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7 Eco-Friendly Sunglasses Made From Unexpected Materials

VINYL RECORDS Vinylize’s line of recycled-LP eyewear is still handcrafted in Budapest, where the first pair was constructed from salvaged Communist vinyl more than 10 years ago.…

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Re.Verso: An Italian Luxury Textile Made From Recycled Wool Waste

RE.VERSO \ri-ˈvərs-ō\ n. 1: A traceable, Italian-made luxury textile derived from pre-consumer recycled fibers, primarily wool, and other factory surplus. 2: Part of a collaborative…

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Kering Aims to be the "World's Most Sustainable" Luxury-Goods Conglomerate

The name change was only the beginning. Kering—formerly known as the PPR Group—plans to become the world’s most sustainable luxury-goods conglomerate, Marie-Claire Daveu, the…

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Top 11 Eco-Fashion Milestones of 2013 (Vote for Most Game-Changing)

Feeling nostalgic? Skip back a year for seven of the most ground-breaking eco-fashion stories of 2012… …

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LXR & Co. Pop-Up Shop Offers Pre-loved Luxury Designer Goods

LUXE FOR LESS LXR & Co. was launched by Frédérick Mannella, Kei Izawa and Jean-Philippe Robert in 2012 and offers up its luxury pre-owned merchandise through www.lxrco.com and…

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Gucci Debuts World's First "Zero-Deforestation" Leather Handbags

GUCCI’S BETTER LEATHER Thanks to the involvement of the National Wildlife Federation, which verified the collection’s extensive chain of custody, the bags are the…

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Valentino Tops Greenpeace's Luxury "Fashion Duel" Ranking

Greenpeace has thrown down the gauntlet. In November, the environmental nonprofit presented 15 Italian and French fashion houses, including Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, and…

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Javier Bardem is Dressed to Thrill in Eco-Friendly Gucci at Skyfall Premiere

Looks like Livia Firth has a thing for bad boys. For her latest “Green Carpet Challenge,” the Eco-Age creative director scored none other than Javier Bardem, the Spanish…

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Gucci's "GG Flag" Collection Benefits UNICEF Education Programs

FLAGS FOR THE FUTURE Designed by Frida Giannini, Gucci’s creative director, the lineup features a stylized version of the label’s interlocking GG logo in the colors of…

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How the Rio+20 Summit Proposes Changing the World Through Fashion

Though the role of the apparel industry in sustainable development has not made it into the final Rio+20 text, it was the topic of conversation among the fashion industry…

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Gucci Announces "Sustainable Soles" Line of Biodegradable Footwear

Canal St. jelly slides, these are not. Gucci is launching a new “Sustainable Soles” line of footwear made with biodegradable plastic, WWD announced on Wednesday. Part of the…

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Gucci Unveils Bamboo Sunglasses Made of Biodegradable "Liquid Wood"

Looks like Gucci’s foray into sustainable eyewear was more than a passing fancy. Less than a year after it debuted a line of bio-based frames synthesized from castor seeds, the…

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PPR Group Unveils Five-Year Social, Environmental Plan for Gucci, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen Brands

PPR Group, the French multinational parent behind luxury and sportswear labels like Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, and Puma, has announced a…

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Weird Trend Alert: Fake Designer Paper Bags Are All the Rage in China

Knockoff designer bags are a dime a dozen in China, but the nation’s latest “It bag” requires less effort—and money up front—from counterfeit rackets. Instead of…

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Designer Gas Masks Question Our Psychological Reliance on Luxury Labels

Never mind the economic turmoil at home and abroad; the luxury sector is expected to post double-digit growth this year to 191 billion euros, due in no small part to the growing…

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Gucci Staff in China Claim Severe Abuse That Resulted in Illness, Miscarriages

Gucci has replaced senior managers at its flagship store in Shenzhen, China, after former staff accused the luxury house of sweatshop-like abuse. In an open letter in the Global Times,…

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Gucci Goes Leather-Free With Patent Rubber Men's Moccasin

Gucci may be known for luxe textiles and flashy cuts, but the Italian fashion house’s latest offering negotiates waterlogged sidewalks as well as it does the catwalk. The patent…

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Gucci to Launch Eco-Friendly Eyewear Made From Castor Seeds

Gucci is set to see green this fall with a new range of optical frames made from sustainable materials. The luxury brand, together with eyewear manufacturer Safilo, will introduce four…

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