Meet the World's First 3D-Knitted Casual Shoe

JS Shoe, Kickstarter, zero waste, 3D knitting, knitting machines, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, eco-friendly shoes, sustainable shoes, custom shoes, custom fashion

A Los Angeles-based footwear company has created what it dubs the world’s first three-dimensionally knitted casual shoe. JS Shoe describes the unisex shoe, which is available for preorder on Kickstarter, as form-fitting yet breathable. It’s also seamless, thanks to the use of a state-of-the-art knitting machine that churns out the exact amount of cotton-polyester fiber required without any waste. Once the upper is formed, a heel of EVA polymer (ethlyene-vinyl acetate) is glued on to provide extra support. In an atypical move for a footwear manufacturer, JS Shoe allows lets its customers purchase one shoe at a time.

Read More >

Advertisement

U.K. Students Create Wearable Shelter for Syrian Refugees

by , 01/28/16   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Wearable Technology

Royal College of Art, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, refugees, design for humanity, wearable shelter, Kickstarter, Harriet Harriss, Graeme Brooker, transformer fashion, transformer clothing, multifunctional fashion, multifunctional clothing, Syria, London

In response to the Syrian refugee crisis, a group of graduate students from London’s Royal College of Art have created a hooded jacket that deploys into a sleeping bag or tent large enough to house an adult and a child. Based on a brief suggested by the clothing company Wall, and shepherded by the School of Architecture’s Harriet Harriss and Graeme Brooker, the project is now seeking funds to go into mass production. “The aim is to work with U.K. refugee agencies to continue to develop the design in time for a summer,” the students wrote on their Kickstarter campaign page. “At the moment, the materials involved are cheap and sustainable since it is intended to be distributed affordably and is not intended as a long-term solution.”

Read More >

Advertisement

Sweden Launches "ShareWear," a Line of Clothing Anyone Can Borrow

by , 01/27/16   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News

 

"The Talk's" Sharon Osbourne Explains Why She Stopped Wearing Fur

by , 01/26/16   filed under: Animal Cruelty, Eco-Celebrities

Sharon Osbourne, The Talk, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, animal cruelty, chinchillas, PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, eco-celebs, eco-friendly celebrities, sustainable celebrities, green celebrities, animal fur, fur

Photo by Featureflash/Shutterstock

Sharon Osbourne is the latest celebrity to take a stand against animal fur. Although The Talk co-host wore fur coats during her music-managing and The Osbournes days, Osbourne is now resolutely fur-free. She credits People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and its video exposés for changing her mind. “I was educating myself through documentaries on what goes into actually making these fur coats and fur scarves that I was wearing, and when I realized how it was done, I was sickened,” she said in a statement. “I was absolutely sickened by it.” Now, Osbourne is teaming up with PETA to speak up for the smallest victims of the fur trade—chinchillas—while urging shoppers to leave fur and fur trim out of their closets.

Read More >

Meet the Winners of the 2015/16 EcoChic Design Award

by , 01/26/16   filed under: Eco-Fashion Shows, Features

 

Greenpeace Finds Toxic Chemicals in Products of Leading Outdoor Brands

by , 01/25/16   filed under: Toxic Pollution

Greenpeace, Detox, eco-friendly outdoor apparel, eco-friendly outdoor gear, eco-friendly outdoor apparel, sustainable outdoor apparel, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, toxic chemicals, toxic pollution, PFCs, perfluorinated compounds, perfluorinated acid, perfluorinated chemicals, The North Face, Patagonia, Mammut, Columbia, Haglofs

Photo by Shutterstock

Greenpeace is calling into question the sustainability credentials of leading outdoor-apparel brands like The North Face, Patagonia, and Mammut after an investigation confirmed the continued and widespread use of hazardous per- and polyfluorinated chemicals in their products. In its latest report, released today at Europe’s biggest outdoor trade show, the environmental nonprofit affirmed the presence of PFCs not only in clothing and footwear but also camping and hiking equipment such as backpacks, sleeping bags, and tents. The study arrives in the wake of recent revelations that PFCs contaminate some of the world’s most far-flung regions, from Lago di Pilato in the Apennines of central Italy to the Haba Snow Mountains in China.

