Mega Mega Projects Showroom Highlights Sustainable Jewelry Designers

by , 09/23/12   filed under: Eco-Friendly Jewelry, New York Fashion Week

 

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Nolcha Fashion Week Brings Green Designers to New York Fashion Week

by , 09/22/12   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion Shows, New York Fashion Week, Seasonal Collections, Spring/Summer 2013

 

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Diana Eng Turns Forgotten Deadstock Beads Into Gorgeous Glass Jewelry

by , 09/21/12   filed under: Eco-Friendly Accessories, Eco-Friendly Jewelry

 

Gwyneth Paltrow Designs Ethical Knitwear for Chinti and Parker

by , 09/21/12   filed under: Eco-Celebrities, Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News, Women's Eco-Fashion

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Goops, she did it again. After reinventing herself as a lifestyle guru and food expert, actress Gwyneth Paltrow is trying her hand at a new role: fashion designer. Following stylish collaborations with the likes of MiH Jeans, Melissa Odabash, and Rag & Bone, Paltrow has teamed up with British ethical label Chinti and Parker to create a pair of cashmere sweaters for her aspirational-newsletter-cum-ecommerce-site, Goop.

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Activists Stage Flash "Faint-Ins" at H&M, Gap to Protest Sweatshop Conditions

by , 09/21/12   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Worker Rights

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Swooning over fast fashion? The low prices aren’t the only thing making people feel light-headed. Dozens of human-rights activists are staging flash “faint-ins” at high-street retailers across Europe to illustrate the high incidence of mass fainting in Cambodia’s apparel factories. Protestors from the Clean Clothes Campaign, an alliance of organizations in 15 European countries dedicated to improving working conditions in the global garment and sportswear industries, collapsed on the floors of H&M, Gap, Levi’s, and Zara stores in London, Warsaw, Copenhagen, and Paris on Wednesday to highlight the effects of poverty pay, malnutrition, and unsafe workplace conditions endemic to the Southeast Asian nation.

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$100,000 Sari Wins Guinness World Record for Most Expensive

by , 09/20/12   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, The Big Idea

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In a ploy that screams excess is best, The Chennai Silks has created the world’s most expensive sari- costing a whopping $100,00! The traditional silk frock is decked with gold, diamonds, rubies and other precious gem stones, which are woven intricately throughout the garment. Rather than the traditional fabric pattern, the sari depicts of India’s master paintings by Raja Ravi Varma, called “Lady Musicians.”

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ILO Announces Plan to Boost Workplace Safety in Pakistani Factories, But is it Enough?

by , 09/20/12   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Worker Rights

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In the wake of a devastating inferno that claimed the lives of nearly 300 garment workers at a Pakistani apparel factory a week ago, the International Labour Organization has appealed for national action to avoid similar tragedies in the future. The United Nations agency pledged Monday to not only provide assistance to the families of the victims but also implement a plan to protect workers’ health and safety. The ILO’s call to action came just as it emerged that an industry-financed factory-monitoring group gave the apparel plant a clean bill of health just last month. On September 12, a fire swept through the Karachi facility, trapping hundreds behind locked exits and resulting in the deadliest industrial disaster in Pakistan’s 65-year history.

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EcoSalon, Textile Arts Center Host a Sustainable Fashion's Night Out

by , 09/20/12   filed under: Features, Green Designers, New York Fashion Week

 

Stella McCartney Introduces Biodegradable Soles for Fall/Winter 2012

by , 09/19/12   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Eco-Friendly Shoes, Fall/Winter 2012, Green Designers, Vegan Fashion, Women's Eco-Fashion

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Stella McCartney’s fall lineup of pumps and boots isn’t just kind to animals; it’s also gentle on the environment. First spotted on the Paris Fashion Week runways in February, the cruelty-free kicks feature soles made from Apinat, a biodegradable thermoplastic derived from natural—and renewable—raw materials. Each wedge of white provides a strong contrast to the faux-croc and pleather uppers, lending the shoes a sporty sneaker-pump vibe that should appeal to girly girls and tomboys alike.

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Central St. Martins Student Wins Estethica/Veolia Award for Best Upcycled Collection

Central St. Martins Student Wins Estethica/Veolia Award for Best Upcycled Collection

Last Tuesday, the British Fashion Council announced that out of 12 Central Saint Martins BA graduates, Liora Lasselle won the Estethica/Veolia Re-Source Competition for her innovative…

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15 Green Designers at Spring 2013 London Fashion Week's Estethica Showcase

15 Green Designers at Spring 2013 London Fashion Week's Estethica Showcase

HONEST BY Honest By, Estethica’s “special guest,” is the first completely fashion label to promote complete transparency in price and manufacturing, according to Bruno…

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Whole Foods is First National Retailer to Mandate Certification for All Organic Beauty Products

Whole Foods is First National Retailer to Mandate Certification for All Organic Beauty Products

Organic beauty lovers can breathe easy, thanks to Whole Foods. The mega eco-retailer is the first company to personally certify that all of their body care products are certified…

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Vivienne Westwood Wants a Climate Revolution at Spring 2013 London Fashion Week

Vivienne Westwood Wants a Climate Revolution at Spring 2013 London Fashion Week

VIVA LA REVOLUTION Westwood donned the same garb earlier this month at the Paralympics closing ceremony, where she unfurled a giant banner that proclaimed “Climate…

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Christopher Raeburn Takes Flight at Spring 2013 London Fashion Week

Christopher Raeburn Takes Flight at Spring 2013 London Fashion Week

Upcycling impresario Christopher Raeburn returned to London Fashion Week on Sunday with his Spring/Summer 2013 women’s collection—the second he’s dedicated to the fairer…

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Livia Firth Says Duchess Kate is Great for "Recycling" Her Looks

Livia Firth Says Duchess Kate is Great for "Recycling" Her Looks

“It’s important that women who get that kind of attention make a statement. For the press, it has been shocking, but for other women, it’s beautiful to know that celebrities…

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Could Virtual Avatars Replace Flesh-and-Blood Models in Online Retail?

Could Virtual Avatars Replace Flesh-and-Blood Models in Online Retail?

Your favorite online retailer soon will no longer need live models to sell you clothes over the interwebs. Digital models are the new hot workforce which is saving retailers a ton of…

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TS Designs Makes T-Shirts From North Carolina's First Commercially Grown Certified-Organic Cotton

TS Designs Makes T-Shirts From North Carolina's First Commercially Grown Certified-Organic Cotton

Photo by Shutterstock It’s taken years of plotting and planting, but Cotton of Carolinas is finally reaping the fruits of its labor: T-shirts spun with North Carolina’s…

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The Green Cut: Livia Firth Enlists A-List Designers to Create Movie-Inspired Eco-Fashion

The Green Cut: Livia Firth Enlists A-List Designers to Create Movie-Inspired Eco-Fashion

THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE An exhibit of the dresses, sponsored by American Express, will be on view at Somerset House for the duration of London Fashion Week. “Our eight designers…

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