Dying is Forever: Swiss Company Turns Cremated Remains Into Diamonds

by , 03/05/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Jewelry

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Algordanza is turning the notion of “family heirloom” on its head. The Swiss startup takes cremated human remains and transforms them into diamonds. The concept isn’t as outlandish as you might think. Diamonds, after all, are little more than pressurized carbon atoms that have been baked and squeezed beneath the earth’s mantle under extreme pressure and heat for thousands, if not millions, of years. Human bodies, conveniently enough, are roughly 18 percent carbon. Rinaldo Willy, who founded Algordanza a decade ago, uses a process not unlike the one lab technicians use to grow synthetic diamonds. In fact, Algordanza claims its so-called “memorial diamonds” are comparable in quality to—and in fact almost indistinguishable from—their non-human-derived counterparts.

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Hooves Makes Vegan Shoes That Don't Compromise on Quality, Style

by , 03/04/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Shoes, Vegan Fashion

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These beautifully made shoes from Hooves are a brand new vegan-friendly design that break the stereotypes of boring ethical footwear. The London-based studio, lead by Mark Bryceland, specialise in non-leather shoes for both men and women. Hooves designs are more than just elegant shoes; as they have been made ethically and sustainably, they come with peace of mind. Currently running an exciting Kickstarter campaign, the studio is just a few days away from their target, already making waves with their simple stylish footwear.

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Brigid KO Upcycles Discarded Inner Tubes Into Edgy Pleather Couture

by , 03/04/14   filed under: Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion, Women's Eco-Fashion

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Where most see a punctured bike inner tube as a frustrating and inconvenient nuisance, designer Brigid Oesterling of Brigid KO sees an opportunity. Her dark, edgy line of clothing and accessories take advantage of the leather-like rubber from bicycle, motorcycle, and tractor tires to a create dark and sleek aesthetic. Using her background in sculpture, painting, and ceramics, she manipulates the material to resemble leather and achieve a high-fashion, almost fetishistic look.

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Olga Kurylenko Debuts PETA, Beyond Skin's Vegan Red-Carpet Shoe

by , 03/04/14   filed under: Eco-Celebrities, Eco-Fashion News, Vegan Fashion

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Want to snag a piece of Oscar style? You can buy the shoes that actress Olga Kurylenko wore to the 86th Academy Awards. Well not the exact pair, but close enough. For a limited time, Beyond Skin is offering for purchase the “Zoe” sandal that it designed for the former “Bond Girl,” who played the role of ambassador for Suzy Amis Cameron’s “Red Carpet Green Dress” initiative at Sunday’s shindig. Produced in collaboration with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the cruelty-free T-strap pump features microsuede derived from 100 percent recycled bottles and metallic faux-leather trim.

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Actress Katie Holmes Shutters U.S.-Made "Holmes & Yang" Label

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

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Actress Katie Holme and her former stylist Jeanne Yang have shuttered their Holmes & Yang clothing line as a result of “interpersonal conflict,” according to the New York Post. The five-year-old label, which produced its garments primarily in New York City, can no longer be found at Barneys New York, once its tentpole stockist. Holmes & Yang’s Facebook and Twitter feeds also lie dormant, with no new updates in more than a month. “Jeanne enjoys the spotlight way more than Katie does,” a source told the newspaper. “Things have definitely soured between them.”

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Olga Kurylenko, Kellan Lutz Turn Red Carpet Green at 2014 Oscars

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

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Actors Olga Kurylenko and Kellan Lutz turned the Oscar red carpet green at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday. Kurylenko donned a cruelty-free column gown by Alice Elia, the winner of Suzy Amis Cameron’s “Red Carpet Green Dress” competition. Crafted from 100 percent Global Organic Textile Standard-certified organic “peace silk,” the dress receives its crimson hue from sappanwood and madder root.

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U.K.'s "Love Your Clothes" Campaign Helps You Do More With Less

by , 03/01/14   filed under: Site Seeing

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Could “love your clothes” be the new “make do and mend”? Waste & Resources Action Programme is banking on it. The Banbury, England-based nonprofit, which specializes in resource efficiency, has launched a new campaign to change the way U.K. consumers buy, use, and dispose of their clothing. Accompanied by a website at www.loveyourclothes.org.uk, which doles out advice on how to make the most of their wardrobe, the campaign encourages consumers to buy apparel designed for longevity (that is, when they’re not opting for preowned garb), employ laundry methods that use less energy, repair and alter the garments they want, and donate, swap, sell, or recycle those they don’t.

