Eco-Friendly Accessories

American Apparel Turns to Crowdsourcing for Product Ideas

Photo by Saul Loeb for AFP/Getty Images Can crowdsourcing prop up a flagging brand? American Apparel sure hopes so. The beleaguered Los Angeles retailer, which recently suggested that…

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Sergio Rossi, Green Carpet Challenge Collaborate on Eco-Silk Shoes

Milanese cordwainer Sergio Rossi has joined forces with Livia Firth’s “Green Carpet Challenge” to create the sustainable-fashion initiatives inaugural line of shoes…

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Apoccas Makes Cruelty-Free Silk Scarves No Caterpillar Died For

Photos by Marisa Martchitelli Apoccas is a luxury fashion label that introduces artisanal peace silk scarves. “In Thailand, it is traded as ‘eri silk’,” says founder Alexandra…

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Lallitara Recycles Discarded Indian Saris Into Eco-Chic Bow Ties, Scarves

The materials are all sourced by working with India’s informal recycling communities, says founder and CEO Bijal Shah. “We pay these hardworking women and men fair wages for their…

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These Blue Shoelaces Could Save American Manufacturing

Sure, you can talk a good game when it comes to supporting American production, but can you also walk the walk? A simple blue shoelace could allow you to do just that. Enter the The…

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Bond: A Pair of Vibrating Accessories That Help You Stay in Touch

Bond is a wearable tickle, hug, nudge or even a poke. You wear one and your friend, love, mom, brother, sister, daughter, son wear the other. Touch yours and the matching Bond bracelet…

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Nordstrom Debuts "Me to We" Line of Kenyan-Made Artisan Accessories

FROM ME TO WE “We currently employ more than 600 artisan mamas who live in Free the Children communities across Kenya,” says Roxanne Joyal, founder of Me to We, in a…

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Diamond Tooth Taxidermy "Recycles" Dead Animals Into Creepy Wearables

Taxidermy meets haute couture with these creative designs by Beth Beverly. It may sound like a peculiar combination, but the Pennsylvania-based designer has been causing a stir with her…

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Personalize Your iPhone With Sylvia Heisel's 3D-Printed Bioplastic Cases

What do corn, fashion, and three-dimensional printing have in common? They’re the latest in mobile accessories: a new line of monogramed iPhone cases 3D-printed with polylactic…

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Amazon-Crafted Wooden Clutch Wins Most Socially Responsible Handbag Award

A Venezuelan-crafted minaudière, derived from different plantation-grown Amazon hardwoods, won the “Most Socially Responsible Handbag” at the Seventh Independent Handbag…

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Lily Cole Debuts Wild Rubber Jewelry That Benefits Amazon Rainforest

WILD ABOUT RAINFORESTS Cole’s collection, available exclusively at online retailer Stylistpick.com, isn’t your typical vanity project. The 25-year-old threw herself into the…

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Ukrainian Carpenter Carves Functioning Watches Entirely From Wood

Danevych’s amazing idea took time to take shape. The carpenter – who comes from a family of craftsmen – had no watchmaking training at all, but after studying the…

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Thread & Loom's Fairly Hand-Loomed Bags Fund Girls' Education in India

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Socially-driven accessories company, Thread & Loom introduces itself to the world with a line of handbags that make for the perfect spring and…

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LAST CHANCE: Win a $147 Eco-Friendly Scarf-and-Glove Combo From Indigenous

Punxsutawney Phil can prognosticate an early spring all he wants. Jack Frost isn’t about to cede his throne without a fight. To help our readers through the last leg of winter, we…

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Billy Wolf's Eco-Friendly Dog Jackets, Bandanas Are Handmade in NYC

DOGGONE IT Billy Wolf stemmed from Drago’s fruitless search for a stylish coat for Cujo, her Chihuahua. Taking to her sewing machine, Drago transformed an old tartan jacket into a…

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LAST CHANCE: Win an Organic-Cotton Tassel Scarf from Indigenous (Worth $70!)

What better way to kick off an eco-fashionable year than with another fantastic giveaway? We’re teaming up with our friends at Indigenous to give away a super-soft tassel…

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LAST CHANCE: Win $200 Worth of Eco-Friendly Knitwear From Indigenous!

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY! You only have until midnight tonight to enter! We believe in second chances. If you didn’t win a $200 eco-shopping spree at Indigenous the first time…

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GIVEAWAY: Win A $200 Eco-Friendly Shopping Spree at Indigenous!

Ready to do a little holiday shopping? No need to brave the Black Friday crowds to get your hands on a new wardrobe. We’ve teamed up with eco-fashion pioneer Indigenous to give…

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