Fielder's Choice Goods Turns Vintage Baseball Gloves Into Wallets, Belts

by , 06/10/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Accessories, Men's Eco-Fashion, Retrend Alert, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

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The sumptuous accessories in Fielder’s Choice Goods’ line channel America’s favorite past time- baseball. The line of leather goods are upcycled from vintage baseball gloves, giving the disused leather a new life. The custom belts, wallets, keychains and hats bear all of the details of their former sporty lives, carrying on the traditional past time into modern fashion, while upcycling materials that would be bound for the landfill.

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Wear a Piece of the Robben Island Fence That Imprisoned Nelson Mandela

by , 06/10/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Jewelry, Retrend Alert, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

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The 10-foot-tall wire fence that once confined Nelson Mandela for 18 years is getting a do-over. Capetown designer Charmaine Taylor is salvaging pieces of barbed wire from the infamous Robben Island jail, which held political prisoners captive before the fall of apartheid, and transforming them into gold- and silver-plated necklaces, earrings, and cufflinks. The jewelry, born from a former symbol of oppression, is a reminder that freedom is a “gift to be protected and cherished,” says Taylor, who donates a portion of all sales to the Nelson Mandela Foundation and organic-farming nonprofit Abalimi Bezekhaya (“We Are Farmers”).

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OMSignal's Biometric-Sensing Workout Clothes Keep Your Vitals in Check

by , 06/10/14   filed under: Wearable Technology

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Forget your activity tracker band – just integrate the sensors right into your workout shirt for no-fuss and accurate biometrics monitoring. That’s the principle behind OMSignal’s Biometric Smartwear, which tracks and monitors your heart rate, breathing and steps all with the goal of getting you in the zone during your workout. Wear the shirt even when you aren’t working out and it will monitor your health, weight, activity, help your posture, and even tell you when to relax. This is the new wave of wearable technology.

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15 Emerging Eco-Fashion Designers at the Los Angeles D&A Green Room

by , 06/09/14   filed under: Designers & Agents

 

Wearable-Tech Market for Pets Expected to Reach $2.6 Billion by 2025

by , 06/09/14   filed under: Wearable Technology

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Humans aren’t the only ones that can wear activity trackers. In fact they’re now being made for Fido and the market for wearable tech for pets and animals is set to explode. A new report from IDTechEx expects the market to reach $2.6 billion by 2025. From GPS trackers, activity trackers, training, and health monitoring, wearable tech for animals of all sorts – dogs, cats, horses, cows, wolves, endangered species, is going to be the next big thing. Time to cash out on your investments in human-focussed wearables and invest in ones for the four-legged variety.

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Dame Vivienne Westwood Says That "Fashion is a Terrible Thing"

by , 06/09/14   filed under: Vivienne Westwood

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“There are signs in my shops that say ‘buy less, choose well, make it last.’ I agree, fashion is a terrible thing, it’s all about tempting to buy. But [consumers] should buy less. [On the other hand,] fashion gives me a voice, it gives me prestige. It’s another reason why I don’t retire, don’t close the company and give up.

Business is good. If anything, I want to reduce my product range, to concentrate on quality rather than quantity. I might have to put up prices and see what happens.

I don’t know when the human race will disappear, but right now I know it’s inevitable…If temperatures go up 5 percent, as they’re predicted to, everything below this line, the world below Paris, will be uninhabitable. The heat will be unimaginable. No one will help each other, there will be war…I’m not very optimistic about the future of the human race. I wish I was, but I’m not.”

—British designer Dame Vivienne Westwood, speaking to journalist Chris Blackhurst in the June 8, 2014 edition of The Independent.

