Prince Chuck’s Eco-Fashion Rules, Fair Trade’s Flaw, Wear Your Veggies

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“Vintage clothes and upcycling are just the start because they save scarce resources and avoid waste,” Prince Charles, Britain’s heir apparent, tells British Vogue. “Fashion clearly makes people feel good, but now it has to do the world good, too.” (Ecorazzi)

Bone up on the fundamentals of sustainable fashion with these 15 books about mending, making do, and looking fabulous. (EcoSalon)

Should synthetic leather get a free pass, environmentally speaking, just because it’s not the hide of an animal? (Green Grechen)

The fair-trade system is well and good, but it might be failing the poorest of countries. (Planet Green

U2 frontman Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson, will appear in a new ad campaign for Louis Vuitton wearing clothes from EDUN, the ethical fashion label they founded. Shot by legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz, the ad will mark the first time a label other than Vuitton gets a fashion credit. (WWD)

Designer Jay Kos wants you to eat your veggies—and wear them, too. Come New York Fashion Week, Kos will be debuting a collection of looks inspired by seasonal finds at the farmers’ market. (Grub Street)

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