Wildlife Works Becomes Africa's First Carbon-Neutral, Fair-Trade Factory

by , 08/21/15   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News

 

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LOLI's DIY Beauty Box Promotes Fair Trade, Organic Ingredients

by , 08/21/15   filed under: DIY Eco-Fashion, Eco-Friendly Beauty

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LOLI’s new DIY skin care kits are the new at-home beauty dream for the sustainable skin care lover out there who doesn’t always have time to get to the shops. Designed by Tina Hedges, the subscription-based kits come to your home, ready to mix, each month. Sustainably sourced, pre-measured and all natural, LOLI kits take the guess work out of DIY beauty with lovingly packed ingredients and easy instructions.

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KAIGHT's Kate McGregor: We Need to Talk Honestly About Fashion

by , 08/20/15   filed under: Quotes

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“I would really like there to be more honest discussions about the environmental impact of the fashion industry. I don’t know how and where that will ever happen.

“There have been so many talks with the sustainability coordinator for H&M on down to really great brands like Patagonia. Nothing tangible seems to come from it.

“It would just be nice to hear people really say, ‘Yes! This is something that’s really serious.’

“Fashion is supposed to be fun and make you feel good—those are the two main components of why people shop. They want to feel pretty, or beautiful, or strong, or whatever. The emotional connection that they have to a certain look or garment is strong.

“When you start talking about how toxic the dye process is and the people that are being abused who make the garment, it’s not fun or sexy.”

—Kate McGregor, proprietor of pioneering eco-fashion boutique KAIGHT, speaking to Pioneer Mode about a key obstacle to change in the industry.

 

H&M Debuts New Denim Styles Made From Recycled Garments

by , 08/20/15   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Kids' Eco-Fashion, Men's Eco-Fashion, Organic Denim, Retrend Alert, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion, Women's Eco-Fashion

 

Tom Cridland's New T-Shirt Will Last 30 Years—Guaranteed

by , 08/19/15   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Men's Eco-Fashion, Women's Eco-Fashion

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Tom Cridland, the British designer behind the “30-Year Sweatshirt” is back on IndieGoGo with his most ambitious project yet: a T-shirt that will show no signs of wear and tear until 2045. Now available for preorder through the crowdfunding website, the “30-Year T-Shirt” is as much a product as it is a statement against disposable fashion. Ethically made in Portugal from 100 percent ringspun organic cotton, Cridland’s tee is guaranteed against rips and tears for the next three decades. If for any reason, the T-shirt falls apart during that time, Cridland will repair or replace it for free.

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Mumbai Designers Give Local Taxis Dazzling Textile Makeovers

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Patagonia Cuts Ties With "Sustainable" Wool Supplier After PETA Exposé

by , 08/18/15   filed under: Animal Cruelty, Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News

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Patagonia says it has stopped buying wool from Ovis 21 after People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals accused members of the Argentinean farming network of abusing its lambs and sheep. “We’ve spent the past several days looking deep into our wool supply chain, shocked by the disturbing footage of animal cruelty that came to light last week,” Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario wrote in a blog post on Monday. “In light of this, we’ve made a frank and open-eyed assessment of the Ovis program. Our conclusion: it is impossible to ensure immediate changes to objectionable practices on Ovis 21 ranches, and we have therefore made the decision that we will no longer buy wool from them. This is a difficult decision, but it’s the right thing to do.”

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LAST CHANCE: Win a Pair of PETA-Approved Vegan-Leather Espadrilles by M4D3

by , 08/18/15   filed under: Contests

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If you’re kicking off your shoes this summer, make them a pair of these cruelty-free espadrilles. A collaboration between People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and “footwear with a purpose” brand M4D3, the Mediterranean-style flats feature sleek faux leather, jute-rope soles, and both the M4D3 and PETA logos on its tag, inner sole, and back. We’re giving away a set of these slip-ons in the winner’s choice of size (5 to 11, half sizes included) and color (black, white, or blue).

Can’t wait to see if Lady Luck is on your side? Take a whopping 50 percent off when you buy a pair of these shoes right now at shop.m4d3shoes.com with the code M4D3XECOUTERRE.