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These 3D-Printed Press-On Manicures Are Beyond Insane

by , 02/28/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Accessories, Wearable Technology

 

Olga Kurylenko to Wear "Red Carpet Green Dress" Gown at 2014 Oscars

by , 02/28/14   filed under: Eco-Celebrities, Eco-Fashion News, Vegan Fashion

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Looks like another “Bond Girl” will be shaking and stirring the Oscar red carpet in sustainable style this Sunday. Following the lead of Skyfall’s Naomie Harris, who wore a Cradle-to-Cradle-certified gown to the 85th Academy Awards in 2013, Quantum of Solace actress Olga Kurylenko will be donning the winning design from this year’s “Red Carpet Green Dress” competition. Submitted by Alice Elia, a student at the Esmod Berlin International University of Art for Fashion, the dress marks the fifth public foray for the ethical-fashion awareness initiative, which Suzy Amis Cameron founded in 2009 while promoting her husband James Cameron’s film, Avatar.

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AllSaints, Urban Outfitters Fail to Address Forced Labor in Cotton Sourcing

AllSaints, Urban Outfitters Fail to Address Forced Labor in Cotton Sourcing

Photo by Shutterstock Avoiding clothing associated with the exploitation of humans? You might want to give AllSaints, Urban Outfitters, and Forever 21 a wide berth. The high-street…

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Adidas Debuts "Samba Primeknit," the World's First Knitted Football Boot

Adidas Debuts "Samba Primeknit," the World's First Knitted Football Boot

PRIME TIME “Primeknit is a technology that is right at the heart of adidas innovation and we’re excited about introducing this development into football,” says Markus…

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Deola, Clan Bring Nigerian Mother-Daughter Style to NY Fashion Week

Deola, Clan Bring Nigerian Mother-Daughter Style to NY Fashion Week

The show opened with a dazzling retrospective of pieces inspired by Sagoe’s 25-year career. From luxe Russian-doll skirts and voluminous shoulders in bold African fabrics to…

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"Cuff" is a Line of GPS-Enabled Jewelry That Double as Safety Devices

"Cuff" is a Line of GPS-Enabled Jewelry That Double as Safety Devices

For those nervous about walking home alone at night, Cuff’s new line of GPS-enabled jewelry can give you some piece of mind and alert friends and family to your exact location. If…

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The Wool Runners: "No Sock, No Smell" Sneakers Made From Wool

The Wool Runners: "No Sock, No Smell" Sneakers Made From Wool

For all eco-conscious runners out there here is a fantastic invention that will help keep your hard-worn sneakers odor-free. Introducing Wool Runners, strong shoe upper designs created…

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Hanky Panky, Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. Collaborate on U.S.-Made Lingerie

Hanky Panky, Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. Collaborate on U.S.-Made Lingerie

Gwen Stefani has some cheek. Despite the imminent birth of her third child, the musician-slash-fashion-entrepreneur announced Tuesday a collaboration between her L.A.M.B. label and…

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For Daniel Silverstein, "Zero Waste," U.S-Made Fashion Makes 100% Sense

For Daniel Silverstein, "Zero Waste," U.S-Made Fashion Makes 100% Sense

Whether you’re an avid reality television viewer or a follower of eco-fashion, the name Daniel Silverstein is probably on your radar. The charismatic, near-prodigy level graduate…

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H&M Pledges $28 Million to UNICEF, WaterAid, CARE

H&M Pledges $28 Million to UNICEF, WaterAid, CARE

In an effort to support education, clean water and women empowerment programs, H&M’s Conscious Foundation will donate over $28 million to global programs that enact change. The…

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Archaeologists Find 200-Year-Old Douche Under New York City Hall

Archaeologists Find 200-Year-Old Douche Under New York City Hall

Archaeologists digging around New York’s City Hall have uncovered a unique piece of feminine history- a douche contraption dating from the 19th century. The oblong tube, made from…

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