eco-fashion

Out of Print Goes Back to School With "Composition Book" Bags

Who’s got spirit? Out of Print Clothing does. Whether you’re battling back-to-school blahs or waxing nostalgic over the smell of freshly sharpened pencils, the…

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Amanda Henderson's Sculptural Knits Use Local, Natural Materials

Knitwear from Amanda Henderson is deeply rooted in nature, taking inspiration from organic textures and tones in order to celebrate the natural world through fashion. The pieces are all…

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Olek's Underwater "Yarn Bomb" May Have Killed Marine Life in Mexico

BOMBS AWAY “Believe it or not, there is a lot of marine life growing, incrusted in the sculpture, and we gather that this has killed it,” he told the Associated Press. The…

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Beware of Toxic "Little Monsters" During Back-to-School Shopping

Unlike most parents, Helena Meresman doesn’t look forward to the start of the school year. Back-to-school shopping fills the environmental scientist and mother of two with an…

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Forever 21, H&M, Mango, Zara Frequently Fail Quality, Safety Tests

Photo by Tupungato/Shutterstock Forever 21, H&M, Mango, and Zara top the list of fashion labels that regularly fail China’s quality and safety trials, say officials from the…

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Zady Turns 1, Launches "Farm-to-Closet" Knitwear Collection

Zady is moving from curator to maker. The ethical e-tailer, which celebrates its one-year anniversary today, is poised to launch its own private label, beginning with a knitted…

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This 99-Year Old Makes a New Dress Every Day for a Child in Need

Photo by Shutterstock Ninety-nine year old Lillian Weber is on a mission to make 1,000 dresses for impoverished children in Africa. The impressive senior citizen has been whipping up…

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Jane Goodall Asks You to Consider What You Buy, Eat

Photo by Attila Jandi/Shutterstock “There are lists out there. I can’t tell you where they are, but generally if you are getting something very cheap—clothes or…

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Hong Kong's Interstoff Asia Trade Show to Feature Innovative, Sustainable Textiles in September

TRENDY TEXTILES Arriving from Mainland China, Foshan King Wonder New Material Technology will unveil its EasyTex and VerBeq fabrics, both of which boast windproof, waterproof,…

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Coming Soon: "Knit Wit," a Biannual Magazine About Craft, Fiber, Textiles

Celebrate the art of craft with Knit Wit, an upcoming magazine about the world of contemporary fibers and textiles, as well as the people who inhabit it. Currently raising subscriptions…

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Four Dudes Invented a Nail Polish That Detects Date Rape Drugs

Photo by Shutterstock Could a manicure thwart the specter of sexual assault? A team of undergraduates from North Carolina State University have developed a nail polish that changes…

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Stitched Up: An Ethical Boutique That Doubles as a DIY Workshop

The brains behind creative hub Stitched Up describe themselves as “a one stop shop for sustainable fashion, fabrics and networking”. While their Manchester (UK)-based HQ is where…

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Dear Kate's Leak-Proof Undies Help Ladies Navigate "That Time of Month"

GO WITH THE FLOW But Dear Kates aren’t just for women who are menstruating. The triple-layered design, which can hold as many as three teaspoons of liquid, is a boon for ladies…

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Artist Lacy Barry Crafts Extravagant Headpieces Out of Colorful Paper

Barry has traveled the globe bringing her paper craft to art and fashion lovers everywhere, having had studios in London, Los Angeles, New York, Montreal and now Berlin. Although she…

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"Shark-Deterrent" Wetsuits Promise to Keep Surfers, Divers Safe

Want to live every day like it’s Shark Week? Scientists in Australia have created what they’re dubbing the world’s first shark-deterrent wetsuit. A collaboration…

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Saigon Socialite Applies the Ancient Art of Pagoda Carving to Shoes

KICK OFF For one thing, you won’t find a four-tailed dragon on any of the heels. Because the motif is reserved for high-ranking pagodas, Saigon Socialite’s carvers…

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Cambodian Garment Workers Are Working Themselves to Death

Photo by Luc Forsyth for IndustriAll Global Union Cambodia’s garment workers are working themselves to death—literally, according to IndustriAll Global Union, a labor-rights…

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The SexFit is a "Sexual Fitness" Tracker for Your Penis

SexFit – because men need to know how well they’re performing in the sack. This latest in wearable health trackers isn’t about making sure your heart is in good shape,…

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