Mosevic Makes Sunglasses From Recycled Denim Jeans

 

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Inspired by Mulan, Esther Lui's Upcycled Garments Embody Gentle Strength

 

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Matano is World's First Fair-Trade-Certified Sportswear Label

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Aarli: Upcycled Streetwear That Promotes Australia's Indigenous People

 

MuSkin: A Vegan "Leather" Made Entirely From Mushrooms

by , 06/20/16   filed under: Eco-Textiles, Fabrictionary

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MUSKIN \məsˈkin\

n. 1 a: A 100 percent biodegradable vegetal leather, extracted from mushroom caps and “tanned” using chemical-free methods. b: Resembles suede but is “much softer,” according to Italy-based textile manufacturer GradoZero Espace. c: Described as breathable, pliable, naturally water-repellant, and suitable for direct contact with human skin. d: Claims to stymie the proliferation of bacteria. 2: Easily shaped into myriad three-dimensional forms, including purses, watch straps, shoe insoles, and hats. 3: Similar to Myx, a Danish-made textile made by fusing commercial mushroom production waste with hemp or linen fibers to create a durable yet flexible matrix.

 

How to be a Conscious Fashion Consumer: Advice From the Experts

by , 06/17/16   filed under: Features

conscious consumption, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, overconsumption, materialism

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Contrary to what Gwyneth Paltrow might have you think, you don’t need a bank account the size of Gringotts to be a conscious consumer. When it comes to cultivating a more mindful closet, less, as they say, is more. Don’t believe us? Check with the experts. Here’s the best advice we’ve heard from some of the people who know best, from legendary British designer Vivienne Westwood to the head of the Catholic Church.

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Can Fashion and Sustainability Coexist?

by , 06/17/16   filed under: Video

Clara Vuletich, TEDxSydney, TED, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, videos

Fashion and sustainability, according to Clara Vuletich, are two fundamentally different things. “Fashion is sexy, addictive, exclusive, and very fast-moving,” began the Australia-based textile designer and sustainability strategist in her talk at TEDxSydney, an event that took place in March. “Sustainability, on the other hand, is about slowness, care, flourishing, and responsibility.” The “fast fashion” business model of high volumes and cheap quality, in particular, has turned the “make-do-and-menders” of generations past into passive consumers who associate material possessions with happiness. It’s a fantasy, of course, as Vuletich pointed out. Although most of us have four times the number of clothes in our closets than our parents did, we’re not necessarily any happier. Even less elated? The poorly treated workers who make many of those same clothes.

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Mods: Modular, Sustainable Footwear That Reduces Landfill Waste

by , 06/16/16   filed under: Eco-Friendly Shoes

 

AwaytoMars: A Crowdsourcing Platform That Lets Anyone Play Fashion Designer

by , 06/15/16   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Online Tools, Site Seeing

 

Michigan-Based Floral Designer Turns Succulents Into Living Jewelry

Michigan-Based Floral Designer Turns Succulents Into Living Jewelry

Susan McLeary is no ordinary floral designer. As principal of Passionflower in Anne Arbor, Mich., McLeary creates lush living jewelry from miniature succulents. Meant for short-term,…

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PACT Launches Organic, Fair-Trade Apparel Line at Target Stores

PACT Launches Organic, Fair-Trade Apparel Line at Target Stores

Sustainable apparel at Target? Your eyes don’t deceive you. America’s second-largest discount retailer—after Walmart, of course—has inked a deal with PACT to launch a…

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Norton Point Makes Sunglasses From Upcycled Ocean Plastic

Norton Point Makes Sunglasses From Upcycled Ocean Plastic

Norton Point wants you to “sea” ocean pollution a little differently. Based in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., the burgeoning eyewear company has created a line of…

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Marks & Spencer Publishes Interactive Supply-Chain Map

Marks & Spencer Publishes Interactive Supply-Chain Map

Marks & Spencer has published an interactive map that reveals for the first time 690 of the British department store’s clothing and home-goods suppliers. The online tool…

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Watch "Living Wage Now," a Documentary About the Struggles of Asian Garment Workers

Watch "Living Wage Now," a Documentary About the Struggles of Asian Garment Workers

You won’t find any easy answers in Living Wage Now. Indeed it’s the issues it poses that makes the 32-minute documentary essential viewing. Produced by the Asia Floor Wage…

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World's Leading Brands Score Poorly on Use of Sustainable Cotton

World's Leading Brands Score Poorly on Use of Sustainable Cotton

Photo by Wikimedia Commons Organic cotton. Better cotton. Fair-trade cotton. Recycled cotton. Cotton made in Africa. You’d think with all the labels and initiatives brands like to…

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How Can We Create a More Transparent Fashion Industry?

How Can We Create a More Transparent Fashion Industry?

Transparency enables brands and retailers to know their supply chain, engage with their suppliers, and improve the environmental and social impacts associated with the production of…

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Wool and the Gang Launches Yarn Made From Upcycled Denim

Wool and the Gang Launches Yarn Made From Upcycled Denim

DENIM DARLING “At Wool and the Gang, our ultimate aim is to produce the best yarns out there, while always sourcing with care and so we are always on the lookout for upcycling or…

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Turkey Sweatshop Allegedly Using Syrian Children to Make ISIS Uniforms

Turkey Sweatshop Allegedly Using Syrian Children to Make ISIS Uniforms

Photos by Jodi Hilton for the Daily Mail At least one sweatshop in Turkey is hiring Syrian refugee children to make camouflage uniforms for military groups such as Islamic State and…

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