RESMO: A Portable Flat-Pack Shelter for Involuntary Airport Campers

by , 03/17/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Accessories

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At first glance the RESMO design looks like a quirky modern chair. But if you have ever experienced a long delay at the airport, you will understand the beauty of this wearable shelter. This portable piece of furniture is by designer Ko Chien-Hui, and the winner of the Red Dot Design awards. The shelter is specifically designed for passengers waiting at an airport to make their stay a little more pleasant. So instead of having to curl up on a hard seat under the bright airport lights, RESMO’s users can fold out the shelter and enjoy their delay in contemporary style.

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StyleLend is the Airbnb of Women's Closets

by , 03/17/14   filed under: Site Seeing

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Just call StyleLend the “Airbnb of dresses.” Founded by model-turned-entrepreneur Lona Alia Duncan, the peer-to-peer marketplace enables women to access the “infinite dream closet” while monetizing the contents of their existing one. Duncan, who was born in Albania but now calls San Francisco home, arrived at the concept of StyleLend while traveling in Paris, where she wished she could trade her massive suitcase of clothing for the ease of borrowing from a chic Parisian. As someone with a brimming social calendar, Duncan often found herself in front of a wardrobe full of clothes but nothing to wear, a problem exacerbated by her reluctance to be photographed in the same garment twice. “Having something different every time to wear makes me feel confident, beautiful, and powerful,” she writes on her website. “But wearing something new every time can get really expensive since I love designer brands and they can be $300-plus per dress.”

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Kolon Sport's Survival "Life Tech" Jacket Includes Wearable Wind Turbine

by , 03/17/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Outerwear, Wearable Technology

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Headed out on an extreme adventure, you’ll want to be outfitted with latest and greatest in jackets to protect you from the elements. The Life Tech Jacket designed by Seymourowell for Kolon Sports is the Swiss Army Knife of jackets and comes equipped with a slew of wearable technologies aimed at saving your life. Protection starts with the wind and waterproof outer Gore Pro Shell, a thermal inner layer with a body heating system, and a stretch fabric base layer that stores the electronic and battery. The jacket also comes with a personal wind turbine that can be used to power up the jacket’s heating system and other auxiliary systems like GPS.

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"Divergent" Actress Shailene Woodley "Exclusively" Buys Used Clothes

by , 03/14/14   filed under: Eco-Celebrities

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“Kitson? Yeah, that’ll never happen. I exclusively buy used clothes. I’m going to be a citizen of this planet, and I’m going to do my responsibility and live in stride with nature instead of constantly fighting against her… When I go on a red carpet, [however], I’m Shailene, but I’m also Shailene representing a movie. I’m there for my boss, for my employer, so part of that comes with wearing the uniform.””

Divergent actress Shailene Woodley, speaking about the Beverly Hills boutique—and well-known celebrity-spotting locale—in the March 14, 2013 issue of The Hollywood Reporter.

 

LED-Embellished "Supaheroe" Jacket Helps Cyclists Stay Visible at Night

by , 03/14/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Outerwear, Wearable Technology

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Innovative wearables firm, Utope has recently developed a waterproof jacket with integrated electronics and lighting to make you more visible at night. The Sporty Supaheroe Jacket features stretchable and flexible electronics built into the fabric of the coat that can easily be turned on for improved safety while, cycling, running or even walking at night. Made from organic cotton, which is highly water and wind repellent, the Sporty Supaheroe Jacket is made for activewear, can stretch during exertion and is easily washed too.

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Lady Gaga Wears "Upcycled" Coffee-Filter Dress to Jimmy Kimmel Live

by , 03/14/14   filed under: Eco-Celebrities, Eco-Fashion News, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

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For a woman who has worn everything from a flying dress to slabs of meat, coffee filters must seem positively quotidian. Yet there Lady Gaga was at Jimmy Kimmel Live at SXSW in Austin, Texas, Thursday night, wearing an elaborate ruffled dress, cape, and giant Pharrell Williams-style hat made with the kitchen-counter staple. “Upcycling,” the chanteuse quipped as Kimmel fawned over the Gareth Pugh-designed confection, which debuted at Paris Fashion Week late last month. Those coffee filters look awfully white, however, so unless they were scrubbed and bleached post-brew, upcycled they ain’t.

