Orange Harp Brings Conscious Consumption to Your iPhone, iPad

by , 07/17/14   filed under: Online Tools, Site Seeing

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Shopping for consciously-made products can a difficult task. Orange Harp is a new iOS app that makes ethical shopping a bit easier. Created by two women, programmer Anbu Anbalagapandian and attorney Kacie Gonzalez, Orange Harp is a mobile app that places a curated marketplace of socially conscious, high-quality products right at your fingertips.

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"Bignik," the World's Largest Picnic Blanket, Engulfs Swiss Town

by , 07/17/14   filed under: Eco-Art, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

 

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These Yummy Treats Want You to Donate Your Old Clothes

by , 07/17/14   filed under: Eco-Art, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

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Don’t let your clothes become food for moths when they can warm the needy. That’s the message behind a series of witty posters that reimagine castoff garments a hamburger, a cupcake, and two pieces of sushi. Bzz Propaganda, a design agency in Brazil, created the ads to promote a clothing-collection drive held by São José shopping mall Shopping Itaguaçu this past month. Hungry for more “clothing origami”? Check out the textile stylings of Viennese artist Bela Borsodi.

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Carte Blanche: Crowdsourced Womenswear, Affordably Made in NYC

by , 07/16/14   filed under: Interviews, Women's Eco-Fashion

 

PeSeta Turns a Beret Into a Record Player for Marc Jacobs Collaboration

by , 07/16/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Shoes, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

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Ian McKellan’s doppelgänger wearing a beret-turned-turntable? If any situation called for a record-scratch sound effect, it’s this. The comical tableau, part of a short video by Spanish production house Bonaparte, offers a glimpse into a new line of espadrilles by Madrid’s peSeta and American designer Marc Jacobs. Although the limited-edition collection is the seventh collaboration between the two companies, it’s their first joint foray into footwear.

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Popinjay's Hand-Embroidered Bags Lift Pakistani Women From Poverty

by , 07/15/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Accessories, Fair Trade, Interviews

 

Alternative Launches "Move," an Eco-Friendly Activewear Line for Women

by , 07/15/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands

 

Ethiopian Jeweler Entoto Beth Artisan Employs HIV-Affected Women

by , 07/14/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Accessories, Eco-Friendly Jewelry, Fair Trade, Retrend Alert

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Entoto Beth Artisan bring together recycled materials and fair trade practices to create elegant jewellery designs. Based on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the social business have partnered with NGO Beza Entoto Outreach in order to support the HIV/AIDS affected Entoto Mountain community. As well as this incredible dedication to social good, the studio are committed to sustainability, creating pieces with reused artillery shells and tire thread.

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Color-Changing "Bruise Suit" Helps Paraplegics Detect Injuries

by , 07/14/14   filed under: Wearable Technology

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Paralyzed athletes may not feel pain if they’ve received a serious blow or broken a bone during competition, but a new color-changing suit developed by students at the Imperial College London can show them where they’ve been hit. Bruise is an athletic, breathable suit that is outfitted with strips of pressure-sensitive film that turn red after a major hit. This way the athletes, coaches and trainers can all see where injuries might have occurred and ensure medial attention is received.

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March On! Kinetic Military Boots Generate Power With Each Step

March On! Kinetic Military Boots Generate Power With Each Step

Hop, skip, jump, march, dance, run or hike – keep at it for an hour while wearing these kinetic boots and you’ll be able to generate enough power to charge up your…

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Michael Kors: "We're Moving Away From a Time of Fast Fashion"

Michael Kors: "We're Moving Away From a Time of Fast Fashion"

Photo by Lev Radin/Shutterstock “I love fashion because it’s plugged into the zeitgeist, so it’s always changing. Thirty years ago, I could never have predicted…

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3D-Printing "Fabric Pen" is the Clothing-Repair Kit of the Future

3D-Printing "Fabric Pen" is the Clothing-Repair Kit of the Future

A pocket-size three-dimensional printer that makes on-the-go clothing repairs a cinch is just one of 35 visionary concepts that could make for a greener “home of the…

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Fake Clothing Drop-off Bins Are Making a Profit From Your Donations

Fake Clothing Drop-off Bins Are Making a Profit From Your Donations

Generous clothing donors in New York City have been getting duped lately, mistakenly “donating” their gently used items into bins run by for-profit companies. The New York Times, as…

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PETA Exposé Shows Sheep Killed, Punched, Mutilated for Wool

PETA Exposé Shows Sheep Killed, Punched, Mutilated for Wool

Photo by Shutterstock People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has obtained graphic hidden-camera footage that indicates widespread animal abuse in sheep farms across Australia and…

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Minna Life's "KGoal" is the World's First Fitness Tracker for Your Kegels

Minna Life's "KGoal" is the World's First Fitness Tracker for Your Kegels

Your vagina needs a workout just as much as the rest of your body, but remembering to do your Kegels and doing them correctly is an entirely different matter. Enter the KGoal, a small…

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Pharrell, G-Star Raw Unveil Recycled-Plastic "Raw for the Oceans" Line

Pharrell, G-Star Raw Unveil Recycled-Plastic "Raw for the Oceans" Line

GET RAW Bionic Yarn estimates that the full collection employs an estimated 10 tons of recycled marine debris. The line, which includes T-shirts, hoodies, boilersuits, trench coats,…

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Studio Swine Turns Human Hair Into Decorative Objects

Studio Swine Turns Human Hair Into Decorative Objects

If anyone knows how to turn a hairy situation on its head, it’s Studio Swine. The London-based design firm has created a series of decorative objects, from an Art Deco-inspired…

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China Relaxes Animal-Testing Rule for Some Cosmetics

China Relaxes Animal-Testing Rule for Some Cosmetics

Photos by Humane Society International More than 50 animal-rights campaigners, wearing bunny ears and carrying life-size rabbit cut-outs, took to the streets of Dailan, China, on Monday…

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