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Sustainable Fashion

Tesler + Mendelovitch's Geometric Purses Are Made of 100 Percent Wood

These stunning wooden clutch bags come from Tesler + Mendelovitch who make sure all of the wood they use is sourced from sustainably managed forests across the globe. The team behind…

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Leanne Marshall Flirts With the Dark Side at Fall 2013 NY Fashion Week

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Leanne Marshall’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection has a heavier and more serious feeling than previous collections. Filled with black, golds and…

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Suzanne Rae Takes the Habit at Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Suzanne Rae FW2013 is all about self-confidence and feeling comfortable with your inner self. Drawing inspiration from a unique sector of the service…

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Sprout Watches: Cool Watches for a Cool Planet

Because your passion for eco-friendly products shouldn’t stop at fashion, Sprout Watches gives you an eco-timepiece to add to your green wardrobe. After 50 years of making…

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Assembly New York is a Culture Clash at Spring 2013 NY Fashion Week

GLOBAL MASHUP Founded by Armas in 2008, Assembly began as an “artisan hub” of international and hard-to-find luxury labels, along with curated vintage and objets…

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The Art of Dyeing: Harvesting Color at Awamaki's Natural Dye Workshop

Rising before sunrise, I was accompanied by three other girls and Mieke Briejer, our Awamaki tour guide as we departed on the four-hour journey that would take us to Parobamba, a…

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Dare To Go There: 6 Eco-Friendly Ways to Mix Neons With Prints

We saw it all over the runways at last season’s Fashion Week: neon colors and prints; but what if you dared to pair these two trends together? Have no fear, it can totally be done.…

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Remyxx Introduces World's First 100 Percent Recyclable Sneakers

Sneakers have been a wardrobe standby since Keds burst onto the scene in 1916, but entrepreneur Gary Gagnon found something lacking in the iconic shoe. For one thing, it isn’t…

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9 Emerging Eco-Fashion Designers at Designers & Agents Los Angeles

CABOCLO Hand made in the north of Brazil, each pair of Caboclo shoes is made from reclaimed tire soles and naturally-treated leather. + Caboclo PIECE x PIECE Recognizing the waste…

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Go on a "Sourcing Safari" With Fashion Designers Without Borders

WORLD WITHOUT BORDERS What was your inspiration for launching Fashion Designers without Borders? Last year, I launched The Supply Change, which connects big brands with…

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Newlife: A Celebrity-Approved Fabric Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

NEWLIFE \nü ˈlīf\ n 1 a: A polyester yarn made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. b: Processed through a mechanical, rather than chemical, process in Italy by…

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Made in Forest Hills: MoMA-Inspired Bow Ties Recycled From Trash

WEARABLE ART While putting the final touches on Picasso: Guitars 1912–1914 the night before it opened, Ruiz decided to pay homage to the grandmaster himself by constructing a bow tie…

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World's Leading Apparel Brands, Retailers Boycott Uzbek Cotton Harvested by Child Laborers

More than 60 of the world’s leading apparel brands and retailers, including Adidas, Burberry, H&M, PPR Group, Walmart, Target, and Macy’s, along with the American…

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John Patrick Organic’s Spring 2012 Line Finds Adventure at New York Fashion Week

SALLY FORTH The new collection, Patrick says, is a metaphor for the journey our planet is engaged in, with elements drawn from “archetypes” such as the scientist, traveler,…

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The Internet Got It Wrong: German Biologist Didn't Claim to Invent Milk Fiber

The Internet is like a child’s game of telephone—facts become garbled, errors perpetuate, and misinformation reigns. One recent case involves German biologist and fashion…

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Wear Nothing New: How Jessi Arrington Survived TED on a Week of Undies

Most of us probably have far too many clothes in our closets, but secondhand clothing can dramatically reduce the impact of our wardrobe. Arrington embodied her “wear nothing…

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Keep or Toss? 10 Slightly Unconventional Rules for Editing Your Wardrobe

Suddenly it’s summer. Bad news: Despite owning well over 3 billion garments, I’ve got nothing to wear. Good news: I finally figured out how to curate my closet. It’s a cliché…

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Little Cupcake Bakeshop Opens FEED Shop-in-Shop to Benefit Japan

Photo by Yuka Yoneda for Ecouterre THREE QUESTIONS FOR LAUREN BUSH, CO-FOUNDER OF FEED PROJECTS As a Japanese American, I think it’s so wonderful that FEED is supporting Japan…

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