Read More >

7 Cruelty-Free Down Alternatives to Cocoon Yourself In This Winter

 

Fashion Designers Transform Ford’s Recycled Upholstery Fabrics into Couture

 

Delikate Rayne's Vegan Leather, Cruelty-Free Garments Are Made in L.A.

Delikate Rayne, made in the U.S.A., vegan leather, vegan fashion, vegan style, vegan clothing, cruelty-free fashion, cruelty-free clothing, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style,  Meg Vora, Komie Vora, Los Angeles, faux leather

A sister duo with East Indian roots is lighting up the ethical fashion scene with their collection that includes PETA-approved vegan leather shorts, and sustainably sourced satin racer backs. Meg and Komie Vora say that they started their brand Delikate Rayne because they, “wanted to fuse our love of animals and fashion into something more concrete and tangible.” Their animal love is shows through their use of high quality, PVC-free, and cruelty free leather alternatives use to produce their sleek separates in Los Angeles.

Read More >

Ethical Fashion Initiative to Train Asylum Seekers for Italy's Textile Trade

Ethical Fashion Initiative to Train Asylum Seekers for Italy's Textile Trade

FASHION FOR GOOD “Africa is one of today’s creative poles and this show proves that African designers speak about art, life, and innovation,” Cipriani said in a statement…

Read More >

Vaute's Recycled-Cotton Aran Sweaters Are an Animal Lover's Dream

Vaute's Recycled-Cotton Aran Sweaters Are an Animal Lover's Dream

Can’t or won’t wear wool? Vaute’s vintage-inspired fisherman’s sweaters are the non-sheep treat you seek. Composed of 80 percent recycled cotton, derived from…

Read More >

Lesbos Volunteers Turn Abandoned Life Vests Into Mattresses for Refugees

Lesbos Volunteers Turn Abandoned Life Vests Into Mattresses for Refugees

Photo by Malcolm Chapman/Shutterstock The beaches of the Greek island of Lesbos are littered with bright orange life jackets, left behind by the thousands of refugees who arrive daily…

Read More >

Pollution-Fighting "Plant Backpack" Provides Instant Fresh Air

Pollution-Fighting "Plant Backpack" Provides Instant Fresh Air

Photo by Shutterstock Fresh air on demand? That’s the idea behind the “plant backpack,” an out-of-the-box concept that could replace flimsy paper masks in the fight…

Read More >

Save the Duck Wins PETA Award for Cruelty-Free Plumtech Insulation

Save the Duck Wins PETA Award for Cruelty-Free Plumtech Insulation

Save the Duck’s fantastic Plumtech synthetic insulating fiber has just nabbed the Innovator for Animals Award, presented by PETA. Made from recycled polyester, the sustainable,…

Read More >

H&M Debuts "Conscious Beauty" Line of Eco-Friendly Skincare

H&M Debuts "Conscious Beauty" Line of Eco-Friendly Skincare

CONSCIOUS BEAUTY All packaging is recyclable, according to H&M. In addition, the plastics in the primary containers are made of recycled material. Conscious Beauty is certified by…

Read More >

Martin Luther King, Jr.: We Must Shift From a "Thing-Oriented" Society

Martin Luther King, Jr.: We Must Shift From a "Thing-Oriented" Society

Photo by BokehStock/Shutterstock “We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and…

Read More >

Why Rachelle Carson-Begley is Taking Part in the "Shop Drop Challenge"

Why Rachelle Carson-Begley is Taking Part in the "Shop Drop Challenge"

You know her as the skeptical wife of uber-environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. on Discovery’s Living with Ed and the BiteSizeTV web series Our Green House. But did you know that Rachelle…

Read More >

Coming Soon: Clothes That Convert Solar Energy Into Heat

Coming Soon: Clothes That Convert Solar Energy Into Heat

Photo by Shutterstock A new material developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could be used for self-warming clothing that hones heat from the sun. Made…

Read More >

browse our archives