European Union Bans Toxic Chemical NPE in Textile Imports

by , 07/22/15   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Toxic Pollution

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In what Greenpeace is hailing a “landmark decision,” European Union member states have unanimously agreed to ban a class of hormone-disrupting chemicals known as nonylphenol ethoxylates, or NPEs, from its clothing and textile imports. The decision, according to the environmental-rights group, closes a trade loophole that has allowed NPE-containing clothing to slip into the EU. Despite a regional ban on the substances more than a decade ago, NPEs were still contaminating waterways through the washing of imported textiles.

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Actress Robin Wright Launches Pour Les Femmes, PJs With a Purpose

by , 07/22/15   filed under: Eco-Celebrities, Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Underwear, Fashion Philanthropy

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For Robin Wright, a pair of pajamas isn’t just a symbol of comfort and security; it can also be an instrument for helping women across the globe. The actress-activist, who considers safety a fundamental human right, has has teamed up with her longtime friend, designer Karen Fowler, to create a sleepwear label that benefits victims of violence in the Republic of Congo. Pour Les Femmes, which features delicate nightgowns, robes, and separates in the “finest”—albeit conventional—cotton, contributes up to 100 percent of its profits to Action Kivu and Synergie des Femmes, two human-rights organizations that provide aid to Congolese women.

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You Can Now Drop Off Your Unwanted Clothes at Any Levi's Store

by , 07/21/15   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

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Need to free up some closet space? With the expansion of Levi Strauss’s clothing-recycling scheme, you can now drop off your unwanted clothing and shoes—regardless of brand—at any Levi’s mainline and outlet store in the United States. The move is part of Levi’s wider plan to create the infrastructure necessary to support a “circular economy” for textiles. By partnering with I:Collect, the same garment-recycling firm employed by H&M, The North Face, and the City of San Francisco for their own take-back schemes, Levi’s hopes to disrupt the linear birth-to-death product life cycle that only results in landfill waste.

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Help the Smithsonian Save Neil Armstrong's Moon-Landing Space Suit

by , 07/21/15   filed under: Fashion Artifacts

 

7 Eco-Friendly Sunglasses Made From Unexpected Materials

by , 07/20/15   filed under: Eco-Friendly Eyewear, Features

 

Neffa's "Chameleon" Scarf Changes Color With Mood, Light, Temperature

by , 07/20/15   filed under: Eco-Friendly Accessories, Wearable Technology

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The chameleon reacts to its environment by changing the color of its skin to blend in and likewise, Neffa’s mood scarf reacts to light and temperature to change its appearance. The Chameleon Mood Scarf is made of silk printed with both thermochromic, photoluminescent, and photochromic ink for a variety of looks and moods. At lower temperatures, the scarf is white and dark striped, outside in the sun it is orange and white. Then low light, a green pattern emerges and then at night, the scarf glows greenish blue for more visibility.

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Outerknown, Surfer Kelly Slater's Eco-Menswear Brand, is Here

by , 07/17/15   filed under: Men's Eco-Fashion, Retrend Alert, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

 

Topshop Goes Green With "Reclaim" Collection of Upcycled Clothing

by , 07/16/15   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Retrend Alert, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion, Women's Eco-Fashion

 

UV-Detecting "Smart" Bikini Tells You When to Apply More Sunscreen

by , 07/16/15   filed under: Eco-Swimsuits, Wearable Technology

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You know you should wear sunscreen and you probably do, but remembering to reapply is another story. Enter the smart bikini that sends an alert to your phone when you’ve had too much sun. Spinali Design has just released a line of customizable bikinis with an integrated UV sensor and associated app. Enter your skin type into the app and it along with the sensor will keep track of your time in the sun and tell you when its time to reapply sunscreen.

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"Give Back Box" Turns Old Shipping Cartons Into Goodwill Donations

"Give Back Box" Turns Old Shipping Cartons Into Goodwill Donations

The Los Angeles startup Give Back Box has made donating goods to charity an absolute no-brainer. Already owning a successful fashion ecommerce site called StyleupGirl, entrepeuner…

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Closca Fuga: A Collapsible Bike Helmet That Folds to Half Its Size

Closca Fuga: A Collapsible Bike Helmet That Folds to Half Its Size

Biking to work is great, but biking with a bulky, goofy helmet isn’t ideal. Closca Fuga is a foldable bike helmet that provides all the protection you need for your noggin, but…

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Lola's Subscription Service Delivers All-Natural Tampons to Your Door

Lola's Subscription Service Delivers All-Natural Tampons to Your Door

Feminine hygiene has just become safer and more transparent, thanks to Lola, a sustainable and safe tampon manufacturer. After hearing the toxic shock horror story of model Lauren…

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Pleats Please Issey Miyake, Native Shoes Debut Cruelty-Free Sneakers

Pleats Please Issey Miyake, Native Shoes Debut Cruelty-Free Sneakers

SUMMER KICKS Pleats Please, Miyake’s paean to the grace and simplicity of the pleat, feature permanently pressed garments that conform to the body and adapt to movement while…

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Miguelina's Capsule Line of Beachwear Benefits Ocean Conservation

Miguelina's Capsule Line of Beachwear Benefits Ocean Conservation

Swimwear designer Miguelina Gambaccini has teamed up with ocean-health charity, Oceana, to create a line of savvy swimsuits and accessories dedicated to preserving our waters. Miguelina…

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"YWASTE" Sculpture Reveals Amount of Textiles Entering Landfills

"YWASTE" Sculpture Reveals Amount of Textiles Entering Landfills

WASTE NOT Consumption begets waste, which ushers in problems of its own, Dean adds. “When we consume so much, we tend to dispose of more,” she says. “this unpalatable…

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"Smart" Sneaker Lets You Change Colors, Design on Demand

"Smart" Sneaker Lets You Change Colors, Design on Demand

Here it is, the one sneaker to rule them all. The Shift Sneaker is a new concept that digitally transforms to give you a million different looks all in one sneaker. A smartphone app…

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Naja Launches Colorful Undies Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Naja Launches Colorful Undies Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Naja’s “underwear with a purpose” just got a whole lot more purposeful. The social enterprise, which trains and employs single mothers in Colombia through its…

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PETA Slams Gap for Allegedly Selling Fur Through Its Intermix Brand

PETA Slams Gap for Allegedly Selling Fur Through Its Intermix Brand

Gap isn’t as fur-free as it claims to be, according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The animal-rights group has dispatched a cease-and-a-desist letter to the…

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