Fall Into Winter With Ecoalf's 100 Percent Upcycled Coats, Jackets

by , 10/08/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Outerwear, Fall/Winter 2014, Men's Eco-Fashion, Retrend Alert, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion, Women's Eco-Fashion

 

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Pants to Poverty "Goes Fallow," Will Relaunch in 2015

by , 10/07/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News, Eco-Friendly Underwear

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Pants to Poverty is doing some soul-searching. The London-based ethical underwear label say it’s moving to India, where it’ll embark upon a “fallow period” ahead of a relaunch in 2015. While operations will continue per usual, the brand will be running point from a farmer’s office in Odisha, so staff members can document—and, where appropriate, assist—with the organic-cotton harvest. “In advance of our exciting plans for 2015, it’s crucial for us to align the brand with the cycle of the farm, which means ensuring that our seasonality works with their farm cycle and not against it,” says Romain Renoux, head of marketing at Pants for Poverty, in a statement.

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Esprit Fetes Third Recycled Clothing Collection

by , 10/07/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Retrend Alert, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion, Women's Eco-Fashion

 

Scottish Designer Launches World's First Hemp Sunglasses

by , 10/06/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Accessories, Eco-Friendly Eyewear

 

Iris Van Herpen's 3D-Printed "Ice" Dress is a "Frozen" Fan's Dream

by , 10/06/14   filed under: Paris Fashion Week

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Iris van Herpen could teach Queen Elsa of Arendelle a thing or two about ice. The Dutch designer, who debuted her Spring/Summer 2015 collection at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday, used three-dimensional printing to create a strapless, translucent dress any snow regent would be proud of. Van Herpen, who worked in collaboration with architect Niccolo Casas and Tennessee’s 3D Systems, designed the garment to fit model Iekeliene Stange’s precise specifications.

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Flint and Tinder's American-Made Jeans Are Changing the Denim Game

by , 10/03/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Pants, Online Tools

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Flint and Tinder are hoping to change the way clothes are manufactured, with affordable made to order jeans manufactured in the U.S.A.. By custom-making their classic jeans the company ensure that no leftover stock goes to waste. Following on from their successful Kickstarter campaign Flint and Tinder continue to promote a “better way to make things” and here at Ecouterre we couldn’t agree more; the team advocate slow fashion, and by using limited edition selvedge denim the team are putting a higher emphasis on the materials used and craftsmanship a detail that really caught our eye as this means durable, quality goods that are designed to last and last. Flint and Tinder discussed all this and more in an informative interview with Ecouterre.

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Closet Cleanse: How to Unclutter Your Wardrobe With Panache

by , 10/03/14   filed under: Book Reviews, Features

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The following is an excerpt from Wear No Evil: How to Change the World With Your Wardrobe (2014, Running Press) by Greta Eagan

Cleaning out your closet is so wonderfully cathartic, and many Feng Shui masters will tell you that creating organized spaces helps to open up the flow of energy and allow for new things to come into your life. William Spear, the author of Feng Shui Made Easy, once said to me, “if your drawers, closets, and shelves are stuffed and overflowing in a disheveled mess, how can you expect the Universe to deliver anything more? There is no space for more!” The goal of this game is to evaluate, store, and purge. (Tip: Choose a day when you have a good amount of free time (at least two or three uninterrupted hours) to dive into this exercise.)

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Feelgoodz Introduces Hand-Loomed Slippers, Fairly Made in Guatemala

by , 10/02/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Shoes, Vegan Fashion, Women's Eco-Fashion

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Known for its eco-friendly flip-flops, Feelgoodz is expanding its business into indoor ballet-style slippers. Fairly handwoven and loomed in Guatemala from vegetable-dyed natural fibers, the shoes are the brainchild of chief designer Lizzie Gonzales McTighe, who arrived at the concept while sifting through fabrics at an artisan studio in central Vietnam. Each Lizzieloom, according to Gonzales McTighe, is designed for “comfort, coziness, and consciousness,” whether you’re lounging at home, at the yoga studio, or in your hotel room on vacation. “Woven by hand, each unique piece tells their story,” she says. More important, you’ll “never want to go barefoot again,” she adds.

