ethical fashion

Every Cotton T-Shirt Costs the Environment $3.40, Says Study

Photo by Shutterstock Ma Earth is paying through its nose for the clothing we produce, according to a study that quantifies, for the first time, the price we exact from the ecosystem…

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Best Dad Ever Makes a Giggle-Activated LED Minnie Mouse Costume

Royce Hutain sure knows how to light up a little girl’s Halloween. Not only did the California dad ring in the spookiest season the year with his family at Disneyland, but he also…

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Pure Waste Textiles Aims to Save 100M Liters of Water by Year's End

Pure Waste Textiles has launched a new Save Water Challenge to get companies to participate in reducing their water consumption. As its T-shirts are made from 100 percent recycled…

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Will.i.am's "Puls" Smartphone-Watch Features Designs by Zaha Hadid

Don’t confuse Will.i.am’s PULS with all the other smartwatches on the market. The PULS is not a watch, it’s a mobile device that operates completely on its own without…

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French Connection is Latest Apparel Retailer to Ban Angora Fur

French Connection is the latest apparel retailer to suspend production of all angora-based items following reports of routine rabbit abuse in China. The U.K.-based firm joins the likes…

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Dirtball's "The 50" is the First Jacket to Use Closed-Looped Manufacturing

Looking for the most eco-friendly jacket money can buy? Dirtball’s got you covered. The North Carolina-based apparel brand is soliciting preorders for “The 50,” an…

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Eco-Fashion Still Not a "Phenomenon of the Masses," Says Esprit Head

“Green fashion—be it recycled, organic, fair trade, vegan, or other movements—is not yet a phenomenon of the masses. To date, it is still a relatively small niche segment of the…

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Plastex: A Novel Fabric Woven From Discarded Plastic Bags

PLASTEX \ˈplas-tek\ n. 1 a: A one-of-a-kind woven textile derived from discarded plastic bags. b: Made on traditional Egyptian hand looms. c: A pathway to reviving the endangered art…

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10 Inexpensive Ways to Keep Woolen Sweaters Looking Like New

SWEATER COMB No need to invest in a battery-powered sweater shaver. For less than $3—and a little elbow grease—a basic sweater comb is all you need to strip pills, fluff, and lint…

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Refashion an Old Blanket Into a Stylish Poncho (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES A blanket or throw you already own Scissors Pencil, fabric chalk, or vanishing-ink marker Sewing machine or needle and thread Embellishments like fringe, pom…

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This Machine Lets You Recycle Plastic Bottles Into Clothes at Home

Wish sorting your plastic empties was more…glamorous? Hungarian designer Kovács Apor imagines a future where we routinely transform plastic bottles into clothes, right in the…

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Millennials Have No Idea How to Care for Their Clothes, Says Study

Photo by Shutterstock Tumblr. Snapchat. Instagram. Emojis. Millennials are nothing if not quick studies. Still, there’s at least one thing Generation Y has been slow to embrace:…

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Fire-Resistant "Thunderwear" Protects Steelworkers' Privates

Steel workers and fire fighters are literally put in the hot seat for their jobs and need protective gear to keep them safe from burning. While their outer layers provide adequate…

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This 3D-Printed Headpiece Changes Color to Reflect Your Mood

Sometimes body language just isn’t enough to express your feelings and Sensoree’s latest foray into the world of brain scanning and 3D printing lets you show your mood…

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Your "Human" Hair Extensions May Actually Contain Goat

Photo by Shutterstock Hair extensions are a big business in China, but a recent investigation by BBC News has revealed that what women think is pure human hair may be a laced with goat.…

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U.S. Navy Could Soon Use Sound Waves to "Weld" Its Uniforms

Photo by Glynnis Jones/Shutterstock The U.S. Navy could soon be welding more than ships. The Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility, together with Rhode Island-based firm Propel,…

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Hana Mitsui Uses Japanese Weaving to Recreate Fabric From Waste

RAGS TO RICHES Japanese peasants employed sakiori from the mid-18th to 20th centuries at a time when resources were scarce and the cultivation of cotton difficult. Like the…

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Lose Your Head Over This Recycled "Queen of Hearts" Costume

If there’s one Halloween costume worth losing your head over, it’s this recycled Queen of Hearts getup by Keep Mesquite Beautiful. Constructed by the Texas-based…

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