Leona Lewis Speaks Out About Child Labor, Animal Cruelty in Bangladesh Tanning Industry

by , 12/10/15   filed under: Animal Cruelty, Toxic Pollution, Worker Rights

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Singer Leona Lewis has signed on with PETA, in an attempt to expose the horrors behind the leather industry based in Bangladesh. In a new video released by PETA, Lewis reveals the inhumanity of child labor and animal cruelty that come with the price of leather goods such as shoes, belts, jackets and handbags. After investigating the Bangladeshi billion-dollar leather industry over two years with journalist Manfred Karremann, PETA has released the video in hopes to curb leather consumption across the globe.

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Adidas, Parley Create 3D-Printed Sneaker From Ocean Trash

by , 12/10/15   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Shoes, Retrend Alert, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

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Six months after unveiling a sneaker made almost entirely from recycled ocean trash, Adidas and Parley for the Oceans have done themselves one better. In addition to an upper made from reclaimed ocean plastic, the latest iteration of the shoe now features a three-dimensionally printed midsole derived from recycled polyester and illegal deep-sea gillnets. The sportswear giant feted the concept at the Parley Talks at COP21 in Paris as climate-change talks were taking place. Eric Liedtke, Adidas Group executive board member responsible for global brands, told the audience that the apparel industry cannot rely on the world’s governments for all the answers.

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Livia Firth Honors Eco-Activism With Green Carpet Challenge Awards

by , 12/09/15   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News, Livia Firth

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As the world’s nations hammered out a new climate-change deal in Paris on Monday, a more intimate gathering of minds was taking place on rue Saint-Honoré. At a dinner for 20 at the Mandarin Oriental, Livia Firth recognized pioneers in ethical sourcing and sustainable development with the Green Carpet Challenge’s inaugural Global Leaders of Change Awards. The event, originally a glitzier affair designed to coincide with the United Nations conference, had been dialed down at the last minute—a matter of security, according to organizers. Still, Firth got on with it, handing out recycled-Perspex trophies to representatives for the four honorees: Caroline Scheufele, artistic director and co-president of Chopard; François-Henri Pinault, chairman and CEO of Kering; Marc Bolland, CEO of Marks & Spencer; and Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever.

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Finalists of 2015 EcoChic Design Award Turn Upcycling Into an Art Form

by , 12/09/15   filed under: Retrend Alert, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion, Women's Eco-Fashion

 

Ohhio's Extremely Chunky Knits Are What Dreams Are Made of

by , 12/08/15   filed under: Submitted Story

 

Make Wool and the Gang's Pom-Pom Key Ring (DIY Tutorial)

by , 12/08/15   filed under: DIY Eco-Fashion

 

Mango's New Strategy: Make "Fast Fashion" Even Faster

by , 12/07/15   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News

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Just when you thought “fast fashion” couldn’t get any faster, Mango ups and decides it wants to leave its competition in the dust. In a move that was likely a long time coming, the Spanish apparel retailer announced on Monday that it’ll be refreshing its apparel collection, both in-store and online, every two weeks starting February. As a profit-boosting maneuver, nothing about this is new. Mango’s competitors, namely H&M and Zara, have been employing a similar tack for ages, with the latter’s European stores receiving new products as often as twice a week. On our side of the pond, Old Navy is enjoying an unprecedented surge in popularity after doing the same.

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At This Bangladesh Sweatshop, Children Make Our Clothing for Little to No Pay

by , 12/04/15   filed under: Worker Rights

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Photos by Claudio Montesano Casillas for Fashion Revolution

Claudio Montesano Casillas didn’t know what he was in for when he signed up for a tour of Old Dhaka in Bangladesh. It was only the photojournalist’s second day in the South Asian country, but already he had encountered one of the city’s less savory claims to fame. In some of the thousands of small, unregulated “shadow” facilities that litter Bangladesh’s landscape, Casillas witnessed men, women, and children toiling for hours over cutting tables and sewing machines to make clothing for the Western world. “The factories I saw did not correspond with my idea of a factory—a shiny well-organized place with large-scale production,” he wrote in a blog post for Fashion Revolution, an awareness-raising movement born in the aftermath of the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory, which killed 1,138 people in April 2013.

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Looptworks Upcycles Alaska Airlines Seat Leather Into Eco-Chic Bags

by , 12/04/15   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Accessories, Eco-Friendly Bags, Men's Eco-Fashion, Retrend Alert, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion, Women's Eco-Fashion

 

Adidas, H&M, Levi's Call for Strong Climate Commitment at COP21

Adidas, H&M, Levi's Call for Strong Climate Commitment at COP21

Photo by Shutterstock Adidas, Eileen Fisher, Gap, H&M, Levi Strauss, and VF Corp. are among the multinational apparel brands calling for a robust global deal that will stem the…

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Actress Emma Watson: Fashion is a Feminist Issue

Actress Emma Watson: Fashion is a Feminist Issue

Photo by Denis Makarenko/Shutterstock “One of the ways I became a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador was through my interest in fair-trade fashion. “Because so many women design…

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H&M Appoints Julia Restoin Roitfeld as New Face of "Conscious Exclusive" Campaign

H&M Appoints Julia Restoin Roitfeld as New Face of "Conscious Exclusive" Campaign

H&M’s 2016 “Conscious Exclusive” is a bit of a double header. Besides offering the same eco-friendlier textiles we’ve come to expect (hemp, organic cotton,…

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This App Lets You Know How Ethical Your Fashion Brands Are

This App Lets You Know How Ethical Your Fashion Brands Are

Photo by Shutterstock On the heels of Black Friday and into holiday shopping season, a new app will let Australian shoppers make more ethical choices. Good on You not only clues in…

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Upshift Swap Shop Ships Gently Used Clothing to Your Door

Upshift Swap Shop Ships Gently Used Clothing to Your Door

Photo by Shutterstock Sustainable shoppers in Madison, Wisconsin have enjoyed trading in quality clothing at Upshift, but soon swap savvy shoppers across the country will be able to…

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ASK PATAGONIA: When Did Repair Become a Radical Act?

ASK PATAGONIA: When Did Repair Become a Radical Act?

This holiday season, I have an early New Year’s resolution for the sake of Planet Earth: let’s all become radical environmentalists. This sounds like a big leap—but it’s not.…

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11,000 Pairs of Shoes "March" for Support Against Climate Change

11,000 Pairs of Shoes "March" for Support Against Climate Change

Photo by Laurent Cipriani for the Associated Press After the French government cancelled demonstrations in Paris citing security in the wake of the November 13 terrorism attacks,…

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"Dress For Our Time" Reveals Effects of Climate Change Worldwide

"Dress For Our Time" Reveals Effects of Climate Change Worldwide

As 190 nations gather in Paris today to discuss a possible new global agreement on climate change, one dress holds court at London’s St. Pancras International Station as a symbol…

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Patagonia's Jill Dumain: "People Need to Learn How to Buy Less"

Patagonia's Jill Dumain: "People Need to Learn How to Buy Less"

An ad that Patagonia placed in the New York Times on Black Friday in 2011. “People need to learn how to buy less and companies need to learn how to be profitable in selling…

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