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Pure Waste Textiles: Why Fabric Waste Will Never Make Sense

by , 10/02/14   filed under: Eco-Textiles, Features, Interviews, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

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Helsinki-based Pure Waste Textiles was born out of a desire to halt the huge amount of fabric wasted in the production of fashion accessories. After beginning to use leftover material from manufacturers, the designers became more intent on actively avoiding waste. “Wasting so much valuable material is not just intolerable from ecological point of view,” says Kalle Määttä of the brand, but also from an economical point of view. In an interesting interview with Ecouterre, Määttä discussed the future of Pure Waste Textiles and how this proactive attitude to production is the only option.

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Botanica Workshop Makes Its Organic Cotton, Silk Lingerie in the U.S.A.

Botanica Workshop Makes Its Organic Cotton, Silk Lingerie in the U.S.A.

Photos by Ye Rin Mok Launched at the beginning of this month, New York-based Botanica Workshop is a new organic and sustainable underwear brand for women. The line is a beautiful…

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Reformation Debuts Sustainable Alpaca Knitwear Collection

Reformation Debuts Sustainable Alpaca Knitwear Collection

GET COZY Reformation sources its fiber from small family-owned ranches. Because each alpaca is given an acre of land to graze on, it says, the grassland has time to regenerate. It also…

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JetBlue Recycles Used Uniforms, Saves 18.5 Tons of Fabric From Landfills

JetBlue Recycles Used Uniforms, Saves 18.5 Tons of Fabric From Landfills

Photo by Chris Parypa Photography/Shutterstock JetBlue is going out with the old, in with the new. The airline, which overhauled its uniforms in June, announced Tuesday that it has…

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Alabama Chanin Starts Natural Dye Facility, Relaunches Indigo Line

Alabama Chanin Starts Natural Dye Facility, Relaunches Indigo Line

ALABAMA BLUES The do-it-yourself route was partly born out of necessity. Several of Alabama Chanin’s go-to dye houses have shuttered over the years, making it increasingly…

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New "Smart" Fabrics Can Be Washed, Stretched...Even Shot With Bullets

New "Smart" Fabrics Can Be Washed, Stretched...Even Shot With Bullets

As wearables become more integrated into our lives they will also get woven into our fabrics. But for electronic textiles to be realistic, they need to be really durable and most…

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Gamine's "Honest" Denim Workwear for Women is Made in America

Gamine's "Honest" Denim Workwear for Women is Made in America

For Taylor Johnston, a quote by Chuck Close sums up the inspiration behind Boston-based women’s workwear Gamine.: “Inspiration is for amateurs, the rest of us just show up and get…

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BB.Suit 0.2 is a 3D-Knitted "Onesie" That Purifies the Air Around It

BB.Suit 0.2 is a 3D-Knitted "Onesie" That Purifies the Air Around It

The same three-dimensionally knitted “onesie” that doubles as a wireless hotspot, Global Positioning System tracker, and MP3 library can add another capability to its litany…

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Bombsheller's Customizable Leggings Are Printed on Demand in Seattle

Bombsheller's Customizable Leggings Are Printed on Demand in Seattle

Bombsheller is a Seattle-based clothing company that produces eye-catching, graphic leggings on-demand with designs created by anyone who has an artistic eye or knack for design.…

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Melissa Joy Manning's Handmade Jewelry Fuses Luxury, Sustainability

Melissa Joy Manning's Handmade Jewelry Fuses Luxury, Sustainability

Jewelry should be about self-expression, embellishment, and adornment that lets the individual shine as brightly as the pieces they are wearing . The last thing anyone should worry…

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