sustainable style

Saigon Socialite Applies the Ancient Art of Pagoda Carving to Shoes

KICK OFF For one thing, you won’t find a four-tailed dragon on any of the heels. Because the motif is reserved for high-ranking pagodas, Saigon Socialite’s carvers…

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Cambodian Garment Workers Are Working Themselves to Death

Photo by Luc Forsyth for IndustriAll Global Union Cambodia’s garment workers are working themselves to death—literally, according to IndustriAll Global Union, a labor-rights…

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The SexFit is a "Sexual Fitness" Tracker for Your Penis

SexFit – because men need to know how well they’re performing in the sack. This latest in wearable health trackers isn’t about making sure your heart is in good shape,…

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Ma'mitons Makes Bags, Shoes Using Leaves From Cameroon's Forests

Already a favorite among many celebrities, Ma’mitons bags and sandals are eco-friendly and ethically made by artisans in Cameroon. Founded by Priscilla Njankou, Ma’mitons works with…

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Quiksilver Debuts Board Shorts Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Quiksilver has launched a line of board shorts derived from post-consumer plastic bottles. Made from Repreve, a recycled-polyester yarn by textile manufacturer Unifi, each…

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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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"Myth" is the World's First 3D-Printed Ready-to-Wear Shoe Collection

SHOES TO PRINT Made locally in New York City, each shoe comprises at least 90 percent components manufactured on a small desktop printer. To maintain the premise—and promise—of…

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Upcycled Gear for the Dog on the Go

We can’t decide what’s more impressive: the ingenuity of the designers behind this MacGyvered “doggie pack,” or the fact that they came up with a prototype in…

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Re:newcell is a Fabric Derived From Recycled Cellulosic, Cotton Fibers

RE:NEWCELL \ri-ˈnü-ˈsel\ n. 1 a: A breakthrough method of “regenerating” high-quality textiles from used cotton and cellulosic fibers (such as viscose and lyocell). b:…

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It's Official: New York State Enacts Law to Combat Illegal Ivory Trade

Photo by lev radin/Shutterstock New York State is commemorating World Elephant Day by enacting a law that toughens criminal and civil sanctions for parties involved in the illegal ivory…

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Green Embassy: Artisanal Eco-Fashion, 100 Percent Made in Australia

Organic label Green Embassy bring together ecological and ethical issues through fashion, insuring that the cloth is responsibly produced, using only organic Alpaca fibre and Merino…

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Faraday-Cage Dress Lets You Get "Fashionably" Zapped by Lightning

FULL-METAL ALCHEMIST “The first time that the arcs hit me fully on stage was very scary, but incredibly interesting being in contact with such a free and pure form of…

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Naomi Kizhner's Invasive Jewelry Turns Body Movement Into Electricity

OUR BODIES, OURSELVES Kizhner’s jewelry isn’t for wimps. The “Blood Bridge,” for instance, features spikes on each end for insertion into a vein on the lower…

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Bangladesh Police Fire Tear Gas at Garment Workers on Hunger Strike

Photos by AFP Bangladesh police fired tear gas, rubber bullets, and water canons on Thursday to disperse hundreds of striking workers at a garment factory in the capital of Dhaka,…

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Maury Povich Wants to "Bring Back American Know-How"

Photo by Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe “I’m not worried about the profit as much as the resurgence of American-made products that have quality. We have to take back what we are…

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Slow Factory Turns NASA Space Photography Into Breathtaking Scarves

STARSTRUCK “I learned a lot from working with the open-knowledge, open-source movement and how it allowed people to connect with one another,” Vernon says on her website.…

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Help Here Today Here Tomorrow Launch Fair-Trade Womenswear Line

Photos by Agnes Lloyd-Platt Sustainable fashion brand Here Today Here Tomorrow hope to revitalise a beautiful but dying craft with hand weavers in Nepal, and help set a new standard for…

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Lechal's Vibrating Smart Shoes Help the Blind Find Their Way

Lechal Footwear provides haptic feedback under your heel to point you in the right direction and could just be the ticket for the visually impaired to navigate on their own. Connected…

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