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Closca Fuga: A Collapsible Bike Helmet That Folds to Half Its Size

Biking to work is great, but biking with a bulky, goofy helmet isn’t ideal. Closca Fuga is a foldable bike helmet that provides all the protection you need for your noggin, but…

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Takaokami's Ethical Rainwear Tackle Showers in Style

RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY Jorn’s Scandinavian ethos is apparent in her designs, which are understated but made to last. (Standouts include a generously-sized hat and a kicky A-line…

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"Morpher" Bicycle Helmet Folds Flat to Fit in Your Backpack

A new folding helmet called the “Morpher” makes it safer and easier to ride your bike by letting you stow it in your bag while not using it. We all know that riding bikes is…

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Parker Dusseau's "Commuter Suit" Lets You Cycle to Work in Style

Cycling to work and suits don’t really go that well together, unless of course you’re wearing a Commuter Suit. Designed by San Fran-based Parker Dusseau, the Commuter Suit…

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Timbuk2, Mission Cycling Club Design Backpack for Biking to Work

Riding a bicycle is hands-down the best way to get to work – it’s fun, it’s healthy, and it doesn’t require a drop of gas. However it’s a challenge to…

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Inkwell Helmets Creates Hand-Painted Designs for Every Cyclist's Personality

When on a bicycle, safety is of paramount importance. Danielle Baskin’s line of hand-painted, graphic helmets allows riders to showcase their good sense. Her company, Inkwell…

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AGU's Ladies' Jacket Transforms Into a Rain Poncho Even While Cycling

The convertible SEQ Urban Coat by AGU fits both fashion and function, transforming into a rain poncho perfect for biking. With the belief that bicyclists should not have to buy a…

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Veleco is the World's First Fair-Trade, Eco-Friendly Cyclewear Company

Avid cyclists deserve sustainable and stylish gear too, and the two designers behind Veleco hope to launch their eco-friendly line soon. The Fair Trade and sweatshop free line of…

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Bicycle "Helmet of Justice" Records Video Evidence In Case of Hit and Run

The aptly named Helmet of Justice is a video camera-equipped brain bucket that can record evidence onto a USB drive in case of a crash. Developed by software developers from Chaotic…

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Bloon's Picnic Basket Multitasks as Bicycle Pannier, Dining Table

TRIPLE THREAT The Springtime is brainchild of Bloon founder Jeriël Bobbe, a Dutch designer whose passion for “pure and honest materials and the magic of simplicity”…

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

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H&M, Brick Lane Bikes Launch Eco-Friendly Men's Urban Cycling Collection

BORN TO RIDE “We are extremely excited about the H&M for Brick Lane Bikes collection,” says Feya Buchwald, founder of Brick Lane Bikes, in a press release. “Working…

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VIDEO: World's First "Invisible" Bike Helmet Goes on Sale

It’s been seven years in the making, but the world’s first “invisible” bike helmet is now available for purchase. The brainchild of Anna Haupt and Terese…

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Promote Ethical Cotton by Riding From London to Paris in the "Great Fashion Cycle"

Saddle up your bicycles, boys and girls, because it’s time for another round of “The Great Fashion Cycle,” an annual charity ride from London to Paris to raise…

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We-Flashy's Reflective Clothing Helps Cyclists Stay Visible at Night

You don’t have to resemble a crossing guard to play it safe on the roads at night. We-Flashy may use the same industrial-grade reflective material as police and firefighters do,…

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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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14 Eco-Chic Gifts For Avid Cyclists This Holiday Season

TWICE AS NICE Saddle up the ol’ two-speed with a pair of panniers for stowing extra gear on your rear rack. Inspired by the bicycle bags spotted around Holland, the sturdy,…

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