Outerknown, Surfer Kelly Slater's Eco-Menswear Brand, is Here

by , 07/17/15   filed under: Men's Eco-Fashion, Retrend Alert, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

 

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Topshop Goes Green With "Reclaim" Collection of Upcycled Clothing

by , 07/16/15   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Retrend Alert, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion, Women's Eco-Fashion

 

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UV-Detecting "Smart" Bikini Tells You When to Apply More Sunscreen

by , 07/16/15   filed under: Eco-Swimsuits, Wearable Technology

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You know you should wear sunscreen and you probably do, but remembering to reapply is another story. Enter the smart bikini that sends an alert to your phone when you’ve had too much sun. Spinali Design has just released a line of customizable bikinis with an integrated UV sensor and associated app. Enter your skin type into the app and it along with the sensor will keep track of your time in the sun and tell you when its time to reapply sunscreen.

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"Give Back Box" Turns Old Shipping Cartons Into Goodwill Donations

by , 07/15/15   filed under: Featured, Interviews

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The Los Angeles startup Give Back Box has made donating goods to charity an absolute no-brainer. Already owning a successful fashion ecommerce site called StyleupGirl, entrepeuner Monika Wiela wanted to do more good through her business. Her idea was that whenever a shopper receives a box from an online order, they would then fill the empty carton with goods and donate it to a local charity. This simple premise has been put in motion through partnerships with big organizations like Overstock.com, Anne Taylor, and Goodwill Industries. We spoke with Biz Debnath, who spearheads Give Back Box with Monika, to learn more about where the idea came from and the impact it is having on how shoppers think about boxes.

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Closca Fuga: A Collapsible Bike Helmet That Folds to Half Its Size

by , 07/15/15   filed under: Wearable Technology

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Biking to work is great, but biking with a bulky, goofy helmet isn’t ideal. Closca Fuga is a foldable bike helmet that provides all the protection you need for your noggin, but collapses down by 50 percent so you can store it in a purse or backpack. The Red Dot Design Award 2015 winning bike helmet is less road bike warrior, and instead a more stylish and timeless hat that will make you want to ride your bike in the morning.

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Lola's Subscription Service Delivers All-Natural Tampons to Your Door

by , 07/14/15   filed under: Eco-Friendly Beauty

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Feminine hygiene has just become safer and more transparent, thanks to Lola, a sustainable and safe tampon manufacturer. After hearing the toxic shock horror story of model Lauren Wasser, who lost her leg allegedly from contracting TSS from a Kotex tampon, the chemical contents of feminine hygiene products have become a very real concern. Unlike big name tampon manufacturers, Lola discloses all of their products’ ingredients, ensuring safety for their customers.

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Pleats Please Issey Miyake, Native Shoes Debut Cruelty-Free Sneakers

by , 07/14/15   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Shoes, Vegan Fashion, Women's Eco-Fashion

 

Miguelina's Capsule Line of Beachwear Benefits Ocean Conservation

by , 07/14/15   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Fashion Philanthropy

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Swimwear designer Miguelina Gambaccini has teamed up with ocean-health charity, Oceana, to create a line of savvy swimsuits and accessories dedicated to preserving our waters. Miguelina X Oceana features a six-piece capsule collection that will directly benefit the charity. The line was inspired by Miguelina’s recent several month stay in Tulum, Mexico, where she witness trash being washed up on her local beach every day.

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"YWASTE" Sculpture Reveals Amount of Textiles Entering Landfills

by , 07/13/15   filed under: Eco-Art, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

 

"Smart" Sneaker Lets You Change Colors, Design on Demand

"Smart" Sneaker Lets You Change Colors, Design on Demand

Here it is, the one sneaker to rule them all. The Shift Sneaker is a new concept that digitally transforms to give you a million different looks all in one sneaker. A smartphone app…

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Naja Launches Colorful Undies Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Naja Launches Colorful Undies Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Naja’s “underwear with a purpose” just got a whole lot more purposeful. The social enterprise, which trains and employs single mothers in Colombia through its…

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PETA Slams Gap for Allegedly Selling Fur Through Its Intermix Brand

PETA Slams Gap for Allegedly Selling Fur Through Its Intermix Brand

Gap isn’t as fur-free as it claims to be, according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The animal-rights group has dispatched a cease-and-a-desist letter to the…

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Christophe Guinet Recreates Batman Suit...Out of Tree Bark

Christophe Guinet Recreates Batman Suit...Out of Tree Bark

BARK KNIGHT Guinet’s Sous le masque et la cape was on display this past month at La Maison Muller. The event, which celebrated the launch of the Batman: Arkham Knight video game,…

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Re/Done Transforms Vintage Levi's Into Modern-Fitting Jeans

Re/Done Transforms Vintage Levi's Into Modern-Fitting Jeans

Re/Done is more than just a denim label, but rather part of the sustainable fashion that transforms aged denim into stylish and creative new looks. The Re/Done team take apart denim…

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Hugo Boss Pledges to Go Completely Fur-Free

Hugo Boss Pledges to Go Completely Fur-Free

Hugo Boss is ridding itself of fur. After working with the Humane Society of the United States and the Fur-Free Alliance, the German luxury house announced Monday its decision to adopt…

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Burt Shavitz, the "Burt" of "Burt's Bees," Dies at 80

Burt Shavitz, the "Burt" of "Burt's Bees," Dies at 80

Burt Shavitz, the scruffy-faced, train-engineer-capped namesake of Burt’s Bees, died on Sunday in Bangor, Me., at the age of 80. The cause was respiratory complications, according…

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Shoe Factory Collapses in Eastern China, Killing 14 People

Shoe Factory Collapses in Eastern China, Killing 14 People

Photos by the Associated Press A four-story shoe factory in eastern China collapsed over the weekend, killing 14 people and injuring 33 others in the Zhejiang province city of Wenling,…

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Portland Farmer Jacinda Martinez Turns Vegetables Into Edible Fashion

Portland Farmer Jacinda Martinez Turns Vegetables Into Edible Fashion

Artist and designer Jacinda Martinez began playing with her food to make bold and beautiful statements about slow fashion, in a beautiful series she calls Fashion in the Raw. Based on…

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