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Target Launches New Standard to Promote Cosmetics Safety

by , 10/30/13   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Eco-Friendly Beauty

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First it was Walmart, now retail giant Target will be addressing toxic chemicals in the products that line their shelves. Thanks to consumers around the country advocating for safer products, Target has responded by announcing a plan to review the 7,500 household and personal care products it offers. After reviewing the products, the retailer will let shoppers know which products contain potentially dangerous chemicals.

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DaDa's Underwear Club Delivers Eco-Friendly Men's Undies Every Quarter

by , 10/30/13   filed under: Eco-Friendly Underwear, Men's Eco-Fashion

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Luxury clothing should mean that the quality of the fabric is as good to the environment as it is to your body. UK designer Hamish Lawson is the creator of the DaDa Quarterly Underwear Club delivers bamboo and organic cotton mens underwear directly to the customer’s door. Manufactured ethically in Sri Lanka, the line features undershirts, boxers, and briefs in a variety of colors and patterns.

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FIRST LOOK: Ralph Lauren's American-Made Team U.S.A. Winter Olympic Uniforms

by , 10/29/13   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News

 

Tesler + Mendelovitch's Geometric Purses Are Made of 100 Percent Wood

by , 10/29/13   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Accessories, Eco-Friendly Bags, Sustainable Fashion

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These stunning wooden clutch bags come from Tesler + Mendelovitch who make sure all of the wood they use is sourced from sustainably managed forests across the globe. The team behind the designs hand makes each wooden bag to order, ensuring that there is minimum wood wasted. For this reason each piece of veneer is meticulously measured and used to form these eco-friendly clutches.

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Shreddies' Flatulence-Neutralizing Undies Let You "Fart With Confidence"

by , 10/28/13   filed under: Eco-Textiles, Wearable Technology

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While farting in public is considered a serious social faux pas, sometimes you just have to let her rip no matter how many people you may harm in the process. But fear not, now there’s a way to mask your stink without blaming the dog: fart-filtering undies. Shreddies, a British underwear maker, has rolled out a a line of flatulence fighting underwear for both men and women that makes use of a high tech textile used to help soldiers stay safe in case of chemical warfare. Although originally created for those with flatulence problems, Shreddies are really for everyone, because everybody farts.

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VIDEO: Nestlé Fitness's "Tweeting Bra" Promotes Breast-Cancer Awareness

by , 10/28/13   filed under: Eco-Friendly Underwear, Wearable Technology

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What would your bra say if it had a Twitter account (and would you care?) Greek celebrity Maria Bakodimou’s magenta bra has a special sparkly bird clasp, that sends out a tweet every time she unhinges the bra. The @tweetingbra’s Tweets aren’t about Bakodimou’s breasts, but instead messages of breast cancer awareness for a new campaign for Nestlé Fitness.

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"Necropants," Made From a Dead Man's Skin, Were All the Rage in 17th Century Iceland

by , 10/28/13   filed under: Fashion Artifacts

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Strandagaldur, The Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft is home to what is possibly the world’s only intact pair of “necropants.” The fact that it’s a facsimile makes it no less terrifying. Meant to evoke the original, which would have been fashioned from the flayed skin of a corpse, the ghoulish trousers were all the rage in 17th century Iceland, where they were believed to bring good luck and wealth to the sorcerer who wore them. The only catch: You needed the permission of a living man before you could pry his flesh off upon his passing. Such pacts between practitioners of the occult were par for the course in Iceland’s pre-industrial past, according to legend.

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Adidas Becomes First Collegiate Outfitter to Sign Bangladesh Accord

by , 10/25/13   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News, Worker Rights

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Adidas made history Friday as the first college-logo brand to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, a legally binding contract that will hold the sportswear giant accountable for the safety and labor conditions of the factories it employs in the South Asian nation. The company’s move was hailed a victory by United Students Against Sweatshops, which mobilized demonstrations at more than 30 colleges across the country this week to commemorate the six-month anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse outside Dhaka.

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Greens: An Argentinean Fashion Label That Combines Style, Sustainability

by , 10/25/13   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Fall/Winter 2013, Spring/Summer 2014

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Photos by Victoria Egurza

Finding good quality clothes in Argentina, that are not only beautifully designed but are locally produced, can be problematic. But luckily these amazing designs from Greens clothing label have stepped in to fill the void. The studio ensures their items are all made in the Argentine capital, and their new collection are certainly designs that will last. These items are cool and simple, and well made to ensure their durability. Plus they are affordable to boot.

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Cosmetics Makers Back Off FDA Plan to Tighten U.S. Safety Regulations

Cosmetics Makers Back Off FDA Plan to Tighten U.S. Safety Regulations

Photo by Shutterstock The future of cosmetics in the United States may not be as safe as hoped. The Personal Care Products Council, which includes some of the world’s biggest cosmetic…

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10 Frightening Eco-Fashions That Will Haunt Your Nightmares

10 Frightening Eco-Fashions That Will Haunt Your Nightmares

DEM BONES Los Angeles’s Bones and Feathers Collective creates anatomically correct jewelry by hand-dipping wax casts of fox, shark, and rattlesnake vertebrae into molten bronze…

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Post-Rana Plaza, Bangladesh's Workers Are Still Economic Prisoners

Post-Rana Plaza, Bangladesh's Workers Are Still Economic Prisoners

Photo by Andrew Biraj for Reuters It is now six months since the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, where over 1100 people died, and the garment industry is still scrabbling to…

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Ralph Lauren Donates $500,000 to Bolster New York's Garment Industry

Ralph Lauren Donates $500,000 to Bolster New York's Garment Industry

New Yorker Ralph Lauren is giving back to his city, to the tune of $500,000. In support of the Big Apple’s garment industry, the designer has made the donation to the Fashion…

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Scientists Develop First Comprehensive System for Recycling Footwear

Scientists Develop First Comprehensive System for Recycling Footwear

Photo by Shutterstock In the fight to recycle used clothes and accessories, footwear has long been a drag in the process. Of the 20 billion shoes produced each year, a huge 95 percent…

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Prince George Baptized in Replica of 172-Year-Old Christening Gown

Prince George Baptized in Replica of 172-Year-Old Christening Gown

Even the future King of England can’t avoid hand-me-downs. Per royal tradition, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s firstborn was baptized Wednesday afternoon in a replica…

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John Bartlett, Ruthie Davis Collaborate on Cruelty-Free Shoes

John Bartlett, Ruthie Davis Collaborate on Cruelty-Free Shoes

Designer John Bartlett is no stranger to gorgeous cruelty-free fashion. His latest collaboration with Ruthie Davis brings his love of animals to design. The pair have designed a line of…

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Patagonia to Offer Fair-Trade-Certified Apparel Starting Fall 2014

Patagonia to Offer Fair-Trade-Certified Apparel Starting Fall 2014

Outdoor apparel giant Patagonia is going to boost their arm in sustainable fashion, offering Fair Trade Certified apparel in their Fall 2014 collection. Customers can choose from nine…

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Recycle an Old Sweater Into a Pair of Cozy Slipper-Socks (DIY Tutorial)

Recycle an Old Sweater Into a Pair of Cozy Slipper-Socks (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES An old sweater Scissors Sewing pins Scrap yarn Large darning needle Paper or card stock for tracing Non-slip grip pads (optional) Fabric paint (optional) STEP…

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