PETA Exposé Shows Sheep Killed, Punched, Mutilated for Wool

by , 07/09/14   filed under: Animal Cruelty, Eco-Fashion News, The Big Idea

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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has obtained graphic hidden-camera footage that indicates widespread animal abuse in sheep farms across Australia and the United States. A pair of videos, stitched from observations in 19 shearing sheds in Victoria, New South Wales, and South Australia, as well as 14 ranches in Wyoming, Colorado, and Nebraska, reveal farmhands violently kicking, stomping on, punching with clippers, mutilating, and even killing their charges. These so-called “attacks,” the animal-rights group notes, often leave petrified sheep “bleeding from their eyes, noses, and mouths.”

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Minna Life's "KGoal" is the World's First Fitness Tracker for Your Kegels

by , 07/07/14   filed under: Wearable Technology

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Your vagina needs a workout just as much as the rest of your body, but remembering to do your Kegels and doing them correctly is an entirely different matter. Enter the KGoal, a small device that measures the strength of your pelvic floor muscles and gives you real-time feedback on your workouts through tactile feedback, vibration and a smart phone app. Created by San Francisco-based Minna Life, who develops high quality sexual health products, the kGoal helps woman improve their pelvic floor strength for better bladder control, to recover from pregnancy, to help support the abdomen and pelvis and most importantly, to enhance your sex life.

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Pharrell, G-Star Raw Unveil Recycled-Plastic "Raw for the Oceans" Line

by , 07/04/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News, Fall/Winter 2014, Men's Eco-Fashion, Retrend Alert, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion, Women's Eco-Fashion

 

Studio Swine Turns Human Hair Into Decorative Objects

by , 07/03/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Accessories

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If anyone knows how to turn a hairy situation on its head, it’s Studio Swine. The London-based design firm has created a series of decorative objects, from an Art Deco-inspired dressing table to tortoiseshell-like hair accessories, that appear like intarsia woodwork are actually made from resin-embedded strands of dip-dyed human hair. Hair Highway, which showed last week at the Design Miami/Basel fair in Switzerland, draws upon a technique the designers used to make eyeglasses in 2011.

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China Relaxes Animal-Testing Rule for Some Cosmetics

by , 07/01/14   filed under: Animal Cruelty, Eco-Friendly Beauty

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More than 50 animal-rights campaigners, wearing bunny ears and carrying life-size rabbit cut-outs, took to the streets of Dailan, China, on Monday to celebrate the removal of a controversial animal-test mandate for certain types of cosmetics. Effective immediately, the China Food and Drug Administration will no longer require skin- and eye-irritation tests on so-called “ordinary” cosmetics, which include perfumes, shampoos, and makeup, that are produced and sold in the country. Although the new rule doesn’t cover imported or special-use products such as hair dyes, deodorants, sunscreens, and skin-whiteners, the move is still an “important first step,” says Peter Li, China policy adviser at Humane Society International, a co-sponsor of the Dailan event.

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Modern Meadows Raises $10 Million to Bioengineer Cow-Free Leather

by , 06/30/14   filed under: Animal Cruelty, Eco-Fashion News

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Leather aficionados may soon be left to wonder “where’s the beef?” Modern Meadow, a startup specializing in novel biomaterials, has just secured $10 million in funding to culture leather from petri dishes, not from livestock. A pioneer in the field of lab-synthesized meat, the Brooklyn-based company uses a tissue-engineering technique known as “biofabrication” to grow leather from skin cells, which it obtains through small biopsies that don’t hurt or kill animals, according to CEO Andras Forgacs.

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Two More Primark Shoppers Find "Cries for Help" in Their Clothes

by , 06/27/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Worker Rights

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Looks like the third time isn’t the charm for British retailer Primark. After a Welsh woman discovered a “cry for help” stitched into the lining of a £10 dress she purchased, two additional shoppers have stepped forward with handmade messages of their own. Rebecca Gallagher from Swansea was the first to report a label with the hand-embroidered message, “Forced to work exhausting hours,” on Wednesday. A few days later, 21-year-old Rebecca Jones, revealed a similar label—this time bearing the words “Degrading sweatshop conditions”—on a dress she purchased at the same Primark store. “I have no idea who made the label or how it go it there—but it does make you think,” Jones told the South Wales Evening Post on Friday.

