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Help Design NASA's Next-Generation "Z-2" Space Suit

by , 03/25/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Wearable Technology

 

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Ricky Gervais Urges Americans to Support the Humane Cosmetics Act

by , 03/25/14   filed under: Animal Cruelty, Eco-Celebrities, Eco-Friendly Beauty

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British actor and comedian Ricky Gervais is getting behind the Humane Cosmetics Act, which was introduced to Congress earlier this month. The federal bill calls for the United States to end cosmetics tests on animals once and for all, as well as the sale of cosmetics tested on animals. The Muppets Most Wanted star has been a longtime animal-rights advocate, and is happy to be the face of the campaign.

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MILCH, Lenzing Repurpose Men's Shirts Into Avant-Garde Garments

by , 03/24/14   filed under: Men's Eco-Fashion, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion, Women's Eco-Fashion

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MILCH has always liked to borrow from the boys, so it’s latest collaboration should come as little surprise. A veteran of “hijacking” classic men’s fashion to create its gender-bending garments, the Viennese label has partnered with Lenzing to turn the fiber firm’s aging stock of Tencel men’s shirts into dresses, skirts, blouses, and hats with a playful Victor/Victoria vibe.

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Pharrell Williams: "Fashion Can Be a Player in Protecting the Planet"

by , 03/21/14   filed under: Eco-Celebrities

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“Fashion can be a universal player in protecting the planet. Fashion is certainly a huge part of everybody’s lives. You wear it every day and for some people it’s a status symbol, or a statement of how much they have spent on clothes, or it’s a means of expressing their identity and who they are.

[By recycling ocean trash into denim, Bionic Yarn and G-Star Raw] are trying to infiltrate the entire spectrum of fashion, high-end and low. It’s a part of sustainability and the cause is to never throw anything into the ocean again. The ocean is just one part of the Earth we’re concentrating on, but the world is made up of 75 to 80 percent water. It’s a huge place to start.”

—Musician-entrepreneur Pharrell Williams, creative director of recycled-textile firm Bionic Yarn, speaking to National Geographic about the role fashion can play in environmental activism.

 

Kathie Lee Gifford Compares Oscar Red Carpet to "Sweatshop"

by , 03/21/14   filed under: Eco-Celebrities, Eco-Fashion News, Worker Rights

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Kathie Lee Gifford must have a short memory. On Wednesday’s episode of her podcast, Kathie Lee & Company, the NBC personality kvetched with guest Al Roker, with whom she’d co-anchored Today’s Oscar coverage. about the difficulty of navigating the Oscar red carpet with various cameramen and producers in tow. “I thought we’d done away with that sort of treatment of other human beings,” she quipped. “I thought sweatshops were a thing of the past…There we were in a two-by-two feet thing with five of us. Five of us!”

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This Video of Unraveling Designer Sweaters is Mesmerizing, Horrifying

by , 03/20/14   filed under: Eco-Art

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Amsterdam artists Lernert & Sander’s new piece takes overpriced designer sweaters into their own hands- unraveling them one expensive thread at a time. For Maastricht’s TEFAF Art Fair, the artists featured their latest video series, “Last Season,” where the pair sits across from each other and slowly pull apart the designer threads. Together, the artists deconstructed sweaters by designers like Prada, Jill Sander, Celine and Chloe, rendering them into $1,300 piles of yarn.

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H&M Unveils "Conscious Exclusive" Collection of Sustainable Formalwear

by , 03/20/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News, Women's Eco-Fashion

 

Hipsters for Sisters: Eco-Friendly, Vegan Belt-Wallets Made in Los Angeles

by , 03/20/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Accessories, Vegan Fashion

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Hipsters for Sisters are the designers behind these cool eco-friendly belt handbags that sit on the hip. Loosely based on the money belt – a longtime favourite of backpackers for its convenience and security – these hip belts are also booming in popularity in the fashion world. But now these designs have been given a unique and stylish twist, using hard-wearing vegan materials to ensure the stylish designs are as environmentally conscious as possible.

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Pyrrha's Recycled-Metal "Game of Thrones" Jewelry is Coming

by , 03/19/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Jewelry, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

 

The "X & C" is a Portable, Affordable Clothes Dryer for Wet Climates

The "X & C" is a Portable, Affordable Clothes Dryer for Wet Climates

Throughout China, many people rely on hanging clean clothes outside to dry as a simple, cost-efficient way to do laundry. In areas of Southern China where the climate is often damp,…

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"Spacetex" Project Experiments With Clothing Physiology in Space

"Spacetex" Project Experiments With Clothing Physiology in Space

Alexander Gerst is about to have a very busy six months. When the German astronaut docks at the International Space Station later this month, he’ll be responsible for nearly 40…

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Knee Pad Uses Heat Generated From Exercise to Sooth Post-Workout Aches

Knee Pad Uses Heat Generated From Exercise to Sooth Post-Workout Aches

Ming Chuan University has come up with a self-sustaining knee pad for exercise, that converts your hard work into soothing heat post-work out. A winner of the Red Dot Award, the Energy…

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Vivienne Westwood Hops Into Shower for Pro-Vegetarian PETA Video

Vivienne Westwood Hops Into Shower for Pro-Vegetarian PETA Video

Meat isn’t just murder, according to Dame Vivienne Westwood, it’s also depleting the world’s water supplies. Appearing in a new video for People for the Ethical…

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Ergonomic "Easy Button" Helps Elderly, Disabled Button Own Shirts

Ergonomic "Easy Button" Helps Elderly, Disabled Button Own Shirts

Easy Button is an ergonomic button that helps speed up the process of dressing oneself for those who have insensitivity and numbness in their hands. It takes longer for elderly citizens…

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RESMO: A Portable Flat-Pack Shelter for Involuntary Airport Campers

RESMO: A Portable Flat-Pack Shelter for Involuntary Airport Campers

At first glance the RESMO design looks like a quirky modern chair. But if you have ever experienced a long delay at the airport, you will understand the beauty of this wearable shelter.…

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StyleLend is the Airbnb of Women's Closets

StyleLend is the Airbnb of Women's Closets

Just call StyleLend the “Airbnb of dresses.” Founded by model-turned-entrepreneur Lona Alia Duncan, the peer-to-peer marketplace enables women to access the “infinite…

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Kolon Sport's Survival "Life Tech" Jacket Includes Wearable Wind Turbine

Kolon Sport's Survival "Life Tech" Jacket Includes Wearable Wind Turbine

Headed out on an extreme adventure, you’ll want to be outfitted with latest and greatest in jackets to protect you from the elements. The Life Tech Jacket designed by Seymourowell…

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"Divergent" Actress Shailene Woodley "Exclusively" Buys Used Clothes

"Divergent" Actress Shailene Woodley "Exclusively" Buys Used Clothes

Photo by s_bukley/Shutterstock “Kitson? Yeah, that’ll never happen. I exclusively buy used clothes. I’m going to be a citizen of this planet, and I’m going to do…

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