Hundreds of Cosmetics Companies Fulfill Compact for Safe Cosmetics

by , 12/02/11   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Eco-Friendly Beauty

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Finally, some good news to report! The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics announced Wednesday that 321 personal-care companies, from mom-and-pop operations to some of the largest names in the industry, have met the goals of the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, a voluntary pledge to not only eliminate chemicals banned by health agencies outside the United States but also fully disclose the ingredients in their products. “These companies have truly broken the mold,” says Janet Nudelman, program director of the Breast Cancer Fund, a founding member of the campaign. “They are leading the cosmetics industry toward safety, showing it’s possible to make products with full transparency and without using hazardous chemicals.”

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JoannaJohn Turns Vintage Dowry Quilts Into Vibrant Reversible Jackets

by , 12/02/11   filed under: Eco-Friendly Outerwear, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion, Women's Eco-Fashion

 

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Save $5 on Select John Bartlett "Tiny Tim" Vegan Sweaters—Today Only!

by , 12/02/11   filed under: Eco-Fashion Sales, Men's Eco-Fashion, Women's Eco-Fashion

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If you’re looking for a gift that will have your favorite dog-lover howling with delight, may we suggest this delightfully season-appropriate heather plum thermal by John Bartlett? It’s made of a blend of organic cotton, recycled polyester, and rayon for the NYC label’s Tiny Tim Rescue Fund, which means that 10 percent of each sale will go to rescuing dogs from high-kill shelters and placing them in forever homes. And if you need another reason to give one of these cozy tops —or snag one for yourself—Ecouterre readers can save $5 on any “Tiny Tim” Cyber Week purchase for today only. All you need to do is enter code BF27 in your cart when you’re done shopping.

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Steal Livia Firth's Eco-Style With Her Reclaim-to-Wear Line for Yooxygen

by , 12/02/11   filed under: Eco-Celebrities, Eco-Friendly Dresses, Featured, Livia Firth, Women's Eco-Fashion

 

Laplam: A Recycled Plastic That Resembles Oversized Bubble Wrap

by , 12/01/11   filed under: Eco-Textiles, Fabrictionary

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LAPLAM \lä pläm\

n 1 a: A new material made from air-infused layers plastic—60 to 80 percent of which is recycled—with an appearance reminiscent of bubble wrap. b: Developed by a lab research team at Italian packaging manufacturer Tecnopack. c: Available in a range of saturated colors, the material is commonly used for furniture and women’s fashion accessories. d: Under the direction of Fabrizio Fattori, Laplam has been used for couture handbags, known as “Big Bubble Bags,” that are wildly popular in Italy’s metropolitan areas.

 

VIDEO: The "Mesh" Dress is a Living, Growing, Wearable Garden

by , 12/01/11   filed under: Eco-Art, Eco-Friendly Dresses

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No space for a garden? Ali Seçkin Karayol and Mette Lyckegaard’s “Mesh” dress doesn’t just anchor seeds for planting, but it also composts kitchen scraps to nourish them. The result is a portable, wearable garden that changes color and form with each passing day. More than that, however, it’s a critique on the growing estrangement between urban dwellers and nature. “Our aim was to create a beautiful symbiosis between nature and citizens,” according to the Karayol, who developed the concept with Lyckegaard for the Performative Design course at the Copenhagen Institute of Interactive Design. “It should be seen as citizens’ opportunity to give back to nature and to immerse themselves in it by wearing their own small ecosystem.”

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Lexus Fashion Workshop Turns Recyclable Hybrid Parts Into Haute Couture

by , 12/01/11   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Eco-Friendly Accessories, Green Designers, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion, Women's Eco-Fashion

 

Announcing the 2011 Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide!

by , 12/01/11   filed under: Green Gift Guide

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Deck the halls a more verdant hue this holiday season with more than 200 eco-friendly gift suggestions from our parent site, Inhabitat. From ethically handcrafted knits to socially conscious jewelry, our carefully curated gift guide will have something for everyone.

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Fancy Wearing a Dress Made From 100,000 Dressmaker's Needles?

by , 11/30/11   filed under: Eco-Art, Eco-Friendly Dresses

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You haven’t really suffered for fashion until you’ve donned Susie MacMurray’s “Widow,” a gown hewn from black Napa leather and more than 94 pounds of adamantine dressmaker pins. Now on view at the Victoria & Albert Museum’s “Power of Making” exhibit in London, the prickly garment translates the grief of lost love into a shroud that inflicts physical pain and repels human contact and sympathy. Widow is the fourth in a series of garment sculptures that explore concepts of female identity—pins have strong associations with so-called “women’s work”—and vulnerability. Look if you will, but touch at your own peril.

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"Terminator"-Like Contact Lens Lets You Read Emails Before Your Eyes

"Terminator"-Like Contact Lens Lets You Read Emails Before Your Eyes

Live data that streams directly before your eyes à la The Terminator sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but researchers are thisclose to making it a reality. In a study…

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14 Eco-Chic Holiday Gifts That Give Back

14 Eco-Chic Holiday Gifts That Give Back

FIT TO BE TIED Following the path forged by the likes of TOMS and FEED Projects comes FIGS, a hand-tailored line of neckties and bow ties that funds school uniforms in Africa with every…

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Community Collection: A Shopping Site That Matches Fashion Designers With Charitable Causes

Community Collection: A Shopping Site That Matches Fashion Designers With Charitable Causes

Make that guilty splurge count for something by shopping at Community Collection, a new online marketplace that pairs fashion and accessory labels with do-gooding nonprofits of their…

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Slash-Resistant Clothing Protects Taxi Drivers From Violent Knife Attacks

Slash-Resistant Clothing Protects Taxi Drivers From Violent Knife Attacks

Following a spate of violent knife attacks on taxi drivers in the United Kingdom, United States, and Australia, protective-apparel firm PPSS Group has developed a range of…

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Dame Vivienne Westwood Pledges £1 Million to Tackle Climate Change

Dame Vivienne Westwood Pledges £1 Million to Tackle Climate Change

Dame Vivienne Westwood has never been one to shy away from a sound byte, but the doyenne of British fashion is finally putting her money where her mouth is. After voicing frustration…

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Matt & Nat's Vegan Bags Are 60% off at Ethical Ocean Until Tonight!

Matt & Nat's Vegan Bags Are 60% off at Ethical Ocean Until Tonight!

The Faithless, on sale for $95 (originally $245) We’re not usually ones to give into Black Friday deal madness, but we couldn’t help but share an amazing discount we just…

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14 Eco-Chic Gifts $25 and Under That Don’t Look Cheap

14 Eco-Chic Gifts $25 and Under That Don’t Look Cheap

PUT A RING ON IT For a knuckle-buster with serious flair, pile on The Andean Collection’s “Mesa” ring, which features a geometric plateau derived from sustainably…

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14 Eco-Chic Vegan Accessories for Holiday Giving

14 Eco-Chic Vegan Accessories for Holiday Giving

TWO OF A KIND Some things just go better together, like Funchi’s glove-and-headband combo. Each set is knit from 100 percent certified-organic cotton, with a seamless…

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