Horse-Drawn Carriages Draw Ire of Activists at New York Fashion Week

by , 09/10/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, New York Fashion Week

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It just wouldn’t be New York Fashion Week without a demonstration or two. Filling the quota for the Spring/Summer 2015 season? Argentine designer Victor de Souza, who sent couture-clad models down a “moving runway” of horse-drawn carriages last Wednesday. Animal lovers, however, were having none of it. About 40 protestors from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, NYCLASS, and the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages swarmed Central Park South to decry the use of carriage horses, which Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration seeks to ban.

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Pharrell, G-Star Raw Get "Happy" for Oceans at New York Fashion Week

by , 09/09/14   filed under: New York Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2015

 

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Meet the "Apple Watch," Apple's Highly Anticipated Smartwatch

by , 09/09/14   filed under: Wearable Technology

So tell us, is the Apple Watch haute or not?

  • 6 Votes HELL NO! I have better alternatives.
  • 2 Votes HELL YES! This is the smartwatch I've been waiting for my whole life.
  • 3 Votes I'm going to see what the "early adopters" have to say first.

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Lucio Castro Channels Soviet Nostalgia at New York Fashion Week

by , 09/08/14   filed under: New York Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2015

 

Intel, Opening Ceremony Unveil "Smart" Bracelets at New York Fashion Week

by , 09/08/14   filed under: New York Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2015

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Intel and French fashion house, Opening Ceremony have partnered together to create the most luxurious piece or wearable technology we’ve seen yet. MICA (My Intelligent Communication Accessory) features a display screen of sapphire glass and is coupled with semi-precious jewels and snakeskin. Available this winter in time for the holiday season through Barney’s, because who else would sell a snakeskin, bejeweled piece of wearable technology?

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London Artist Opens a "Cornershop" Made Entirely of Felt

by , 09/05/14   filed under: Eco-Art

 

D&H Jewelers' Conflict-Free Wedding Rings Feature Reclaimed Metals

by , 09/05/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Jewelry, Eco-Friendly Weddings

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Tying the knot with a sparkling ring is many an environmentalist’s dream, but not its often-produced side effects of civil war, human rights abuses, and environmental degradation. San Francisco’s D&H Sustainable Jewelers is restoring this dream’s silver lining. Joining the growing cadre of conflict-free luxury jewelers, D&H marries ethics and sustainability with its stylish engagement rings and wedding bands made of conflict-free gems and reclaimed metals.

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Freitag Launches 100 Percent Compostable Clothing Made From Plants

by , 09/04/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News, Eco-Textiles

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Freitag has made a name for themselves repurposing truck tarpaulins into stylish messenger bags and purses. Now, the Zurich-based company is coming out with a small apparel line, made from their newly developed biodegradable textile, F-abric. Made from fibers sourced in Europe, the F-abric clothing will begin to decompose within three months when thrown into compost, making a virtually footprint free line of clothes.

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Rebecca Minkoff, Case-Mate Launch Wearable-Tech Jewelery

by , 09/04/14   filed under: Wearable Technology

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We all know that wearable tech won’t become pervasive until it not only works well but looks great too. Jewelry and hand bag designer, Rebecca Minkoff though might just have a solution. Working in collaboration with Case-Mate, Minkoff has come up with a couple of pieces that seem more like jewelry than a sophisticated piece of wearable technology. A gold link chain bracelet vibrates and blinks with important incoming phone calls, another serves as a backup battery source in a clinch. Looks like the perfect accessory for professionals on the go.

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Roland Mouret's Signature "Eugene" Top Gets an Ethical Makeover

Roland Mouret's Signature "Eugene" Top Gets an Ethical Makeover

Rouland Mouret is putting an ethical spin on one of his bestselling designs. Together with model and longtime friend Katherine Poulton, co-founder of The North Circular, Mouret has…

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H&M, Swedfund to Develop a "Responsible" Ethiopian Textile Industry

H&M, Swedfund to Develop a "Responsible" Ethiopian Textile Industry

Photo by Vytautas Kielaitis/Shutterstock H&M has its eye on Africa. It’s not the only one, either. Swedfund, a state-owned risk-capital firm that specializes in emerging…

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Russians Use 3D-Printing to Subvert Lacy Lingerie Sanctions

Russians Use 3D-Printing to Subvert Lacy Lingerie Sanctions

A German lingerie company is using technology circumvent a controversial new law that bans the import, production, or sale of synthetic lace underwear. The Eurasian Union trade…

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Angelina Jolie's Bespoke Wedding Gown Features Her Kids' Artwork

Angelina Jolie's Bespoke Wedding Gown Features Her Kids' Artwork

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s wedding was a family affair to remember. Hollywood’s golden couple, who celebrated their nuptials in their French family estate on August 23,…

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Out of Print Goes Back to School With "Composition Book" Bags

Out of Print Goes Back to School With "Composition Book" Bags

Who’s got spirit? Out of Print Clothing does. Whether you’re battling back-to-school blahs or waxing nostalgic over the smell of freshly sharpened pencils, the…

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Amanda Henderson's Sculptural Knits Use Local, Natural Materials

Amanda Henderson's Sculptural Knits Use Local, Natural Materials

Knitwear from Amanda Henderson is deeply rooted in nature, taking inspiration from organic textures and tones in order to celebrate the natural world through fashion. The pieces are all…

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Olek's Underwater "Yarn Bomb" May Have Killed Marine Life in Mexico

Olek's Underwater "Yarn Bomb" May Have Killed Marine Life in Mexico

BOMBS AWAY “Believe it or not, there is a lot of marine life growing, incrusted in the sculpture, and we gather that this has killed it,” he told the Associated Press. The…

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Beware of Toxic "Little Monsters" During Back-to-School Shopping

Beware of Toxic "Little Monsters" During Back-to-School Shopping

Unlike most parents, Helena Meresman doesn’t look forward to the start of the school year. Back-to-school shopping fills the environmental scientist and mother of two with an…

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Forever 21, H&M, Mango, Zara Frequently Fail Quality, Safety Tests

Forever 21, H&M, Mango, Zara Frequently Fail Quality, Safety Tests

Photo by Tupungato/Shutterstock Forever 21, H&M, Mango, and Zara top the list of fashion labels that regularly fail China’s quality and safety trials, say officials from the…

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