Is Procter & Gamble Bringing Rainforest Destruction Into Your Bathroom?

by , 03/14/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Beauty

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You and your family may count on Head and Shoulders shampoo to get your scalps flake-free, but a new study by Greenpeace has shown that the dandruff shampoo is linked to massive deforestation.  Made by mega-company Procter & Gamble, Head and Shoulders, among other products, derives their moisturizing palm oil from companies linked with environmental scandal. Each bottle of the shampoo can lead to support of further animal extinction, habitat destruction and forest fires.

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Francis Bitonti's "Bristle" Dress is Couture You Can 3D-Print at Home

by , 03/13/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Dresses, Wearable Technology

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Francis Bitonti didn’t just envision a future where everyone can print their own clothes, he created it. Together with students from his “New Skins: Computational Design for Fashion” workshop, the architect-turned-designer devised a couture dress that’s free to download on Thingiverse.com, complete with detailed instructions on how to adapt it to your specific tastes. The “Bristle” prototype, which Bitonti and company constructed using two MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printers, will be on display at the Makerbot’s retail store in New York City in April.

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Nike Unveils Waste-Reducing "Magista" Knitted Football Boot

by , 03/13/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Shoes

Which knitted football boot would you rather wear?

  • 5 Votes The Magista Flyknit by Nike
  • 3 Votes The Samba Primeknit by Adidas

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Recreus's 3D-Printed Sneaker is Flexible Enough to Fold Up Into a Pocket

by , 03/12/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Shoes, Wearable Technology

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Three-dimensional printing has come a long way. Compared with its rigid, unpliable forebears, the Sneakerbot II by Recreus is flexible—so flexible, in fact, that you can crumple it into a fist-sized ball for stowing away until you need it. Designed by Ignacio Garcia—and inspired by such ’80s sci-fi films as Back to the Future and Short Circuit—the shoe owes its malleability to a combination of plant-based PLA and Filaflex, an elastic filament developed by Recreus to retain its springiness even after it’s melted and extruded through a machine.

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Renaissance Women Removed Body Hair With Lotions of Arsenic, Cat Dung

by , 03/12/14   filed under: Fashion Artifacts

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Ever think of putting cat poop, arsenic or vinegar on your skin to get rid of pesky body hair? Women in the Renaissance didn’t have our modern waxes, razors and depilatory creams to keep their bodies hair-free. The University of Edinburgh’s Jill Burke, a lecturer on Italian renaissance has given some icky insight on tricks of the trade the ladies of the Renaissance used to keep skin free of hair.

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A.P.C., Jessica Ogden Upcycle Fabric Remnants Into Quilts, Cat Cushions

by , 03/12/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

 

LUSH to Remove Mica From Products Over Child-Labor Concerns

by , 03/11/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Eco-Friendly Beauty, Worker Rights

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All that glitters is not gold. Such is the case with mica, a shimmery mineral that gives bronzers, eye shadows, lipsticks, foundations, and nail polishes their lit-from-within luster. But LUSH, the high-street beauty firm that prides itself on using natural and ethical ingredients, is willing to dull some of its shine over concerns about the use of child labor in India, where 60 percent of the world’s mica is mined. LUSH told Guardian on Monday that it plans to remove all traces of mica from its cosmetic products after it was unable to verify that the mines it uses to extract the product don’t exploit children.

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Actress Mayim Bialik: Use of Animals to Test Cosmetics is "Unjustifiable"

by , 03/10/14   filed under: Animal Cruelty, Eco-Celebrities, Quotes

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“It is very important to me to speak out on behalf of animals who cannot protest their suffering and ask the compassionate people of the United States to join me, and Cruelty-Free International, to call on the U.S government to end the outdated use of animals for cosmetics-testing once and for all. It doesn’t take a genius to know that using animals for these cruel and unnecessary tests is unjustifiable.”

Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik, speaking on behalf of Cruelty-Free International on March 10, 2014.

 

"Avoid" Browser Plugin Blocks Out Clothing Made by Child Laborers

by , 03/10/14   filed under: Online Tools, Site Seeing, Worker Rights

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If there’s one thing you don’t want weighing down your online shopping cart, it’s the more than 73 million child laborers who toil under inhumane conditions worldwide to make clothing. Our clothing. “Avoid” is a browser plugin that screens your browsing activity for products associated with the exploitation of children. Developed by German group Earthlink, the app uses real-time data the from Aktiv Gegen Kinderarbeit (Active Against Child Labour) campaign to scour popular retailers—including ASOS, Amazon, Google Shopping, Target, Macy’s, and Yoox—for brands with known child-labor violations. Offending items are hidden from view. (You can also toggle the plugin to view uncensored results.)

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American Apparel Stirs Up Controversy With "Made in Bangladesh" Ad

American Apparel Stirs Up Controversy With "Made in Bangladesh" Ad

American Apparel’s latest ad does what the controversial retailer does best: objectifying semi-naked women for the sake of pushing merchandise. Never mind that its “made in…

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Raise Money for Garment Workers' Rights With a "Six Items" Fashion Fast

Raise Money for Garment Workers' Rights With a "Six Items" Fashion Fast

Illustrations by Shutterstock How many items of clothing do you have in your closet and how much of your closet do you actually wear? Labour Behind the Label wants you to think long and…

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Vivienne Westwood Shaves Her Head to Protest Climate Change

Vivienne Westwood Shaves Her Head to Protest Climate Change

Dame Vivienne Westwood sheared off her signature red locks not as a fashion statement, but a political one. The legendary fashion designer revealed her newly cropped hair, now an au…

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Federal Bill to End Cosmetics Testing on Animals Introduced in Congress

Federal Bill to End Cosmetics Testing on Animals Introduced in Congress

Photo by Shutterstock Another step has been made in the fight against cosmetic animal testing in the US this week as a new federal bill was introduced in Congress. The Humane Cosmetics…

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Convert Style Features U.S.-Made Brands With New E-Commerce Platform

Convert Style Features U.S.-Made Brands With New E-Commerce Platform

Convert knows a good thing when it sees it. The Berkeley, Calif.-based boutique is following the likes of Everlane and Zady with an ethical online marketplace of its own. Launched late…

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Anthropologie's "Legend & Song" Line Spotlights East African Artisans

Anthropologie's "Legend & Song" Line Spotlights East African Artisans

+ Legend & Song + Anthropologie…

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Dying is Forever: Swiss Company Turns Cremated Remains Into Diamonds

Dying is Forever: Swiss Company Turns Cremated Remains Into Diamonds

Algordanza is turning the notion of “family heirloom” on its head. The Swiss startup takes cremated human remains and transforms them into diamonds. The concept isn’t…

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Hooves Makes Vegan Shoes That Don't Compromise on Quality, Style

Hooves Makes Vegan Shoes That Don't Compromise on Quality, Style

These beautifully made shoes from Hooves are a brand new vegan-friendly design that break the stereotypes of boring ethical footwear. The London-based studio, lead by Mark Bryceland,…

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Brigid KO Upcycles Discarded Inner Tubes Into Edgy Pleather Couture

Brigid KO Upcycles Discarded Inner Tubes Into Edgy Pleather Couture

Where most see a punctured bike inner tube as a frustrating and inconvenient nuisance, designer Brigid Oesterling of Brigid KO sees an opportunity. Her dark, edgy line of clothing and…

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