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Inspired by Mulan, Esther Lui's Upcycled Garments Embody Gentle Strength

Ecouterre is a media sponsor of the EcoChic Design Award Clothing, like people, can contain multitudes. Take Esther Lui’s upcycled looks, for instance. Inspired by Hua Mulan, the…

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Finalists of 2015 EcoChic Design Award Turn Upcycling Into an Art Form

Sara Kiani from the United Kingdom created this dress and pleated jacket from secondhand hotel linens. “I became deeply shocked at having followed the big environmental and social…

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EcoChic Design Award Launches Alumni Network

Ecouterre is a media sponsor of the 2015/16 EcoChic Design Award There’s much refashioning happening in the area of textile-waste-reduction, with designers around the world…

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"YWASTE" Sculpture Reveals Amount of Textiles Entering Landfills

WASTE NOT Consumption begets waste, which ushers in problems of its own, Dean adds. “When we consume so much, we tend to dispose of more,” she says. “this unpalatable…

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Do You Have What It Takes to Cut the Waste Out of Fashion?

Ecouterre is the official media sponsor of the 2015/16 EcoChic Design Award. From East to West, the biggest competitive search in history is now on for emerging designers who have the…

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Meet the Winners of the 2014/15 EcoChic Design Award

REPURPOSE FOR A PURPOSE Now in its fifth cycle, the EcoChic Design Award is the brainchild of Redress, a Hong Kong-based nonprofit that strives to demonstrate the potential of disused…

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Ford Design Challenge Turns Sustainable Seat Fabrics Into Couture

Ecouterre is a media sponsor of the 2014/15 EcoChic Design Award What does fashion have to do with automobiles? Plenty, if you ask Ford. In the run-up to the finals of the 2014/15…

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Uniqlo Under Fire for Promoting Sweatshop Conditions in China

Photo by TonyV3112/Shutterstock Uniqlo has come under fire after labor activists claimed to have uncovered sweatshop-like conditions at its Chinese factories. In a damning report…

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All These Couture Looks Were Made From Recycled Textiles

ECO-LUXE Supermodel and competition ambassador Bonnie Chen cuts a fine figure in the photoshoot, which features garments constructed from repurposed textiles such as discarded clothing,…

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Announcing the Finalists of the 2014 EcoChic Design Award!

Ecouterre is an official media sponsor of the 2014 EcoChic Design Award. It was a big week here for us here in the Redress Hong Kong office as months of application processing and…

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Self-Cleaning Cashmere Uses Sunlight to Save Money, Environment

If you’ve ever wished your stained-up clothes could clean themselves, researchers at the Hong Kong City University may just have granted that wish. The team has invented a coated…

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"RiverBlue" is an Upcoming Film That Explores the Dark Side of Denim

What is the fashion industry—and we humans, by extension—doing to the planet? There’s been a lot of talk about “fast fashion” in blogs and in the popular press and its impact…

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EcoChic Design Award Wants China to Change How It Dresses the World

Ecouterre is the official media sponsor of the 2014 EcoChic Design Award. It’s not everyday that the world’s biggest clothing factory, China, steps into the sustainable fashion…

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Hong Kong to Incinerate 30-Ton Stockpile of Contraband Ivory

Photos by Kin Cheung for Associated Press Hong Kong’s 30-ton stash of illegal ivory is going up in smoke. The semi-autonomous Chinese region begins on Thursday the first of a…

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Germany's Karen Jessen Wins the 2013 EcoChic Design Award

Ecouterre is an official media sponsor of the 2013 EcoChic Design Award. Fashion NGO Redress injected Hong Kong Fashion Week with a creative dose of high-appeal and low-textile waste…

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EcoChic Design Award Finalists Bring Minimal-Waste Garments to Life

U.K. finalist Catherine Hudson used zero-waste construction techniques to craft her geometric dress and trouser. This paneled coat from Hong Kong finalist Alex Law comprises secondhand…

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Announcing the Finalists of the 2013 EcoChic Design Award!

Ecouterre is an official media sponsor of the 2013 EcoChic Design Award. Eight shocked and excited gasps rang through Redress’ Hong Kong office this week as eight emerging fashion…

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EcoChic Design Award Launches Global Search to Reduce Textile Waste

Ecouterre is an official media sponsor of the 2013 EcoChic Design Award. The EcoChic Design Award isn’t your average sustainable-fashion design competition. Now in its third year,…

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