House Martell Joins Pyrrha's "Game of Thrones" Jewelry Collection

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Still mourning the death of a certain swarthy Dornishman? Hold on to your hankies because Pyrrha has added the sigil of House Martell to its line of jewelry based on HBO’s massively popular Game of Thrones. Handcrafted in Vancouver from reclaimed sterling silver and bronze, the talisman features a golden spear piercing a red sun, along with the clan’s motto, “Unbowed, unbent, unbroken.” Sob.

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Honest By Launches Scholarship for Socially Responsible Designers

by , 06/11/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News

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The world’s first 100 percent transparent fashion label is launching a first-of-its-kind scholarship for aspiring designers who desire to work in a progressive, socially and environmentally responsible way. The Future Fashion Designer Scholarship, sponsored by Belgium’s Honest By, will award €10,000 in cash to one “exceptional” student who wishes develop his or her Master of Arts collection with sustainability and transparency as cornerstones. Plus, the scholarship recipient will receive mentoring from Bruno Pieters, Honest By’s founder and creative director.

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Adidas Announces New Roadmap to Detox Supply Chain by 2020

by , 06/11/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News, Toxic Pollution

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Adidas is returning onside. Two weeks after the FIFA World Cup sponsor received a a red card from Greenpeace for lagging behind on its commitments toward creating a toxic-free supply chain, the sportswear giant announced on Wednesday key milestones that will steer its efforts back on course. As part of the new agreement, Adidas will phase out 99 percent of all polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs)—a class of environmentally persistent, hormone-disrupting chemicals used primarily to repel dirt and water in shoes and outerwear—by the end of 2017, leading up to full elimination by 2020.

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Fielder's Choice Goods Turns Vintage Baseball Gloves Into Wallets, Belts

by , 06/10/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Accessories, Men's Eco-Fashion, Retrend Alert, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

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The sumptuous accessories in Fielder’s Choice Goods’ line channel America’s favorite past time- baseball. The line of leather goods are upcycled from vintage baseball gloves, giving the disused leather a new life. The custom belts, wallets, keychains and hats bear all of the details of their former sporty lives, carrying on the traditional past time into modern fashion, while upcycling materials that would be bound for the landfill.

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Wear a Piece of the Robben Island Fence That Imprisoned Nelson Mandela

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The 10-foot-tall wire fence that once confined Nelson Mandela for 18 years is getting a do-over. Capetown designer Charmaine Taylor is salvaging pieces of barbed wire from the infamous Robben Island jail, which held political prisoners captive before the fall of apartheid, and transforming them into gold- and silver-plated necklaces, earrings, and cufflinks. The jewelry, born from a former symbol of oppression, is a reminder that freedom is a “gift to be protected and cherished,” says Taylor, who donates a portion of all sales to the Nelson Mandela Foundation and organic-farming nonprofit Abalimi Bezekhaya (“We Are Farmers”).

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OMSignal's Biometric-Sensing Workout Clothes Keep Your Vitals in Check

by , 06/10/14   filed under: Wearable Technology

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Forget your activity tracker band – just integrate the sensors right into your workout shirt for no-fuss and accurate biometrics monitoring. That’s the principle behind OMSignal’s Biometric Smartwear, which tracks and monitors your heart rate, breathing and steps all with the goal of getting you in the zone during your workout. Wear the shirt even when you aren’t working out and it will monitor your health, weight, activity, help your posture, and even tell you when to relax. This is the new wave of wearable technology.

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15 Emerging Eco-Fashion Designers at the Los Angeles D&A Green Room

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Wearable-Tech Market for Pets Expected to Reach $2.6 Billion by 2025

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Humans aren’t the only ones that can wear activity trackers. In fact they’re now being made for Fido and the market for wearable tech for pets and animals is set to explode. A new report from IDTechEx expects the market to reach $2.6 billion by 2025. From GPS trackers, activity trackers, training, and health monitoring, wearable tech for animals of all sorts – dogs, cats, horses, cows, wolves, endangered species, is going to be the next big thing. Time to cash out on your investments in human-focussed wearables and invest in ones for the four-legged variety.

