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Wair: World's Scarf to Filter Pollution, Monitor Air Quality in Real Time

What if a scarf could neutralize harmful emissions that you breath in on your commute to work? After a particularly polluted ride to work through Paris, Caroline van Renterghem founded…

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7 Things to Know About H&M's 2016 Conscious Exclusive Collection

TWO SIDES Of course, Gedda is telling us all this in Paris, capital of fashion and l’amour. At a gilded, frieze-adorned ballroom at the Westin, where H&M is hosting members…

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Watch Veja Recycle Plastic Bottles Into Eco-Hip Sneakers

Veja doesn’t just make shoes; it makes statements. The French company employs some of the greenest footwear materials on the planet, including wild Amazonian rubber, organic and…

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11,000 Pairs of Shoes "March" for Support Against Climate Change

Photo by Laurent Cipriani for the Associated Press After the French government cancelled demonstrations in Paris citing security in the wake of the November 13 terrorism attacks,…

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BASE Range Offers Sustainable Wardrobe Basics Sans Filter

Simple. Soft. Natural. Minimal. Organic. Feminine. Today, our world is filled with endless filters and editing – it’s nearly impossible to find anything that hasn’t been…

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UV-Detecting "Smart" Bikini Tells You When to Apply More Sunscreen

You know you should wear sunscreen and you probably do, but remembering to reapply is another story. Enter the smart bikini that sends an alert to your phone when you’ve had too…

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Meet the Winners of the 2014/15 EcoChic Design Award

REPURPOSE FOR A PURPOSE Now in its fifth cycle, the EcoChic Design Award is the brainchild of Redress, a Hong Kong-based nonprofit that strives to demonstrate the potential of disused…

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Announcing the Finalists of the 2014 EcoChic Design Award!

Ecouterre is an official media sponsor of the 2014 EcoChic Design Award. It was a big week here for us here in the Redress Hong Kong office as months of application processing and…

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Supermodel Lily Cole, Veja Collaborate on Rainforest-Friendly Sneakers

If anyone knows how to walk the walk, it’s Lily Cole. The British supermodel, actress, and environmentalist has crossed ankles with French ethical footwear label Veja to create a…

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Germany's Karen Jessen Wins the 2013 EcoChic Design Award

Ecouterre is an official media sponsor of the 2013 EcoChic Design Award. Fashion NGO Redress injected Hong Kong Fashion Week with a creative dose of high-appeal and low-textile waste…

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Announcing the Finalists of the 2013 EcoChic Design Award!

Ecouterre is an official media sponsor of the 2013 EcoChic Design Award. Eight shocked and excited gasps rang through Redress’ Hong Kong office this week as eight emerging fashion…

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Vanessa Paradis is the New Face of H&M Conscious Clothing

Vanessa Paradis may be better known to Americans as the mother of Johnny Depp’s children, but the French singer-actress is coming into her own as the new face of H&M…

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Augmented-Reality Clothing Evolves With Its Wearer in Real Time

VIRTUAL REALITY A cloak-like covering, Apparel has two incarnations: a polygonal computer model and its real-world counterpart. By manipulating the virtual version using a range of…

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VIDEO: Amazing Lego Mechanical Loom Weaves Actual Fabric

An expert Lego Technic builder, Nicolas Lespour has turned what many consider child’s play into a full-fledged career. Latest among his toys? An automated mechanical loom that…

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Eon Promotes Supply-Chain Transparency, Gunslinging for Fall 2012

CALAMITY JANE Their fateful excursion resulted in a lineup of dresses, tops, bodysuits, and leggings characterized by loose volumes, luxe fabrics, and artisanal embellishments. Mineral…

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Valérie Pache Creates Whimsical Dresses From Recycled Paraglider Sails

Valérie Pache is the wing beneath our wings…paraglider wings, that is. The French designer turns castoff parachutes, retired paraglider sails, and end-of-roll fabrics into…

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Nike's French Football Kit is Derived Entirely From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Merveilleux! Nike’s new French football kit is also its most environmentally sustainable to date. Announcing its partnership with the French Football Federation on Monday, the…

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Ekovaruhuset Eco-Fashion Boutique Opens In Paris!

ATTENTION TOUT ECO-FASHIONISTAS FRANCAIS! Although eco-fashion is fairly ubiquitous by now, surprisingly little can be found in the birthplace of fashion and couture: Paris. But now…

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