"RiverBlue" is an Upcoming Film That Explores the Dark Side of Denim

by , 07/29/14   filed under: Features, Interviews, Submitted Story, Toxic Pollution

 

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Moto X Owners Can Unlock Their Phones With a Digital Tattoo

by , 07/28/14   filed under: Wearable Technology

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Digital tattoos will soon be de rigueur to improve our calls, WiFi signals and now to unlock our phones. Silicon Valley firm, Vivalnk has partnered with Motorola to offer up temporary tattoos that enable you to unlock your phone with a simple tap. The stick on Digital Tattoo offers a unique signature synced with your phone so you no longer have to fumble with your unlock code. But don’t get too excited about this new wave of temporary body adornment – the Vivalnk Digital Tattoos only work with Moto X phones as of now.

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TRMTAB Weaves Leather Waste Into Upcycled Laptop, Tablet Sleeves

by , 07/28/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Accessories, Eco-Friendly Bags, Retrend Alert, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

 

River in China Mysteriously Turns Blood Red Overnight

by , 07/25/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Toxic Pollution

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Residents of a city in eastern China are baffled after a river turned blood red, seemingly overnight. Locals from Wenzhou, a prefecture in the Zhejiang province, said the river looked normal at 5 a.m. Beijing time on Thursday but then turned a deep crimson within the hour. Residents also complained of a strange smell that wafted through the air. Inspectors from the Wenzhou Environmental Protection Bureau say haven’t found the cause of the incident, although industrial contamination has been ruled out because there are no chemical plants along the waterway.

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Esprit Debuts PETA-Approved Vegan Sneakers for Women

by , 07/25/14   filed under: Vegan Fashion

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Esprit’s new collection of women’s sneakers isn’t just vegan-friendly, it’s also endorsed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Available online and at Esprit retailers in more than 40 countries, the faux-leather and canvas kicks feature “PETA-Approved Vegan” hang tags that proclaim in English, French, and German, “This product has been designed to be kind to animals. It is vegan-approved by PETA, meaning that no animal has been involved in the production of this product.”

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P&G, Whirlpool's "Swash" System Freshens Clothing in Minutes

by , 07/24/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion News

 

Alchemist Creations Upcycles Soda Cans, Leather Scraps Into Watches

by , 07/24/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Accessories, Retrend Alert, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

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What is once trash becomes treasure. Hong Kong-based manufacturer, Alchemist Creations takes this saying to heart with their collections of sustainable, upcycled products all crafted from discarded materials and mainly, recycled aluminum. Founded by 3 young designers in 2012, Alchemist Creations redesigns basic products into beautiful, sustainable goods utilizing social responsibility and artistic innovation. Past projects range from neckties, laptop sleeves, and purses using all recycled materials.

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Inspired by Nature, Iridescent Cellulose Films Could Replace Toxic Dyes

by , 07/23/14   filed under: Wearable Technology

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Taking cues from hyper-pigmented reality, scientists are developing a coloration technique that produces vivid iridescent colors using wood pulp – the same stuff that is used to make paper. Researchers from Cambridge University manipulate the wood pulp to rearrange the cellulose within on the nanoscale to change their physical stacking, which in turn changes how they reflect light. The resulting, totally non-toxic film could be used to cover textiles, paper, and other materials that replaces the use of toxic dyes and creates color that would never fade.

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Pikkpack's Flat-Pack Shoes Require Only Three Pieces of Material

by , 07/23/14   filed under: DIY Eco-Fashion, Eco-Friendly Shoes

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If you’ve ever wanted to make your own shoes, now is your chance with the super-easy Pikkpack shoe. Designed by Sarah Gulyas, the slip-on shoes can be woven together at home with just three simple pieces of material. Shipped in flat-pack, the Hungarian moccasin can be customized with varying materials and ribbons.

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PACT Unveils Fair-Trade-Certified, Organic-Cotton Clothing Line

PACT Unveils Fair-Trade-Certified, Organic-Cotton Clothing Line

PACT is taking fair trade to places it’s never been before: your everyday wardrobe. The Boulder, Colo.-based apparel-basics purveyor announced that it’s releasing one of the…

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"Pavlok" Wristband Shocks You Into Forming Better Habits

"Pavlok" Wristband Shocks You Into Forming Better Habits

Some are motivated by tempting carrots, others are motivated by a stick, or in the case of the Pavlok wristband, an electric shock. The Pavlok is the latest in a string of activity…

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"Zoo Jeans" Are Fashionably Ripped by Lions, Tigers, Bears (Oh My!)

"Zoo Jeans" Are Fashionably Ripped by Lions, Tigers, Bears (Oh My!)

A zoo in Japan has enlisted some of its fiercest inhabitants to bring “distressed jeans” to a wild, new level. The one-of-kind “Zoo Jeans”, fashionably mauled by…

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Ethnotek's Bags Combine Indigenous Textiles, Technical Functionality

Ethnotek's Bags Combine Indigenous Textiles, Technical Functionality

Ethnotek are the design team behind these high quality bags that incorporate ethically sourced handmade textiles from across the planet. As they launch their new summer travel…

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Celia B's Colorful, Globally Inspired Fashion is Fairly Made in Shanghai

Celia B's Colorful, Globally Inspired Fashion is Fairly Made in Shanghai

Independent design brand Celia B brings color, fun, and incredible craftsmanship together in these vibrant collections of garments. Founder and designer Celia Bernardo has travelled…

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Able Made, Pamela Love Create Necklace for Brooklyn Animal Shelter

Able Made, Pamela Love Create Necklace for Brooklyn Animal Shelter

Shopping at Able Made is always a two-fer. Known for its collaborative spirit, the conscious e-tailer has worked with likes of Public School, Melissa Joy Manning, Loomstate’s…

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Osmium: Quality Menswear Basics, Made in the U.S.A.

Osmium: Quality Menswear Basics, Made in the U.S.A.

Osmium are a home-grown mens fashion brand with a focus on keeping production local. As well as maintaining high quality designs that are made to last, the Massachusetts-based studio…

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This Safety Bracelet Signals for Help When You're in Danger

This Safety Bracelet Signals for Help When You're in Danger

When you need help immediately, fumbling for your phone to call 911 may not be quick enough, but having an emergency call button on your wrist would certainly ramp up the response time.…

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Orange Harp Brings Conscious Consumption to Your iPhone, iPad

Orange Harp Brings Conscious Consumption to Your iPhone, iPad

Shopping for consciously-made products can be a difficult task. Orange Harp is a new iOS app that makes ethical shopping a bit easier. Created by two women, programmer Anbu…

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