Super-Absorbant Bikini Could Help Clean Up Ocean Pollution

by , 10/08/15   filed under: Eco-Swimsuits, Wearable Technology

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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 technology. The wearable technology in the suit is environmentally proactive, meaning it a little swim can do a little difference in helping cleanse our waterways.

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

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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, letting style mavens customize their look at will. Colorful swirls, geometric shapes and sculptural statements can let the world know how when you’re feeling bold.

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

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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 workshops and panel discussions that furthered the dialogue surrounding locally sourced materials in the fashion supply chain. From Farm to Fabric brought together leading artists, designers, and makers in New York City and its environs. Participants traveled across the United States, as well as from China and Australia, to attend the workshop and symposium.

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Livia Firth Curates Ethical Fashion Collection for Marks & Spencer

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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 fashion. Together with her Eco-Age, her ethical-brand consultancy, Firth has pieced together a capsule wardrobe, derived from the British department store’s autumn collection, to “meet the working woman’s needs,” according to Marks & Spencer. The Livia Firth Edit, the retailer says, features items that represent one or more examples of Marks & Spencer’s efforts to green its supply chain, whether by employing specifically accredited factories or sourcing fabrics that are better for the environment.

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

by , 10/06/15   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands

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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 collection with vintage Jigsaw items on loan from its customers. Coupled with stories from longtime Jigsaw fans about the history behind their tan leather bag or blue Oxford shirt à la Worn Stories, the campaign is a paean to mindful consumption, as well as a respite from today’s “fast fashion” world.

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Hussein Chalayan Fetes Dissolving Coats at Paris Fashion Week

by , 10/05/15   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Paris Fashion Week

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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 spectacle at the Musée des Beaux-Arts at Paris Fashion Week on Sunday. Dressed in white trenches, Chalayan’s models remained rooted in place as simulated showers sloughed off the clothing off their bodies in sheets to reveal glittery dresses, studded with tributary-like appliqués of Swarovski crystals. Of his unconventional staging, the Cyprus-born British designer had but one thing to say. “If you don’t take risks in the world, nothing happens, you just stay static.”

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Vivienne Westwood Doesn't Read Fashion Magazines

by , 10/05/15   filed under: Vivienne Westwood

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“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 opportunity.

“Unisex is good for the environment. You don’t need to buy a lot of clothes. You can just wear your boyfriend’s.”

—British designer Vivienne Westwood, speaking to the New York Post at Paris Fashion Week.

 

Sea Turtles Wear Tiny Recycled Swimsuits for Science

by , 10/02/15   filed under: Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

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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 Queensland’s School of Biological Sciences, the swimsuits were devised to collect sea turtle feces as a way to study their diet in the wild. Functioning as a diaper, but looking like a cute swimsuit, the mini garments were made for sea turtle hatchlings from secondhand sun shirts from a charity shop.

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Cotton Slavery in Uzbekistan, Explained in Two Minutes

by , 10/02/15   filed under: Worker Rights

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 weeks picking the crop under hot, unsanitary, and often hazardous conditions for little to no pay. It’s an issue that doesn’t gain the same amount of attention or notoriety as sweatshop exploitation in Bangladesh and Cambodia, but it’s something that happens, nevertheless. Cotton is in our clothes, our linens, and even our currency, so it only stands to reason that Uzbek cotton is, too, according to Anti-Slavery International, a London-based human-rights organization that created a two-minute animated video explaining what amounts to government-sponsored forced labor.

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H&M "Dramatically" Lagging Behind in Bangladesh Fire, Safety Repairs

H&M "Dramatically" Lagging Behind in Bangladesh Fire, Safety Repairs

Photo by Toni Genes/Shutterstock Two years after the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of apparel manufacturing, H&M is “dramatically” lagging behind on…

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Bhava's Vegan Convertible Boot is Three Shoes in One

Bhava's Vegan Convertible Boot is Three Shoes in One

TRANSFORMER BOOTS “The two-piece boot concept has been around for a while, but I hadn’t seen it executed in a way that I would actually wear,” Pineda told Ecouterre.…

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This NYC-Made Sheath Dress Has a 950-Person Wait-List

This NYC-Made Sheath Dress Has a 950-Person Wait-List

Looking for the perfect work sheath? If you have your heart set on M.M. LaFleur’s wildly popular “Tory 2.0,” be prepared to wait. And wait. The $235…

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Bride Will be 11th Family Member to Wed in 120-Year-Old Gown

Bride Will be 11th Family Member to Wed in 120-Year-Old Gown

Photos by NJ Advance Media The moment Abigail Kingston started planning her wedding, she knew she had the “something borrowed” portion of her ceremony covered. Come October…

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Adidas Working on "Endlessly Recyclable" Zero-Waste Soccer Cleat

Adidas Working on "Endlessly Recyclable" Zero-Waste Soccer Cleat

Adidas envisions a future where worn-out sportswear isn’t thrown away, but rather broken down and remolded with scrap material from other industries to create new products. Its…

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Nike, MIT Call for Innovative Textiles to Combat Climate Change

Nike, MIT Call for Innovative Textiles to Combat Climate Change

Nike is bringing its “A” game to the climate-change debate. After pledging earlier last week to achieve 100 percent renewable energy in company-owned and -operated…

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David de Rothschild, Schoeller Textiles Embark on Sustainable Partnership

David de Rothschild, Schoeller Textiles Embark on Sustainable Partnership

David de Rothschild, the British environmentalist who once sailed across the Pacific Ocean in a boat made from recycled plastic bottles, is casting off for his next adventure: a new…

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Zady Expands Eco-Friendly "Essentials" Collection, Throws Shade at Fashion Industry

Zady Expands Eco-Friendly "Essentials" Collection, Throws Shade at Fashion Industry

Zady, the ethical e-tailer on a mission to slow down the pace of fashion, has been on a roll. Besides expanding its “Essentials” collection to include a pair of button-down…

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Finnish Groups to Turn Waste Cotton Into New Fiber for Fashion Industry

Finnish Groups to Turn Waste Cotton Into New Fiber for Fashion Industry

A group of Finnish organizations are banding together to transform old cotton garments, particularly those unsuitable for reuse, into new fibers for the textile industry. Led by the VTT…

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