Make a Tassel Necklace for Valentine's Day (DIY Tutorial)

by , 02/02/16   filed under: DIY Eco-Fashion, Eco-Friendly Jewelry

 

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ThermalTech Launches Line of Solar-Powered "Smart" Jackets

by , 02/02/16   filed under: Wearable Technology

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ThermalTech’s cozy jackets suck up power from the sun to keep you toasty this winter. Sleek and comfortable, the innovative jacket uses smart fabric technology, rather than bulky layers of insulation to keep bodies warm. The solar powered coats transform solar power into heat, keeping you warm on cold winter days.

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The Body Shop to Reduce Use of Oil-Based Plastic Packaging by 70%

by , 01/29/16   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Eco-Friendly Beauty

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The Body Shop is launching a new global initiative to reduce the use of oil-based plastic packaging by 70 percent by 2020. In an announcement on Thursday, the beauty firm said it plans to explore a “number of new academic, technology, and research partnerships” regarding product packaging, product design, and product-life extension. “The Body Shop is a company that has pioneered different ways of thinking, a legacy we’re immensely proud of,” Christopher Davis, international director of corporate social responsibility at The Body Shop International, said in a statement. “We want to take action to reduce our impact on the planet, radically reinterpreting the way we sell and buy cosmetics and how our customers use them.”

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Chanel Couture Goes "Green" For Spring 2016 With Eco-Friendly Looks

by , 01/29/16   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Spring/Summer 2016

 

Meet the World's First 3D-Knitted Casual Shoe

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A Los Angeles-based footwear company has created what it dubs the world’s first three-dimensionally knitted casual shoe. JS Shoe describes the unisex shoe, which is available for preorder on Kickstarter, as form-fitting yet breathable. It’s also seamless, thanks to the use of a state-of-the-art knitting machine that churns out the exact amount of cotton-polyester fiber required without any waste. Once the upper is formed, a heel of EVA polymer (ethlyene-vinyl acetate) is glued on to provide extra support. In an atypical move for a footwear manufacturer, JS Shoe allows lets its customers purchase one shoe at a time.

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U.K. Students Create Wearable Shelter for Syrian Refugees

by , 01/28/16   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Wearable Technology

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In response to the Syrian refugee crisis, a group of graduate students from London’s Royal College of Art have created a hooded jacket that deploys into a sleeping bag or tent large enough to house an adult and a child. Based on a brief suggested by the clothing company Wall, and shepherded by the School of Architecture’s Harriet Harriss and Graeme Brooker, the project is now seeking funds to go into mass production. “The aim is to work with U.K. refugee agencies to continue to develop the design in time for a summer,” the students wrote on their Kickstarter campaign page. “At the moment, the materials involved are cheap and sustainable since it is intended to be distributed affordably and is not intended as a long-term solution.”

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Sweden Launches "ShareWear," a Line of Clothing Anyone Can Borrow

by , 01/27/16   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News

 

"The Talk's" Sharon Osbourne Explains Why She Stopped Wearing Fur

by , 01/26/16   filed under: Animal Cruelty, Eco-Celebrities

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Sharon Osbourne is the latest celebrity to take a stand against animal fur. Although The Talk co-host wore fur coats during her music-managing and The Osbournes days, Osbourne is now resolutely fur-free. She credits People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and its video exposés for changing her mind. “I was educating myself through documentaries on what goes into actually making these fur coats and fur scarves that I was wearing, and when I realized how it was done, I was sickened,” she said in a statement. “I was absolutely sickened by it.” Now, Osbourne is teaming up with PETA to speak up for the smallest victims of the fur trade—chinchillas—while urging shoppers to leave fur and fur trim out of their closets.

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Meet the Winners of the 2015/16 EcoChic Design Award

Meet the Winners of the 2015/16 EcoChic Design Award

MODERN CHINA CHIC As soon as she comes down from cloud nine, Guzik will be re-packing her bags and moving back to Hong Kong, which is emerging as a big influencer in sustainable fashion…

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Greenpeace Finds Toxic Chemicals in Products of Leading Outdoor Brands

Greenpeace Finds Toxic Chemicals in Products of Leading Outdoor Brands

Photo by Shutterstock Greenpeace is calling into question the sustainability credentials of leading outdoor-apparel brands like The North Face, Patagonia, and Mammut after an…

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7 Cruelty-Free Down Alternatives to Cocoon Yourself In This Winter

7 Cruelty-Free Down Alternatives to Cocoon Yourself In This Winter

MAMMOTH OUTERWEAR The vegan’s answer to Canada Goose, Mammoth Outewear uses synthetic PrimaLoft Gold Insulation to mimic the packability, warmth, and softness of goose down. The…

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Fashion Designers Transform Ford’s Recycled Upholstery Fabrics into Couture

Fashion Designers Transform Ford’s Recycled Upholstery Fabrics into Couture

PEDAL POWER “With visible construction and hidden details, we wanted to create something that forces the wearer to dig a little deeper and to get to know the garment,” Ward…

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Delikate Rayne's Vegan Leather, Cruelty-Free Garments Are Made in L.A.

Delikate Rayne's Vegan Leather, Cruelty-Free Garments Are Made in L.A.

A sister duo with East Indian roots is lighting up the ethical fashion scene with their collection that includes PETA-approved vegan leather shorts, and sustainably sourced satin racer…

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Ethical Fashion Initiative to Train Asylum Seekers for Italy's Textile Trade

Ethical Fashion Initiative to Train Asylum Seekers for Italy's Textile Trade

FASHION FOR GOOD “Africa is one of today’s creative poles and this show proves that African designers speak about art, life, and innovation,” Cipriani said in a statement…

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Vaute's Recycled-Cotton Aran Sweaters Are an Animal Lover's Dream

Vaute's Recycled-Cotton Aran Sweaters Are an Animal Lover's Dream

Can’t or won’t wear wool? Vaute’s vintage-inspired fisherman’s sweaters are the non-sheep treat you seek. Composed of 80 percent recycled cotton, derived from…

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Lesbos Volunteers Turn Abandoned Life Vests Into Mattresses for Refugees

Lesbos Volunteers Turn Abandoned Life Vests Into Mattresses for Refugees

Photo by Malcolm Chapman/Shutterstock The beaches of the Greek island of Lesbos are littered with bright orange life jackets, left behind by the thousands of refugees who arrive daily…

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Pollution-Fighting "Plant Backpack" Provides Instant Fresh Air

Pollution-Fighting "Plant Backpack" Provides Instant Fresh Air

Photo by Shutterstock Fresh air on demand? That’s the idea behind the “plant backpack,” an out-of-the-box concept that could replace flimsy paper masks in the fight…

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