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Dame Vivienne Westwood Says That "Fashion is a Terrible Thing"

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“There are signs in my shops that say ‘buy less, choose well, make it last.’ I agree, fashion is a terrible thing, it’s all about tempting to buy. But [consumers] should buy less. [On the other hand,] fashion gives me a voice, it gives me prestige. It’s another reason why I don’t retire, don’t close the company and give up.

Business is good. If anything, I want to reduce my product range, to concentrate on quality rather than quantity. I might have to put up prices and see what happens.

I don’t know when the human race will disappear, but right now I know it’s inevitable…If temperatures go up 5 percent, as they’re predicted to, everything below this line, the world below Paris, will be uninhabitable. The heat will be unimaginable. No one will help each other, there will be war…I’m not very optimistic about the future of the human race. I wish I was, but I’m not.”

—British designer Dame Vivienne Westwood, speaking to journalist Chris Blackhurst in the June 8, 2014 edition of The Independent.

 

Supermodel Lily Cole, Veja Collaborate on Rainforest-Friendly Sneakers

Supermodel Lily Cole, Veja Collaborate on Rainforest-Friendly Sneakers

If anyone knows how to walk the walk, it’s Lily Cole. The British supermodel, actress, and environmentalist has crossed ankles with French ethical footwear label Veja to create a…

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NASA's "ForceShoe" Helps Astronauts Maintain Bone, Muscle Health

NASA's "ForceShoe" Helps Astronauts Maintain Bone, Muscle Health

Let’s first agree that there is no need to worry about fashion while you’re in space. With that said, NASA has come up with a pair of high-tech, but ugly sandals that can…

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The Hague's Humanity House Hosts "Fair Fashion Lab"

The Hague's Humanity House Hosts "Fair Fashion Lab"

A UNIVERSAL SYMBOL To frame the show—as well as create six “pockets” for each of the individual artists—Space & Matter constructed a massive curtain made of 665…

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Jazz Up an Old Tank Top With These Easy Embellishments (DIY Tutorial)

Jazz Up an Old Tank Top With These Easy Embellishments (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES Old tank tops Small pieces of stretch- or knit-jersey fabric Small pieces of felt Lace Sewing machine or needle and thread VERSION ONE: LACY ACCENTS Measure a…

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Archaeologists Discover World's Oldest Pants, Worn 3,300 Years Ago

Archaeologists Discover World's Oldest Pants, Worn 3,300 Years Ago

The excavated remains of two trouser-clad men from the primeval Yanghai tombs in western China suggests that ancient nomadic herders put their pants on just like the rest of us: one leg…

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Diane von Furstenberg, Net-a-Porter Collaborate With Google Glass

Diane von Furstenberg, Net-a-Porter Collaborate With Google Glass

Google Glass is about to get a significant boost in specs appeal, thanks to the efforts of legendary fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, who is creating five new frames and eight…

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Atlanta Secondhand-Goods Store Parodies Pharrell Williams's "Happy"

Atlanta Secondhand-Goods Store Parodies Pharrell Williams's "Happy"

Finally got Happy out of your head? Used Clothes Are Not Trashy, a cover of Pharrell Williams’s infections earworm by Atlanta’s Garson & Shaw, will keep you clapping…

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Nike Unveils World's First 3D-Printed Performance Sports Bag

Nike Unveils World's First 3D-Printed Performance Sports Bag

Don’t count on getting your mitts on Nike Football’s “Rebento” duffel any time soon. The sportswear goliath only made three copies of the carryall, which…

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Droog's "Create Me Textile" is a Clothes-Mending Kit for the 21st Century

Droog's "Create Me Textile" is a Clothes-Mending Kit for the 21st Century

Droog wants repairing to be the new recycling. The Dutch design firm and the crafty ladies of Humade have devised a clothes-mending kit that turns every hole, tear, or stain into an…

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