Council of Fashion Designers of America

"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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Timo Weiland's Banana Republic Collection is Made in NYC

MADE IN NYC “Since launching the brand, we have designed, cut, and sewn our core signature woven styles in New York with factory partners based in the Garment District,”…

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7 Eco-Friendly Fabrics That Will Disrupt the Luxury Fashion Industry

THE MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE Bettoni’s audience included several finalists from the CFDA + Lexus Fashion Initiative, among them Erin Isakov of Erin Snow, Britt Cosgrove and Marina…

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Top 7 Eco-Fashion Milestones of 2015 (Vote for Most Game-Changing)

Feeling nostalgic? Skip back a year for 10 of the most revolutionary eco-fashion stories of 2014… …

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CFDA, Lexus Launch Fashion Initiative to Create "Meaningful Change"

Photo by magicinfoto/Shutterstock The CFDA/Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge is relaunching in a major way. Now dubbed the CFDA + Lexus Fashion Initiative, the erstwhile competition has…

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Activists Target Ralph Lauren for Allegedly Promoting Deforestation

Protestors hijacked one of fashion’s biggest events on Monday to call out Ralph Lauren for allegedly contributing to deforestation, human-rights abuses, and climate pollution.…

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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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Able Made, Pamela Love Create Necklace for Brooklyn Animal Shelter

Shopping at Able Made is always a two-fer. Known for its collaborative spirit, the conscious e-tailer has worked with likes of Public School, Melissa Joy Manning, Loomstate’s…

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Loomstate Designs Environment-Inspired Panda Helmet for the NFL

Loomstate just put the “fantasy” into “fantasy football.” Together with 48 of its fellow Council of Fashion Designers of America members, the ethical clothing…

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CFDA, eBay's Designer Bracelets Double as Smartphone Chargers

You don’t go anywhere without your smartphone, but dragging around your charger cord is a bit of a pain even though you know it’ll die part way through the day. To remedy…

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Alabama Chanin Wins 2013 CFDA/Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge

From left: Natalie Chanin, Mark Davis, Britt Cosgrove, and Marina Polo Natalie Chanin is finally receiving the industry-wide recognition she deserves. The sustainability pioneer,…

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Ralph Lauren Donates $500,000 to Bolster New York's Garment Industry

New Yorker Ralph Lauren is giving back to his city, to the tune of $500,000. In support of the Big Apple’s garment industry, the designer has made the donation to the Fashion…

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"Made in U.S.A." Gets Boost From CFDA's Fashion Manufacturing Initiative

Photo by Shutterstock American manufacturing is about to receive a major boost, thanks to an investment fund designed to revitalize New York City’s garment industry. Spearheaded by…

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Council of Fashion Designers of America Forms "Sustainability Committee"

Photos by Loomstate The Council of Fashion Designers of America has tapped Loomstate’s Scott Mackinlay Hahn and jewelry designer Melissa Joy Manning as the co-chairs of its…

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Loomstate Batters Up for NY Mets With Eco-Friendly Tops, Sweatshirts

HERE’S THE PITCH “We are excited to be working with the New York Mets on a CFDA-member-designed mini collection commemorating our 50th anniversaries,” says Steven…

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"Made in the U.S.A." Wins Big at 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards

The Row’s Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen with actress Lauren Hutton The Council of Fashion Designers of America raised the roof at New York City’s Lincoln Center on Monday night…

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CFDA, Vogue Team Up With NRDC to Clean Up Toxic Fashion Industry

Photo by Shutterstock The Natural Resources Defense Council has gained two formidable allies in its quest to clean up the fashion industry: the Council of Fashion Designers of America…

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CFDA Designers Customize "You Can't Fake Fashion" Bags for Charity

THE REAL DEAL You Can’t Fake Fashion is a joint initiative by the CFDA and eBay to raise awareness about counterfeit goods by celebrating original design. You Can’t Fake…

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