Livia Firth Wears Eco-Friendly Erdem to 2015 Golden Globes

by , 01/12/15   filed under: Eco-Celebrities, Eco-Fashion News

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Livia Firth kicked off “green carpet” season at the Golden Globes on Sunday when she accompanied her husband, Colin, in an sustainable silk gown. Designed by Canadian label Erdem, in support of Firth’s “Green Carpet Challenge” in 2013, the black-and-white stunner features 100 percent Oeko-Tex-certified silk fabric and lining, plus hand-stitched French lace appliqué for embellishment. The Eco Age creative director paired her look with a pair of fair-mined earrings from Chopard, a recycled-sequin clutch by Roger Vivier, and Gucci shoes from 2011. “#sustainablestyle forever,” Firth wrote on her Instagram page.

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Fittersift's Dress Shirt Turns Body Heat Into Therapeutic Infrared Energy

by , 01/09/15   filed under: Men's Eco-Fashion, Wearable Technology

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Fittersift wants to optimize your body’s inefficiencies. The nascent firm has developed a men’s dress shirt that uses “responsive textile technology” to turn waste body heat into infrared energy, which the company claims can increase blood oxygen levels, improve circulation, and help regulate body temperature. Sound dubious? Its apparent therapeutic qualities aren’t the only things going for it. Fittersift also designed its shirt to flex as you move, wick away sweat, and control odors. Plus, it’s made in the good ol’ U.S. of A., right in the heart of New York City’s Garment District.

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Injured Koalas Need Your DIY Mittens to Treat Their Burned Paws

by , 01/09/15   filed under: Animal Cruelty, DIY Eco-Fashion

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Know your way around a sewing needle? The koalas of South Australia, Victoria, and New South Wales need your help. After recent bushfires ravaged acres of the marsupials’ habitats, animal-rights groups are making an urgent plea for cotton “burn mittens” for the injured. “On a normal day, [koalas] spend about 18 hours asleep in the fork of a tree and even when fully awake, they are slow-moving creatures with a top speed of only 10 kilometers an hour,” writes Josey Sharrad, a native wildlife campaigner for the International Fund for Animal Welfare. “In a fast-moving fire front, they are often the first to perish.” Babies frequently wait in burning trees, crying for their mothers, she adds.

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PETA is Sending the Duchess of Cambridge an Eco-Chic Birthday Gift

by , 01/08/15   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Eco-Friendly Outerwear, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion, Vegan Fashion

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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is giving Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (née Kate Middleton) a birthday present, with an ethical twist. As the royal rings in her 33rd year on Friday, she’ll receive a luxury faux-wool coat from Vaute, courtesy of the animal-rights group. Made in Chicago, the hoodless “Emily” derives its warmth from WonderFelt, a fabric produced in the United States from post-consumer plastic bottles. It’s also lined with weather-resistant ripstop nylon (also recycled) and insulated with Primaloft Eco (ditto), allowing the topper to achieve the look and feel of boiled wool, without involving actual sheep.

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Misfit, Swarovski Unveil World's First Solar-Powered Activity Tracker

by , 01/08/15   filed under: Wearable Technology

 

All These Couture Looks Were Made From Recycled Textiles

by , 01/06/15   filed under: Retrend Alert, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

 

Lepow's Convertible "HiSmart" Bag Will Take Your Calls for You

by , 01/06/15   filed under: Eco-Friendly Bags, Wearable Technology

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Move over, smartwatches. 2015 just might be the year of the smartbag. Firing the year’s opening salvo? Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company Lepow, which unveiled its “HiSmart Pack” at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Monday. Designed for the urban itinerant, the convertible messenger-backpack is the world’s first to marry form, function, and technology, according to the firm. Besides housing your keys, wallet, smartphone, and laptop, the HiSmart is wired for a plethora of features, including Global Positioning System tracking, text and call notification, Bluetooth-enabled music playback, and volume control. Plug your headphones into the included jack and you’ll be able to answer calls hands- and fumble-free. The HiTech will even vibrate in case you didn’t hear the phone ring.

