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Adidas Debuts "Samba Primeknit," the World's First Knitted Football Boot

by , 02/27/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News, Eco-Friendly Shoes

 

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Deola, Clan Bring Nigerian Mother-Daughter Style to NY Fashion Week

by , 02/27/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion Shows, Fair Trade, Fall/Winter 2014, New York Fashion Week, Seasonal Collections, Women's Eco-Fashion

 

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"Cuff" is a Line of GPS-Enabled Jewelry That Double as Safety Devices

by , 02/26/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Accessories, Wearable Technology

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For those nervous about walking home alone at night, Cuff’s new line of GPS-enabled jewelry can give you some piece of mind and alert friends and family to your exact location. If you run into a dangerous or uncomfortable situation, you merely press your Cuff and a message will be sent to your protective circle so they know where you are in case of emergency. The GSP Cuff chip can be used with a variety of stylish jewelry and accessories like necklaces, bracelets or even key chains, so it won’t even look like you’re wearing a security device. Cuff was created to provide wearers a greater sense of safety, but can also be used to create connections between friends.

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The Wool Runners: "No Sock, No Smell" Sneakers Made From Wool

by , 02/26/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Shoes, Eco-Textiles

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For all eco-conscious runners out there here is a fantastic invention that will help keep your hard-worn sneakers odor-free. Introducing Wool Runners, strong shoe upper designs created from a playful hybrid of lambs wool by the team at Three over Seven. Two brothers from New Zealand decided to turn their inherited knowledge of wool into these amazing designs that are long lasting, biodegradable, and sustainably sourced. And so now everyday athletes can comfortably set their pace sock-free!

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Hanky Panky, Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. Collaborate on U.S.-Made Lingerie

by , 02/26/14   filed under: Eco-Celebrities, Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News, Eco-Friendly Underwear

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Gwen Stefani has some cheek. Despite the imminent birth of her third child, the musician-slash-fashion-entrepreneur announced Tuesday a collaboration between her L.A.M.B. label and Hanky Panky, self-declared purveyor of the “world’s most comfortable thong” and a longstanding champion of American manufacturing. Beginning July, the lingerie firm will debut four sets of designs based on Stefani and L.A.M.B.’s “pop, punk, and tribal” influences: “Geo,” a vintage-inspired print in pink, rose, beige and black; the typographic “Old School,” which features the words “Love, Angel, Music, Baby,” black lace trim, and hot-pink rosettes; “Lambie,” a fluorescent camouflage print; and “Rasta,” a reggae-rooted black Modal knit offset by red, gold and green stitching.

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For Daniel Silverstein, "Zero Waste," U.S-Made Fashion Makes 100% Sense

by , 02/25/14   filed under: Fall/Winter 2014, Features, Interviews, New York Fashion Week

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Whether you’re an avid reality television viewer or a follower of eco-fashion, the name Daniel Silverstein is probably on your radar. The charismatic, near-prodigy level graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology (whose portfolio was lauded when he was only 14 years old) and finalist of NBC’s Fashion Star, is pioneering a new realm of design, one that benefits people and the planet. Ecouterre sat down with Daniel and his brand manager and longtime friend, Chris Anderson, after his Fall/Winter 2014 presentation at Launch NYC Fashion Week to talk about his start, the label’s past four years, and the future of sustainable fashion.

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H&M Pledges $28 Million to UNICEF, WaterAid, CARE

by , 02/25/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News, Fashion Philanthropy

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In an effort to support education, clean water and women empowerment programs, H&M’s Conscious Foundation will donate over $28 million to global programs that enact change. The chosen innovators include UNICEF, WaterAid and CARE, which strive to implement new policies for long lasting change in each of these areas. Starting in February 204, the funds will be distributed between the three programs, in H&M’s support of sustainable development.

