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

by , 07/23/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News, Fair Trade

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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 largest fair-trade-certified, organic-cotton garment collections by an American apparel brand to date. Comprising 78 different items across 19 products styles, including leggings, camisoles, T-shirts, and the brand’s signature undies, the line also features the first-ever baby clothes to receive Fair Trade U.S.A.’s seal of approval.

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"Pavlok" Wristband Shocks You Into Forming Better Habits

by , 07/22/14   filed under: Wearable Technology

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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 trackers, but comes with a slightly more debase purpose – shocking you into correct behavior. Wake up too late, skip working out or spend too much time on Facebook and the shocking wristband will deliver a jolt of electric current to your wrist. To avoid getting shocked, you’ll want to meet your goal, well, unless you like that sort of punishment.

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

by , 07/22/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Organic Denim

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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 Kamine Zoo’s resident lions, tigers, and bears, are being auctioned off online to benefit both the Hitachi City facility and the World Wildlife Fund. A Tokyo advertising executive, who spent time at Kamine as a child, came up with the idea after brainstorming ways to give back to the zoo, zoo director Nobutaka Namae told AFP. Getting the animals’ attention was the easy part. “We wrapped several pieces of denim around tires and other toys,” Namae said. “Once they were thrown into the enclosures, the animals jumped on them.”

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Ethnotek's Bags Combine Indigenous Textiles, Technical Functionality

by , 07/21/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Accessories, Eco-Friendly Bags, Eco-Textiles, Fair Trade

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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 collection, Ecouterre decided to delve into the ethos behind their products. As well as socially responsible laptop bags the studio has recently put the finishing touches on the Chiburi Travel Wallet and the Cyclo Sling, both of which are great accessories for mobility and travellers with a green conscience who want to know exactly where their accessories come from.

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

by , 07/21/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Accessories, Fair Trade

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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 extensively around the world, sourcing beautiful handcrafted textiles and transforming them into these amazing unique designs, highlighting the story of the artisans with the very fabrics themselves. Featuring unique exotic cloth from Thailand to Guatemala, her collections also includes handmade patchwork, spun yarn, and pieces of crochet that garnered international attention as she launched her brand two years ago. Following her recent headline show at Shanghai Fashion Week, the China-based designer is continuing to play with imaginative styles to help anyone bring vibrant patterns into their wardrobe.

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Able Made, Pamela Love Create Necklace for Brooklyn Animal Shelter

by , 07/21/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Jewelry, Fashion Philanthropy

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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 Scott Mmackinlay Hahn, and FEED Projects’ Lauren Bush Lauren. Suzanne McKenzie, the company’s founder, can now add another name to her already-impressive roster: New York City artist and jeweler Pamela Love, who has created a necklace in support of the Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition shelter, where Love volunteers.

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

by , 07/18/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Green Designers, Sustainable Fashion

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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 believe wholeheartedly in American manufacturing and slow fashion. Their latest collection is classic, a range of stylish yet simple designs in muted tones that have all the promise of becoming a timeless line of clothing, including a series of Mariner pants, shirts and sweaters that are eternally wearable.

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

by , 07/18/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Jewelry, Wearable Technology

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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. Safelet is the newest in personal security devices that allows the wearer to sound the alarm by calling the police and alerting their guardians via the Bluetooth connected app. Discreetly disguised as a piece of jewelry, Safelet also has GPS to let others know where you are and a microphone that you can speak into. No more fumbling for your phone to get help—the Safelet bracelet is an emergency call button at the tip of your fingers.

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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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"Bignik," the World's Largest Picnic Blanket, Engulfs Swiss Town

"Bignik," the World's Largest Picnic Blanket, Engulfs Swiss Town

BIG DAY OUT But “art has to have a clear function,” the Riklins believe. To that end, the duo has invited locals and tourists to picnic on the checkered spread. PHOTOS |…

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These Yummy Treats Want You to Donate Your Old Clothes

These Yummy Treats Want You to Donate Your Old Clothes

Don’t let your clothes become food for moths when they can warm the needy. That’s the message behind a series of witty posters that reimagine castoff garments a hamburger, a…

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Carte Blanche: Crowdsourced Womenswear, Affordably Made in NYC

Carte Blanche: Crowdsourced Womenswear, Affordably Made in NYC

What inspired you to move from a corporate career to designing your own line? Working for larger fashion brands taught me how the industry goes about the design and production process.…

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PeSeta Turns a Beret Into a Record Player for Marc Jacobs Collaboration

PeSeta Turns a Beret Into a Record Player for Marc Jacobs Collaboration

Ian McKellan’s doppelgänger wearing a beret-turned-turntable? If any situation called for a record-scratch sound effect, it’s this. The comical tableau, part of a short…

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Popinjay's Hand-Embroidered Bags Lift Pakistani Women From Poverty

Popinjay's Hand-Embroidered Bags Lift Pakistani Women From Poverty

How did the idea behind Popinjay come about? The road to Popinjay’s creation as a luxury handbag company started when I was in graduate school. I heard the story of a young Afghan…

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Alternative Launches "Move," an Eco-Friendly Activewear Line for Women

Alternative Launches "Move," an Eco-Friendly Activewear Line for Women

MOVE AND GROOVE Modern prints and a cohesive color palette of seafoam, blue coral, and shell also imbue the pieces with a wearability that extends beyond the studio or gym. And if…

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Ethiopian Jeweler Entoto Beth Artisan Employs HIV-Affected Women

Ethiopian Jeweler Entoto Beth Artisan Employs HIV-Affected Women

Entoto Beth Artisan bring together recycled materials and fair trade practices to create elegant jewellery designs. Based on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the social business…

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Color-Changing "Bruise Suit" Helps Paraplegics Detect Injuries

Color-Changing "Bruise Suit" Helps Paraplegics Detect Injuries

Paralyzed athletes may not feel pain if they’ve received a serious blow or broken a bone during competition, but a new color-changing suit developed by students at the Imperial…

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