India's Doodlage Upcycles Textile Waste Into Quirky, One-of-a-Kind Garments

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The concept of upcycling has only just begun to gain traction in the couture fashion industry in India, and Kriti Tula is leading the way. Every piece from her label ‘Doodlage’ is completely unique and constructed from recycled garments and industrial waste fabrics. She approaches upcycling by sourcing the fabrics straight from factories that create the waste fabrics. Doodlage pieces are high-end edgy street wear, with bold patterns and colors that look fantastic when layered together. To find out more about this New Delhi label, we asked Tula a few questions about the behind the scenes of Doodlage.

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Your Favorite Wrinkle Cream Might be Raising Your Risk of Breast Cancer

by , 10/15/15   filed under: Eco-Friendly Beauty, The Big Idea

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America’s obsession with youth has consumers crazed for anti-aging products, but new studies reveal what could be slowing down your wrinkles, could be linked to breast cancer. The Breast Cancer Fund’s Campaign for Safe Cosmetics tested anti-aging products from leading cosmetic companies, and found three products to contain perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which has been linked to cancer. The offenders were products from popular multi-national brands: L’Oreal, Garnier, and Cover Girl.

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Ethical Fashion Forum Launches "Match.com" for Sustainable Fashion Businesses

by , 10/14/15   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Online Tools, Site Seeing

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The Ethical Fashion Forum wants to “do fashion better.” To achieve that, the London-based industry body is shoring up its arsenal of tools and services to help fashion professionals and businesses boost their sustainable and ethical profiles. The rebranded “Mysource”, which Ethical Fashion Forum founder Tamsin Lejeune describes as the organization’s “next phase,” will build on the current “Source” platform. One major improvement? A Match.com-style algorithm to pair users with people and resources best-suited to their needs, “so that fabric, manufacturer, market report, line sheet template, or business connection you were looking for will pop up straight away,” Lejeune explained.

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Knit Aid: An Initiative to Help Knitters Help People in Need

by , 10/13/15   filed under: DIY Eco-Fashion, Fashion Philanthropy

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Knitters are making a difference in the lives of refugees in Europe, thanks to London’s Knit Aid. Headed by pro-knitter Shahnaz Ahmed, Knit Aid utilizes the talent of fingers and knitting needles to outfit refugees in need with quality, stylish apparel. Using downloaded patterns, generous knitters across England can help the effort and craft their own pieces for refugees who fled Syria with little more than the clothes on their backs.

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LAST CHANCE: Win a Pair of 3-in-1 Vegan Boots by Bhava (Worth $299!)

by , 10/13/15   filed under: Contests

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If you’ve just spent hours oohing and ahhing over Bhava’s 3-in-1 “Editor” boot but don’t have two dimes to rub together, you’re in luck. We’re giving away a complete set of the cruelty-free kicks in the winner’s choice of size, color, and fit. That means one lucky reader will be able to score a pair of wooden-heeled ankle boots, plus the shaft attachments to make the knee and over-the-knee boots, for absolutely zilch. And just in time for fall, too. Enter now to win!

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 OCTOBER 13 and tell us which version of the boot—ankle, knee, or over-the-knee—you like best. Although it doesn’t hurt to get fancy, we’ll be picking a winner at random.

Note: This contest is open only to residents of the United States.

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Angela Mathis Turns Shredded Banknotes Into Textiles, Upholstery

 

Actress Nikki Reed, Freedom of Animals Collaborate on Vegan Bag Line

by , 10/12/15   filed under: Submitted Story

 

Adidas Introduces Running Shoe With 3D-Printed Materials

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Unlike collaborator Kanye West, who voiced his concern in September about three-dimensional printing “destroying” the fashion industry, Adidas isn’t threatened by the idea of people making their Yeezies at home. In fact, it’s counting on it. The sportswear giant unveiled on Wednesday the “Futurecraft 3D,” a 3D-printed, customized running-shoe midsole designed to meet the cushioning needs of an individual’s foot. Hailing it a “production breakthrough,” Adidas says the concept piece will take the running-shoe standard to the “next level” by offering a flexible carbon copy of the athlete’s foot, down to his or her exact contours and pressure points.

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Super-Absorbant Bikini Could Help Clean Up Ocean Pollution

Super-Absorbant Bikini Could Help Clean Up Ocean Pollution

What if you could help cleanse the world’s oceans just by going for a dip? The 3d-printed Sponge Suit is a modern and sexy bikini, but its also packed with pollutant-absorbing…

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Biz Eyes: Modular 3D-Printed Eyewear That Express Your Individuality

Biz Eyes: Modular 3D-Printed Eyewear That Express Your Individuality

Switching up your bold eyewear choices has never been as easy as with Nasim Sehat’s “Biz Eyes.” The fashionable specs come with a collection of 3D-printed interchangeable parts,…

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From Farm to Fabric: Exploring Natural Fibers, Fashion Sustainability With Manufacture NY

From Farm to Fabric: Exploring Natural Fibers, Fashion Sustainability With Manufacture NY

On the last weekend of September, Manufacture New York hosted a two-day weekend exploration into local textile production and sustainable fashion practices. This event included hands-on…

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Livia Firth Curates Ethical Fashion Collection for Marks & Spencer

Livia Firth Curates Ethical Fashion Collection for Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer is rolling out the green carpet for Livia Firth, who is nearly as well-known for her marriage to Oscar winner Colin Firth as she is for promoting sustainability in…

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Jigsaw's Ad Campaign: Clothes Are "For Life Not Landfill"

Jigsaw's Ad Campaign: Clothes Are "For Life Not Landfill"

Jigsaw wants to remind you that clothing is for life, not the landfill. In its latest ad campaign, the British apparel retailer juxtaposes fresh pieces from its Autumn/Winter 2015…

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Hussein Chalayan Fetes Dissolving Coats at Paris Fashion Week

Hussein Chalayan Fetes Dissolving Coats at Paris Fashion Week

Photo by Getty Images Dissolving fabrics are the last thing you’d look for in a raincoat. That is, unless you’re Hussein Chalayan, who parlayed science (and solubility) into…

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Vivienne Westwood Doesn't Read Fashion Magazines

Vivienne Westwood Doesn't Read Fashion Magazines

Photo by catwalker / Shutterstock “I never read fashion magazines — I don’t know what they have to say, honestly. I just tell them what I have to say when I get the…

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Sea Turtles Wear Tiny Recycled Swimsuits for Science

Sea Turtles Wear Tiny Recycled Swimsuits for Science

A fleet of adorable sea turtles in Australia are now the most stylish sea creatures out there, wearing custom made swimsuits. Dreamed up by a team of researchers at the University of…

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Cotton Slavery in Uzbekistan, Explained in Two Minutes

Cotton Slavery in Uzbekistan, Explained in Two Minutes

Last week in Uzbekistan, hundreds of thousands of people, including children, were forced from their jobs and schools and into the cotton fields, where they’ll spend the next few…

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