Prophetik's Jeff Garner Launches New Collection of Eco-Intimates

by , 03/11/15   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Underwear, Men's Eco-Fashion, Women's Eco-Fashion

 

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EDUN, J.Crew Crewcuts Collaborate on African-Made Childrenswear

by , 03/11/15   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Fair Trade, Kids' Eco-Fashion

 

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Tahaanga's Sustainable Dress Shirts Claim to be World's Fastest Drying

by , 03/10/15   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Textiles

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New apparel brand Tahaanga is dedicated to producing cool and functional garments for men with a commitment to sustainability. While the collection is designed in New York, all the fabrics are produced in Italy using recycled plastic. This not only helps to prevent the materials heading straight to the landfill, but also cuts water consumption and energy usage in the production. The brand prides itself on this sustainable element to their designs, using the latest technological advances in the fashion industry to keep the brand eco-friendly, while ensuring the collection remains stylish and fully functional.

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Quell is the World's First Wearable to Offer Drug-Free Pain Relief

by , 03/10/15   filed under: Wearable Technology

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For the hundreds of millions of people who suffer from chronic pain, a new wearable device may provide relief. Quell is a new device that stimulates your nervous system to create a natural response that blocks pain signals. Worn on your calf, the electronic device provides electrical stimulation in 60 minute does and is completely drug free, non habit forming and FDA cleared for day and night use.

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Rebecca Minkoff, Nanette Lepore Turn Crayons Into Couture

by , 03/09/15   filed under: Eco-Art, Eco-Friendly Dresses

 

This Biodegradable Wedding Gown Was Grown From Fungus, Compost

by , 03/09/15   filed under: Eco-Friendly Dresses, Eco-Friendly Weddings, Women's Eco-Fashion

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“Grow your own” takes on a new meaning with scientific artist Erin Smith’s home-grown wedding gown. Made from tree mulch and white fungus mycelium, Smith decided to make a wearable dress that could be grown and composted for her own wedding. Her growable dress has revolutionized the concept of the wedding dress, transforming it into a sustainable event, rather than a costly garment that is worn just once.

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U.K. Textile Workers Earning £3 Per Hour, Says New Study

by , 03/06/15   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Worker Rights

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That “made in Britain” clothing tag may not be all that cracked up to be, according to new revelations about alleged human-rights abuses in England’s garment industry. Published by the University of Leicester’s Centre for Sustainable Work and Employment Futures in February, the 57-page report describes a “skewed playing field” characterized by small firms, fragmented supply chains, a vulnerable migrant workforce (largely South Asian, but also from Somalia and Eastern Europe), and an avoidance of statutory regulations. Researchers say that an examination of working conditions in the Lower Midlands revealed a “stark picture of noncompliance with fundamental standards,” including a reported average wage of £3 ($4.50) per hour—half the legal minimum wage of £6.50.

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American Apparel's Workers Want It to Strip "Sweatshop-Free" From Advertising

by , 03/06/15   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News

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American Apparel needs to stop promoting itself as “sweatshop-free,” according to a coalition of workers who make clothes for Los Angeles-based brand. The stipulation, made by newly established—not to mention loquacious—Coalition of American Apparel Factory Workers United to Save American Apparel on Wednesday, is just one among a list of demands for the company’s new corporate regime, which took control after founder and CEO Dov Charney’s unceremonious ouster in December. Charney, despite numerous allegations of sexual misconduct, has emerged a kind of folk hero among American Apparel’s largely Latin American immigrant workforce. Over the weekend, hundreds of garment workers gathered in a backyard meeting in South Central, where Charney rallied support with a rousing speech: “Don’t ask what you can do for me. Don’t ask what you can do for yourselves. Ask what you can do for the company,” he reportedly proclaimed to peals of applause.

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Angela Lindvall: Fashion Can be a "Catalyst" for a Better World

by , 03/05/15   filed under: Eco-Celebrities, Features

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The following is excerpted from a speech that supermodel-activist Angela Lindvall delivered at the Natural Resources Defense Council’s “Clean by Design” luncheon at the Colony Club in New York City on Wednesday.

I’m mostly known for my work as a model, but I’m also known for my deep care and commitment to environmental awareness. In 2001, I created what was called the Collage Foundation. At that time, I was blown away to discover such alarming information about the state of our planet. Yet it wasn’t on the front page of all the newspapers. When I started Collage, I saw that fashion and media have a huge influence on the masses. Our mission at Collage was to use pop culture and media as a means to stimulate awareness and provide information and solutions for change.

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Vittel Will Turn Your Old Couch into Bespoke Running Shoes

Vittel Will Turn Your Old Couch into Bespoke Running Shoes

Vittel bottled water company wants Europeans to get off their couch and get moving and to do that, they’ll turn your old couch into a new pair of custom running shoes. The French…

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Katharine Hamnett: "I Want to Sell as Much Organic Cotton as Possible"

Katharine Hamnett: "I Want to Sell as Much Organic Cotton as Possible"

“One thousand cotton farmers die everyday from pesticide poisoning or suicide debt; that is more deaths per day than in all the wars going on across the world put together, and it…

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87-Year-Old Woman Finishes Knitting 1,000th Sweater For Kids in Need

87-Year-Old Woman Finishes Knitting 1,000th Sweater For Kids in Need

Photo by Shutterstock Anna Taylor, a knitter with a heart of gold, has spent the better part of the last nine years knitting sweaters for the needy. Since February of 2006, The Cullen,…

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Meet Emily Spivack, Author of "Worn Stories," a Collection of Memories About Clothing

Meet Emily Spivack, Author of "Worn Stories," a Collection of Memories About Clothing

Photos by Ally Lindsay/Princeton Architectural Press Sentiment is a funny thing. What is it about the human condition that makes us attach such fervent significance to even the most…

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Put That Hoodie in Your Pipe and Smoke It—Literally!

Put That Hoodie in Your Pipe and Smoke It—Literally!

Smokeable clothes could be the latest innovation in wearable technology to take the world by storm, according to The Daily Dot. Ahead of the game are two names: Hood Horkerz and…

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These Sensory-Friendly Clothes Make It Easier to Keep Autistic Kids Safe

These Sensory-Friendly Clothes Make It Easier to Keep Autistic Kids Safe

Some autistic children wander, unbeknownst to their parents or even themselves, but new GPS wearables can help ease the worries of lost kiddos. Independence Day Clothing is a new line…

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Gwyneth Paltrow to Co-Develop Organic Makeup With Juice Beauty

Gwyneth Paltrow to Co-Develop Organic Makeup With Juice Beauty

Photo by Andrea Raffin/Shutterstock Gwyneth Paltrow…organic cosmetics mogul? After endorsing a gamut of beauty brands for companies such as Estée Lauder, Hugo Boss, Max Factor,…

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Project Solaire's Solar-Powered Backpacks Charge Gadgets on the Go

Project Solaire's Solar-Powered Backpacks Charge Gadgets on the Go

Most smartphone users have probably experienced the frustration of a dead battery. Now Project Solaire have designed a backpack that incorporates a solar panel into the fabric to keep…

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Tilda Swinton Caresses Strangers' Clothing to Protest Fast Fashion

Tilda Swinton Caresses Strangers' Clothing to Protest Fast Fashion

UNCLOAKED Swinton said she realized the importance of garment longevity after going through her late mother’s wardrobe. “Clothes outlive us very, very often,” she told…

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