Stella McCartney, G-Star Raw Join Forces With Cradle to Cradle Institute

by , 11/18/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Featured

Fashion Positive, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, G-Star Raw, Bionic Yarn, Loomstate, Stella McCartney, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, supply chains, Amber Valletta, Alysia Reiner, Under the Canopy, Michael Stars, Saitex International

Change for the fashion industry is afoot, thanks to a new initiative backed by the likes of Stella McCartney, G-Star Raw, Loomstate, and Bionic Yarn. Unveiled at the second annual Cradle to Cradle Innovation Celebration at Gotham Hall on Friday night, Fashion Positive aims to do to clothing what the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard did for product manufacturing. The program, funded by Schmidt Family Foundation and the DOEN Foundation, will help fashion businesses in five areas of sustainability: material health, material reuse, renewable energy, water stewardship and social ethics. The end game? To create the “next generation of fashion building blocks” and usher one of the world’s most polluting industries into the future.

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LUSH Dupes Fur Buyers With Bogus Discount Website

by , 11/17/14   filed under: Animal Cruelty, Site Seeing

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Cruelty-free cosmetic company LUSH knows that the fashion industry’s obsession with fur is heightened as colder months are upon us, so the ethical retailer has launched a new campaign called #MakeFurHistory. Targeting fashionistas with a penchant for fur, LUSH set up a faux-ad campaign for a website called FurDiscounts.com. Would-be fur purchasers were duped, and redirected to LUSH’s MakeFurHistory.com, a tell-all site that exposes the cruelty within the fur industry, and hopefully changed some fur-seeker’s minds.

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Meet K/ller, Winner of the 2014 CFDA/Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge

by , 11/14/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Accessories, Eco-Friendly Jewelry, Interviews, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

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Photos by Cicero deGuzman Jr.

Looks like Ecouterre should have a side gig in soothsaying. Just six months after we K/ller Collection as an eco-fashion designer to watch, the Brooklyn jeweler won the $75,000 top prize in this year’s CFDA/Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge. In the four years they’ve been in business, Katie deGuzman and Michael Miller have created a brand that’s at once gritty and delicate, organic and industrial, edgy and elegant. We caught up with the duo to learn about the origin of their name, the role ethics plays in their production, and what their win means for K/ller’s future.

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PETA Slams BCBG Max Azria for Selling Racoon-Dog Fur, Angora

by , 11/14/14   filed under: Animal Cruelty, Eco-Fashion News

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PETA has just released a video in protest of popular retailer BCBG Max Azria’s inclusion of fur from Asiatic raccoon dogs and angora wool in their clothing line. Both animal-derived products have been proven to be extremely unethical. PETA has released this extremely graphic video in hopes that customers will choose to bypass BCBG when shopping this holiday season.

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Eden Lew's "Nutshell" Pod Offers Solitude, Calm in Crowded Spaces

by , 11/14/14   filed under: Wearable Technology

Eden Lew, Nutshell, wearable shelter, School of Visual Arts, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, The Container Store, mental health, smartphone apps

For those of us who get easily overwhelmed, we have just the solution to offer you some peace and quiet, maybe even a chance to eat your lunch without being interrupted, a literal way to block out all the hubub and a way to find inner calm. Nutshell is the work of design student Eden Lew, who sought to create a product and tools for people to take productive breaks. More than just a fold out fabric shell that acts as a physical barrier, Nutshell also works with a connected mobile app to help you meditate and peace out in solitude. Where can we order it?

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Ivana Basilotta Vegan Shoes Are Cruelty-Free, Sustainably Produced

by , 11/13/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Shoes, Vegan Fashion, Women's Eco-Fashion

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Ivana Basilotta wants you to love the skin you’re in. A lifelong animal lover, the London-based designer has created a line of cruelty-free footwear that challenges leather’s position as the superior “natural” product. “No One’s Skin,” whose inaugural collection comprises a flat, pump, and a wedge boot, also seeks to defy the notion that manmade has to be environmentally destructive. Their animal-free provenance aside, Basilotta’s shoes also step lightly on the planet, with materials that include recycled microsuede, modal satin derived from beech trees, and a lining that combines non-food grains and seeds with plant-based polymers.

