green fashion

Norway's Armed Forces Get Organic-Cotton Undies

Norway’s soldiers are getting some brand new undies—and they’re eco-friendly, to boot. The Norwegian Armed Forces has placed a massive order of some 50,000 organic-cotton…

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Taiwan's Youth Are Wearing Plastic Bags as Clothing

Taiwan’s millennials might be taking the idea of “recycled fashion” a bit too literally. The Asian country’s latest trend? Wearing plastic bags—and only…

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Vibram's Furoshiki-Inspired Shoe Wraps Around Your Foot Like Fabric

Vibram—it of “FiveFinger” shoe infamy—is hawking a new offbeat concept in footwear: the “Furoshiki” sneaker. Inspired by the Japanese tradition of bundling objects…

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Vans, Charlotte Stone Create Eco-Friendly Recycled Sneakers

ECO KICKS Although Stone usually works with leather, she decided on a different tack. “With the Vans project, I had to think about how to make them special without using leather,…

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Emma Watson Takes on "Green Carpet Challenge" for "Regression" Press Tour

Photo by Fotonoticias/Getty Images Emma Watson is borrowing a page from Livia Firth and embarking on a “Green Carpet Challenge” of her own. After taking to Instagram to post…

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H&M is Offering $1 Million for Best Textile-Recycling Innovations

H&M is looking to close the loop on textiles, and it’s willing to pay $1 million to anyone who can achieve it. Announced by the H&M Conscious Foundation, the Swedish…

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Bangladesh Court Delays Release of Rana Plaza Film for "Negative Portrayal" of Garment Industry

Photos by A.M. Ahad for Associated Press A new movie about Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza tragedy of 2013 is banned in the country for at least six months. Aptly entitled “Rana Plaza,”…

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Ralph Lauren's Biometric-Sensing "PoloTech" Shirt Now on Sale

Ralph Lauren tested out its new smart workout shirt at the 2014 U.S. Open on ball boys and now they are releasing the PoloTech shirt to the public. Combining smart electronic textiles,…

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Parsons Fashion Dean Burak Cakmak: "There's a Recognized Need for Sustainability"

“There’s a recognized need for sustainability, especially if you’re a large business. We’re at a point where there’s nowhere to hide. You can’t make excuses like…

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Inkbox's 100 Percent Organic Temporary Tattoos Support Indigenous Livelihoods

Want to get inked but not ready for a lifelong commitment? Temporary tattoos are not only inexpensive and ouch-free, but they also fade into nothingness in a matter of days. For those…

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Nature Conservancy is "Appalled" by PETA's Footage of Abused Sheep

Photo by Shutterstock Ovis 21, a network of livestock ranches in Argentina, found itself thrust into the spotlight this month after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals accused…

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Bon George Upcycles Vintage Textiles Into Chic Ethical Fashion

It’s hard not to feel instantly more stylish even just browsing the online collections from Bon George. Your admiration will grow even stronger when you learn that every piece is…

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All the Cool Kids Are Weaving Tapestries Into Their Hair

Photo by CrossxStitch Hair chalking, dyeing with rainbow colors or lightening ombre style has been all the rage for the last year, but what if you’re feeling a bit more splashy? Hair…

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Wildlife Works Becomes Africa's First Carbon-Neutral, Fair-Trade Factory

FASHION FOR CONSERVATION But Wildlife Works is more than a purveyor of clothing. Its REDD+ initiative uses the sale of carbon-offset credits to safeguard more than 500,000 acres of…

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KAIGHT's Kate McGregor: We Need to Talk Honestly About Fashion

Photo from AWEAR “I would really like there to be more honest discussions about the environmental impact of the fashion industry. I don’t know how and where that will ever…

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H&M Debuts New Denim Styles Made From Recycled Garments

WORN AGAIN H&M broke ground in 2012 by becoming the first apparel company to launch a clothing take-back program across all 48 of its markets worldwide. With an eye on limiting…

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Tom Cridland's New T-Shirt Will Last 30 Years—Guaranteed

Tom Cridland, the British designer behind the “30-Year Sweatshirt” is back on IndieGoGo with his most ambitious project yet: a T-shirt that will show no signs of wear and…

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Mumbai Designers Give Local Taxis Dazzling Textile Makeovers

COLORFUL CABS “It’s believed that older generations don’t understand it or recognize it as a proper profession or something worth studying; design to them, just…

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