multifunctional fashion

Hamilton Perkins Makes Bags Entirely From Recycled Plastic Bottles

CARRY ON Rather than looking at philanthropy as “an afterthought,” Hamilton Perkins decided to make it an intrinsic part of its business model. The company has hooked up…

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Parsons Student Designed Fashion Line to Help Syrian Refugees

CROSSING THE BOUNDARIES “This collection is an ode to these people: everyone who can no longer return home due to war and violence,” Luna said. “To those who are on…

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5 Pieces, 30 Outfits: Vetta Offers The Ultimate Eco-Capsule Collection

READY TO WEAR Made in New York City’s historic Garment District from Tencel and deadstock fabric, Vetta offers a V-neck blouse that can be worn forward or backward, a short-sleeve…

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U.K. Students Create Wearable Shelter for Syrian Refugees

In response to the Syrian refugee crisis, a group of graduate students from London’s Royal College of Art have created a hooded jacket that deploys into a sleeping bag or tent…

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Inflatable "Sleep Hoodie" Lets You Catch a Nap Anytime, Anywhere

Napping has never been so easy, thanks to a new inflatable hoodie. Designed by Josh Woodle, and manufactured in the U.S. of A., the “Hypnos Hoodie’s” hood transforms into an…

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Top 7 Popular Eco-Fashion Stories of 2015 (Vote for Your Fave)

Take a ride on the Wayback Machine with the most popular stories of 2014

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Dutch Designer Turns Festival Tents Into "Sheltersuits" for the Homeless

Abandoned tents, a post-revel scourge at music festivals like Coachella and Glastonbury, could soon find new life as weather-resistant coats that convert into sleeping bags for the…

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LAST CHANCE: Win a Pair of 3-in-1 Vegan Boots by Bhava (Worth $299!)

If you’ve just spent hours oohing and ahhing over Bhava’s 3-in-1 “Editor” boot but don’t have two dimes to rub together, you’re in luck. We’re…

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Biz Eyes: Modular 3D-Printed Eyewear That Express Your Individuality

Switching up your bold eyewear choices has never been as easy as with Nasim Sehat’s “Biz Eyes.” The fashionable specs come with a collection of 3D-printed interchangeable parts,…

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Bhava's Vegan Convertible Boot is Three Shoes in One

TRANSFORMER BOOTS “The two-piece boot concept has been around for a while, but I hadn’t seen it executed in a way that I would actually wear,” Pineda told Ecouterre.…

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"Technopicnic" is a Solar-Powered Backpack for Picnicking in the City

Photos by DiegoENE It’d be nice to go take for a picnic in a wildflower-filled meadow with only the birds to listen to, but most people don’t have easy access to that much…

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Made of Regenerated Leather, Dooq Sandals Are Endlessly Customizable

For the lady who changes her mind on a dime, there’s Dooq, a line of “fully transformable” sandals you can customize in virtually unlimited ways. Almost everyone tires…

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People Are Freaking Out About Baubax's 15-in-1 Travel Jacket

Rather than fumble for your ID, phone, and all your other travel essentials in your bag, it would be so much more convenient if you could keep them in your pockets. The BauBax jacket…

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VIDEO: Miz Mooz's Selfie-Taking Shoe Proves That the End is Nigh

April Fool’s must have come early for Miz Mooz, a New York-based footwear retailer that wants to help you get a leg up—literally!—on your selfie game. Its so-called…

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Clad in E-Ink, the "Volvorii" Smart Shoe Changes Colors, Patterns

New e-ink technology is could drastically decrease your shoe closet with instant color changes through smart shoes imbedded with wearable technology. The Volvorri smart shoe by iShüu…

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Insulated Sleeping Bag Expands Into a Mobile Shelter for the Homeless

Last October, Carnegie Mellon University charged its students to devise temporary, economically viable shelters for housing some of the 578,424 homeless people living in the United…

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Repurpose's Solar-Powered Schoolbags Do More Than Carry Stuff

CARRY ON Another upside of using plastic? The bags are waterproof. (“There’s nothing worse than wet books,” notes the duo.) And since aesthetics played a huge role from…

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Water-Resistant "Mavari" Cape Doubles as Shelter, Backpack

Fashionable and functional, the new cloak by Mavari keeps mother nature out with its triple layer of fabric. The reversible cloak, now being crowdfunded with a Kickstarter campaign,…

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