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Help Daisy & Elizabeth Launch Its Line of Sexy Eco-Conscious Lingerie

by , 08/17/11   filed under: Eco-Friendly Underwear, Spring/Summer 2012, Women's Eco-Fashion

 

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Gucci Goes Leather-Free With Patent Rubber Men's Moccasin

by , 08/16/11   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Shoes, Men's Eco-Fashion, Vegan Fashion

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Gucci may be known for luxe textiles and flashy cuts, but the Italian fashion house’s latest offering negotiates waterlogged sidewalks as well as it does the catwalk. The patent rubber moc, a modern update of the company’s classic bit loafer, eschews leather in favor of durable (and vegan!) rubber, making it the perfect shoe to pull on once summer flies the coop and the weather turns sour. It’s available now in a burnished midnight blue or a Wellie-esque hunter green—just what the weatherman ordered to go singing in the rain.

+ Moccasins Avec Mors €195

+ Gucci

[Via The Discerning Brute]

 

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Amy Congdon's "Biological Atelier" Explores Lab-Grown Bespoke Textiles

by , 08/16/11   filed under: Eco-Textiles, Featured

 

Mociun, Baggu Collaborate on Bauhaus-Inspired Reusable Bags

by , 08/15/11   filed under: Eco-Friendly Bags

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Be still our design-loving hearts! Brooklyn designer Caitlin Mociun has teamed up with the bag-makers at Baggu on a line of super-modern, limited-edition totes. With the average consumer piling up 500 plastic bags in a year, we could all cut back on the polluting disposables. Not that you have to settle for a boring old sack, of course. Mociun’s Bauhaus-inspired graphics spice up these uber-durable, super-compact bolsas, so they’ll look good whether they’re stuffed to the brim with farmers’ market goodies or plied with thrift-store booty.

+ Mociun x Baggu $10-$14

+ Baggu

 

Esprit, Royal College of Art Collaborate on Eco-Fashion Collection

by , 08/15/11   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News, Women's Eco-Fashion

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Now in its fourth decade, Esprit is ripe for reinvention. The international apparel label, which Susie Buell and Doug Tompkins began in 1968 from the back of a Volkswagen minibus in San Francisco, asked graduating students at London’s prestigious Royal College of Art to create a capsule collection for Autumn/Winter 2011. The creative brief: “Can fashion be sustainable?” Out of 22 participating students, only three were chosen as winners. Victoria Hill used oversized needles to knit unspun, undyed merino wool into ultra-chunky sweaters with bobbles the size of golf balls. Gothenburg-raised Amélie Marciasini, inspired by the bold colors in Esprit’s archives, dip-dyed mohair and denim fabrics in acid colors like burnt orange and fluorescent pink. And Katie Hildebrand, who has a yen for technical textiles, produced fluid shirtdresses and semi-sheer palazzo pants in digitally printed silk chiffon and georgette.

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6 Ways Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Can Boost British Ethical Fashion

by , 08/15/11   filed under: Eco-Celebrities, Featured, Features

 

PACT's New T-shirts, Slow Fragrance, Fashion's World-Saving Strategy

by , 08/14/11   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Site Seeing

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Change may start with your underwear, but PACT now wants you to put on something good with its new line of tanks, V-necks, and crew-necks, made from a blend of organic cotton and Modal. (Email)

Slow fashion? Try slow fragrance. (Financial Times)

At Farm Aid’s annual benefit concert on Saturday, Anvil Knitwear set up an interactive “TrackMyT” station so participants could trace the origin of their T-shirts. (Anvil Knitwear)

Park & Bond, Gilt Groupe’s new online destination for the well-dressed gent, will be using Fits.me’s shape-changing mannequins to simulate hundreds of body shapes. (Fibre2Fashion)

Fashion isn’t all gloom and doom. The Guardian tallies 10 ways ethical fashion can be a force for good. (Guardian)

 

