McDonalds Turns Redesigned Packaging Into Trash-tastic Accessories

by , 01/08/16   filed under: Eco-Art, Eco-Friendly Bags, Retrend Alert, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

 

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Charmant Launches Awear, an Eco-Friendly Eyewear Brand

by , 01/07/16   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Eyewear

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Environmentally conscious types will be able to see a little more clearly now thank to Awear, an upcoming line of eco-friendly eyeglasses from Charmant. Composed of recyclable bio-based plastic, plus biodegradable demo lenses, each ergonomically fitted frame boasts reduced carbon-dioxide emissions and water use compared with conventional eyewear. “Awear is different and exceptional from any other eyewear collection,” Michele Ziss, director of product and marketing at Charmant, said in a statement. “The materials and production processes have distinctive properties and a unique story because they are environmentally friendly.”

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Süga: Yoga Mats Made From 100 Percent Recycled Wetsuits

by , 01/07/16   filed under: Eco-Friendly Accessories, Eco-Textiles, Reused / Recycled Eco-Fashion

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If you want to feel that you are investing in sustainability as you practice your sun salutations, you need to know about Süga. This California based company offers ultra durable yoga mats that are made from 100 percent recycled wetsuits. As an avid surfer, founder Brian Shields felt that the gear needed to pursue his love was not very sustainable. Wetsuits last only a few years before they head to the landfill, but Süga is changing that equation.

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These Are the Vegan "Star Wars" Shoes You're Looking For

by , 01/06/16   filed under: Eco-Friendly Shoes, Vegan Fashion, Women's Eco-Fashion

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The Force is strong in these Star Wars shoes by Olsenhaus, a New York City-based footwear company that considers animal cruelty anathema to “true style.” Ethically made in Mexico from vegan-friendly composite rubber, faux suede, and cotton, the limited-edition collection features a ballet-style flat and two pumps in prints inspired by the movie franchise. Elizabeth Olsen (no relation to the actress) founded Olsenhaus in 2008 to show how easy it is to live a “compassionate lifestyle without sacrific[ing] luxury or style.” Her larger goal? To help move humanity toward a “higher state of consciousness.” Sounds pretty Jedi-like to us.

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Inflatable "Sleep Hoodie" Lets You Catch a Nap Anytime, Anywhere

by , 01/06/16   filed under: Eco-Friendly Outerwear

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Napping has never been so easy, thanks to a new inflatable hoodie. Designed by Josh Woodle, and manufactured in the U.S. of A., the “Hypnos Hoodie’s” hood transforms into an ergonomic pillow with the flick of a switch. For just $49, on-the-go, well-supported naps could be yours, along with a comfortable, oversized hoodie.

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36 Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2016

by , 01/05/16   filed under: Features

 

Announcing the Winners of Ecouterre’s 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards!

by , 01/04/16   filed under: Best of 2015

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The readers have spoken! Make way for the most awe-inspiring, heart-rending, game-changing, mind-boggling, and cutting-edge eco-fashion stories of 2015, as chosen by you.

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Vote for Your Favorite Eco-Fashion Stories of 2015!

by , 01/04/16   filed under: Best of 2015

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You can’t move forward without knowing where you’ve been. Peruse our end-of-year roundups below and vote for your favorite post—or least favorite, as the case may be.

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Top 7 Popular Eco-Fashion Stories of 2015 (Vote for Your Fave)

by , 01/01/16   filed under: Best of 2015

Take a ride on the Wayback Machine with the most popular stories of 2014.

 

Top 7 Eco-Fashion Milestones of 2015 (Vote for Most Game-Changing)

Top 7 Eco-Fashion Milestones of 2015 (Vote for Most Game-Changing)

Feeling nostalgic? Skip back a year for 10 of the most revolutionary eco-fashion stories of 2014… …

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Top 7 WTF Fashion, Beauty Stories of 2015 (Vote for the Most Deplorable)

Top 7 WTF Fashion, Beauty Stories of 2015 (Vote for the Most Deplorable)

For more reasons to clutch your head like a stunned monkey, check out the worst stories of 2014…

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Top 7 Bizarre Eco-Fashion Stories of 2015 (Vote for the Weirdest)

Top 7 Bizarre Eco-Fashion Stories of 2015 (Vote for the Weirdest)

Want more weird? Check out the freakiest eco-fashion stories of 2014… …

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Top 7 Recycled Fashion Designs of 2015 (Vote for the Most Creative!)

Top 7 Recycled Fashion Designs of 2015 (Vote for the Most Creative!)

We couldn’t include all of our upcycled faves. Drop by our archives for more creative goodness…

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Top 7 Wearable Technology Innovations of 2015 (Vote for the Coolest!)

Top 7 Wearable Technology Innovations of 2015 (Vote for the Coolest!)

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Nudie Jeans Opens NYC Store, Complete With Repair Station

Nudie Jeans Opens NYC Store, Complete With Repair Station

SLOW DENIM Tired of your dungarees? Simply drop them off for a 20 percent discount off your next pair. Nudie will either offer them for resale as secondhand items or recycle them into…

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Watch Veja Recycle Plastic Bottles Into Eco-Hip Sneakers

Watch Veja Recycle Plastic Bottles Into Eco-Hip Sneakers

Veja doesn’t just make shoes; it makes statements. The French company employs some of the greenest footwear materials on the planet, including wild Amazonian rubber, organic and…

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Rabbit: A Simple, Functional, California-Made Apparel Line for Runners

Rabbit: A Simple, Functional, California-Made Apparel Line for Runners

The newly launched rabbit performance running apparel brand lets dedicated runners “run free.” The affordable line was designed without all the bells and whistles, created after…

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Bangladeshi Workers Struggle Against Climate of Fear, Intimidation

Bangladeshi Workers Struggle Against Climate of Fear, Intimidation

The deadly collapse of Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza factory building may have sparked a flurry of fire and building-safety reforms, but garment workers continue to struggle to be…

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