Beyond Skin Launches Vegan-Friendly Bridal Shoes After Popular Demand

by , 03/28/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Shoes, Vegan Fashion

 

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Can One Emjoi Save Animals From Cruelty?

by , 03/28/14   filed under: Animal Cruelty

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Emjois—those tiny Japanese pictographs that function as word replacements in electronic messages—have become the most expedient way to express a thought or emotion through texting or Twitter. Now you can deploy them to save animals from cruelty, whether from factory farming, animal testing, or neglect. A new campaign from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, dubbed “Cruelty Beyond Words” is encouraging critter lovers to use their texting skills as tools for change. By texting a single heart emoji (or the word “HEART” on Android phones) to 7822, you’ll be signed up to receive the most urgent actions that animals in crisis need you to take, right on your phone.

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UC Davis Scientists Use Bacteria to Make Eco-Friendlier Artificial Scents

by , 03/27/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Eco-Friendly Beauty

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From perfumes to paints and artificial flavorings, most chemicals produced on an industrialized scale are derived from oil and gas. To bring commercial scents and tastes back to the realm of biology, University of California Davis scientists have engineered bacteria to create esters. These molecules are the basis for many of your favorite sensory experiences and are the backbone of an industry that grosses $20 billion annually.

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Google, Motorola Debut First "Android Wear"-Powered Smartwatch

by , 03/27/14   filed under: Wearable Technology

 

Adidas, Pharrell to Turn Ocean Plastic, Recycled Bottles Into Sneakers

by , 03/27/14   filed under: Eco-Celebrities, Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News, Retrend Alert, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

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G-Star Raw isn’t the only fashion firm clapping along to Pharrell Williams’s beat. The award-winning musician-songwriter-producer has inked a long-term deal with Adidas’s “Originals” brand to create a series of products set to launch this summer. In addition, the sportswear-maker is collaborating with Bionic Yarn, Williams’s eco-textile company, and Project Vortex to spin plastic debris from the oceans into yarn and fabric, both of which will be incorporated in several of the upcoming products.

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Gap, H&M, Levi's Named "World's Most Ethical" Apparel Companies

by , 03/26/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News

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Well, here’s a plot twist we didn’t see coming: H&M, Levi Strauss, and the Gap just made Ethisphere Institute’s “Most Ethical Companies” list for 2014. The third is the most surprising. This past January, the Public Eye Awards jury named Gap—which also owns the Old Navy, Banana Republic, Athleta, and Intermix brands—the worst corporation of 2013 for its “steadfast [refusal] to contribute to effective reforms in the textile industry.” One of the top purchasers of clothing in Bangladesh, the American retailer has frequently come under fire for its refusal to sign the legally binding Accord on Fire and Building Safety, choosing instead to align itself with an alternative plan, one that trade unions and labor advocates have largely denounced as a “corporate-controlled sham agreement.”

Which major apparel brand deserves the title of "World's Most Ethical Company"?

  • 12 Votes American Apparel
  • 18 Votes Eileen Fisher
  • 6 Votes Gap
  • 26 Votes H&M
  • 10 Votes Levi Strauss
  • 9 Votes Nike
  • 17 Votes Other (I'll tell you in the comments)
  • 152 Votes Patagonia
  • 9 Votes Puma
  • 7 Votes Timberland

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Eliza Bennett Embroiders Her Flesh as a Statement on "Women's Work"

by , 03/26/14   filed under: Eco-Art, Worker Rights

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Textile manipulation, embroidery, and ornamental decoration have long been seen as residing within the realm of the private feminine. Backbreaking and dirty manual labor is traditionally within the very public and often better compensated masculine arena. Artist Eliza Bennett brings mixes the delicate with the visceral in her piece, A Woman’s Work is Never Done. Using her own hand as a base, she stitches pastel colors into her flesh, accentuating the lines and callouses. Each painful line disavows the notion that a woman’s work is always easy, carefree, and frivolous.