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The "Rag Bag" Encourages Shoppers to Donate Unwanted Clothes

by , 06/26/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Bags

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Donate something old every time you buy something new—that’s the philosophy behind the “Rag Bag,” a dual-function shopping carrier designed to make it easy for consumers to recycle unwanted clothes. The brainchild of Swedish fashion label Uniforms for the Dedicated, the bag flips inside out to become a pre-addressed, postage-paid envelope, ready for filling and depositing in the nearest mailbox. The product is a simple way of solving a complex problem, according to DDB Sweden, the advertising firm responsible for the carryall’s design.

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"Silent Scream" Mask Becomes Symbol of Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

by , 06/25/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Eco-Friendly Accessories

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A mask designed to shield activists from airborne debris, gas attacks, and persecution has become a powerful symbol of Ukraine’s struggle for freedom of speech. Created by Ogilvy & Mather Düsseldorf and Ukraine in support of the Euromaidan Civic Sector protests, the bandana with the trompe l’oeil mouth are now an integral part of the ongoing demonstrations against the Kiev government. Stephen Vogel, chief creative director of Ogilvy & Mather in Germany, describes “Silent Scream” as a “simple and powerful weapon to create attention and give the people their voices back.”

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Laundry Additive Could Turn Clothes into Mobile Air Purifiers

Laundry Additive Could Turn Clothes into Mobile Air Purifiers

You don’t need to wear the world’s first air-purifying dress to breathe a little easier Catalytic Clothing’s Helen Storey and Tony Ryan are proposing a liquid laundry…

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Primark Shopper Finds Worker's "Cry From Help" Sewn Into Dress

Primark Shopper Finds Worker's "Cry From Help" Sewn Into Dress

A Primark shopper got more than she bargained after discovering a “cry for help” sewn into the lining of her cut-price dress. Rebecca Gallagher from Swansea, Wales, was…

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Nokia's Wireless Charging Trousers Power Up Your Phone on the Go

Nokia's Wireless Charging Trousers Power Up Your Phone on the Go

Nokia, in collaboration with British designer A. Sauvage, just dreamed up a pair of wireless charging trousers that will juice up your phone when it’s in one of the pockets. The…

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This 3D-Printed Bustier Turns Transparent Every Time You Tweet

This 3D-Printed Bustier Turns Transparent Every Time You Tweet

What if every time you revealed personal information about yourself, a piece of your clothing was torn off, so that the more your share, the more you are exposed? That’s the…

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New Jersey Passes Historic Bill to Ban Sale of Elephant Ivory, Rhino Horn

New Jersey Passes Historic Bill to Ban Sale of Elephant Ivory, Rhino Horn

Photo by Shutterstock This week, New Jersey’s legislature took a brave step against elephant poaching, by passing a bill that eliminates the trade in ivory and rhinoceros horn.…

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10 Embroidered "Game of Thrones" Costumes With Mind-Blowing Detail

10 Embroidered "Game of Thrones" Costumes With Mind-Blowing Detail

DAENERYS TARGARYEN The Mother of Dragons’s (Emilia Clark) signature blue dress features textured smocking stitch, embellished with Italian tubular mesh wire, designed to evoke…

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How Ethical Are Your Favorite Fast-Fashion Brands?

How Ethical Are Your Favorite Fast-Fashion Brands?

Photo by Shutterstock Not all fast-fashion labels are created equal, according to a new report by Ethical Consumer. The U.K. magazine tapped a variety of publicly available data,…

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LAST CHANCE: Win a 3-Month Subscription to Vaute's Vegan T-shirt Club (Worth $192!)

LAST CHANCE: Win a 3-Month Subscription to Vaute's Vegan T-shirt Club (Worth $192!)

Love receiving surprises in the mail? Vaute wants to send them. We’ve hooked up with Brooklyn’s preeminent vegan apparel brand to give away one three-month membership to its…

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Nike Fetes Garments Dyed Using Waterless "ColorDry" Technology

Nike Fetes Garments Dyed Using Waterless "ColorDry" Technology

Nike’s “ColorDry” technology is ready for its closeup. The waterless fabric-dyeing innovation, a collaboration between the sportswear giant and the Netherlands’s…

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