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Bandaid-Like Stick-On Circuit Board Turns Your Body Into a Gadget

by , 04/15/14   filed under: Wearable Technology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Northwestern University, John Rogers,  Yonggang Huang, wearable technology, design for health, health monitors, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, wearable sensors, wearable electronics, wearable circuits

Tattoo circuit boards are now one step closer to reality with the development of this stick-on, flexible circuit board. All the electronics are integrated into a stretchy and pliable base that can be stuck on to the skin anywhere and used to comfortably monitor health conditions wirelessly. Eventually, this wearable electronic board, developed by John A. Rogers, a University of Illinois professor, and Yonggang Huang, a Northwestern University professor, could be used to build incredibly cheap telephones and wearable technology.

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Make a Veggie-Printed Tote for Trips to the Farmers' Market (DIY Tutorial)

by , 04/14/14   filed under: DIY Eco-Fashion

 

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Factory45: An Online Accelerator for Sustainable Fashion Businesses

by , 04/14/14   filed under: Features, Interviews

Factory45, Shannon Whitehead, Boston, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, made in the U.S.A., interviews, fashion accelerators

In 2010, Shannon Whitehead and her partner Kristin Glenn co-founded (R)evolution apparel, a sustainable clothing company for female travelers and lovers of multifunctional dressing. Their signature piece, the Versalette, went viral in 2011 when they launched a Kickstarter campaign that became the highest-funded fashion project of that time. While Whitehead’s mission altered a bit post (R)evolution apparel, amicably parting ways with Glenn a few years ago (Glenn is still successfully running a similar business called Seamly), Whitehead has found a newfound raison d’etre creating a new online business accelerator called Factory45.

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Dick Moby's Eco-Sunglasses Help Rid the Oceans of Plastic Pollution

by , 04/14/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Accessories, Eco-Friendly Eyewear, Fashion Philanthropy, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

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These sustainable sunglasses from Dick Moby were born from an urge to address the plastic pollution in a positive way. As avid surfers and sailors, the duo behind brand – Tim Holland and Robbert Wefers Bettink- had witnessed a build-up of trash in the ocean. So during surf trips way back when they began talking about how to do something proactive. They decided to build on the idea of sunglasses created from a recycled source, what they see as “the ultimate luxury product” made using the unsustainable material. They model their designs on timeless classics and have the sunglasses handcrafted in Italy using an innovative bioplastic

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Chopard Makes History With World's First Fair-Mined Gold Watch

by , 04/11/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News, Eco-Friendly Accessories

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Chopard has made history with the world’s first wristwatch made of fairly mined gold from South America. Unveiled at the BaselWorld World Watch and Jewellery Show in March, the L.U.C Tourbillon QF Fairmined comprises a case, case-back, and bezel derived from “Fairmined”-certified gold, a mark that ensures that small-scale miners from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru receive a fair payment, plus an overall premium, for their labors.

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Donated Wedding Dresses Become "Angel Gowns" for Deceased Babies

by , 04/11/14   filed under: Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

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A group of women are transforming treasured wedding gowns into beautiful “angel dresses”- made for babies who pass before making it home from the hospital. The heavenly idea was thought of by Lisa Grubbs, the wife of a specialist for premature babies in Fort Worth, Texas. The project upcycles a symbol of love, the wedding dress, into a garment worn by a life cut too short.

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Recycle an Animal Figurine Into a Playful Key Chain (DIY Tutorial)

by , 04/10/14   filed under: DIY Eco-Fashion, Eco-Friendly Accessories, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

 

Clothing Hang Tag Dissolves in Water to Become Laundry Detergent

by , 04/10/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Accessories

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Regardless of whether you shop sustainably or not, most clothing comes with pesky paper price tags and labels that get inevitably thrown in the trash. Designers Danghui Li, Yuexin Huang, Yao Zhang and Long Chen have created the world’s first useful tag- the Hang Tag. After purchasing your new garment, the Hang Tag can be popped into the first wash, transforming into detergent, and leaving no waste!

