green design

Urban Kraft Puts a Chic, Urban Twist on the Brown Paper Bag

PAPER FASHION Aesthetics aside, Urban Kraft underscores the bags’ “indestructibility” as their defining feature. Despite the lightweight construction, each carryall is…

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Osklen Recycles Discarded Fish Skins Into Luxurious Shoes, Bags

OSKLEN REBORN Osklen has never strayed far from its roots, but a devastating fire in February 2010 resulted in a rebirth of sorts. “Fenix,” Osklen’s aptly named…

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Vibrating Glove Improves Sense of Touch, Motor Performance

Photos by Gary Meek Talk about good vibrations: Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a glove with a vibrating fingertip designed to improve your sense of…

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Bike-Powered Sewing Machine Churns Out Bicycle Caps For NYC Museum

CYCLE CHIC Laura Martínez del Pozo and Jaime Sevilla Moreno, co-founders of peSeta, launched upon the idea of a bicycle-powered sewing machine when two friends left a bike and an…

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Blogger Copes With Turning 30 by Refashioning a Dress a Day

Some people cope with midlife crises by buying hot rods or getting hair plugs. Marisa Lynch of West Hollywood entered her third decade with a blog, a sewing machine, and a plan to…

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Tapa: Handmade Cloth Made From the Bark of A Mulberry Tree

Photo by Galen Frysinger TAPA \ tah-pah \ n 1 a: Natural paper-like eco-textile from the South Pacific created from beating the inner bark of a mulberry tree. b: Paper-like in texture,…

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8 Green Grooming Tips For Guys

For most guys, good grooming habits are a necessity. Unless you’re a lumberjack or a world champion beard grower, shaving face is saving face during the 9-to-5 work week. But even…

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Kévin Goupil's Cork Bicycle Helmet Offers More Cushion For Your Noggin

So you’re barreling through the streets on your trusty cycle with your Kill Spencer satchel strapped to your back. Blammo! You’re ambushed by an errant metro rail that sends…

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Levi's is Offering 10 Grand For the Most Innovative Air-Drying Solutions

Photo by violentz Few companies know denim as well as Levi Strauss, but even the century-old jean giant has its limits. In a life-cycle analysis of its signature pant, Levi’s…

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Katy Perry Wears Glowing LED Gown to Met Costume Gala

Photo by Reuters When attending a red carpet event, there’s a lot of pressure on stars to outshine everyone else. Well, Katy Perry, the songbird known for her flashy retro style,…

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Canopy Verde Freesia Portfolio Bag (Worth $169!)

Your spring outfits will look simply smashing when you pair them with this breezy Freesia Portfolio (worth $169) from Canopy Verde. Made from an organic cotton/bamboo blend and…

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Eco-Friendly Necklush is a Scarf, Cowl, Necklace in One

This winter, why buy a boring old muffler when you can rock an eco-accessory that is like Transformers for your neck? Handmade to order by two dudes in Brooklyn, the cozy Necklush is a…

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Eco-Fashion for Locavores: Anna Cohen's Imperial Collection Heads From Ranch to Runway

You’ve probably heard of farm to table, but ranch to runway? Oregonian designer Anna Cohen, who offered a sneak peek at her Fall/Winter 2010 collection at Portland Fashion Week…

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Killspencer Bags Salvaged From Battle-Tested Materials

In case you missed it, simple utilitarian chic is everywhere in menswear of late, and with rainy days on their way, we’re welcoming the resurgence of goods built to last.…

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