Cradle to Cradle

Mods: Modular, Sustainable Footwear That Reduces Landfill Waste

DESIGN FOR DISASSEMBLY “Mods,” his submission, comprises better-for-the-planet fibers such as bamboo, for the toe box and elastic wires and bands; wool, for an insulated,…

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€3.6 Million Project to Tackle Clothing Waste Launches Across Europe

Photo by Shutterstock Last Wednesday saw the launch of the European Clothing Action Plan, a new initiative to reduce textile waste across the European Union. Helmed by the United…

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Pauline van Dongen's Solar Parka Thrives Among Nature's Elements

SOLAR PARKA The jacket incorporates a single thin, flexible, and waterproof solar panel on one of its front pockets. Manufactured by AltaDevices, the photovoltaic cells generate enough…

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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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Returnity: A Cradle-to-Cradle Polyester With a Tiny Carbon Footprint

RETURNITY \rəˈtərnədē\ n. 1: A 100 percent recyclable polyester fabric licensed by Dutch Awearness, a textile company guided by the principles of “circular economy.”…

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39 Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2015

ECO-FASHION ORACLES 1. Marie-Claire Daveu (Kering) 2. Simone Cipriani (Ethical Fashion Initiative) 3. Lewis Perkins (Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute) 4. Livia Firth…

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Made in L.A., Sydney Brown's Luxury Shoes Are Vegan, Sustainable

SHOE IN Brown’s aesthetic draws from her time in Japan, where she lived and worked for 10 years. When Brown sat down with Fletcher to outline the brand’s core tenets,…

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Aveda Honored by Cradle to Cradle Institute for Sustainability Efforts

Aveda has something new to crow about. The natural beauty firm received the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute’s first “Legacy Leaders” award for its…

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Cradle to Cradle's Star-Studded Bash Teases "Fashion Positive Project"

Photos by Patrick McMullan for the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Last Friday evening, distinguished patrons filled the ground floor of New York’s IAC building for the…

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Durated's E-Commerce Platform Tracks Products From Cradle to Grave

Do you know how that dress, sustainable or not, got to you and the many people it took to create it? Durated wants you to. With total transparency from cradle to grave, the founders of…

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Help Krže Studio Kickstart Its Luxury Vegan Footwear Collection

Discussing the vegan fashion line with Wishyouwerevegan, Tamar says that when she was deciding what materials to use, she took into consideration the entire effects that mass cattle…

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Top 7 Eco-Fashion Milestones of 2012 (Vote for Most Game-Changing!)

Feeling nostalgic? Skip back a year for seven of the most ground-breaking eco-fashion stories of 2011… …

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Puma Unveils "InCycle" Line of Cradle-to-Cradle Apparel, Footwear

NOTHING LEFT BEHIND “While we have already implemented numerous initiatives to reduce Puma’s footprint on our mission to become the most desirable and sustainable…

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Cortina: A "Cradle to Cradle" Solar Fabric Made From Recyclable Polyester

CORTINA \ˈkôr tēn ä \ n 1 a: A Cradle to Cradle-certified solar-protection textile used primarily for window shades. b: Made by Mermet from 100 percent PVC-free, recyclable…

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Nonetheless: Bike-Friendly "Cradle to Cradle" Menswear Made in Chicago

FREEWHEELING Nonetheless is more than the sum of its good looks. Its fabrics include blends of wool and recycled plastic bottles, repurposed offcuts, and domestically made Polartec…

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Win This Stylish Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool Throw (Worth $98!)

If you’re as obsessed with Pendleton’s stylish bags and accessories as we are, don’t miss your chance to bring this super-plush Pendleton Eco-Wise wool blanket…

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Cradle-to-Cradle Raincoat by Refinity is Nontoxic, Recyclable

If dodging rain showers in a toxic yellow slicker isn’t your style, Fioen van Balgooi of Refinity has a pair of his-and-hers raincoats that are nontoxic, recyclable, and cuter, to…

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Why Does End-of-Life Management Matter in Fashion Design?

Simple is as simple does. We live in a world that our ancestors—even our grandparents—would barely recognize. For example, my mother was born and raised on a small dairy farm north…

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