PETA Gives TOMS "Compassionate Business" Award

by , 03/14/16   filed under: Vegan Fashion

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With its prodigal use of leather and suede, TOMS isn’t your typical People for Ethical Treatment of Animals–approved retailer. Yet the shoe—and bag, and sunglass, and coffee—purveyor managed to snag the animal-rights group’s annual Compassionate Business Award, thanks to the former’s ever-expanding selection of cruelty-free merchandise. “PETA is recognizing TOMS for creating beautiful cruelty-free items that demonstrate that a reliance on animal leather is becoming a thing of the past,” Ingrid Newkirk, president of PETA, said in a statement. “TOMS vegan shoes prove how easy it is to stay on trend while protecting animals and the environment.”

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Millennials More Likely Than Older Adults to Donate Unwanted Clothes

by , 03/14/16   filed under: Eco-Fashion News

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Millennials may have no idea how to sew on a button, but they’re also less likely than older adults to throw old clothes and other unwanted textiles into the garbage, according to Pamela Norum, a professor and interim department chair of textile and apparel management at the University of Missouri. Norum, who poured over data from a 2012 survey of more than 500 consumers in the United States, observed that younger adults aged between 18 and 34 were more apt to donate their castoffs to secondhand stores such as Goodwill and the Salvation Army.

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Alice + Whittles Debut Fair-Trade Rain Boots in Time for April Showers

by , 03/11/16   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Shoes

 

Les Lunes: Parisian-Inspired Ethical Lingerie, Clothing That Smolders With Sex Appeal

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As a busy, jet-setting business owner, Les Lunes creator Anna Lecat found it nearly impossible to find complementary fashion for her lifestyle that mirrored both elegance and comfort. So, in true entrepreneurial spirit, Lecat set out to create it herself. The result is Les Lunes, a clothing line for both men and women that marries comfort and sexiness into a timeless wardrobe. As an entire collection, each tailored piece is defined by a beautiful silhouette, luxurious fabrics, and that certain je ne sais quoi possessed by its exemplary French aesthetic.

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This Sprout-Covered Vest is a Chia Pet You Can Wear

by , 03/10/16   filed under: Eco-Art, Women's Eco-Fashion

 

Ethical Fashion Institute's Simone Cipriani: "Sustainable" Has to Care About People, Too

by , 03/10/16   filed under: Quotes

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“When an industry doesn’t care about how people are treated, no consideration of sustainability is possible. You can’t just care about the environment and forget about the fair and ethical treatment of people.”

Simone Cipriani, founder of International Trade Centre’s Ethical Fashion Initiative, speaking to the Thomson Reuters Foundation about why sustainable fashion needs to consider both its environmental and social impacts.

 

"Pure Human" Imagines a Future Where You Can Buy Nicole Kidman's Skin

by , 03/09/16   filed under: Eco-Art

 

Greek Volunteers Recycle Inflatable Boats, Life Vests Into Bags for Refugees

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For the thousands of migrants arriving daily by boat to the Greek island of Lesbos, setting foot on land is only the beginning. A nascent design collective known as the Embassy for the Displaced wants to ease their trek into Europe by recycling the multitude of castoff rubber dinghies and life vests into waterproof backpacks. To fund the project, the group has turned to IndieGoGo, where it’s hoping to raise £12,000 ($17,061) to produce the bags. Embassy for the Displaced’s Stefanos Levidis says they plan to use only materials sourced along the Lesbos coast.

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"Outlander's" Sam Heughan Urges Scots to Fill Up "Empty Shop" With Clothing Castoffs

by , 03/08/16   filed under: Eco-Celebrities, Fashion Philanthropy

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As Jacobite rebel Jamie Fraser on television’s Outlander, Sam Heughan is used to getting his kit off. Now the actor wants his fellow Scots to do the same—that is, with clothing they no longer want or use. Together with supermodel Eunice Olumide, Heughan is throwing his support behind “The Empty Shop,” a charitable take on the pop-up store that opened at St. Enoch Centre in Glasgow over the weekend. Part of “Pass It On Week,” a new nationwide endeavor by Zero Waste Scotland to promote swapping, sharing, and donating, the “shop” will display public donations of clothing, shoes, and accessories as they are received through March 13. The inventory will then be dispensed to various charities for fundraising purposes.

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Juice Beauty Create Organic Skincare Line for Goop

Gwyneth Paltrow, Juice Beauty Create Organic Skincare Line for Goop

FACE GOOP “Our products deliver clinically-proven results that mirror exactly what you would find from the big guys with huge R&D budgets and no ingredient…

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Meet the Invisible Women Who Stitch Your Shoes

Meet the Invisible Women Who Stitch Your Shoes

Photos by Heather Stilwell The phrase “sweatshop labor” conjures up images of factory settings in faraway lands with row upon row of machines operated by young women, all…

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31 Bits: Exquisite Recycled Paper Jewelry, Made by Ugandan Artisans

31 Bits: Exquisite Recycled Paper Jewelry, Made by Ugandan Artisans

PAPER CHASERS The artisans behind 31 Bits repurpose paper from posters, advertisements, and even textbook pages, which they tear into long strips, roll into tight beads, and then coat…

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At This Tokyo Café, Customers Spin Cotton While They Wait

At This Tokyo Café, Customers Spin Cotton While They Wait

Fancy a snack with a side of raw organic cotton? If you dropped by Tokyo Cotton Village’s café in Kōenji this past January, that’s precisely what you got. From January 23…

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"Grimm" Actress Claire Coffee, Looptworks Create Upcycled Backpack

"Grimm" Actress Claire Coffee, Looptworks Create Upcycled Backpack

BAG OF TRICKS Dubbed, for obvious reasons, the “Calvin,” the backpack is entirely composed of materials diverted from the landfill (vegan options are available). Because it…

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The Craftivist Collective Wants to Change the World, One Stitch at a Time

The Craftivist Collective Wants to Change the World, One Stitch at a Time

For as long as she can remember, Sarah Corbett has been fighting for social justice. Growing up in an activist family, she experienced firsthand how energy-intensive, frustrating, and…

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How Yarn Bombing Grew From Fringe Activity to Global Movement

How Yarn Bombing Grew From Fringe Activity to Global Movement

How did “yarn bombing,” a form of street graffiti that turns everyday objects into colorful knitted or crocheted displays, grow from a quirky personal statement into an…

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Technology is Key to Driving a More Sustainable Fashion Industry

Technology is Key to Driving a More Sustainable Fashion Industry

Photo by Amberjack It’s a refrain we’ve heard repeated so many times before: In a world where networks are no longer constrained by borders and communication is practically…

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Uniqlo Just Launched "Made in the U.S.A." Jeans

Uniqlo Just Launched "Made in the U.S.A." Jeans

Whatever The North Face is doing, it might be catching. Just last week, Uniqlo debuted a line of American-made jeans for men and women (small print: with imported parts). The Japanese…

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