Gucci's "GG Flag" Collection Benefits UNICEF Education Programs

by , 08/02/12   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News, Eco-Friendly Bags, Fashion Philanthropy, Featured

 

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Hellen van Rees Turns Scrap Yarn Into Chanel-Inspired Wearable Sculptures

by , 08/02/12   filed under: Eco-Friendly Dresses, Featured, Green Designers, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion, Women's Eco-Fashion

 

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From Somewhere Upcycles Speedo's Olympic Swimsuits Into "Unity" Gown

by , 08/02/12   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News, Eco-Friendly Dresses, Featured, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion, Women's Eco-Fashion

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If there’s one event that makes you feel one with the world, it’s the Olympics. From Somewhere obviously caught the spirit. The British fashion label partnered with Speedo to create a “Unity” dress that combines the team colors of the United States, Great Britain, Australia, Germany, Spain, Japan, Canada, the Netherlands, and Israel. Derived from offcuts of Speedo’s barracuda-inspired Fastskin3 swimsuits, the upcycled gown is only the latest in an ongoing collaboration between the two companies to combine the elegance of formalwear with the utility of sportswear.

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Adidas Launches Water-Saving "DryDye" Range of T-Shirts

by , 08/01/12   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News, Featured

 

VIDEO: Amazing Lego Mechanical Loom Weaves Actual Fabric

by , 08/01/12   filed under: DIY Eco-Fashion, Eco-Fashion News, Featured

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An expert Lego Technic builder, Nicolas Lespour has turned what many consider child’s play into a full-fledged career. Latest among his toys? An automated mechanical loom that weaves fabric from multiple bobbins of colored yarn. Presented on Monday at Fana’Briques 2012, a convention Lego enthusiasts organize annually in Rosheim, France, Lespour’s invention comprises 20,000 individual Lego components, including a fly-shuttle mechanism that delivers the weft into the warp with little human intervention.

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Crafty Bride Hand-Knits Her Wedding Gown for Less Than £200

by , 07/31/12   filed under: DIY Eco-Fashion, Eco-Fashion News, Eco-Friendly Weddings, Featured

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For bride-to-be Lydia Tayler, hunting down the perfect wedding dress took no time at all. Putting it together, however, was a different matter. The owner of a yarn store in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, Tayler spent four months knitting the 100,000 stitches that made up the intricate lace sheath. “Knitting is a huge part of my life and I always knew I would want it to form some part of our wedding,” Tayler told the Daily Mail. “The dress is the hardest, and most important, garment I have ever made but I’m so glad I did it.”

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Biometric Shoe Identifies Individuals by the Way They Walk

by , 07/31/12   filed under: Eco-Friendly Shoes, Featured, Wearable Technology

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Forget fingerprinting, voice recognition, or even retinal scans. Access to high-security areas could soon hinge on the way you strut. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s new Pedo-Biometrics Lab are working to perfect a shoe insert that can help monitor access to nuclear power plants, military bases, and other critical infrastructure. Everyone has unique feet—and unique ways of walking. By using sensors to measure foot pressure and gait, the bio-sole’s microcomputer can compare patterns of movement with existing records. If the patterns line up, the insole becomes dormant. If they don’t, it sets off a wireless alarm.

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9 Edible Fashions Inspired by the Culinary Arts

by , 07/31/12   filed under: Featured, Features

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Food and fashion may seem like unlikely bedfellows but a new generation of designers are trading in their cutting tables for stovetops. Welcome to the intersection of haute couture and haute cuisine, part of a brave new world where clothing can be made without cloth and textiles are, quite literally, good enough to eat.

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Cortina: A "Cradle to Cradle" Solar Fabric Made From Recyclable Polyester

by , 07/30/12   filed under: Eco-Textiles, Fabrictionary

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n 1 a: A Cradle to Cradle-certified solar-protection textile used primarily for window shades. b: Made by Mermet from 100 percent PVC-free, recyclable polyester. c: Has a 5 percent openness factor with a woven pattern that resembles tree bark. (Its counterpart, Siena, has a 7 percent openness factor.) d: Eligible for credits from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification program. e: Meets fire-safety and clean-air standards in schools.

 

Are the Days of New York City's Historic Garment District Numbered?

Are the Days of New York City's Historic Garment District Numbered?

Photo by Shutterstock Once the global epicenter of American manufacturing, New York City’s historic Garment District is little more than a relic of a bygone era. In its heyday in…

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Show Your Olympic Spirit With Global Goods' Recycled Wire Earrings

Show Your Olympic Spirit With Global Goods' Recycled Wire Earrings

Ring in the Olympics with Global Goods’ two-tone wire-wrapped earrings. Fairly handmade by women Zulu artisans in South Africa from recycled wire, each pair comes in your choice…

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Chinese Maker of U.S. Olympic Uniforms Disparages American Manufacturing

Chinese Maker of U.S. Olympic Uniforms Disparages American Manufacturing

Photos by Reuters Li Guilian, owner of the Chinese clothing company that manufactured the U.S. Olympic uniforms for Ralph Lauren, is at once bemused and dismayed by the outrage many…

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Team U.S.A's Olympic Uniform Controversy: A Complete Timeline

Team U.S.A's Olympic Uniform Controversy: A Complete Timeline

As Ralph Lauren’s controversial Team U.S.A uniforms make their first public appearance at the Olympic opening ceremony in London, a timeline of the brouhaha. July 10: Ralph…

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N-Product Turns Discarded Shipping Boxes Into Durable Cardboard Jewelry

N-Product Turns Discarded Shipping Boxes Into Durable Cardboard Jewelry

Dominic Coballe of N-Product wanted to do more with the shipping boxes that dropped into his office every week. Instead of consigning them to the recycling bin, the Canadian designer…

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Leslie Oschmann Recycles Vintage Oil Paintings Into One-of-a-Kind Bags

Leslie Oschmann Recycles Vintage Oil Paintings Into One-of-a-Kind Bags

MOVING GALLERY Each one-of-a-kind carryall, Oschmann says, tells a story with its distinctive patterns of age and wear. “I suppose there is an argument for critics who think I am…

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Lab-Grown Mother of Pearl Paves the Way for Tough, Inexpensive Coatings

Lab-Grown Mother of Pearl Paves the Way for Tough, Inexpensive Coatings

Photo by Shutterstock Scientists from the University of Cambridge have recreated mother of pearl for the first time. Also known as nacre, the material is responsible for the iridescent…

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Sustainable Apparel Coalition Launches "Higg Index" to Rate Green Apparel

Sustainable Apparel Coalition Launches "Higg Index" to Rate Green Apparel

Photo by Shutterstock Make way for the “Higg Index,” a new open-source tool for measuring apparel and footwear sustainability across the industry value chain. Developed by…

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Harvard Scientists to Build Endurance-Prolonging Smart Suit for DARPA

Harvard Scientists to Build Endurance-Prolonging Smart Suit for DARPA

Is this what they have in mind? It may not quite be the Batsuit, but Harvard engineers are working on a “novel wearable system” that could prolong the physical endurance of…

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