PETA's Bunny Logo for Cruelty-Free Products Gets a Sleek Update

by , 02/20/15   filed under: Animal Cruelty, Eco-Friendly Beauty

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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ has unveiled a new take on its “cruelty-free bunny” logo. The new “Beauty Without Bunnies” mark, which existing licensees can switch to at no extra cost, will still serve the same purpose: to assure consumers that the cosmetic, personal-care, or household products they’re holding hasn’t been party to animal abuse. “The logos tell consumers that the world’s largest animal rights organization has certified a company as cruelty-free,” says Amanda Nordstrom, company liaison for Beauty Without Bunnies at PETA. “When you use products from PETA-certified cruelty-free companies, you can be sure no animals suffered for your beauty.”

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Benetton—Finally!—Agrees to Contribute to Rana Plaza Victims' Fund

by , 02/20/15   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News, Worker Rights

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Benetton is finally putting its money where its mouth is. Nearly two years after thousands of garment workers lost life and limb in the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh, the billion-dollar Italian apparel retailer has agreed to contribute an unspecified amount to a fund established by the International Labor Organization to compensate victims of the disaster. The move has been a long time coming. Benetton is the last major Western company with documented contractual ties to Rana Plaza to commit to the fund, which campaigners say is still $9 million short of its $30 million target.

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IStyleMyself: Smartphone App Helps You Create Outfits à la "Clueless"

by , 02/19/15   filed under: Online Tools, Site Seeing

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A closet full of clothes, and yet nothing to wear – a first world problem for sure, but one that could make you late for work. Now a new app called IStyleMyself will make up outfits for you just like in the movie Clueless, only this time it’s on your iPhone. The app takes your clothes, shoes and accessories and matches them up according to algorithms and your likes and dislikes. Not only will it make getting ready in the morning a breeze, but you’ll make better use of all your clothes and reduce the urge to go shopping.

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H&M CEO: Buying Less to Save the Planet Would Create "Social Catastrophe"

by , 02/19/15   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News

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Karl-Johan Persson isn’t a fan of the “buy less” movement that’s beginning to take root. In fact, the H&M CEO warns that reducing consumer spending in the name of protecting the planet could create a “social catastrophe” for the world’s poorest. In what amounts to a press release on the Guardian’s “Sustainable Business” blog—which, incidentally, the Swedish apparel company sponsors—Persson says that limiting consumption would put millions of jobs at risk and stymie economic growth. “A lot of discussions are only on the environmental side, that we don’t need a lot of things really and that we could consume less of everything,” Persson, the grandson of the original H&M founder, says in the February 3 column. “But if we were to decrease 10 to 20 percent of everything we don’t need, the result on the social and economic side would be catastrophic, including a lot of lost jobs and poverty.”

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MIT Invents a Wearable Social Network That Helps You Break the Ice

by , 02/18/15   filed under: Wearable Technology

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Students from MIT are trying to create their own social network that relies less on virtual life and more on your personal connections. Social Textiles is way for people to connect using tshirts that alert through haptic vibrations and visual cues when you meet other people face to face with similar interests. The shirts are printed with thermochromatic ink letters like a word find game, wired up with thin flexible circuitry and then connected via bluetooth to your phone and the corresponding app. Meet a new friend that likes jazz, and both of your shirts will electrify the corresponding letters that read JAZZ. Sure there’s still some fashion to improve upon, but these would be perfect for Freshman orientation.

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Red Carpet Green Dress, Reformation Debut Oscar-Inspired Eco-Gowns

by , 02/18/15   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News, Eco-Friendly Dresses, Women's Eco-Fashion

 

Simple Shoes Readies for 2015 Relaunch

by , 02/17/15   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News, Eco-Friendly Shoes

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Call it an early Easter miracle: Simple Shoes is returning from the dead. The ethical footwear firm, which shuttered in 2011, is poised to relaunch this fall with its first collection in five years. Looking for someone to thank? You can credit Denis Ryan for the brand’s resurrection. The footwear veteran, a managing partner ICB International, acquired the Simple trademark and intellectual-property rights from Deckers in late 2014. After restructuring the Simple brand under a new corporate identity, known as Keep Things Simple, Ryan is working with the product-development experts at Harbor Footwear to reintroduce the brand to the market and potential licensees.

