global warming

Adidas, H&M, Levi's Call for Strong Climate Commitment at COP21

Photo by Shutterstock Adidas, Eileen Fisher, Gap, H&M, Levi Strauss, and VF Corp. are among the multinational apparel brands calling for a robust global deal that will stem the…

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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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"Dress For Our Time" Reveals Effects of Climate Change Worldwide

As 190 nations gather in Paris today to discuss a possible new global agreement on climate change, one dress holds court at London’s St. Pancras International Station as a symbol…

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Livia Firth: Fashion Should Be on the Climate-Change Agenda

Photo by s_bukley/Shutterstock “Why do I feel so strongly that fashion is a pivotal industry to get right? Firstly because it is a full spectrum industry. It extends from the…

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Argentina's "Methane Backpacks" Turn Cow Farts into Green Energy

Cows farts, albeit stinky, are rich in methane gas, a greenhouse gas and a fuel source. Trapping those cow farts though is like trying to catch a wave upon the sand, but now researchers…

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Did Climate Change Play a Role in the Rana Plaza Building Disaster?

Photos by Andrew Biraj for Reuters Could climate change have contributed to the Rana Plaza garment-factory disaster in Bangladesh last April? The concept may not be as outlandish as you…

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Vivienne Westwood Shaves Her Head to Protest Climate Change

Dame Vivienne Westwood sheared off her signature red locks not as a fashion statement, but a political one. The legendary fashion designer revealed her newly cropped hair, now an au…

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George Clooney, Chris Martin Join Vivienne Westwood's "Save the Arctic" Campaign

SAVE THE ARCTIC Westwood’s latest initiative, shot by award-winning photographer Andy Gotts, is an example of her shifting priorities. “The status quo will kill us,”…

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Soil Association, GOTS Launch First-Ever Global Organic Cotton Campaign

Have you cottoned on yet? That’s the question Peter Melchett, policy director of the Soil Association, asked textile-industry leaders at the Sustainable Textiles Conference in…

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Vivienne Westwood Wants a Climate Revolution at Spring 2013 London Fashion Week

VIVA LA REVOLUTION Westwood donned the same garb earlier this month at the Paralympics closing ceremony, where she unfurled a giant banner that proclaimed “Climate…

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Can Wearing a Denim Kilt Help Combat Climate Change?

Most people wouldn’t consider a denim kilt or a Vivienne Westwood ball gown essential tools for mitigating climate change, but then again, most people aren’t Helen Storey…

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Leanne Marshall Dreams of Glaciers at Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week

ICE, ICE BABY Indeed, you won’t find a lick of wool in Marshall’s fall lineup; organza, chiffon, duchess satin, bamboo, shantung, and charmeuse have complete dominion,…

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Karl Lagerfeld Ships 265 Ton Artic Iceberg to Paris for Fashion Show

Photo by Wallpaper A political statement about climate change was the last thing on Karl Lagerfeld’s mind when he trotted Chanel’s Fall/Winter 2010 collection in front of a…

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LED-Equipped "Climate" Gown Monitors CO2 in the Air

Dressing for your climate gets literal with Diffus’s Climate Dress, which the Danish design company has laced with hundreds of tiny LEDs that respond to carbon dioxide in the…

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Levi's Cares, A Tee That Melts Ice Caps, Peace Cotton

Photo by flickrohit Levi’s adds new care tags that directs denim wearers to wash their jeans in cold water, line dry when possible, and send them to Goodwill instead of trashing…

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