China

Inspired by Mulan, Esther Lui's Upcycled Garments Embody Gentle Strength

Ecouterre is a media sponsor of the EcoChic Design Award Clothing, like people, can contain multitudes. Take Esther Lui’s upcycled looks, for instance. Inspired by Hua Mulan, the…

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Finalists of 2015 EcoChic Design Award Turn Upcycling Into an Art Form

Sara Kiani from the United Kingdom created this dress and pleated jacket from secondhand hotel linens. “I became deeply shocked at having followed the big environmental and social…

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EcoChic Design Award Launches Alumni Network

Ecouterre is a media sponsor of the 2015/16 EcoChic Design Award There’s much refashioning happening in the area of textile-waste-reduction, with designers around the world…

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Former MAC Model Pamela Anderson Blasts Firm for Animal Testing

Photo by Tinseltown/Shutterstock Actress and model Pamela Anderson wants MAC Cosmetics to get their act together. The former Viva Glam spokesmodel is calling out the beauty retailer in…

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Shoe Factory Collapses in Eastern China, Killing 14 People

Photos by the Associated Press A four-story shoe factory in eastern China collapsed over the weekend, killing 14 people and injuring 33 others in the Zhejiang province city of Wenling,…

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Do You Have What It Takes to Cut the Waste Out of Fashion?

Ecouterre is the official media sponsor of the 2015/16 EcoChic Design Award. From East to West, the biggest competitive search in history is now on for emerging designers who have the…

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NRDC's Linda Greer is Cleaning Up China's Toxic Fashion Industry

Linda Greer ranks among the fashion industry’s leading “toxic avengers.” As director of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s five-year-old “Clean by…

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NRDC's "Clean by Design" Helps China's Garment Industry Turn a Corner

Photo by Shutterstock There’s a trick to knowing what colors will infuse next season’s trends, according to Linda Greer, senior scientist at Natural Resources Defense…

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Actor Joaquin Phoenix Speaks Out Against Dog Leather in PETA Video

Photo by Jaguar PS/Shutterstock Joaquin Phoenix has a bone to pick with the Chinese dog-leather industry. The actor-activist, who appears in People for the Ethical Treatment of…

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Meet the Winners of the 2014/15 EcoChic Design Award

REPURPOSE FOR A PURPOSE Now in its fifth cycle, the EcoChic Design Award is the brainchild of Redress, a Hong Kong-based nonprofit that strives to demonstrate the potential of disused…

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Ford Design Challenge Turns Sustainable Seat Fabrics Into Couture

Ecouterre is a media sponsor of the 2014/15 EcoChic Design Award What does fashion have to do with automobiles? Plenty, if you ask Ford. In the run-up to the finals of the 2014/15…

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Uniqlo Under Fire for Promoting Sweatshop Conditions in China

Photo by TonyV3112/Shutterstock Uniqlo has come under fire after labor activists claimed to have uncovered sweatshop-like conditions at its Chinese factories. In a damning report…

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All These Couture Looks Were Made From Recycled Textiles

ECO-LUXE Supermodel and competition ambassador Bonnie Chen cuts a fine figure in the photoshoot, which features garments constructed from repurposed textiles such as discarded clothing,…

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Watch "Cotton Road," a Film About How Our Clothes Are Made

Live in or around New York City? You’re cordially invited to a Jan. 7, 2015 screening of Cotton Road, a documentary that explores the global cotton supply chain through the eyes…

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Dogs Are Being Skinned Alive in China to Make Leather Gloves

HOUSE OF HORRORS While dog meat is a popular cuisine in the region, the video marks the first time PETA has documented the production of Chinese dog leather on camera. One…

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Your "Human" Hair Extensions May Actually Contain Goat

Photo by Shutterstock Hair extensions are a big business in China, but a recent investigation by BBC News has revealed that what women think is pure human hair may be a laced with goat.…

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BB.Suit 0.2 is a 3D-Knitted "Onesie" That Purifies the Air Around It

The same three-dimensionally knitted “onesie” that doubles as a wireless hotspot, Global Positioning System tracker, and MP3 library can add another capability to its litany…

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Announcing the Finalists of the 2014 EcoChic Design Award!

Ecouterre is an official media sponsor of the 2014 EcoChic Design Award. It was a big week here for us here in the Redress Hong Kong office as months of application processing and…

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