Summer Rayne Oakes

37 Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2014

ECO-FASHION ORACLES 1. Orsola de Castro (Estethica, From Somewhere, Reclaim to Wear) 2. Judy Gearhart (International Labor Rights Forum) 3. Jason Kibbey (Sustainable Apparel Coalition,…

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11 Eco-Friendly Supermodels Who Are Changing the World

AMBER VALLETTA Amber Valletta is more than your average supermodel-actress-environmentalist. In a bid to get people to “buy better,” the multihyphenate talent partnered with…

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The Future of (Sustainable) Fashion: Lessons From 2013 SXSW Eco

What does an environmental entomologist, a twenty-something entrepreneur and a political analyst have to do with the sustainable fashion movement? A lot more than you’d think. We were…

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Watch the Trailer for "Thread," a Documentary About the Ethics of Fashion

Need an elevator pitch for the importance of sustainability in fashion? You can do no better than the trailer for Thread, an upcoming documentary about the internal workings of the…

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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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"DIY With IOU's" Winning Designs Now Available on Fab.com!

Ecouterre is the official media sponsor of DIY With IOU. Learn more at Source4Style about the search for the IOU Project’s next ethical designer! Earlier this year, we highlighted the…

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14 Eco-Friendly Sunglasses to Protect Your Peepers

SEE THE CHANGE Solo is helping the world see, one pair of sunglasses at a time. For every pair of bamboo-and-plastic sunglasses you purchase, the San Diego label will donate a pair of…

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Play "Pass the Parcel," Join Awamaki Lab's Sisterhood of the Traveling Skirt

Maia Wojcik, wearing Awamaki Lab’s chain-letter skirt. Who says snail mail is dead? Awamaki Lab wants to revive the analog era of “pen pals, heart-dotted i’s, and…

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15 Eco-Fashion Books That Uncover the Garment Industry's Dirtiest Secrets

FASHION & SUSTAINABILITY: DESIGN FOR CHANGE by Kate Fletcher and Lynda Grose Fashion & Sustainability: Design for Change (2012, Laurence King) reimagines the complex fashion…

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Announcing the Winners of the "DIY With IOU" Design Contest!

Ecouterre is the official media sponsor of DIY With IOU. Learn more at Source4Style about the search for the IOU Project’s next ethical designer! Picking a single winner of the…

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LAST DAY to Vote for Your Favorite “DIY With IOU” Finalist!

Tara St. James of Study NY Aga Śmiechowska of Vyosna FRANCISCA PINEDA “My intention with this dress was to transform the traditionally unisex cotton madras into a piece of…

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Announcing the 10 Finalists of the "DIY With IOU" Competition!

Ecouterre is the official media sponsor of DIY With IOU. Learn more at Source4Style about the search for the IOU Project’s next ethical designer! Congratulations to the 10…

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IOU Project's Kavita Parmar Offers New Business Model for Ethical Fashion

Ecouterre is the official media sponsor of DIY With IOU. Enter now at Source4Style to become the IOU Project’s next ethical designer! The IOU Project isn’t just another…

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Win Fame, Fortune, Bragging Rights as IOU Project's Next Designer!

Ecouterre is the official media sponsor of DIY With IOU. Enter now at Source4Style to become the IOU Project’s next ethical designer! CALLING ALL DESIGNERS! Wanna be the IOU…

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CONTEST: Source4Style, IOU Project’s “DIY With IOU” Eco-Fashion Contest

Source4Style and the IOU Project are holding a sustainable design competition to find the next designer for the IOU Project’s “Made in NYC” capsule collection. The…

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What Should Emerging Designers Know About Sourcing Eco-Textiles?

THINK GLOBAL While you can still find locally manufactured materials in the United States, Canada, and Europe, they’re generally isolated in small pockets with limited…

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Summer Rayne's eXtinction, De-Stinking Clothes, Pantene's Eco-Award

Model-entrepreneur-writer-designer Summer Rayne Oakes just added another pair of hyphenates to her ever-expanding job title: actress and producer. Watch “eXtinction,” part…

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Summer Rayne Oakes, MODO Launch Chic, Recycled Eyeglasses

CLEAR VISION Composed of recycled plastic and hypoallergenic stainless steel, each set of frames comes in a case derived from recycled soda bottles. No detail was too small to be…

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