sustainable style

Can a New Label Help Eradicate Child Labor in the Garment Industry?

Of all the social indignities the garment industry promotes, child labor ranks among the worst. It’s galling in its pervasiveness, from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, where…

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Purple: A Social-Networked Digital Locket That Stores Unlimited Photos

Purple is a new heirloom wearable device that helps you…

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U.K. Modern Slavery Act Will Hold Businesses Accountable

Photo by Shutterstock British Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed to crack down on the “abhorrent trade” of human trafficking. Elaborating on the 2015 Modern Slavery Act,…

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Jane Birkin Wants Hermès to Rename Its Iconic "Birkin" Handbag

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Farmer Suicides in India Continue to Soar, So Thanks, Monsanto

Photo by 360b/Shutterstock In India, suicides are a well-known, if unwelcome, phenomenon. The worst of it happens in the rural parts of the country, where a 2011 census revealed that…

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PETA Strikes Victoria's Secret Off Its List of Cruelty-Free Brands

Photo by Sorbis/Shutterstock People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ has stricken Victoria’s Secret from its list of cruelty-free companies after the lingerie giant…

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Israeli Fashion Student 3D-Prints Entire Clothing Collection at Home

Photos by Daria Retiner Danit Peleg set her sights high when she started her graduate collection for her degree in Fashion Design at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. She…

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Champion Surfer Kelly Slater: Clothing is an "Icky Business"

Photo by David Bostock/Shutterstock “You hear the term ‘sweatshop’ and immediately think of little kids making clothes, which can be the case. But it can also be their…

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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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INTERVIEW: Nudie Jeans is Changing the Culture of Denim Ownership

Nudie Jeans is changing the ownership model for denim jeans and providing best in class stewardship for transparency. The company is at the top of its class for providing information on…

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"Undo" Laces Offset the Carbon Footprint of Your Shoe

A physical footprint isn’t the only thing your…

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European Union Bans Toxic Chemical NPE in Textile Imports

Photo by Shutterstock In what Greenpeace is hailing a “landmark decision,” European Union member states have unanimously agreed to ban a class of hormone-disrupting…

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Actress Robin Wright Launches Pour Les Femmes, PJs With a Purpose

For Robin Wright, a pair of pajamas isn’t just a symbol of comfort and security; it can also be an instrument for helping women across the globe. The actress-activist, who…

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You Can Now Drop Off Your Unwanted Clothes at Any Levi's Store

Need to free up some closet space? With the expansion of Levi Strauss’s clothing-recycling scheme, you can now drop off your unwanted clothing and shoes—regardless of brand—at…

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Help the Smithsonian Save Neil Armstrong's Moon-Landing Space Suit

REBOOT THE SUIT One of the most fragile items in the museum’s collection, Armstrong’s suit was made to preserve human life in the harshness of space, albeit for a very short…

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Neffa's "Chameleon" Scarf Changes Color With Mood, Light, Temperature

The chameleon reacts to its environment by changing the color of its skin to blend in and likewise, Neffa’s mood scarf reacts to light and temperature to change its appearance.…

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Outerknown, Surfer Kelly Slater's Eco-Menswear Brand, is Here

DAPPER THREADS Despite its surfer roots, Outerknown isn’t hawking $20 graphic T-shirts. Far from it. With offerings that include recycled-polyester bomber jackets, wool-cashmere…

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Topshop Goes Green With "Reclaim" Collection of Upcycled Clothing

RECLAIM TO FAME Trish Clarke, Topshop’s head of…

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