ethical fashion

Kim Kardashian's Fur Bikini Might Have Been Historical Cosplay

The ridiculousness that is Kim Kardashian came to a head in January, when the reality-show star hit the slopes in Utah wearing a fur bikini—or “furkini,” as she dubbed it…

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John Oliver Skewered Fast Fashion on HBO—And It Was Glorious

Photo by Debby Wong/Shutterstock Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver took to his HBO pulpit Sunday night to fire a blistering denunciation of fashion retailers that sell trendy…

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Zady's Maxine Bédat: If a Cheap Garment Falls Apart, It's Not a Deal

“When you go to make a purchase, take a look at the product and ask yourself: ‘am I being cheated?’ If a product from a ‘fast fashion’ chain is falling apart before…

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Has the Rana Plaza Disaster Really Changed the Garment Industry?

On second anniversary of the collapse of Rana Plaza, a disaster that killed 1,138 garment workers and injured thousands more in Bangladesh, one question appears to be on the mind of…

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Reformation Debuts Low-Carbon Clothing, "RefScale" Eco-Index

In celebration of Earth Month, eco-chic fashion brand Reformation launched RefScale, a detailed “eco-gauge” feature on every product page informing customers how much of an impact…

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The North Face Wants to Recycle 100,000 Pounds of Textiles

Clothing recycling just got a whole lot easier, thanks to a nationwide roll-out of “Clothes the Loop,” a take-back/recycling program designed by The North Face to divert…

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Take a Selfie, Help Garment Workers' Rights Go Viral

A selfie can be more than an exercise in narcissism. Help garment workers’ rights go viral on Friday by posting a picture of yourself with your clothing inside out and asking…

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"Traceable" Explores Growing Disconnect With How Clothes Are Made

Looking for some food for thought? Drop by Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator on Thursday for a screening of Traceable, a documentary about the first…

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JeBlue, Manhattan Portage Turn Old Airline Uniforms Into Bags

TRUE BLUE Each bag not only diverts textiles from…

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Livia Firth: Fast Fashion is an "Evil Machine" of Exploitation

Photo by Featureflash/Shutterstock “Over the past two decades fashion has changed thanks to this new phenomenon called ‘fast fashion’ and now we have a situation…

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Fashion Revolution Day Asks "Who Made Your Clothes?"

As participants in more than 65 countries gather on Friday…

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Neiman Marcus Persists in Selling Real Fur as "Faux"

The Humane Society of the United States has accused Neiman…

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South Africa's The Joinery is Turning Fashion Into a Social Movement

“Do Something. Anything.” South African fashion brand The Joinery stands strong behind the belief that if everyone does something, no matter how small, all of us can make a…

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"Photochromia" Garments Reveal Hidden Patterns in Sunlight

Wear a Photochromia shirt inside and it will look one way. Take it outside into the sun and it will magically transform before your eyes to reveal hidden geometries. Photochromia is a…

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Artist Merry Coor Turns Loved Ones' Ashes Into Memorial Pendants

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust? Not if you’re California glassmaker Merry Coor. The Eureka resident specializes in making “ash beads”: tangible mementos of the deceased…

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NRDC's Linda Greer is Cleaning Up China's Toxic Fashion Industry

Linda Greer ranks among the fashion industry’s leading “toxic avengers.” As director of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s five-year-old “Clean by…

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NRDC's "Clean by Design" Helps China's Garment Industry Turn a Corner

Photo by Shutterstock There’s a trick to knowing…

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United Nude "Reinvents" Shoes With Architectural 3D-Printed Footwear

United Nude is already known for their innovative shoes, but they are pushing new limits with 3D printing technology for Milan Design Week. The designers have teamed up with 3D systems…

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