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Epson Flaunts Digital Fabric Printer at Fall 2015 New York Fashion Week

by , 02/17/15   filed under: Eco-Textiles, New York Fashion Week

 

Designer Natalie Chanin: DIY "Imparts Love" in a Way Buying Can't

by , 02/16/15   filed under: Green Designers, Quotes

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“To me, the beauty of a quilt or a dress lies within the stitches and the thought of the person who made them. When you spend time making something with your two hands, you impart love in a way that buying never can.”

Natalie Chanin, founder of fashion and lifestyle brand Alabama Chanin, speaking about the art of craft in the February 2015 issue of Better Homes and Gardens.

 

Does Jaden Smith Really Own Just One Pair of Shoes?

Does Jaden Smith Really Own Just One Pair of Shoes?

Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images At the Roc Nation And Three Six Zero Pre-Grammy Brunch on Feb. 7, 2015. Photo by AKM-GSI/Just Jared Out and about in Calabasas, Calif. on Jan. 4,…

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Wedding Dress Designer's Ebola Suit Makes NY Fashion Week Debut

Wedding Dress Designer's Ebola Suit Makes NY Fashion Week Debut

SUIT UP The John Hopkins suit improves on existing protection in several ways, according to its makers. A single-piece garment, the prototype has less than 10 potential points of…

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Actor Will Smith's Son Jaden Owns One Pair of Shoes, Five Shirts

Actor Will Smith's Son Jaden Owns One Pair of Shoes, Five Shirts

Photo by Debby Wong/Shutterstock “It’s such a strange thing. Jaden, my 16-year-old, he has one pair of shoes. He has three pairs of pants and he has five shirts. Total.…

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P!nk Hopes Fur Lovers Get "Bitten in the Ass" by the Animals They Wear

P!nk Hopes Fur Lovers Get "Bitten in the Ass" by the Animals They Wear

P!nk would rather appear naked on a 90-foot billboard in Times Square than wear fur. She’s not kidding, either. The singer-songwriter is currently baring her tattoos in a giant…

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Lars Hofsjö Recycles Swedish Rag Rugs Into Colorful Tables

Lars Hofsjö Recycles Swedish Rag Rugs Into Colorful Tables

Lars Hofsjö is giving leftover textiles a third lease on life by transforming traditional Swedish rag rugs into colorful sideboards. The Rumbler designer, who grew up listening to the…

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M&S Debuts Eco-Shoes Made With Coffee Grounds, Plastic Bottles

M&S Debuts Eco-Shoes Made With Coffee Grounds, Plastic Bottles

GREEN FEET Still, the collection is far from vegan-friendly. Footglove’s sandals, flats, pumps, sneakers, and boots feature “premium” leather uppers, albeit ones…

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Noctu: Fair-Trade, Organic-Cotton Nightwear for Men, Women

Noctu: Fair-Trade, Organic-Cotton Nightwear for Men, Women

BY NIGHT Noctu, which means “by night” in Latin, was founded by a pair of sisters after a trip to India together. Milly Greenslade and Zoe Gale shared a dream: to curate a…

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Antiform's Upcycled Fashions Are 100 Percent Handmade in the U.K.

Antiform's Upcycled Fashions Are 100 Percent Handmade in the U.K.

TRUE TO FORM Its love of English heritage and craft aside, Antiform is dedicated to creating modern, versatile styles that rebel against banality and have no “sell-by date,”…

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Uruguay's Mamut Lets Customers Buy Shoes With Used Plastic Bottles

Uruguay's Mamut Lets Customers Buy Shoes With Used Plastic Bottles

Talk about an offer footwear fanatics can’t refuse. As part of a drive to clean up local beaches, Uruguay shoemaker Mamut is allowing plastic bottles as a form of currency. The…

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