California

Garment Repurposes Secondhand Clothing to Combat Overproduction

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE By cutting out the middleman and offering direct-to-consumer pricing through its e-commerce shop, Garment said it hopes to “democratize avant-garde…

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Bureo Debuts Sunglasses Made From 100 Percent Recycled Fishing Nets

SEA CHANGE Designed in collaboration with Karun, an eyewear company based in Chile, all three styles in the “Ocean Collection” comprise 100 percent traceable and recycled…

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Rabbit: A Simple, Functional, California-Made Apparel Line for Runners

The newly launched rabbit performance running apparel brand lets dedicated runners “run free.” The affordable line was designed without all the bells and whistles, created after…

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Kin-Tsugi Goods Upcycles Vintage Garments Into Wearable Art

For stylist-turned-designer Mai-Lei Pecorari, “make do and mend” isn’t just an exhortation, it’s a way of life. Her clothing line, Kin-tsugi Goods, revels in…

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Leonardo DiCaprio Backs Foundry That Grows Real Diamonds

Photo by Andrea Raffin/Shutterstock Leonardo DiCaprio is splurging on some bling for his birthday. The actor and environmental activist, who turned 41 on Wednesday, announced on social…

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How California Could Have Saved 35 Billion Liters of Water, Per Levi's

Photo by Shutterstock Cue the sad trombone. Following revelations that the California reservoir storage is at its “second lowest on record” for this time of year, Levi Strauss,…

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Timbuk2 CEO Patti Cazzato Wants You to "Buy Less, Buy Better"

San Francisco based Timbuk2 has been producing world-class, customized gear since their humble beginnings in the garage of founder Rob Honeycutt in 1989. Last year we told you about…

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BeGood Wants to be the World's First Zero-Waste Clothing Retailer

With the “lofty ambitions” of becoming an entirely waste-free retailer, BeGood certainly have their work cut out for them. But they are managing to tackle to issue of waste in the…

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Water-Resistant "Mavari" Cape Doubles as Shelter, Backpack

Fashionable and functional, the new cloak by Mavari keeps mother nature out with its triple layer of fabric. The reversible cloak, now being crowdfunded with a Kickstarter campaign,…

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Southern California Garment Workers Owed Millions in Back Wages

If you thought sweatshops were just a third-world phenomena, you’d be grossly mistaken. Thousands of workers in Southern California’s garment industry toil under similar…

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Melissa Joy Manning's Handmade Jewelry Fuses Luxury, Sustainability

Jewelry should be about self-expression, embellishment, and adornment that lets the individual shine as brightly as the pieces they are wearing . The last thing anyone should worry…

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Reformation Debuts Eco-Friendly Wedding Gowns, Bridesmaids' Dresses

HERE COMES THE BRIDE Comprising eight matrimonial-themed styles in seven colors and patterns, the range telegraphs a subtly sexy, urban-boho vibe that can only be characterized as…

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Nail Salons of the Future Will Offer Wearable-Tech Manicures

No need to strap a smart watch on your wrist to track activity when you can embed all the necessary sensors on your nails. Integrated into you body, wearable tech nail devices could…

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Myrrhia Fine Knitwear, Sally Fox Collaborate on Locavore Organic Knits

Each piece created for Myrrhia Resneck’s Spring and Summer 2014 line has a story woven into the fabric. Coming from a family dedicated to the fashion industry and having been…

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Trashy-B Recycles Discarded Cigarette Butts Into a Hollywood-Ready Vest

Don’t let his nom de guerre deceive you; Trashy-B is actually pretty discerning about his garbage. For his latest creation—a vest composed of more than 1,000 spent…

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O'Lover Hats: Socially Conscious Toppers, Ethically Made in California

Owner Elwyn Crawford sees her creations as a way to highlight one’s artistic and charismatic qualities and attract attention. “Ornament highlights creativity, self love and…

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6 Emerging Eco-Friendly Brands at Designers & Agents Los Angeles

SURPLUS As its name implies, Surplus specializes in jewelry made from unwanted scraps of steel and other discarded items. Harriet McNamara creates all of her pieces by hand,…

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Myrrhia's Fine Knitwear is Crafted in California From Organic Cotton

Photos by Emily Sandifer This spring and summer, celebrate the warm weather with sustainable, lightweight knitwear from Myrrhia Fine Knitwear. Created from sustainable merino wool,…

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