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Fancy Wearing a Bikini Made Entirely From Sand?

by , 04/10/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Eco-Swimsuits

Sandkini, Bondi Bather, Imogen Anthony, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, eco-friendly bikinis, sustainable bikinis, eco-friendly swimsuits, sustainable swimsuits, eco-friendly swimwear, sustainable swimwear, bizarre eco-fashion, Australia, Kyle Sandilands

Imogen Anthony’s new bikini is anything but- the model marched down the runway at Bondi Bather’s fashion week show in nothing more than strategically placed sand. Designed by makeup artist Becca Gilmartin, the only thing separating Anthony’s birthday suit from the runway was painted-on sand, in the shape of a halter top and string bikini bottom. The 23-year-old proudly strutted down the runway in the unique swimsuit, later tweeting that walking down a runway naked is liberating.

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Zady Took Out a One-Page Ad in the Wall Street Journal (And It's Glorious)

Zady Took Out a One-Page Ad in the Wall Street Journal (And It's Glorious)

Ethical e-tailer Zady took out a one-page ad-slash-call-to-action about fast fashion in the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday. Nailed it. + Zady…

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Sarah Lazarovic's "Buyerarchy of Needs" Tells It Like It is

Sarah Lazarovic's "Buyerarchy of Needs" Tells It Like It is

Abraham Maslow would be pretty shocked at what most Americans today consider “needs.” Sarah Lazarovic’s reimagined “buyerarchy of needs” presents a new…

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Arden Reed's "Tailor Truck" Uses 3D Scanning to Create Bespoke Suits

Arden Reed's "Tailor Truck" Uses 3D Scanning to Create Bespoke Suits

‘Get The Bond Look.’ Arden Reed’s eye catching tag line is bound to draw in the customers, but it is their mobile tailoring service doing the rounds in New York city that will…

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Textile Arts Center to Launch Magazine Celebrating "All Things Textiles"

Textile Arts Center to Launch Magazine Celebrating "All Things Textiles"

IN PRINT “There are many textile and fiber focused magazines in the world, but we’re motivated to make one that highlights the contemporary state of the industry and sheds…

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103 Years After Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, Garment Industry Still Costs Lives

103 Years After Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, Garment Industry Still Costs Lives

On March 25, 1911, a large fire engulfed a clothing factory in New York City killing 146 workers, most of whom were immigrant women. While the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire became…

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Timbuk2, TerraCycle Upcycle Vintage Mail Sacks Into Messenger Bags

Timbuk2, TerraCycle Upcycle Vintage Mail Sacks Into Messenger Bags

Timbuk2 and TerraCycle are putting the “messenger” in “messenger bag.” The San Francisco-based carryall-maker has teamed up with the New Jersey upcycler to…

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Will.i.am, Ekocycle, Global Citizen Declare "A Day Without Waste"

Will.i.am, Ekocycle, Global Citizen Declare "A Day Without Waste"

Are you a cup culprit, a double bagger, a container retainer, or napkin nipper? Bail yourself out on Wednesday by joining musician Will.i.am, his Coca-Cola-backed “Ekocycle”…

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Singapore Scientists Spin Bio-Based Nylon Out of Sugar

Singapore Scientists Spin Bio-Based Nylon Out of Sugar

Photo by Shutterstock The future of clothing is about to get a whole lot sweeter. Scientists from Singapore’s A*STAR Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology have discovered…

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BB.Suit: A 3D-Knitted "Onesie" That Doubles as Wi-Fi Hotspot

BB.Suit: A 3D-Knitted "Onesie" That Doubles as Wi-Fi Hotspot

Everybody loves a onesie, but a onesie outfitted with a WiFi hotspot, GPS tracking and a music library becomes the life of the party. The BB.Suit is a 3D knitted, high tech outfit…

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