Get Actress Frieda Pinto's Red Carpet Look, Naturally

by , 08/13/11   filed under: Eco-Beautiful With Lina Hanson, Eco-Friendly Beauty, Featured

 

AO Textiles, Debbi Little Turn Silk Remnants, Parachute Netting Into Stunning Camouflage Garments

by , 08/12/11   filed under: Eco-Friendly Dresses, Eco-Textiles, Featured, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nope, it’s a parachute. If you don’t believe us, ask British designer Debbi Little, who teamed up with AO textiles in London to create gorgeous pieces of “ecouture”—not a typo, that’s what AO calls their fabrics—by sewing silk remnants onto discarded Ministry of Defense parachute netting. Through the use of organic silk thread and haute-couture techniques, whimsical military-camouflage patterns spring to life on lighter-than-air fibers. Little and AO may have named their collaboration “Little AO,” but there’s nothing meager about their product.

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Russy Valenki Makes Luxury Sneakers From Vintage Italian Scarves

Russy Valenki Makes Luxury Sneakers From Vintage Italian Scarves

TIE ONE ON If you’ve never heard of a pavloposad shawl, don’t worry, we did a little research for you. The traditional foulards or scarves first popped up in the city of…

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Stick Your iPad Down Bernie Madoff's (Recycled) Pants

Stick Your iPad Down Bernie Madoff's (Recycled) Pants

If disgraced financier Bernie Madoff stole the shirt off your back, you may derive a sense of schadenfreude from sticking your iPad down his pants, which were auctioned off with the…

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Brave GentleMan Offers Organic-Cotton Ties for the Discerning Vegan

Brave GentleMan Offers Organic-Cotton Ties for the Discerning Vegan

For neckwear-lovers who want to cut the world’s sheep a much-needed break, Brave GentleMan’s new range of 100 percent vegan ties is is the boon you seek. Despite their…

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Snoozer Loser Offers Brightly Hand-Printed Linen Frocks in Natural Dyes

Snoozer Loser Offers Brightly Hand-Printed Linen Frocks in Natural Dyes

Fancy meets function this fall with Snoozer Loser’s charming lineup of dresses, tunics, and trapeze tops, which the New York label hand-screens on 100 percent eco-linen using…

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Electronic Stick-on Tattoos Track Body Functions Without Bulky Equipment

Electronic Stick-on Tattoos Track Body Functions Without Bulky Equipment

Temporary tattoos may soon be more than simple novelties. Equipped with ultrathin, self-adhesive electronics, an interim tramp stamp could also monitor heart rates, brain waves, and…

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Sonic Fabric Bag Made From Recycled Audio Tape Plays Music on Demand

Sonic Fabric Bag Made From Recycled Audio Tape Plays Music on Demand

For over a decade, interdisciplinary artist Alyce Santoro has spun recycled cassette tape into “audible textiles” that play back under a tape head. Woven on antique looms in…

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Can the World's Most Expensive Flip-Flops Save the Rainforest?

Can the World's Most Expensive Flip-Flops Save the Rainforest?

At $18,000, Chipkos’ latest pair of flip-flops must surely be the world’s most expensive. Hand-painted by Los Angeles contemporary artist David Palmer, the one-of-a-kind,…

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10 Ways to Green Facebook Chief Mark Zuckerberg's Wardrobe

10 Ways to Green Facebook Chief Mark Zuckerberg's Wardrobe

BLAZER OF GLORY Somewhere between Zuckerberg’s college-slacker uniform and Gordon Gecko’s slickly conservative power suit lies a happy medium that telegraphs “creative…

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Zara's Way: How Fast Fashion Snared Us With Low Prices, Quick Changes

Zara's Way: How Fast Fashion Snared Us With Low Prices, Quick Changes

Legend has it that when the first Zara store opened in Britain, on Regent Street in London, shoppers were a little mystified. The prices seemed high, and I’m told (perhaps…

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