Cri de Coeur, 7 for All Mankind Collaborate on Vegan Cross-Body Bag

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Cri de Coeur and 7 for All Mankind aren’t names you typically utter in the same sentence. A chance encounter between the vegan accessories label and the Los Angeles denim-maker, however, revealed more in common than not. The two brands sealed their relationship in the only way the fashion industry knows how: a double-barreled collaboration in the form of a vegan cross-body bag. Slated to drop in 7 For all Mankind flagship stores mid-October, the classically styled carryall—the tassel is a nice touch—consists of ethically sourced, high-quality Italian faux leather and other nontoxic materials. The best part? It’ll cost less than $100, a conscious decision by both brands to keep the item within reach.

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Levi's Launches New "Waste<Less" Jeans Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

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The original blue-jean company is making efforts to turn its iconic garment green. On Tuesday, Levi Strauss announced the launch of “Waste<Less,” an upcoming collection of denim that incorporates post-consumer waste, specifically plastic bottles and food trays. Set to debut in January, the line of skinny jeans, straight-fit jeans, and trucker jackets will comprise a minimum of 20 percent recycled content, or the equivalent of eight 12- to 20-ounce bottles per jean. The entire collection is expected to utilize over 3.5 million recycled bottles, according to Levi’s.

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Vote for the Winner of EcoChic Design Award at Shanghai Fashion Week!

by , 10/18/12   filed under: Events

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Ecouterre is the official media sponsor of the 2012 EcoChic Design Award.

Vote for the 2012 recipient of China’s EcoChic Design Award! Redress, the Hong Kong-based nonprofit behind the event, wants to know which emerging eco-designer you think has the power to change China’s fashion industry from the inside out. But act fast: You only have until October 20 to meet the designers and cast a vote for your favorite. The finalist with the highest number of votes will be crowned the winner at the “Grand Final Fashion Show” at Shanghai Fashion Week later this month. The award includes the opportunity to create and market a sustainable fashion line, a one-year Premium membership to Source4Style’s textile library, and a three-day, all-expenses-paid trip to John Hardy’s eco-friendly production facilities in Bali. Plus, 10 random voters will receive John Hardy jewelry for participating.

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ECOCHIC CHINA DESIGNER >

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FairEnds Turns Deadstock Prints From Ghana Into Colorful Baseball Caps

by , 10/17/12   filed under: Eco-Friendly Accessories

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Hats off to FairEnds for designing a baseball cap that thinks outside of the diamond. Made in Montana in a bevy of unconventional prints, including polka dots and engineer stripes, each noggin-topper features the company’s heavy-duty five-panel construction and wide shallow brim. Our favorite of the lot? A series of one-of-a-kind hats derived from deadstock Ghanian wax-print fabric. Due to the nature of the material, quantities are limited, so move fast or prepare to strike out.

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Chanel Saves One of Scotland's Oldest Cashmere Mils From Shuttering

by , 10/17/12   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News

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Chanel saved nearly 200 jobs in the Scottish Borders on Wednesday when the fashion house announced its acquisition of Barrie Knitwear, one of Scotland’s oldest cashmere-makers. The Hawick-based mill, which has produced Chanel’s cashmere knitwear for a quarter of a decade, was in danger of shuttering after its parent company, 140-year-old textiles conglomerate Dawson International, went into administration earlier this year due to pension liabilities. The sale secures the jobs of all 176 employees and “safeguards a historic brand known for the manufacture of high-quality cashmere for some of the world’s most prestigious couture houses,” according to Bruno Pavlovsky, Chanel’s fashion president, who adds that the firm’s current management will stay in place and uphold all existing contracts without exclusivity.

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Join Pants to Poverty's "Bonk of Pants," Earn Cash Interest, Ethical Undies

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Manufacture NY: A Fashion Incubator That Champions Local Manufacturing

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Much Textile Waste Does Halloween Create Each Year?

by , 10/16/12   filed under: Eco-Fashion News

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More than 170 million Americans will celebrate Halloween this year by decking their yards, their bodies, and even their pets in spooky paraphernalia, according to USAgain, a clothing-recycling firm based in Chicago. The hair-raising part? Nearly 85 percent of those textiles are doomed to a grisly end: the landfill. Click below the fold for the spine-chilling statistics and learn how you can scare up a greener ‘ween with a few simple tips.

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What Possessed Tom Ford to Design a $1,660 Purse Made of Skunk Fur?

What Possessed Tom Ford to Design a $1,660 Purse Made of Skunk Fur?

Tom Ford’s latest handbag really stinks, and we don’t mean that in just the figurative sense. Clad in the carcass of a hapless skunk, the furry black-and-white number…

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Cancer-Detecting Smart Bra Could Soon Surpass Mammograms in Accuracy

Cancer-Detecting Smart Bra Could Soon Surpass Mammograms in Accuracy

We all expect our bras to work miracles, but can they also monitor our breasts for signs of cancer? A new breed of over-the-shoulder boulder-holder claims to do precisely that.…

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ReFleece Upcycles Patagonia Jackets Into Eco-Friendly iPad, Kindle Cases

ReFleece Upcycles Patagonia Jackets Into Eco-Friendly iPad, Kindle Cases

Where some see a worn-out sweater destined for the dumpster, ReFleece founders Sam Palmer and Jennifer Feller see an excellent way to keep your electronics free from dust and scratches.…

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Fund "Dirty White Gold," a Film That Exposes Cotton Farming's Dark Side

Fund "Dirty White Gold," a Film That Exposes Cotton Farming's Dark Side

Photo by Shutterstock Journalist Leah Borromeo’s documentary-in-the-making, “The Cotton Film: Dirty White Gold,” follows the life of cotton from seed to store, tracing who it…

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Bottega Veneta Goes Vegan With Purses Made From Japanese Washi Paper

Bottega Veneta Goes Vegan With Purses Made From Japanese Washi Paper

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Bottega Veneta, an Italian luxury house best known for its leather goods, is challenging its status quo by launching a line of…

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Vaute Couture's Vegan Coats Combine Elegance, Whimsy for Fall 2012

Vaute Couture's Vegan Coats Combine Elegance, Whimsy for Fall 2012

VOTE VEGAN Constructed in New York City, where Hilgart is now based, the critter-friendly toppers are as warm as they are “super crazy soft,” according to the designer.…

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Matt Bernson Repurposes EDUN's African Textiles Into Camo-Print Shoes

Matt Bernson Repurposes EDUN's African Textiles Into Camo-Print Shoes

A good find is a terrible thing to waste. Thank the fashion gods, then, that EDUN didn’t chuck its leftover Spring/Summer 2013 fabrics into the trash heap. Instead, the socially…

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"Downton Abbey Effect" Sees Uptick in Sales of U.K.-Made Lucile Lingerie

"Downton Abbey Effect" Sees Uptick in Sales of U.K.-Made Lucile Lingerie

DOWNTON EFFECT Unlike the fictional Crawleys, Lucile is part of British history. Founded by Belle Epoque “It” girl Lady Lucy Duff Gordon over a decade before the doomed…

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Sole Footwear Finds New Use for Millions of Old Wine Corks

Sole Footwear Finds New Use for Millions of Old Wine Corks

If you are in the market for new  footwear, do your part in adding to the material chain of custody by sipping on a bottle of your favorite vintage! In a partnership with ReCork, a…

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