conscious consumption

Vivienne Westwood to Duchess Kate: Buy Less

Dame Vivienne Westwood has only one piece of counsel for the erstwhile Kate Middleton: Buy less. “I don’t have any advice to her, except I think it would be great if she…

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Selfridges Muffles Information Overload by "Debranding" Iconic Products

Information overload frazzled your last nerve? Selfridges wants to help you find the “power of quiet” amid the bedlam. The British department store has launched “No…

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Everlane's Quality-Over-Quantity E-Commerce Model Espouses Less is More

Michael Preysman founded Everlane in November 2011 with the goal of overhauling the typical retail experience. Having quit his job at a venture-capital firm in San Francisco, Preysman…

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Top 7 Popular Eco-Fashion Stories of 2012 (Vote for Your Fave!)

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Do Clothing Donations Actually Go to People in Need?

Photo by Howard Lake The following is an excerpt from Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion (2012, Portfolio/Penguin) by Elizabeth L. Cline Since the end of the 19th…

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Does Buying Socially Responsible Products Really Make a Difference?

Can you actually “do good” by shopping ethically? And what about the claim that we change the world with our purchasing power? If we can, it means great things for the future. One…

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Meet the Guy Who Owns Only 15 Things (Not Counting Undies or Socks)

If you’re thinking of adopting a more minimalist lifestyle for 2012, take a page from the playbook of Andrew Hyde, an itinerant blogger-cum-interface designer who owns only 15…

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