Alexander Wang's "P6" Beanie Fights Discrimination at Sochi Olympics

by , 02/11/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Accessories

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Alexander Wang is not taking Russia’s anti-gay laws sitting down. The designer has launched the sale of a new beanie supporting the Principle 6 campaign, which encourages Olympic athletes, spectators and supporters to stand up against the discrimination toward gays in Russia, by using their noggin. Emblazoned with a P6, the hats are meant to show support without ruffling feathers and going against Russia’s strict ban on political speech.

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George Clooney, Chris Martin Join Vivienne Westwood's "Save the Arctic" Campaign

by , 02/10/14   filed under: Eco-Celebrities, Eco-Fashion News, Green Designers, Vivienne Westwood

 

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Pharrell, G-Star Raw Create Denim Made From Recycled Ocean Plastic

by , 02/10/14   filed under: Eco-Celebrities, Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News, New York Fashion Week

 

Activists Project Photos of Rana Plaza Victims at New York Fashion Week

by , 02/07/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, New York Fashion Week

 

FEED Projects Previews Luxury "Heritage" Collection at NY Fashion Week

by , 02/07/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, New York Fashion Week

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FEED Projects is going heritage with a new collection of leather bags. Unveiled by the brand’s founder, Lauren Bush Lauren, at the Explorers Club in Manhattan at New York Fashion Week on Thursday, the collection marks the social enterprise’s first foray into the luxury market. Each carryall is a gift that keeps giving. Not only will every purchase provide sustainable employment for artisans in Kenya, but it will also, per FEED’s philanthropic M.O, supply 150 to 300 school meals to children in Africa.

PREVIOUSLY ON ECOUTERRE: ASK LAUREN BUSH LAUREN: Can Conscious Consumerism Really Save the World?

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Kick Off NY Fashion Week With Fashion Revolution Day's Eco-Chic Soiree

by , 02/06/14   filed under: Announcements, New York Fashion Week

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Ecouterre is an official media sponsor of Fashion Revolution Day.

Kick off New York Fashion Week in sustainable style on Friday with Fashion Revolution Day, a worldwide movement that culminate in a series of events on April 24, the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh. Sponsored by The GreenShows and hosted at Launch NYC Fashion Week’s 5,000-square-foot pop-up retail, showroom, and runway space in the heart of Manhattan’s Flatiron district, the #INSIDEOUT event will feature installations honoring the 1,133 garment workers killed and over 2,500 injured in the deadly building collapse. Music will be provided by DJ Spooky, celebrated performer, artist-in- residence at the Museum of Metropolitan Art and executive editor of Origin. Treats will be provided by Candle Café, the first Certified Green Restaurant in New York City, as well as one of the top vegan restaurants in the country.

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55 W. 17th St.
New York, NY 1011

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Kandals: Eco-Friendly, Cruelty-Free Shoes Worth Stepping Into

by , 02/06/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Shoes

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TOMS may have made the humanitarian concept of footwear famous, but Kandals hopes to bring a sustainable front to the industry through their line of versatile slip-on flats for women. Kandals’ creators noted that the footwear market lacked a fully sustainable effort and recognized the contradiction that lay in other companies’ side-by-side collections of both vegan and leather footwear designs. Born from a desire to create a company that had a transparent and sustainable message, the collection  of shoes hatched after several prototypes to find the perfect pair. The result was a collection of footwear made entirely from plant-friendly, cruelty-free materials.

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21 Ethical Lingerie Gifts to Set Sheets Afire on Valentine's Day

by , 02/06/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Underwear, Features

 

Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Creates Eco-Fashion Collection With Amour Vert

by , 02/05/14   filed under: Eco-Celebrities, Eco-Fashion Brands, Women's Eco-Fashion

 

The Klem Project Helps Impoverished Communities Make Their Own Shoes

The Klem Project Helps Impoverished Communities Make Their Own Shoes

The Klem Project, by Korean designer Lee Jinyoung, aims to put a pair of shoes on every child and adult in Malawi. The innovative project enables locals to make their own shoes with an…

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Kondakis's Upcycled-Parachute Fashions Help Educate Maasai Girls

Kondakis's Upcycled-Parachute Fashions Help Educate Maasai Girls

REDESIGN “Education is one of the strongest tools one can have in order to create their own future but the girls are being under prioritized in the Maasai community,”…

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Lands' End Joins Angora Ban After PETA’s Rabbit-Abuse Exposé

Lands' End Joins Angora Ban After PETA’s Rabbit-Abuse Exposé

Lands’ End has banned all new angora products following reports by animal-rights campaigners of routine abuse on rabbits farms in China, where 90 percent of the world’s…

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Chinese Woman Spends 11 Years Knitting Coat, Hair From Her Own Hair

Chinese Woman Spends 11 Years Knitting Coat, Hair From Her Own Hair

Instead of fretting when her beautiful hair started to fall out in her 30s, Xiang Renxian decided to transform it into a lasting gift- a hat and coat for her husband. The former…

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H&M's Helena Helmersson: Fashion Can Be Cheap and Ethical

H&M's Helena Helmersson: Fashion Can Be Cheap and Ethical

If there’s a disconnect between its mission to sell cheaply priced clothing and its quest to improve working conditions and the environment, H&M isn’t seeing it. The…

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Made of Organic Cotton, N2R's Hydro Jacket is Water-, Wind-Resistant

Made of Organic Cotton, N2R's Hydro Jacket is Water-, Wind-Resistant

Finding a good water-resistant jacket is a difficult prospect in itself, but finding one that is organic too is downright impossible. Which is why Luca Sburlati of N2R set out to make a…

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"The Street Store" is the First Pop-Up Clothing Store for the Homeless

"The Street Store" is the First Pop-Up Clothing Store for the Homeless

South Africa’s Street Store doesn’t just help to clothe the homeless, but also gives them the retail experience of choosing their own wares. With the idea to give the homeless the…

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L'Oreal Commits to "Zero Deforestation" by 2020

L'Oreal Commits to "Zero Deforestation" by 2020

L’Oreal has its eye on the tiger. The world’s largest beauty and cosmetics company has pledged to obtain its renewable raw materials, including palm oil, soya oil, and…

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Germany's Karen Jessen Wins the 2013 EcoChic Design Award

Germany's Karen Jessen Wins the 2013 EcoChic Design Award

Ecouterre is an official media sponsor of the 2013 EcoChic Design Award. Fashion NGO Redress injected Hong Kong Fashion Week with a creative dose of high-appeal and low-textile waste…

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