Esprit Debuts PETA-Approved Vegan Sneakers for Women

by , 07/25/14   filed under: Vegan Fashion

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Esprit’s new collection of women’s sneakers isn’t just vegan-friendly, it’s also endorsed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Available online and at Esprit retailers in more than 40 countries, the faux-leather and canvas kicks feature “PETA-Approved Vegan” hang tags that proclaim in English, French, and German, “This product has been designed to be kind to animals. It is vegan-approved by PETA, meaning that no animal has been involved in the production of this product.”

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P&G, Whirlpool's "Swash" System Freshens Clothing in Minutes

by , 07/24/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion News

 

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Alchemist Creations Upcycles Soda Cans, Leather Scraps Into Watches

by , 07/24/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Accessories, Retrend Alert, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

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What is once trash becomes treasure. Hong Kong-based manufacturer, Alchemist Creations takes this saying to heart with their collections of sustainable, upcycled products all crafted from discarded materials and mainly, recycled aluminum. Founded by 3 young designers in 2012, Alchemist Creations redesigns basic products into beautiful, sustainable goods utilizing social responsibility and artistic innovation. Past projects range from neckties, laptop sleeves, and purses using all recycled materials.

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Inspired by Nature, Iridescent Cellulose Films Could Replace Toxic Dyes

by , 07/23/14   filed under: Wearable Technology

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Taking cues from hyper-pigmented reality, scientists are developing a coloration technique that produces vivid iridescent colors using wood pulp – the same stuff that is used to make paper. Researchers from Cambridge University manipulate the wood pulp to rearrange the cellulose within on the nanoscale to change their physical stacking, which in turn changes how they reflect light. The resulting, totally non-toxic film could be used to cover textiles, paper, and other materials that replaces the use of toxic dyes and creates color that would never fade.

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Pikkpack's Flat-Pack Shoes Require Only Three Pieces of Material

by , 07/23/14   filed under: DIY Eco-Fashion, Eco-Friendly Shoes

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If you’ve ever wanted to make your own shoes, now is your chance with the super-easy Pikkpack shoe. Designed by Sarah Gulyas, the slip-on shoes can be woven together at home with just three simple pieces of material. Shipped in flat-pack, the Hungarian moccasin can be customized with varying materials and ribbons.

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PACT Unveils Fair-Trade-Certified, Organic-Cotton Clothing Line

by , 07/23/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News, Fair Trade

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PACT is taking fair trade to places it’s never been before: your everyday wardrobe. The Boulder, Colo.-based apparel-basics purveyor announced that it’s releasing one of the largest fair-trade-certified, organic-cotton garment collections by an American apparel brand to date. Comprising 78 different items across 19 products styles, including leggings, camisoles, T-shirts, and the brand’s signature undies, the line also features the first-ever baby clothes to receive Fair Trade U.S.A.’s seal of approval.

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"Pavlok" Wristband Shocks You Into Forming Better Habits

by , 07/22/14   filed under: Wearable Technology

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Some are motivated by tempting carrots, others are motivated by a stick, or in the case of the Pavlok wristband, an electric shock. The Pavlok is the latest in a string of activity trackers, but comes with a slightly more debase purpose – shocking you into correct behavior. Wake up too late, skip working out or spend too much time on Facebook and the shocking wristband will deliver a jolt of electric current to your wrist. To avoid getting shocked, you’ll want to meet your goal, well, unless you like that sort of punishment.

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"Zoo Jeans" Are Fashionably Ripped by Lions, Tigers, Bears (Oh My!)

by , 07/22/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Organic Denim

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A zoo in Japan has enlisted some of its fiercest inhabitants to bring “distressed jeans” to a wild, new level. The one-of-kind “Zoo Jeans”, fashionably mauled by Kamine Zoo’s resident lions, tigers, and bears, are being auctioned off online to benefit both the Hitachi City facility and the World Wildlife Fund. A Tokyo advertising executive, who spent time at Kamine as a child, came up with the idea after brainstorming ways to give back to the zoo, zoo director Nobutaka Namae told AFP. Getting the animals’ attention was the easy part. “We wrapped several pieces of denim around tires and other toys,” Namae said. “Once they were thrown into the enclosures, the animals jumped on them.”

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Ethnotek's Bags Combine Indigenous Textiles, Technical Functionality

by , 07/21/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Accessories, Eco-Friendly Bags, Eco-Textiles, Fair Trade

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Ethnotek are the design team behind these high quality bags that incorporate ethically sourced handmade textiles from across the planet. As they launch their new summer travel collection, Ecouterre decided to delve into the ethos behind their products. As well as socially responsible laptop bags the studio has recently put the finishing touches on the Chiburi Travel Wallet and the Cyclo Sling, both of which are great accessories for mobility and travellers with a green conscience who want to know exactly where their accessories come from.

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Celia B's Colorful, Globally Inspired Fashion is Fairly Made in Shanghai

Celia B's Colorful, Globally Inspired Fashion is Fairly Made in Shanghai

Independent design brand Celia B brings color, fun, and incredible craftsmanship together in these vibrant collections of garments. Founder and designer Celia Bernardo has travelled…

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Able Made, Pamela Love Create Necklace for Brooklyn Animal Shelter

Able Made, Pamela Love Create Necklace for Brooklyn Animal Shelter

Shopping at Able Made is always a two-fer. Known for its collaborative spirit, the conscious e-tailer has worked with likes of Public School, Melissa Joy Manning, Loomstate’s…

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Osmium: Quality Menswear Basics, Made in the U.S.A.

Osmium: Quality Menswear Basics, Made in the U.S.A.

Osmium are a home-grown mens fashion brand with a focus on keeping production local. As well as maintaining high quality designs that are made to last, the Massachusetts-based studio…

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This Safety Bracelet Signals for Help When You're in Danger

This Safety Bracelet Signals for Help When You're in Danger

When you need help immediately, fumbling for your phone to call 911 may not be quick enough, but having an emergency call button on your wrist would certainly ramp up the response time.…

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Orange Harp Brings Conscious Consumption to Your iPhone, iPad

Orange Harp Brings Conscious Consumption to Your iPhone, iPad

Shopping for consciously-made products can be a difficult task. Orange Harp is a new iOS app that makes ethical shopping a bit easier. Created by two women, programmer Anbu…

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"Bignik," the World's Largest Picnic Blanket, Engulfs Swiss Town

"Bignik," the World's Largest Picnic Blanket, Engulfs Swiss Town

BIG DAY OUT But “art has to have a clear function,” the Riklins believe. To that end, the duo has invited locals and tourists to picnic on the checkered spread. PHOTOS |…

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These Yummy Treats Want You to Donate Your Old Clothes

These Yummy Treats Want You to Donate Your Old Clothes

Don’t let your clothes become food for moths when they can warm the needy. That’s the message behind a series of witty posters that reimagine castoff garments a hamburger, a…

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Carte Blanche: Crowdsourced Womenswear, Affordably Made in NYC

Carte Blanche: Crowdsourced Womenswear, Affordably Made in NYC

What inspired you to move from a corporate career to designing your own line? Working for larger fashion brands taught me how the industry goes about the design and production process.…

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PeSeta Turns a Beret Into a Record Player for Marc Jacobs Collaboration

PeSeta Turns a Beret Into a Record Player for Marc Jacobs Collaboration

Ian McKellan’s doppelgänger wearing a beret-turned-turntable? If any situation called for a record-scratch sound effect, it’s this. The comical tableau, part of a short…

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