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Whip Up Actress Cate Blanchett's DIY Grapefruit–Sea Salt Body Scrub

by , 01/06/15   filed under: DIY Eco-Fashion, Eco-Celebrities, Eco-Friendly Beauty

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We don’t know what to envy more: Cate Blanchett’s Oscar-winning acting chops or her alabaster complexion. Although the actress swears by SK-II, the Japanese skincare line for which she’s global ambassador, Blanchett has another weapon in her beauty arsenal—one that’s more DIY than BUY. “Olive and macadamia oils are really good for your complexion. Put one of them on in the shower and they make your skin zing,” she told British InStyle several issues ago. “I incorporate them into a homemade scrub with grapefruit juice and sea salt—a beauty trick taught to me by a friend of mine.”

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Brave GentleMan's Joshua Katcher: "First Produce Good Design"

by , 01/05/15   filed under: Quotes

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“If you want to be a designer or artisan working in fashion, first and foremost you should produce good design.

“Nothing will make a better argument for ethical fashion than beautiful ethical fashion. It’s like food: If you want to win people over with vegan food, it has to be superb and exciting.”

—Joshua Katcher, founder of vegan menswear label Brave GentleMan and blogger at The Discerning Brute, speaking in the January/February 2015 issue of Vegetarian Times.

 

Watch "Cotton Road," a Film About How Our Clothes Are Made

Watch "Cotton Road," a Film About How Our Clothes Are Made

Live in or around New York City? You’re cordially invited to a Jan. 7, 2015 screening of Cotton Road, a documentary that explores the global cotton supply chain through the eyes…

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39 Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2015

39 Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2015

ECO-FASHION ORACLES 1. Marie-Claire Daveu (Kering) 2. Simone Cipriani (Ethical Fashion Initiative) 3. Lewis Perkins (Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute) 4. Livia Firth…

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Announcing the Winners of Ecouterre’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards!

Announcing the Winners of Ecouterre’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards!

The readers have spoken! Make way for the most awe-inspiring, heart-rending, game-changing, mind-boggling, and cutting-edge eco-fashion stories of 2014, as chosen by you. …

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Vote for Your Favorite Eco-Fashion Stories of 2014!

Vote for Your Favorite Eco-Fashion Stories of 2014!

Photo by Shutterstock As a wise person once said, those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. With 2014 nearly behind us, we’re taking the opportunity to look back at the…

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Top 7 Celebrity Quotes About Ethical Fashion in 2014 (Vote for the Best)

Top 7 Celebrity Quotes About Ethical Fashion in 2014 (Vote for the Best)

Photo by Miro Vrlik Photography/Shutterstock Love ‘em or hate ‘em, celebrities have louder voices than us mere mortals. From musician Pharrell Williams, who thinks fashion…

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Top 7 Popular Eco-Fashion Stories of 2014 (Vote for Your Fave)

Top 7 Popular Eco-Fashion Stories of 2014 (Vote for Your Fave)

Whether for good or for ill, some stories are just made to go viral. From Levi’s CEO Chris Burgh’s exhortation to wash our denim sparingly, if at all, to an activity tracker…

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Top 10 Eco-Fashion Milestones of 2014 (Vote for Most Game-Changing)

Top 10 Eco-Fashion Milestones of 2014 (Vote for Most Game-Changing)

We might escape that handbasket to hell just yet. From the tens of thousands of people who stood up for worker rights around the globe on Fashion Revolution Day to Pharrell Williams and…

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Top 7 WTF Fashion Stories of 2014 (Vote for the Most Deplorable)

Top 7 WTF Fashion Stories of 2014 (Vote for the Most Deplorable)

If there’s one thing we can count on every year, it’s the evil people do—and the good they don’t. From slaughterhouses that are skinning dogs alive for leather…

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Top 7 Bizarre Eco-Fashion Stories of 2014 (Vote for the Weirdest)

Top 7 Bizarre Eco-Fashion Stories of 2014 (Vote for the Weirdest)

What a long, strange trip 2014 has been. From diamond rings crafted from pressurized human remains to three-dimensionally printed “wearable biospheres” for navigating alien…

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