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Beyoncé's "Rare Cobra" Jumpsuit Seized by European Customs in Transit

by , 03/25/14   filed under: Animal Cruelty, Eco-Fashion News

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Beyoncé wearing a Rubin Singer creation at the 2013 Superbowl halftime show.

Beyoncé sure loves her exotic animal skin. Page Six reports European customs seized a one-legged silvery cobra-skin jumpsuit, custom-made for the “Flawless” singer by New York couturier and “rare-skin specialist” Rubin Singer, just days before the opening of her “Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” in Lisbon on Wednesday. A flurry of paperwork has since paved its arrival, but was the fuss worth it? “So after she moves, gyrates, jumps or sweats in it, what happens to it subsequently?” muses columnist Cindy Adams. “After the One Big Night, she maybe doesn’t even wear the thing again. Few have desperate need for a one-legged shiny cobra jumpsuit. Maybe it’s hacked down to a onesie for Baby Blue Ivy.”

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Help Design NASA's Next-Generation "Z-2" Space Suit

by , 03/25/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Wearable Technology

 

Ricky Gervais Urges Americans to Support the Humane Cosmetics Act

Ricky Gervais Urges Americans to Support the Humane Cosmetics Act

British actor and comedian Ricky Gervais is getting behind the Humane Cosmetics Act, which was introduced to Congress earlier this month. The federal bill calls for the United States to…

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MILCH, Lenzing Repurpose Men's Shirts Into Avant-Garde Garments

MILCH, Lenzing Repurpose Men's Shirts Into Avant-Garde Garments

MILCH has always liked to borrow from the boys, so it’s latest collaboration should come as little surprise. A veteran of “hijacking” classic men’s fashion to…

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Pharrell Williams: "Fashion Can Be a Player in Protecting the Planet"

Pharrell Williams: "Fashion Can Be a Player in Protecting the Planet"

“Fashion can be a universal player in protecting the planet. Fashion is certainly a huge part of everybody’s lives. You wear it every day and for some people it’s a status…

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Kathie Lee Gifford Compares Oscar Red Carpet to "Sweatshop"

Kathie Lee Gifford Compares Oscar Red Carpet to "Sweatshop"

Photo by Christopher Halloran/Shutterstock Kathie Lee Gifford must have a short memory. On Wednesday’s episode of her podcast, Kathie Lee & Company, the NBC personality…

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This Video of Unraveling Designer Sweaters is Mesmerizing, Horrifying

This Video of Unraveling Designer Sweaters is Mesmerizing, Horrifying

Amsterdam artists Lernert & Sander’s new piece takes overpriced designer sweaters into their own hands- unraveling them one expensive thread at a time. For Maastricht’s TEFAF…

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H&M Unveils "Conscious Exclusive" Collection of Sustainable Formalwear

H&M Unveils "Conscious Exclusive" Collection of Sustainable Formalwear

CONSCIOUS+ Launching April 10, the limited-edition lineup will be available both online and at 150 select H&M stores worldwide. Spokesmodel Amber Valletta will also feature select…

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Hipsters for Sisters: Eco-Friendly, Vegan Belt-Wallets Made in Los Angeles

Hipsters for Sisters: Eco-Friendly, Vegan Belt-Wallets Made in Los Angeles

Hipsters for Sisters are the designers behind these cool eco-friendly belt handbags that sit on the hip. Loosely based on the money belt – a longtime favourite of backpackers for…

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Pyrrha's Recycled-Metal "Game of Thrones" Jewelry is Coming

Pyrrha's Recycled-Metal "Game of Thrones" Jewelry is Coming

WIN OR DIE “We were thrilled when HBO approached us to create an official Game of Thrones jewelry line,” says Pyrrha designer Wade Papin, who employs the traditional art of lost-wax…

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The "X & C" is a Portable, Affordable Clothes Dryer for Wet Climates

The "X & C" is a Portable, Affordable Clothes Dryer for Wet Climates

Throughout China, many people rely on hanging clean clothes outside to dry as a simple, cost-efficient way to do laundry. In areas of Southern China where the climate is often damp,…

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