You Might Reconsider Your Canada Goose Jacket After Watching This

by , 02/04/16   filed under: Animal Cruelty

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The footage may just be 15 seconds long, but already it’s been viewed more than 17 million times. Its subject? A coyote struggling in a steel trap, a shotgun trained toward its head. For People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which posted the video on Facebook last week, a contrasting photo of Canada Goose jackets, neatly arranged on a rack, is comment enough. Although the outerwear manufacturer doesn’t hide the fact that it trims its hoods with coyote fur, PETA insists that its method of obtaining the pelts is “inherently cruel.” According to Canada Goose’s own online fur policy, the company calls fur not just the best choice, but the “only choice” for defending against sub-zero temperatures. The jackets are designed for arctic climes, yet most of Canada Goose’s customers are unlikely to require that level of protection.

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Daniel Silverstein's David Bowie Sweatshirt is a "Zero Waste" Oddity

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Get your Rebel Rebel on with Daniel Silverstein’s “zero waste” David Bowie sweatshirt—a tribute to our favorite Space Oddity. Part of Silverstein’s “ZWD” line of 100 percent upcycled staples, each topper comprises high-quality cutting-room fabric scraps, pieced together by hand in Brooklyn. Fun fact: The sweatshirt ships in mason jars to “complete the zero-waste experience,” according to Silverstein. Another plus? No two garments are alike, which means your sweatshirt will be as unique as the Thin White Duke himself.

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Fire at H&M Factory in Bangladesh Reveals Industry Failings

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At least four people were injured on Tuesday morning after a fire broke out at one of H&M’s supplier factories in the Gazipur district of Bangladesh—its second in four days. The conflagration would have exacted a bigger toll if it wasn’t for the fact that it took place before the facility’s opening shift. “Had the fire started even one hour later, the factory would have been filled with more than 6,000 workers, and the risk of death would have been extreme,” according to the Clean Clothes Campaign, one of four labor-rights groups that only recently renewed concerns about delays in safety renovations at H&M’s so-called “strategic suppliers.”

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Make a Tassel Necklace for Valentine's Day (DIY Tutorial)

by , 02/02/16   filed under: DIY Eco-Fashion, Eco-Friendly Jewelry

 

ThermalTech Launches Line of Solar-Powered "Smart" Jackets

by , 02/02/16   filed under: Wearable Technology

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ThermalTech’s cozy jackets suck up power from the sun to keep you toasty this winter. Sleek and comfortable, the innovative jacket uses smart fabric technology, rather than bulky layers of insulation to keep bodies warm. The solar powered coats transform solar power into heat, keeping you warm on cold winter days.

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The Body Shop to Reduce Use of Oil-Based Plastic Packaging by 70%

by , 01/29/16   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Eco-Friendly Beauty

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The Body Shop is launching a new global initiative to reduce the use of oil-based plastic packaging by 70 percent by 2020. In an announcement on Thursday, the beauty firm said it plans to explore a “number of new academic, technology, and research partnerships” regarding product packaging, product design, and product-life extension. “The Body Shop is a company that has pioneered different ways of thinking, a legacy we’re immensely proud of,” Christopher Davis, international director of corporate social responsibility at The Body Shop International, said in a statement. “We want to take action to reduce our impact on the planet, radically reinterpreting the way we sell and buy cosmetics and how our customers use them.”

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Chanel Couture Goes "Green" For Spring 2016 With Eco-Friendly Looks

by , 01/29/16   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Spring/Summer 2016

 

Meet the World's First 3D-Knitted Casual Shoe

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A Los Angeles-based footwear company has created what it dubs the world’s first three-dimensionally knitted casual shoe. JS Shoe describes the unisex shoe, which is available for preorder on Kickstarter, as form-fitting yet breathable. It’s also seamless, thanks to the use of a state-of-the-art knitting machine that churns out the exact amount of cotton-polyester fiber required without any waste. Once the upper is formed, a heel of EVA polymer (ethlyene-vinyl acetate) is glued on to provide extra support. In an atypical move for a footwear manufacturer, JS Shoe allows lets its customers purchase one shoe at a time.

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U.K. Students Create Wearable Shelter for Syrian Refugees

U.K. Students Create Wearable Shelter for Syrian Refugees

In response to the Syrian refugee crisis, a group of graduate students from London’s Royal College of Art have created a hooded jacket that deploys into a sleeping bag or tent…

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Sweden Launches "ShareWear," a Line of Clothing Anyone Can Borrow

Sweden Launches "ShareWear," a Line of Clothing Anyone Can Borrow

SHARE ALIKE Anyone can open up their closet, however. Would-be participants only have to snap a photo of the item they want to share, upload it to Instagram, and tag it with #sharewear…

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"The Talk's" Sharon Osbourne Explains Why She Stopped Wearing Fur

"The Talk's" Sharon Osbourne Explains Why She Stopped Wearing Fur

Photo by Featureflash/Shutterstock Sharon Osbourne is the latest celebrity to take a stand against animal fur. Although The Talk co-host wore fur coats during her music-managing and The…

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Meet the Winners of the 2015/16 EcoChic Design Award

Meet the Winners of the 2015/16 EcoChic Design Award

MODERN CHINA CHIC As soon as she comes down from cloud nine, Guzik will be re-packing her bags and moving back to Hong Kong, which is emerging as a big influencer in sustainable fashion…

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Greenpeace Finds Toxic Chemicals in Products of Leading Outdoor Brands

Greenpeace Finds Toxic Chemicals in Products of Leading Outdoor Brands

Photo by Shutterstock Greenpeace is calling into question the sustainability credentials of leading outdoor-apparel brands like The North Face, Patagonia, and Mammut after an…

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7 Cruelty-Free Down Alternatives to Cocoon Yourself In This Winter

7 Cruelty-Free Down Alternatives to Cocoon Yourself In This Winter

MAMMOTH OUTERWEAR The vegan’s answer to Canada Goose, Mammoth Outewear uses synthetic PrimaLoft Gold Insulation to mimic the packability, warmth, and softness of goose down. The…

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Fashion Designers Transform Ford’s Recycled Upholstery Fabrics into Couture

Fashion Designers Transform Ford’s Recycled Upholstery Fabrics into Couture

PEDAL POWER “With visible construction and hidden details, we wanted to create something that forces the wearer to dig a little deeper and to get to know the garment,” Ward…

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Delikate Rayne's Vegan Leather, Cruelty-Free Garments Are Made in L.A.

Delikate Rayne's Vegan Leather, Cruelty-Free Garments Are Made in L.A.

A sister duo with East Indian roots is lighting up the ethical fashion scene with their collection that includes PETA-approved vegan leather shorts, and sustainably sourced satin racer…

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Ethical Fashion Initiative to Train Asylum Seekers for Italy's Textile Trade

Ethical Fashion Initiative to Train Asylum Seekers for Italy's Textile Trade

FASHION FOR GOOD “Africa is one of today’s creative poles and this show proves that African designers speak about art, life, and innovation,” Cipriani said in a statement…

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