green fashion

Bangladesh's Children Are Working 60 Hours a Week to Make Our "Fast Fashion"

It’s time to face up to the irrefutable truth: Those cheap clothes we can’t get enough are probably the handiwork of impoverished children from Bangladesh, some as young as…

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Japan Airlines to Turn Clothing into Jet Fuel

Japan Airlines wants to turn used clothing into jet fuel. Japan’s flag carrier—and the nation’s second-largest airplane company after All Nippon Airways—is working with…

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Li Edelkoort: Clothes Today Are Made to be Thrown Away "Like a Condom"

“The manufacturing of clothes has gone through a rapid and sordid restructuring process, which has seen production leave the Western world to profit from and exploit low-income…

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Veerah's Multifunctional Vegan Shoes Are "Inspired by Women, Made for Warriors"

COMFY LUXE With a name that means “warrior” in Sanskrit, Veerah’s mission is to offer luxury shoes that women can not only feel good about buying but wearing, as…

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Maven Women: Ethical, Empowering Clothing for Conscious Professionals

How did you decide to found Maven Women? The idea for Maven Women came to me about a decade ago. At that time, I was a frustrated lawyer seeking elegant workwear created in a socially…

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Macklemore, Columbia Join Forces to Raise Awareness of Toxic PFCs

Columbia has found an unlikely ally in its quest to stem the use of perfluorinated compounds in outerwear: hip-hop artist Macklemore. The Portland, Ore.–based sportswear company,…

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Pussyhat Project Aims to Make 1 Million Cat-Ear Hats for D.C. Women's March

The Pussyhat Project is looking to put a pink cat-ear hat on the head of every woman, feminist, and ally at the Women’s March on Washington on January 21. Founded by a band of…

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This Graphic Sums Up How Complex the Fashion Supply Chain is

It’s easy to forget how much work goes into creating a piece of clothing. Even the most basic of T-shirts requires supply-chain calisthenics to get from “fiber to fabric,…

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Panâh: An Ethical Fashion Production House That Empowers Kenyan Women, Youth

Photo by Lemlem How did you and Morteza Saifi decide to found Panah? My husband has spent over 20 years in fashion industry in New York City. After Parsons School of Design, he…

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Torchbearers: Hand-Forged Jewelry That Honors Gulf Coast Oystermen

PRESERVING TRADITION Lyons says the jewelry has several purposes beyond the aesthetic. The first is awareness. “Each piece in the Torchbearers Collection is meant to start a…

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Patagonia Made a Small Fortune on Black Friday—And It's Donating All of It to Charity

Patagonia just raised $10 million for the environment, and all in one day, to boot. The outdoor-apparel retailer, which pledged to donate 100 percent of its global Black Friday sales to…

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Fast Retailing, Uniqlo's Owner, Opens Denim Innovation Center in L.A.

Fast Retailing, the Japanese firm behind such brands as Uniqlo, Theory, Comptoir des Cotonniers, and J Brand has opened its first facility devoted to the research and development of…

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Cooper Hewitt's "Scraps" Exhibit Makes Do, Mends With Leftover Textiles

Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse, currently on view at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City, is something of a Rorschach test for our relationship…

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On Black Friday, Greenpeace Calls for a "Fast Fashion" Time-Out

Greenpeace wants to call a time-out on “fast fashion.” In a report published on the eve of Black Friday, the post-Thanksgiving sales extravaganza that serves as the…

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Patagonia to Donate 100 Percent of Black Friday Sales to Eco-Causes

Patagonia is getting into the holiday spirit, with a twist. Instead of shuttering its stores the day after Thanksgiving, as it did last year, the outdoor-apparel retailer will do…

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Alicia Silverstone Would Rather Go Naked Than Wear Wool

Alicia Silverstone has publicly denounced leather, fur, and down Now, the actress, bestselling author, and veganism advocate wants shoppers to know why she’d rather go naked than…

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Sarah Jessica Parker Only Buys Secondhand Clothes for Her Son

Don’t confuse the actor for the role; Sarah Jessica Parker doesn’t quite buy into consumer culture the way Carrie Bradshaw did on HBO’s Sex and the City. In fact, a…

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For Aiayu, Aesthetics and Ethics Go Hand in Hand

Many often seek out items that they wear and use in their home to tell a story, but often the story is told through the purchaser – rather than through the product itself. For Aiayu,…

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