eco-fashion news

Gretchen Jones's DIY Necklace, Source4Style's Academy, Organic Cotton Acreage Continues to Grow

Over at Honestly WTF, designer Gretchen Jones shows us how to make a bold statement necklace with brass rings and neon nylon cord. (Honestly WTF) Source4Style is launching “The…

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Duchess Kate's Design Award, Vena Cava x Alabama Chanin, Nike Pays Up

The Alexander McQueen bridal gown that Duchess Catherine wore on her wedding day has been nominated for a Design of the Year Award. (Telegraph) After years of negotiations, Nike is…

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Top 7 WTF Fashion Stories of 2011 (Vote for the Most Deplorable!)

Still think the world isn’t going to hell in a hand-basket? We’ve got more WTF fashion moments than you can shake a stick at in our archives… …

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Summer Rayne's eXtinction, De-Stinking Clothes, Pantene's Eco-Award

Model-entrepreneur-writer-designer Summer Rayne Oakes just added another pair of hyphenates to her ever-expanding job title: actress and producer. Watch “eXtinction,” part…

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Newt Gingrich Calls Child Labor Laws "Truly Stupid," Wants Kids to Work as Janitors

Republican presidential nominee Newt Gingrich sent fashion and human-rights circles bristling after he denounced child labor laws as “truly stupid” in a public appearance in…

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Human Race is Going "Into the Gas Chamber" Says Vivienne Westwood

Is the planet going to hell in a handbasket? Worse, says legendary designer Dame Vivienne Westwood. “We’re all going into the gas chamber, and what I’m saying is that it’s…

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EDUN Hits Asia, Jurlique's New Owner, Janet Jackson Fan's Fur Fury

EDUN, the ethical fashion brand founded by Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson, has touched down in Asia with a special launch at Isetan in Tokyo. (EDUN) Social enterprise United by Blue is…

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Small Biz Saturday, Alicia Silverstone’s New EcoTools, Li-Ning Detoxes

You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but did you remember to shop small on Small Business Saturday? (Small Business Saturday) Actress and EcoTools spokeswoman Alicia…

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Prêt-à-Portea, Vivienne Westwood's Active Resistance, DIY Runway Fashion

The Berkeley Hotel in London is hosting Prêt-à-Portea, a fashion high tea inspired by the Fall/Winter 2012 runway favorites like Stella McCartney’s spot dress, Miu Miu’s…

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Study NY's Fall Film, Burt’s Bees Makes Güd, Seth Aaron for Earthtec

Experience Study NY’s Fall/Winter 2011 collection in a gorgeous video directed by Alexandra Roxo, styled by Bahar Shahpar, with music by Sonia Manalili. (The Square…

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Score Debbie Harry's Style, Fashion's Ethical Liability, Oprah's Fur Face-off

Snag singer Debbie Harry’s vintage threads at 1stDibs—a portion of the proceeds benefits Riverkeeper’s environment-saving work. (EcoSalon) Luxury fashion houses…

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Adidas Detoxes, M&S Boosts Better Cotton Production, H&M's Fair Wages

After Greenpeace made an example of Adidas in its “Detox” campaign, the sportswear giant committed itself to a goal of zero discharge of hazardous chemicals from its supply…

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Nike's Zero-Discharge Goal, Voting With Your Dollars, Ethical Wardrobes

Nike, which Greenpeace recently challenged to clean up toxic river pollution in China, pledges to discharge zero hazardous chemicals by 2020. (Press release) Consumers are willing to…

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PACT's New T-shirts, Slow Fragrance, Fashion's World-Saving Strategy

Change may start with your underwear, but PACT now wants you to put on something good with its new line of tanks, V-necks, and crew-necks, made from a blend of organic cotton and…

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Tour de Fashion, A Greener CFDA, Timberland's New Environmental Goals

Come New York Fashion Week, anyone looking to for a ride between shows can borrow a custom-designed bicycle at the Fashion Center (née Garment District) for free—albeit with a small…

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American Apparel x eBay, Puma's Nontoxic Pledge, Kenya's First GM Cotton

American Apparel will be launching an eBay storefront in September as part of the beleaguered label’s strategy to expand distribution beyond its own stores. (WWD) Responding to a…

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Used-Clothing Furniture, Forever 21's Knockoffs, Drying for Freedom

Clothes beyond repair? German designer Tobias Juretzek turns castoff shirts and jeans into colorful furniture. (Inhabitat) Support a farmer by buying a certified-organic T-shirt…

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DIY Rachel Comey, Helmut Lang's Last Hurrah, Michelle Obama Effect

Rachel Comey for under $20? What about Vena Cava, Badgeley Mischka, or even Oscar de la Renta? If you’re handy with a sewing machine, Vogue Patterns has designer sewing patterns…

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