TO ENTER THIS FABULOUS GIVEAWAY

1. SIGN UP FOR THE ECOUTERRE NEWSLETTER. (This is important because we’ll be announcing our winner there.)

2. LEAVE A COMMENT BY AUGUST 18 and tell us what cruelty-free changes you’ve made—or are making—to your lifestyle. Although it doesn’t hurt to get fancy, we’ll be picking a winner at random.

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Embroidery Stop-Motion Film Animates Passover Folk Song

by , 08/17/15   filed under: Eco-Art, Video

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In Chad Gadya, a breathtakingly surreal three-minute film based on the Passover folk song of the same name, Nina Paley and Theodore Gray illustrate the absurdity of our dog-eat-cat-eat-goat-that-my-father-bought-for-two-zuzim world through meticulously crafted “embroidermation,” a form of stop motion based on embroidered images. Paley and Gray stitched nearly every frame of the video on unbleached cotton-muslin matzo covers to create their “animation cels,” then brought them to life using specialized software. The duo refer to the work, which required a year and a half to make, as their “most ridiculously labor-intensive animation ever.”

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Canadian Thrift Store Makenew Debuts Ethical Fashion Line

Canadian Thrift Store Makenew Debuts Ethical Fashion Line

Residents of Halifax, Canada, may be familiar with the eclectic design and second-hand store Makenew. But now designer Anna Gilkerson has launched a sustainable collection of her own in…

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Nearly Half a Million Children Toil in India's Cottonseed Fields

Nearly Half a Million Children Toil in India's Cottonseed Fields

A new report by the Stop Child Labour Coalition and the India Committee of the Netherlands has revealed that 60 percent of cotton seed farm laborers in India are children. Appropriately…

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Formication Upcycles Scottish Mill Remnants Into Colorful Ethical Menswear

Formication Upcycles Scottish Mill Remnants Into Colorful Ethical Menswear

Who says recycled fabrics don’t make for cool clothes? Scotland-based fashion designer KellyDawn Riot’s new sustainable menswear collection, Formication, utilizes recycled fabrics…

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PETA Reveals Alleged Animal Abuse by Patagonia, Stella McCartney Wool Supplier

PETA Reveals Alleged Animal Abuse by Patagonia, Stella McCartney Wool Supplier

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is accusing an Argentinean supplier of so-called “responsibly sourced” wool of gross mistreatment of its lambs and sheep. The…

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Freitag Teases World's First 100 Percent Compostable Denim Jeans

Freitag Teases World's First 100 Percent Compostable Denim Jeans

ECO-DENIM Because the jeans contain neither rivets nor nylon thread, each pair is 100 percent compostable—at least once the metal buttons are unscrewed (and reused, per Freitag).…

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Stella Jean Leverages Multicultural Heritage to Empower Women in Need

Stella Jean Leverages Multicultural Heritage to Empower Women in Need

Stella Jean exploded onto the fashion scene in late 2011 with collections recognized by their juxtaposition of classic silhouettes and bold prints. Representative of her multi-cultural…

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"Flo" Lets Girls in Developing Countries Wash, Dry, Carry Reusable Sanitary Pads

"Flo" Lets Girls in Developing Countries Wash, Dry, Carry Reusable Sanitary Pads

GO WITH IT Designed by Mariko Higaki Iwai, Sohyun Kim, and Tatijana Vasily from California’s Art Center College of Design, Flo is a toolkit that helps girls living in poverty to…

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"Technopicnic" is a Solar-Powered Backpack for Picnicking in the City

"Technopicnic" is a Solar-Powered Backpack for Picnicking in the City

Photos by DiegoENE It’d be nice to go take for a picnic in a wildflower-filled meadow with only the birds to listen to, but most people don’t have easy access to that much…

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Patagonia Wants to Transform "Filthy Business" of Denim

Patagonia Wants to Transform "Filthy Business" of Denim

Denim’s a dirty business, and Patagonia is fixing to take it to the cleaners with a new collection of sustainable jeans. Composed of 100 percent organic cotton, the relaunched…

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