recycles" Dead Animals Into Creepy Wearables

Taxidermy meets haute couture with these creative designs by Beth Beverly. It may sound like a peculiar combination, but the Pennsylvania-based designer has been causing a stir with her…

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"Plastics Make It Possible" Vending Machine Dispenses Recycled T-Shirts

Stroll past Columbus Circle on Eighth Avenue from now through September 11 and you might run into an unusual sort of vending machine. It accepts only plastic bottles as currency, for…

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