Women’s Eco-Fashion

Carcel: A Danish Clothing Label Made by Women in Prison

SECOND CHANCE Through a Kickstarter campaign, Carcel raised nearly $50,000 to finance new knitting machines for a women’s prison in Cusco, where its debut collection is being…

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One by One Takes on "Slow Fashion," One Garment at a Time

SLOW AND STEADY Launched this past October, One by One is the brainchild of Ashley Denisov, a user-experience designer who studied fashion design and pattern marking in her…

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TagPop is Revolutionizing the Way We Thrift-Shop for Clothes

DATA SHIFT TagPop was founded by Henry Lihn and Topper Luciani, two entrepreneurs with backgrounds in clothing manufacturing, estate liquidation, technology and media, and sales. It…

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Pittsburgh Boutique Has All Your American-Made, Vintage Lingerie Needs Covered

Intimates retailer Calligramme was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania with two big missions: offer classy, sensual lingerie that let women feel wonderful in their own skin, and be the…

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Wooln: Ethically Sourced Knitwear Handmade by NYC Grandmas

Winter may officially begin on December 21, but nobody stays warm on a technicality. Here to help you fend off frostbite is Wooln, a nascent knitwear label that charmingly employs New…

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How Beyond Retro Became Britain's Hottest Vintage Clothier

Why did Beyond Retro decide to launch the Label brand? Out of necessity. Whilst hunting for vintage clothing, we continuously came across huge amounts of clothes made from amazing…

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Maven Women: Ethical, Empowering Clothing for Conscious Professionals

How did you decide to found Maven Women? The idea for Maven Women came to me about a decade ago. At that time, I was a frustrated lawyer seeking elegant workwear created in a socially…

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Panâh: An Ethical Fashion Production House That Empowers Kenyan Women, Youth

Photo by Lemlem How did you and Morteza Saifi decide to found Panah? My husband has spent over 20 years in fashion industry in New York City. After Parsons School of Design, he…

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For Aiayu, Aesthetics and Ethics Go Hand in Hand

Many often seek out items that they wear and use in their home to tell a story, but often the story is told through the purchaser – rather than through the product itself. For Aiayu,…

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Patagonia's Latest Collection Contains Its Highest Recycled Content Yet

REMIXED The “cornerstone” of the collection, according to Patagonia, is its use of 100 percent recycled down. Salvaged from used products, the combination of 600-fill-power…

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FIRST LOOK: Reformation's Eco-Friendly Partywear for Net-a-Porter

PARTY CHIC Sarah Rutson, vice president of global buying at Net-a-Porter, described the range as “cool” and “contemporary,” with “effortless party pieces…

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"This is Not a Sweatshirt" Sweatshirt Helps Victims of Sex Trafficking

It may look like a sweatshirt, feel like a sweatshirt, and wear like a sweatshirt, but Sudara’s “I Am Not a Sweatshirt” is so much more than a sweatshirt. Formerly…

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Patrycja Guzik's "Heavenly" Upcycled Garments Are Shelters You Can Wear

HEAVEN-SENT Texture and color played key roles in Guzik’s pieces, which she assembled from secondhand wool sweaters, damaged garments, and other unwanted textiles from fabric…

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Volcom Creates Eco-Friendly Swimsuits From Recycled Ocean Trash

Volcom is getting caught up in a good thing. With a little assist from Aquafil, an Italian company that recycles waste materials into good-as-virgin fiber, the sportswear brand has…

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Olderbrother's L.A.-Made Clothing is Eco-Friendly, Gender-Neutral

How did the two of you meet? Was it kismet at first sight? For a moment, close your eyes and envision a pleasant summer afternoon. A playful breeze tickles your neck and murmurs sweet…

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Cheap Monday Debuts Upcycled Fashion Line Made From Customer Castoffs

Everything old is new again at Cheap Monday, the latest high-street retailer to try to take the ecological sting out of “fast fashion.” To ring in October, the Swedish brand…

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Muji Releases Line of Reclaimed Wool Clothing, Accessories

The Japanese have a term that describes their sense of thrift: mottainai, “don’t let anything go to waste.” It’s a philosophy that Tokyo-based Muji, a clothing…

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Samantha Leibowitz: Architecturally Inspired Fashion, Made in NYC

Tell us more about your brand and what inspired you to start it? This brand has been a long time in the making, starting from around the age of 14. At a young age, I developed a strong…

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