sustainable style

Bangladesh's Children Are Working 60 Hours a Week to Make Our "Fast Fashion"

It’s time to face the awful truth: Those cheap clothes we can’t get enough are probably the handiwork of impoverished children from Bangladesh, some as young as 6. About a…

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Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2017

ECO-FASHION ORACLES Marie-Claire Daveu (Kering) Simone Cipriani (Ethical Fashion Initiative) Livia Firth (Eco-Age, Green Carpet Challenge) Kirsten Brodde (Greenpeace) Judy Gearhart…

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7 Eco-Friendly Fabrics That Will Disrupt the Luxury Fashion Industry

THE MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE Bettoni’s audience included several finalists from the CFDA + Lexus Fashion Initiative, among them Erin Isakov of Erin Snow, Britt Cosgrove and Marina…

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Patagonia Debuts Short Film About Fair-Trade Fashion, Expands Program to Improve Workers' Lives

More than 40 million people work in the global garment industry, yet their stories rarely make the headlines. We’ll tut-tut about the factory fires, the building collapses, the…

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5 Ways to be a Responsible Fashion Consumer

Photo by Shutterstock Roomful of clothes but nothing to wear? You’re hardly alone. The average U.K. household owns an average of £4,000 worth of clothes, 30 percent of which…

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Ethical Fashion: A Beginner's Guide

Photo by Igor Ovsyannykov/Unsplash Ethical fashion. Green fashion. Sustainable fashion. Eco-fashion. Isn’t all just clothes? Well yes…and no. Confused? Take a deep,…

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How to be a Conscious Fashion Consumer: Advice From the Experts

Photo by Clark Street Mercantile/Unsplash Contrary to what Gwyneth Paltrow might have you think, you don’t need a bank account the size of Gringotts to be a conscious consumer.…

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10 Inexpensive Ways to Keep Woolen Sweaters Looking Like New

SWEATER COMB No need to invest in a battery-powered sweater shaver. For less than $3—and a little elbow grease—a basic sweater comb is all you need to strip pills, fluff, and lint…

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Closet Cleanse: How to Unclutter Your Wardrobe With Panache

The following is an excerpt from Wear No Evil: How to Change the World With Your Wardrobe (2014, Running Press) by Greta Eagan Cleaning out your closet is so wonderfully cathartic, and…

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Aerochromics: Clothing That Changes Color When Exposed to Air Pollution

Faced with a world of increasing outdoor air pollution, designer Nikolas Gregory Bentel decided to help fellow city dwellers monitor their own environments. Bentel has recently released…

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China Says It Will Cease Ivory Trade by End of 2017

Photo by flowcomm/Flickr China has pledged to shut down all trade in ivory by the end of 2017, a move that conservationists are hailing as a “game changer” for elephant…

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Announcing the Winners of Ecouterre’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards!

Photo by Shutterstock Our readership has spoken! Here are the past year’s most creative, game-changing, cutting-edge, and mind-boggling stories of the year, as chosen by you. …

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Top 7 Popular Eco-Fashion Stories of 2016 (Vote for Your Fave)

Throw yourself back a year and check out the most popular stories of 2015

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Top 7 Eco-Fashion Milestones of 2016 (Vote for Most Game-Changing)

Feeling nostalgic? Skip back a year for the most revolutionary eco-fashion stories of 2015…

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Top 7 WTF Fashion Stories of 2016 (Vote for the Most Deplorable)

Ready for more face-palming? check out the worst stories of 2015

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Top 7 Recycled Fashion Designs of 2016 (Vote for the Most Creative)

Don’t stop now: Drop by our archives for more upcycled goodness…

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Top 7 Technological Innovations of 2016 (Vote for the Most Futuristic)

Want more of tomorrow’s technology today? Take a deep dive into our archives

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Use Your Empty Amazon Boxes to Ship Donations to Goodwill for Free

Photo by William Warby/Flickr Don’t chuck your empty Amazon boxes into the recycling just yet. The online retailer has partnered with Give Back Box to turn those cardboard coffers…

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