Seattle Bride Crochets Her Wedding Dress on Her Daily Commute

by , 09/26/14   filed under: DIY Eco-Fashion, Eco-Friendly Weddings

 

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Yesler Makes High-Quality, Affordable Athletic Wear in the U.S.A.

by , 09/25/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands

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Athletic wear brand Yesler is encouraging social support with their Made in the USA stance to add jobs in North America back to the supply chain with every 500 units sold. The brand prides themselves on using locally produced North Carolinian yarn to create their products, and state that this is of much importance as while 70% of US citizens have some participation in athletics, less than 2% of the items worn in this arena are made on home turf. As a result they have stepped in in order to create durable, eco-conscious athletic wear designed to last and last.

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Lumo Lift: A Wearable "Posture Coach" That Vibrates When You Slouch

by , 09/25/14   filed under: Wearable Technology

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Stand up straight! Years of admonishment from our mothers still can’t get us to have stand tall even though we know we should. It’s not that we don’t want good posture, it’s just so much easier to slouch and we often forget. If you suffer from the slouching affliction though, you may need a posture coach and with new wearable technology, it’s now possible with the Lumo Lift. The wearable clasp magnetically hooks on to your shirt and gives you a little vibration when you’re slouching. On top of that, the Lumo Lift also acts as an activity tracker and helps you meet your fitness goals.

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Patagonia Debuts Upcycled "Truth to Materials" Capsule Line

by , 09/25/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Outerwear, Eco-Textiles, Men's Eco-Fashion, Retrend Alert, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion, Women's Eco-Fashion

 

Nau, Snow Peak Launch Apparel That Marries Tokyo, Portland Design

by , 09/24/14   filed under: Men's Eco-Fashion, Women's Eco-Fashion

 

H&M, Primark, Zara Agree to Raise Minimum Wage in Cambodia

by , 09/24/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Worker Rights

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After thousands of garment workers rallied across Phnom Penh last week to renew demands for higher wages, eight of the world’s leading fashion retailers said they are willing to pay more for clothes made in Cambodia. In a move that labor-rights groups call “unprecedented,” C&A, H&M, N Brown Group, New Look, Next, Primark, Tchibo, and Zara’s parent company, Inditex, sent a letter to Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Keat Chhon pledging to pay higher prices for Cambodian goods to ensure a “fair living wage.”

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Fast Fashion is Making It Easier for Drug Cartels to Launder Money

by , 09/23/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, The Big Idea

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Once on the hook for fostering sweatshop-like conditions, Los Angeles’s Fashion District has become an “epicenter of narco-dollar money,” according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Nearly 1,000 law-enforcement agents swept through 75 locations in downtown L.A. in early September, arresting nine people and seizing an estimated $100 million that authorities say included ransom payments to the Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico. Federal agents believe cartels are increasingly relying on the city’s 3,000-business fashion district to channel proceeds from drug sales, kidnappings, and other illicit activities because of its brisk trade with Mexico. “They produce cheap wares that can be sold down in Mexico,” Robert E. Dugdale, chief of the criminal division at the U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles, told the Associated Press. “The Fashion District in particular seems to be where this is thriving at the moment.”

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Kohl’s is Caught Selling Real Fur as Faux...Again

by , 09/23/14   filed under: Animal Cruelty

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Discount superstore retailer Kohl’s has once again been peddling real fur as “faux.” Investigators from The Humane Society of the United States has uncovered the retailer to be selling a fur-trimmed jacket labeled as faux fur, but in fact made from raccoon dog. Although the sale of the jacket violates federal law, it was still found for sale today as of this afternoon.

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Italy's Largest Textile Suppliers Pledge to Detox Their Supply Chains

by , 09/22/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Toxic Pollution

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Attilio Imperiali, Berbrand, Besani, Italdenim, Miroglio, and Zip may not have the same name recognition as Dolce & Gabana, Prada, and Versace, but their reach is far deeper than most might realize. As Italy’s biggest textile suppliers, the companies are directly or indirectly responsible for some 70 million garments produced by the world’s leading fashion and luxury brands every year. To mark the end of Milan Fashion Week, the suppliers have pledged to eliminate hazardous chemicals from their supply chains by 2020 according to Greenpeace’s “Detox” roadmap.

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Livia Firth: Fashion Should Be on the Climate-Change Agenda

Livia Firth: Fashion Should Be on the Climate-Change Agenda

Photo by s_bukley/Shutterstock “Why do I feel so strongly that fashion is a pivotal industry to get right? Firstly because it is a full spectrum industry. It extends from the…

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Organic by John Patrick Returns to the '90s at New York Fashion Week

Organic by John Patrick Returns to the '90s at New York Fashion Week

TEN SHADES OF GRAY The cool, sporty palette (canary yellow, terracotta, and fluorescent white, juxtaposed with modern neutrals like navy and putty), plus the adroit Matryoshka-like…

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Christopher Raeburn Soars at Spring 2014 London Fashion Week

Christopher Raeburn Soars at Spring 2014 London Fashion Week

TAKING FLIGHT Raeburn deployed an array of technical fabrics, including decommissioned parachute silk—preserved in its original candy-pink hue—originally used in humanitarian aid…

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First U.S. Global Fashion Exchange Wants You to Swap Till You Drop

First U.S. Global Fashion Exchange Wants You to Swap Till You Drop

Get ready to swap till you drop, America, because the Global Fashion Exchange is in town. Founded in 2013 by the Danish Fashion Institute, whose inaugural event at Copenhagen Fashion…

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Acer U.K.'s "Selfie Hat" Represents Everything Wrong With Society

Acer U.K.'s "Selfie Hat" Represents Everything Wrong With Society

BEST SHOT The hat itself is the work of Christian Cowan-Sanluis, a first-year student at the London College of Fashion. Despite his relative callowness, Cowan-Sanluis is no stranger to…

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German Artist Tino Seubert Dyes Clothing With Airborne Pollution

German Artist Tino Seubert Dyes Clothing With Airborne Pollution

SMOG COUTURE Seubert’s goal was two-fold: to imbue something harmful with a useful purpose, as well as generate awareness about our growing pollution problem. “Despite the…

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Announcing the Finalists of the 2014 EcoChic Design Award!

Announcing the Finalists of the 2014 EcoChic Design Award!

Ecouterre is an official media sponsor of the 2014 EcoChic Design Award. It was a big week here for us here in the Redress Hong Kong office as months of application processing and…

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Carrie Parry: Traditional Fashion Calendar "Fuels Overconsumption"

Carrie Parry: Traditional Fashion Calendar "Fuels Overconsumption"

Photo by Anton Oparin/Shutterstock “Today, Spring/Summer collections are debuted on the catwalk in September and October and delivered to stores between January and March while…

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Benedict Cumberbatch Wants You to Give Up Your Clothes for Charity

Benedict Cumberbatch Wants You to Give Up Your Clothes for Charity

Brace yourself, Cumberbabes and bitches: Benedict Cumberbatch just pulled a Mr. Darcy. No, the Sherlock actor isn’t angling for a part in another adaptation of Pride and…

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