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Botanicaldye by Color Ball: Water-Saving Textiles Dyed With 3,000 Plants

by , 11/13/14   filed under: Eco-Textiles, Fabrictionary

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BOTANICALDYE BY COLOR BALL
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n 1 a: A line of “environmentally sensitive” lyocell, organic cotton, and organic bamboo yarns by Japan’s Shinnaigai Textile. b: Dyed using the flowers, fruits, seeds, stems, roots, and leaves of more than 3,000 plants, seasonally harvested and preserved by drying. c: Uses a patented, Oeko-Tex-certified process based on nanotechnology. d: Requires “dramatically” reduced amounts of water and chemicals compared with conventional textiles, according to the company. d: Results in stable and controlled hues, which are typically hard to achieve with natural dyes. e: Available in almost two dozen mélange-type colors—examples include sunflower, olive, apricot, and grape—made by blending finished yarn with undyed fibers. f: Samples are viewable at C.L.A.S.S. textile showrooms in Copenhagen, Madrid, Milan, London, and New York.

 

"Frozen"-Inspired Bra Changes Color When You Bump Bosoms

by , 11/12/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Underwear, Wearable Technology

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As if you aren’t already sick of Disney’s Frozen, this bizarre story out of Japan will have you completely off the animated flick. Triumph Lingerie has deputed the ‘Close Sister Bra’, which changes colors when it bumps into a fellow sister bra. Inspired by the two sisters in Frozen, the snowflake decorated bras feature color-changing electronic paper that switch to black with white hearts when they touch. The point of the bra is to inspire confidence in women when they are close to their bestie, ah-hem, dancing around half naked with their bestie. Frankly, we’re a little baffled as to how this could at all inspire confidence in women, but hey, to each her own?

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H&M Disputes TV Station's Claims of Land-Grabbing in Ethiopia

by , 11/12/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News

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Photo by Tupungato/Shutterstock

H&M is in TV4′s cross-hairs again. Two years after the Swedish broadcaster slammed the high-street retailer for failing to prevent sweatshop-like conditions in Cambodia, its Kalle Fakta (“Cold Facts”) program claimed on Tuesday that H&M is guilty of promoting “land-grabbing” in Ethiopia. The large-scale land-leasing policy, part of a broader government-led development scheme in the Omo Valley, a United National Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization World Heritage site, has courted controversy from the beginning.

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Freitag's Compostable "F-abric" Clothing Line Combines Form, Function

Freitag's Compostable "F-abric" Clothing Line Combines Form, Function

FINE FABRIC All the resources that go into F-abric are grown on European soil without harming it or demanding excessive amounts of water, according to the firm. Looks like Freitag…

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David Catá Turns His Palm Into a Foliage-Containing Planter

David Catá Turns His Palm Into a Foliage-Containing Planter

Most people can’t stand the idea of pain. Then again, David Catá isn’t like most people. The Spanish artist, who once embroidered portraits of his loved ones into the palm…

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Here's the PETA Ad That Was Too "Racy" for Times Square

Here's the PETA Ad That Was Too "Racy" for Times Square

Photo by Anton Sterkhov/Shutterstock People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals submitted two near-identical spots to Times Square’s Neutron Media, but only one of them will…

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Stylish Smog Masks Are China's Hautest Fashion Trend

Stylish Smog Masks Are China's Hautest Fashion Trend

Photos by Reuters Fashion and politics have always been easy bedfellows. The latest issue to emerge on the catwalk? China’s pollution problem. Less than two weeks after Beijing…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Fast Fashion is "Disposable But Damaging"

INFOGRAPHIC: Fast Fashion is "Disposable But Damaging"

Need a quick primer on why “fast fashion” is such a terrible thing? Take a gander at Alexandria Heinz’s brilliant infographic, which lays bare a number of statistics…

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"Extreme Cheapskate" Scours Obituaries for Dead People's Clothes

"Extreme Cheapskate" Scours Obituaries for Dead People's Clothes

Vintage shopping is a great way to get one of a kind pieces at a value, all the while not adding to the fashion waste in the world. But one woman has taken vintage hunting to the…

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Target, Faribault Woolen Mill Collaborate on American-Made Holiday Line

Target, Faribault Woolen Mill Collaborate on American-Made Holiday Line

AMERICAN HERITAGE Available at Target stores across the country, as well as online at www.target.com, the Faribault for Target capsule is a “classic meets modern” lineup of…

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Stella McCartney Designs Clothes That Are "Long-Term Commitments"

Stella McCartney Designs Clothes That Are "Long-Term Commitments"

“When I design, it’s about designing pieces that are stand-out, staple, long-term commitments in your life. They’re made beautifully in the finest places in the world…

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Three Baking Soda Hacks for Your Beauty Routine

Three Baking Soda Hacks for Your Beauty Routine

Want to get a glow without the expensive price tag of department store products? ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda is the perfect addition to your beauty regimen. Check out these three…

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