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Archaeologists Find 200-Year-Old Douche Under New York City Hall

by , 02/24/14   filed under: Fashion Artifacts

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Archaeologists digging around New York’s City Hall have uncovered a unique piece of feminine history- a douche contraption dating from the 19th century. The oblong tube, made from mammal bone, was one of several “vaginal syringes” uncovered in the excavation. The early form of feminine hygiene control was a taboo topic in 19th Century society, leaving little information for modern researchers to go on.

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Meet Reba, an 18-Year-Old Survivor of Bangladesh's Rana Plaza Collapse

by , 02/24/14   filed under: Features, Worker Rights

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This is 18-year-old Reba Sikder in the jacket that my 12-year old grew out of two years ago. Thanks to the successive snow storms that hit Washington, D.C., we were lucky to have Reba stay with us for almost a week. We had the joy of introducing her to snow and sledding and hot chocolate. And now, unlike the snow that finally melted, we miss having Reba with us. Actually, we missed Reba the moment she was gone. Reba was here with one of International Labor Rights Forum’s longtime partners and one of my kids’ favorite house guests, Kalpona Akter, the head of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity.

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"Nex" is a High-Tech Charm Bracelet for Gaming on Your Wrist

"Nex" is a High-Tech Charm Bracelet for Gaming on Your Wrist

To appeal to the teen crowd with a smart device, you have to give them more than a watch or activity tracker, you have to make it fun and interactive. The “Nex” band is the…

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Fitbit Voluntarily Recalls All "Force" Activity Trackers

Fitbit Voluntarily Recalls All "Force" Activity Trackers

Fitbit is recalling its “Force” fitness-tracking bracelet after some users complained of rashes and burns on their wrists. In a statement on Thursday, James Park,…

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Washington University's High-Tech Goggles Help Surgeons Spot Cancer

Washington University's High-Tech Goggles Help Surgeons Spot Cancer

A new set of high-tech glasses could help surgeons find and remove cancerous cells during surgery. Developed by Dr. Samuel Achilefu, a professor of radiology and biomedical engineering…

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OpenKnit: An Open-Source "Clothing Printer" That Lets You Make Your Own Garments

OpenKnit: An Open-Source "Clothing Printer" That Lets You Make Your Own Garments

There’s 3D printers for chocolate, food, jewelry, houses, plastic parts and now there is a 3D printer to knit your own clothes. The OpenKnit Printer by Gerard Rubio will let you…

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Cosmetics Firms Avoid Toxins Disclosure by Filing "Trade Secret" Status

Cosmetics Firms Avoid Toxins Disclosure by Filing "Trade Secret" Status

Photo by Shutterstock Twenty-two cosmetics companies are attempting to foil the new California Safe Cosmetics Program Database by applying for trade secret status to cover up revealing…

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Levi's Develops Way to Manufacture Jeans Using 100% Recycled Water

Levi's Develops Way to Manufacture Jeans Using 100% Recycled Water

Levi Strauss has developed a new way to make jeans using 100 percent recycled water. The denim manufacturer, which applied the first-of-its-kind process to 100,000 pairs of…

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Greenpeace Demands Toxic-Free Luxury at Fall 2014 Milan Fashion Week

Greenpeace Demands Toxic-Free Luxury at Fall 2014 Milan Fashion Week

LUXURY DETOX Versace received a special call-out this morning when Greenpeace volunteers opened a second banner emblazoned with the message “Versace Detox now!” Greenpeace…

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Actor Kellan Lutz to Wear Tuxedo Made With Recycled Bottles to Oscars

Actor Kellan Lutz to Wear Tuxedo Made With Recycled Bottles to Oscars

Photo by Allan Bregg/Shutterstock Suzy Amis Cameron’s “Red Carpet Green Dress” campaign is going co-ed. The ethical-fashion awareness initiative, which celebrates its fifth…

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LAST DAY: Helpsy, Market 605 Toast Slow Fashion With Ethical Pop-Up

LAST DAY: Helpsy, Market 605 Toast Slow Fashion With Ethical Pop-Up

As New York Fashion Week kicked off, a private party at Market605, hosted by sustainable e-commerce site Helpsy offered attendees a chance to meet the shop’s designers while…

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