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Celebrate National Library Week With Library Card Tote, Pouch

Celebrate National Library Week—or love of libraries and reading in general—with Out of Print Clothing’s old-school callout to the borrower cards of yore. For every tote or…

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Amber Valletta is "Driving Fashion Forward" in New Short Film Series

Amber Valletta is putting the “statement” in “fashion statement.” The supermodel—and current face of H&M’s Conscious Collection—is the host of…

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7 Eco-Friendly Raincoats to Weather April Showers

CAPED CRUSADER Designed by the Providence-based company that bears the same name, Cleverhood is a high-performance rain cape manufactured in the Northeast from waterproof yet breathable…

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Warby Parker, Architecture for Humanity Collaborate on Philanthropic Eyewear

Here at Ecouterre we love good design that makes a positive impact. So we were delighted when we heard that Architecture for Humanity have launched a campaign with designer Warby Parker…

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Bandaid-Like Stick-On Circuit Board Turns Your Body Into a Gadget

Tattoo circuit boards are now one step closer to reality with the development of this stick-on, flexible circuit board. All the electronics are integrated into a stretchy and pliable…

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Make a Veggie-Printed Tote for Trips to the Farmers' Market (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES 1 yard fabric (we used unbleached muslin) 1 yard ribbon or twill tape Vegetables (try corn, bell peppers, celery, and carrots, and anything else that strikes your…

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Factory45: An Online Accelerator for Sustainable Fashion Businesses

In 2010, Shannon Whitehead and her partner Kristin Glenn co-founded (R)evolution apparel, a sustainable clothing company for female travelers and lovers of multifunctional dressing.…

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Dick Moby's Eco-Sunglasses Help Rid the Oceans of Plastic Pollution

These sustainable sunglasses from Dick Moby were born from an urge to address the plastic pollution in a positive way. As avid surfers and sailors, the duo behind brand – Tim…

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Chopard Makes History With World's First Fair-Mined Gold Watch

Chopard has made history with the world’s first wristwatch made of fairly mined gold from South America. Unveiled at the BaselWorld World Watch and Jewellery Show in March, the…

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Donated Wedding Dresses Become "Angel Gowns" for Deceased Babies

A group of women are transforming treasured wedding gowns into beautiful “angel dresses”- made for babies who pass before making it home from the hospital. The heavenly idea was…

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Recycle an Animal Figurine Into a Playful Key Chain (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES 1 or more key rings 1 or more eye screws 1 or more animal figurines Spray paint (Krylon Short Cuts are great for small projects) Awl STEP ONE Start by placing…

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Clothing Hang Tag Dissolves in Water to Become Laundry Detergent

Photo by Shutterstock Regardless of whether you shop sustainably or not, most clothing comes with pesky paper price tags and labels that get inevitably thrown in the trash. Designers…

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Fancy Wearing a Bikini Made Entirely From Sand?

Imogen Anthony’s new bikini is anything but- the model marched down the runway at Bondi Bather’s fashion week show in nothing more than strategically placed sand. Designed by…

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Zady Took Out a One-Page Ad in the Wall Street Journal (And It's Glorious)

Ethical e-tailer Zady took out a one-page ad-slash-call-to-action about fast fashion in the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday. Nailed it. + Zady…

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Sarah Lazarovic's "Buyerarchy of Needs" Tells It Like It is

Abraham Maslow would be pretty shocked at what most Americans today consider “needs.” Sarah Lazarovic’s reimagined “buyerarchy of needs” presents a new…

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Arden Reed's "Tailor Truck" Uses 3D Scanning to Create Bespoke Suits

‘Get The Bond Look.’ Arden Reed’s eye catching tag line is bound to draw in the customers, but it is their mobile tailoring service doing the rounds in New York city that will…

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Textile Arts Center to Launch Magazine Celebrating "All Things Textiles"

IN PRINT “There are many textile and fiber focused magazines in the world, but we’re motivated to make one that highlights the contemporary state of the industry and sheds…

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103 Years After Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, Garment Industry Still Costs Lives

On March 25, 1911, a large fire engulfed a clothing factory in New York City killing 146 workers, most of whom were immigrant women. While the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire became…

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