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Is Procter & Gamble Bringing Rainforest Destruction Into Your Bathroom?

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

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You and your family may count on Head and Shoulders shampoo to get your scalps flake-free, but a new study by Greenpeace has shown that the dandruff shampoo is linked to massive deforestation.  Made by mega-company Procter & Gamble, Head and Shoulders, among other products, derives their moisturizing palm oil from companies linked with environmental scandal. Each bottle of the shampoo can lead to support of further animal extinction, habitat destruction and forest fires.

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Francis Bitonti's "Bristle" Dress is Couture You Can 3D-Print at Home

by , 03/13/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Dresses, Wearable Technology

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Francis Bitonti didn’t just envision a future where everyone can print their own clothes, he created it. Together with students from his “New Skins: Computational Design for Fashion” workshop, the architect-turned-designer devised a couture dress that’s free to download on Thingiverse.com, complete with detailed instructions on how to adapt it to your specific tastes. The “Bristle” prototype, which Bitonti and company constructed using two MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printers, will be on display at the Makerbot’s retail store in New York City in April.

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Nike Unveils Waste-Reducing "Magista" Knitted Football Boot

by , 03/13/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Shoes

Which knitted football boot would you rather wear?

  • 4 Votes The Magista Flyknit by Nike
  • 3 Votes The Samba Primeknit by Adidas

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Recreus's 3D-Printed Sneaker is Flexible Enough to Fold Up Into a Pocket

Recreus's 3D-Printed Sneaker is Flexible Enough to Fold Up Into a Pocket

Three-dimensional printing has come a long way. Compared with its rigid, unpliable forebears, the Sneakerbot II by Recreus is flexible—so flexible, in fact, that you can crumple it…

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Renaissance Women Removed Body Hair With Lotions of Arsenic, Cat Dung

Renaissance Women Removed Body Hair With Lotions of Arsenic, Cat Dung

Photo by Shutterstock Ever think of putting cat poop, arsenic or vinegar on your skin to get rid of pesky body hair? Women in the Renaissance didn’t have our modern waxes, razors and…

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A.P.C., Jessica Ogden Upcycle Fabric Remnants Into Quilts, Cat Cushions

A.P.C., Jessica Ogden Upcycle Fabric Remnants Into Quilts, Cat Cushions

GRANNY CHIC “No fabrics are developed for this, which proves difficult because if you only have one meter of the surplus material, you can only use just a bit of it on an…

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LUSH to Remove Mica From Products Over Child-Labor Concerns

LUSH to Remove Mica From Products Over Child-Labor Concerns

All that glitters is not gold. Such is the case with mica, a shimmery mineral that gives bronzers, eye shadows, lipsticks, foundations, and nail polishes their lit-from-within luster.…

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Actress Mayim Bialik: Use of Animals to Test Cosmetics is "Unjustifiable"

Actress Mayim Bialik: Use of Animals to Test Cosmetics is "Unjustifiable"

“It is very important to me to speak out on behalf of animals who cannot protest their suffering and ask the compassionate people of the United States to join me, and Cruelty-Free…

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"Avoid" Browser Plugin Blocks Out Clothing Made by Child Laborers

"Avoid" Browser Plugin Blocks Out Clothing Made by Child Laborers

Photo by Claudine Van Massenhove/Shutterstock If there’s one thing you don’t want weighing down your online shopping cart, it’s the more than 73 million child laborers…

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American Apparel Stirs Up Controversy With "Made in Bangladesh" Ad

American Apparel Stirs Up Controversy With "Made in Bangladesh" Ad

American Apparel’s latest ad does what the controversial retailer does best: objectifying semi-naked women for the sake of pushing merchandise. Never mind that its “made in…

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Raise Money for Garment Workers' Rights With a "Six Items" Fashion Fast

Raise Money for Garment Workers' Rights With a "Six Items" Fashion Fast

Illustrations by Shutterstock How many items of clothing do you have in your closet and how much of your closet do you actually wear? Labour Behind the Label wants you to think long and…

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Vivienne Westwood Shaves Her Head to Protest Climate Change

Vivienne Westwood Shaves Her Head to Protest Climate Change

Dame Vivienne Westwood sheared off her signature red locks not as a fashion statement, but a political one. The legendary fashion designer revealed her newly cropped hair, now an au…

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