 

Supermodel Lily Cole, Veja Collaborate on Rainforest-Friendly Sneakers

by , 06/06/14   filed under: Eco-Celebrities, Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Shoes, Fair Trade, Fashion Philanthropy

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If anyone knows how to walk the walk, it’s Lily Cole. The British supermodel, actress, and environmentalist has crossed ankles with French ethical footwear label Veja to create a capsule collection of sneakers. Her goal? To raise awareness of wild Amazonian rubber, a renewable material that can provide locals with a source of income without damaging or cutting down trees. Cole, who serves as ambassador for Sky Rainforest Rescue, a partnership between the World Wildlife Fund and the Sky Broadcasting Group to protect one billion trees in the Amazon rainforest, designed a print inspired by the fragility, strength, and vulnerability of the rainforest ecosystem.

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NASA's "ForceShoe" Helps Astronauts Maintain Bone, Muscle Health

by , 06/06/14   filed under: Wearable Technology

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Let’s first agree that there is no need to worry about fashion while you’re in space. With that said, NASA has come up with a pair of high-tech, but ugly sandals that can measure forces put on the astronauts while in zero gravity in space. The ForceShoe will help scientists understand the effects of gravity, the astronaut’s current exercise regimen on the International Space Station and how they can improve workouts to ensure they retain muscle mass and bone density.

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The Hague's Humanity House Hosts "Fair Fashion Lab"

by , 06/05/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Events

 

Jazz Up an Old Tank Top With These Easy Embellishments (DIY Tutorial)

Jazz Up an Old Tank Top With These Easy Embellishments (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES Old tank tops Small pieces of stretch- or knit-jersey fabric Small pieces of felt Lace Sewing machine or needle and thread VERSION ONE: LACY ACCENTS Measure a…

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Archaeologists Discover World's Oldest Pants, Worn 3,300 Years Ago

Archaeologists Discover World's Oldest Pants, Worn 3,300 Years Ago

The excavated remains of two trouser-clad men from the primeval Yanghai tombs in western China suggests that ancient nomadic herders put their pants on just like the rest of us: one leg…

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Diane von Furstenberg, Net-a-Porter Collaborate With Google Glass

Diane von Furstenberg, Net-a-Porter Collaborate With Google Glass

Google Glass is about to get a significant boost in specs appeal, thanks to the efforts of legendary fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, who is creating five new frames and eight…

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Atlanta Secondhand-Goods Store Parodies Pharrell Williams's "Happy"

Atlanta Secondhand-Goods Store Parodies Pharrell Williams's "Happy"

Finally got Happy out of your head? Used Clothes Are Not Trashy, a cover of Pharrell Williams’s infections earworm by Atlanta’s Garson & Shaw, will keep you clapping…

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Nike Unveils World's First 3D-Printed Performance Sports Bag

Nike Unveils World's First 3D-Printed Performance Sports Bag

Don’t count on getting your mitts on Nike Football’s “Rebento” duffel any time soon. The sportswear goliath only made three copies of the carryall, which…

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Droog's "Create Me Textile" is a Clothes-Mending Kit for the 21st Century

Droog's "Create Me Textile" is a Clothes-Mending Kit for the 21st Century

Droog wants repairing to be the new recycling. The Dutch design firm and the crafty ladies of Humade have devised a clothes-mending kit that turns every hole, tear, or stain into an…

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Regenesi, Dainese Upcycle Old Motorcycle Racing Suits Into Accessories

Regenesi, Dainese Upcycle Old Motorcycle Racing Suits Into Accessories

Feeling a need for speed? Get a danger-free rush from Regenesi’s recent collaboration with Dainese, an Italian firm that specializes in protective motorcycling gear. Unveiled at…

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Future Travelers Will Be Emailing Their Luggage to 3D-Printers

Future Travelers Will Be Emailing Their Luggage to 3D-Printers

FAREWELL TO CARRY-ONS With advances in three-dimensional printing, this future is already unfolding, says Kyttanen. Lost Luggage supplants the traditional “analog” suitcase…

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Humane Cosmetics Act Receives "Unprecedented" Corporate Support

Humane Cosmetics Act Receives "Unprecedented" Corporate Support

The Humane Cosmetics Act is inching closer to be a reality, as 133 cosmetics companies pledged their support this week. If passed, The Act, started by Representative Jim Moran, would…

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