M. Patmos, Club Monaco Collaborate on U.S.A.-Made Cashmere Collection

 

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Nicole Dextras Turns Foliage Into Compostable "Little Green Dresses"

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"Sex and the City's" Kristin Davis: "Ivory is Basically a Blood Diamond"

by , 10/04/12   filed under: Animal Cruelty, Eco-Celebrities

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Kristin Davis isn’t just saying no to ivory, she’s taken to calling it the “new blood diamond.” The actress, best known for playing Charlotte Goldenblatt (née York) on HBO’s Sex and the City, became the very public face of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust on Friday when she hosted a black-tie dinner in London to fete the charity’s new anti-ivory campaign. The story of how she came to be involved in wildlife conservation is worthy of its own television special. Davis was holidaying in Kenya in 2010 when a Masaai elder waved down her truck to solicit help in locating a lost baby elephant.

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Julia Skergeth Turns Heads (And Heels) With Stilettos Made With Rice

by , 10/04/12   filed under: Eco-Friendly Shoes, London Fashion Week

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Just call Julia Skergeth a designer who goes against the grain. The Kingston University student turned the traditional stiletto on its head, after all, when she built a vertiginous heel using little more than rice, silicone, and bio-resin. Already, the towering footwear is turning heads—and heels. Unveiled during London Fashion Week in September, the concept won Skergeth at the prestigious Vauxhall Fashion Scout showcase—not bad for someone only in the first year of her postgraduate studies.

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Michelle Lowe-Holder Turns Fashion Industry Castoffs Into Dramatic Jewelry

by , 10/03/12   filed under: Eco-Friendly Jewelry, Green Designers

 

"Rumplestiltskin" Bacteria Digests Toxic Liquid, Poops 24-Karat Gold

by , 10/03/12   filed under: Wearable Technology

 

Chanel Lines Runway With Wind Turbines, Solar Panels at Spring 2013 Paris Fashion Week

by , 10/03/12   filed under: Paris Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2013

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Karl Lagerfeld might have renewable energy on the brain. (Or not. It’s hard to tell with a man who once shipped a 265-ton iceberg from Sweden as a runway centerpiece.) For his Spring/Summer 2013 show on Tuesday, the Chanel chief was all about le spectacle, filling the cavernous hall of the Grand Palais in Paris with towering wind turbines and a tiled catwalk that evoked the appearance of solar panels. But was it a political statement? “I started to sketch in St. Tropez over the summer and it was so hot I wanted some fresh air,” Lagerfeld told reporters afterwards. Translation: non.

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Hoyan Ip Turns Food Waste Into Buttons, Buckles, Other "Bio-Trimmings"

by , 10/02/12   filed under: Eco-Friendly Accessories

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Waste not, want not: that’s the philosophy Hoyan Ip, a London-based designer, subscribes to. Her latest collection, dubbed “Bio-trimmings,” is a selection of buttons and buckles derived from food waste. Even the production off-cuts are put to good use. Instead of tossing them into the trash, Ip turns leftover bits into sequin-like embellishments. “This is an innovative forward-fashion idea to replace standard metal and plastic trims that are not only expensive to make but [also] have environmental impacts,” she tells Ecouterre.

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1:Face: A Watch That Feeds a Child, Quenches a Thirst, Finds a Cure

 

Did Céline Skin the Cast of Sesame Street to Make Furry Shoes?

Did Céline Skin the Cast of Sesame Street to Make Furry Shoes?

Phoebe Philo, who had her third child in April, definitely knows the way to Sesame Street. How else do you explain the fur-clad pumps and pool sandals at Céline’s Spring/Summer…

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Woolrich Collaborates With Seabags, Timbuk2 on U.S.A.-Made Carryalls

Woolrich Collaborates With Seabags, Timbuk2 on U.S.A.-Made Carryalls

Looks like Woolrich is giving Pendleton a run for its money with not one but two made-in-America collaborations in the hopper. The venerable outdoors-apparel label has teamed up with…

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P³i Design Lab Innovates Smart Textiles That Heal Wounds, Signal Seizures

P³i Design Lab Innovates Smart Textiles That Heal Wounds, Signal Seizures

Researchers in the United Kingdom are developing a new breed of smart garments poised to change the way we interact with our bodies. The recently inaugurated P³i research group at…

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Converse, Missoni Recycle Deadstock Fabrics Into One-of-a-Kind Sneakers

Converse, Missoni Recycle Deadstock Fabrics Into One-of-a-Kind Sneakers

CONVERSE x MISSONI ARCHIVE Gary Card, a London-based set designer and illustrator, borrowed cues from the collection’s “star chevron” logo to create his oversized shoe…

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Cornell University Ends Clothing Deal With Adidas Over Labor Rights

Cornell University Ends Clothing Deal With Adidas Over Labor Rights

As questions continue to surface about Adidas’s treatment of factory workers overseas, Cornell University has become the first U.S. university in history to sever business ties…

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Kelly Osbourne Doesn't Regret Her $250,000 Diamond Manicure

Kelly Osbourne Doesn't Regret Her $250,000 Diamond Manicure

We know celebs are constantly bashed for their over-the-top extravagance, but we never thought it would be over finger nails! Kelly Osbourne’s $250,000 manicure for the Emmys has been…

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10 Biggest Excuses For Not Paying a Living Wage (And Why They Suck)

10 Biggest Excuses For Not Paying a Living Wage (And Why They Suck)

1. CALCULATING FAIR AND BALANCED WAGE IS IMPOSSIBLE From the workers’ perspective, there is little sense in this argument. The problem of low wages is obvious to workers and many…

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Adidas by Stella McCartney Debuts Water-Saving "DryDye" T-Shirt

Adidas by Stella McCartney Debuts Water-Saving "DryDye" T-Shirt

Stella McCartney is dipping her hands into waterless dyeing. The British designer, who has a longstanding partnership with Adidas, has created a new T-shirt as part of sportswear…

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Intruder-Detecting Smart "Curtains" Could Replace Your Anti-Theft System

Intruder-Detecting Smart "Curtains" Could Replace Your Anti-Theft System

Photo by Shutterstock A swathe of woven fabric could soon give pricey anti-burglary systems a run for their money. Don’t be fooled by its nondescript appearance, however.…

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