sustainable accessories

Sony Upcycles Headphone Wires Into Chic Travel Accessories

AURAL PLEASURE Sony said that the accessories are inspired by travel scenarios “synonymous with losing yourself in music—whether it be the daily commute or simply relaxing at…

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American Apparel Turns to Crowdsourcing for Product Ideas

Photo by Saul Loeb for AFP/Getty Images Can crowdsourcing prop up a flagging brand? American Apparel sure hopes so. The beleaguered Los Angeles retailer, which recently suggested that…

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Sergio Rossi, Green Carpet Challenge Collaborate on Eco-Silk Shoes

Milanese cordwainer Sergio Rossi has joined forces with Livia Firth’s “Green Carpet Challenge” to create the sustainable-fashion initiatives inaugural line of shoes…

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Heidi & Adèle Turns Discarded Salmon, Eel Skins Into Chic Accessories

How would you describe your designs? Our designs are a combination of classic shapes and vibrant colors and textures. Our collection is created with professional women in mind and, as…

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Francli Craftwear: Rugged Workwear Made From Salvaged Materials

REMADE IN BRITAIN “We use salvaged and recycled materials because it makes sense to utilize the vast amounts of perfectly functional materials that are currently being thrown…

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Sprout Watches' Eco-Timepieces Have a Small Footprint, Big Impact

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Apoccas Makes Cruelty-Free Silk Scarves No Caterpillar Died For

Photos by Marisa Martchitelli Apoccas is a luxury fashion label that introduces artisanal peace silk scarves. “In Thailand, it is traded as ‘eri silk’,” says founder Alexandra…

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Lallitara Recycles Discarded Indian Saris Into Eco-Chic Bow Ties, Scarves

The materials are all sourced by working with India’s informal recycling communities, says founder and CEO Bijal Shah. “We pay these hardworking women and men fair wages for their…

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These Blue Shoelaces Could Save American Manufacturing

Sure, you can talk a good game when it comes to supporting American production, but can you also walk the walk? A simple blue shoelace could allow you to do just that. Enter the The…

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Bond: A Pair of Vibrating Accessories That Help You Stay in Touch

Bond is a wearable tickle, hug, nudge or even a poke. You wear one and your friend, love, mom, brother, sister, daughter, son wear the other. Touch yours and the matching Bond bracelet…

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Nordstrom Debuts "Me to We" Line of Kenyan-Made Artisan Accessories

FROM ME TO WE “We currently employ more than 600 artisan mamas who live in Free the Children communities across Kenya,” says Roxanne Joyal, founder of Me to We, in a…

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Diamond Tooth Taxidermy "Recycles" Dead Animals Into Creepy Wearables

Taxidermy meets haute couture with these creative designs by Beth Beverly. It may sound like a peculiar combination, but the Pennsylvania-based designer has been causing a stir with her…

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Personalize Your iPhone With Sylvia Heisel's 3D-Printed Bioplastic Cases

What do corn, fashion, and three-dimensional printing have in common? They’re the latest in mobile accessories: a new line of monogramed iPhone cases 3D-printed with polylactic…

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Amazon-Crafted Wooden Clutch Wins Most Socially Responsible Handbag Award

A Venezuelan-crafted minaudière, derived from different plantation-grown Amazon hardwoods, won the “Most Socially Responsible Handbag” at the Seventh Independent Handbag…

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Lily Cole Debuts Wild Rubber Jewelry That Benefits Amazon Rainforest

WILD ABOUT RAINFORESTS Cole’s collection, available exclusively at online retailer Stylistpick.com, isn’t your typical vanity project. The 25-year-old threw herself into the…

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Ukrainian Carpenter Carves Functioning Watches Entirely From Wood

Danevych’s amazing idea took time to take shape. The carpenter – who comes from a family of craftsmen – had no watchmaking training at all, but after studying the…

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Thread & Loom's Fairly Hand-Loomed Bags Fund Girls' Education in India

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Socially-driven accessories company, Thread & Loom introduces itself to the world with a line of handbags that make for the perfect spring and…

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H&M Launches "Conscious Exclusive" Line of Sustainable Partywear

GREEN WITH GLAMOUR Standout pieces for ladies include a dusty-pink floor-length backless dress made from 100 percent recycled polyester, a sharply cut organic-cotton blazer-and-trouser…

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