ethical fashion

Ethnotek's Bags Combine Indigenous Textiles, Technical Functionality

Ethnotek are the design team behind these high quality bags that incorporate ethically sourced handmade textiles from across the planet. As they launch their new summer travel…

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Celia B's Colorful, Globally Inspired Fashion is Fairly Made in Shanghai

Independent design brand Celia B brings color, fun, and incredible craftsmanship together in these vibrant collections of garments. Founder and designer Celia Bernardo has travelled…

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Able Made, Pamela Love Create Necklace for Brooklyn Animal Shelter

Shopping at Able Made is always a two-fer. Known for its collaborative spirit, the conscious e-tailer has worked with likes of Public School, Melissa Joy Manning, Loomstate’s…

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Osmium: Quality Menswear Basics, Made in the U.S.A.

Osmium are a home-grown mens fashion brand with a focus on keeping production local. As well as maintaining high quality designs that are made to last, the Massachusetts-based studio…

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This Safety Bracelet Signals for Help When You're in Danger

When you need help immediately, fumbling for your phone to call 911 may not be quick enough, but having an emergency call button on your wrist would certainly ramp up the response time.…

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Orange Harp Brings Conscious Consumption to Your iPhone, iPad

Shopping for consciously-made products can a difficult task. Orange Harp is a new iOS app that makes ethical shopping a bit easier. Created by two women, programmer Anbu Anbalagapandian…

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"Bignik," the World's Largest Picnic Blanket, Engulfs Swiss Town

BIG DAY OUT But “art has to have a clear function,” the Riklins believe. To that end, the duo has invited locals and tourists to picnic on the checkered spread. PHOTOS |…

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These Yummy Treats Want You to Donate Your Old Clothes

Don’t let your clothes become food for moths when they can warm the needy. That’s the message behind a series of witty posters that reimagine castoff garments a hamburger, a…

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Carte Blanche: Crowdsourced Womenswear, Affordably Made in NYC

What inspired you to move from a corporate career to designing your own line? Working for larger fashion brands taught me how the industry goes about the design and production process.…

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PeSeta Turns a Beret Into a Record Player for Marc Jacobs Collaboration

Ian McKellan’s doppelgänger wearing a beret-turned-turntable? If any situation called for a record-scratch sound effect, it’s this. The comical tableau, part of a short…

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Popinjay's Hand-Embroidered Bags Lift Pakistani Women From Poverty

How did the idea behind Popinjay come about? The road to Popinjay’s creation as a luxury handbag company started when I was in graduate school. I heard the story of a young Afghan…

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Alternative Launches "Move," an Eco-Friendly Activewear Line for Women

MOVE AND GROOVE Modern prints and a cohesive color palette of seafoam, blue coral, and shell also imbue the pieces with a wearability that extends beyond the studio or gym. And if…

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Ethiopian Jeweler Entoto Beth Artisan Employs HIV-Affected Women

Entoto Beth Artisan bring together recycled materials and fair trade practices to create elegant jewellery designs. Based on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the social business…

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Color-Changing "Bruise Suit" Helps Paraplegics Detect Injuries

Paralyzed athletes may not feel pain if they’ve received a serious blow or broken a bone during competition, but a new color-changing suit developed by students at the Imperial…

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March On! Kinetic Military Boots Generate Power With Each Step

Hop, skip, jump, march, dance, run or hike – keep at it for an hour while wearing these kinetic boots and you’ll be able to generate enough power to charge up your…

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Michael Kors: "We're Moving Away From a Time of Fast Fashion"

Photo by Lev Radin/Shutterstock “I love fashion because it’s plugged into the zeitgeist, so it’s always changing. Thirty years ago, I could never have predicted…

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3D-Printing "Fabric Pen" is the Clothing-Repair Kit of the Future

A pocket-size three-dimensional printer that makes on-the-go clothing repairs a cinch is just one of 35 visionary concepts that could make for a greener “home of the…

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Fake Clothing Drop-off Bins Are Making a Profit From Your Donations

Generous clothing donors in New York City have been getting duped lately, mistakenly “donating” their gently used items into bins run by for-profit companies. The New York Times, as…

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