Brooklyn

"Remade in the U.S.A." Brings Eileen Fisher Closer to a Closed-Loop Economy

REMADE FOR THE BETTER “In their year working with us as Social Innovators, Teslin, Lucy, and Carmen supplied both a galvanizing enthusiasm and attainable ideas for a new model of…

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New Pratt Institute Exhibit Explores Activism in the Garment Industry

Just in time for New York Fashion Week, Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator is launching an exhibition that explores the kinship between fashion and political,…

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Meet K/ller, Winner of the 2014 CFDA/Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge

Photos by Cicero deGuzman Jr. Looks like Ecouterre should have a side gig in soothsaying. Just six months after we K/ller Collection as an eco-fashion designer to watch, the Brooklyn…

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#MakeTheFutureHere With Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator

Elizabeth Cline, author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion Throughout the month of September, the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator is hoping you’ll be…

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WILBy's "Ethical Sweatshop" Pops Up in Brooklyn's Wythe Hotel

What exactly does an “ethical sweatshop” look like? New Yorkers who are curious to know can now head over to the lobby of Williamsburg’s Wythe Hotel to glimpse one in…

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Make Meow Meow Tweet's DIY Clementine-Nutmeg Body Scrub

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES 2 organic clementines 1 cup demerara sugar ½ cup cornmeal ¼ coconut or sunflower oil ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes 1 nutmeg or ½ tsp ground nutmeg ½…

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Juniper Ridge's Wild-Harvested Fragrances Capture Nature in a Bottle

Photo by Lori Zimmer for Ecouterre With a belief that fragrances should not be fake, Juniper Ridge is the world’s only wild fragrance company. Each of Juniper Ridge’s products are…

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Fischer: Effortlessly Cool Clothing for Men and Women, Made in America

“A man should look as if he has bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them.” —Hardy Aimes Take a look at Fischer and it’s easy…

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La Poubelle Offers Vintage Clothing From a Refurbished Trailer in Brooklyn

STANDING OUT What first attracted you to vintage and secondhand fashion? I loved the thrill of the hunt, and also finding things that no one else had. I was very into fashion growing up…

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MCMC's Brooklyn-Crafted Fragrances Benefit Volunteer Groups in Need

Although the inspiration for her scents comes from all over Anne’s life, she is especially inspired by volunteer experiences.   Anne explains that “this drive led me to create…

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State Takes the "Farm to Hanger" Approach to American-Made Fashion

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Adrienne Antonson of State designs clothing according to her own calendar. Turned off by the fast fashion cycle, Antonson takes a thoughtful and…

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Wool & Prince Claims Its Shirt Stays Fresh for 100 Days Without Washing

WILD AND WOOLY Sheep’s clothes, per Wool & Prince’s research, is a natural insulator that keeps bodies warm in winter yet cool in summer. Studies conducted at both the…

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Join Ethical Fashion Academy, Ecouterre in a Dialog About Slow Fashion

Join the Ethical Fashion Academy, author-academic Sass Brown, Centre for Social Innovation’s Carmen Artigas, Helpsy’s Rachel Kibbe, and designers Organic by John Patrick,…

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Win a Recycled Earth Day Bracelet From Wrecords by Monkey (Worth $25!)

Flash your planetary pride this Earth Day with a limited-edition cuff from Wrecords by Monkey. Handmade in Brooklyn from recycled vinyl records, the “Looking Back” bracelet…

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Vegan "It" Designer Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart Goes Beyond Faux Fur, Leather

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart debuted the first all-eco, all-vegan collection at New York Fashion Week to critical acclaim. We caught up with the…

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Help Manufacture NY Bring Garment Jobs Back to the U.S.A.

MAKING IT IN BROOKLYN Bland doesn’t intend for Manufacture NY to compete with New York’s legendary Garment District, of course. Rather, she sees the proposed space as both a…

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Baggu Teams Up With Pilgrim Surf + Supply to Create Surfboard Sling

Baggu wants you to catch the waves in style. The Brooklyn-based bag-maker has teamed up with its neighbors at Pilgrim Surf + Supply to create a fuss-free surfboard sling from…

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Brooklyn Industries Unveils Seed Bomb Bracelet, Dress for Earth Day

Guerilla gardeners have a new weapon of mass resurrection at their disposal: the seed-bomb bracelet, an earthy piece of wrist candy featuring bloomable orbs of clay, compost, and…

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