sustainable style

Vaute's "Chinese Zodiac" Tees Bring Out Your Inner Animal

Photos by Jessica-Joan Causing Vaute wants to bring out your inner animal. The vegan-friendly brand has teamed up with illustrator Mia Mandela to create a series of tees, tanks, and…

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Bolivian Knitters Are Saving the Lives of Children With Heart Defects

Photo by Elzbieta Sekowska/Shutterstock Bolivia’s indigenous Aymara women are mending broken hearts—and we don’t mean figuratively. The custodians of centuries-old…

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"Fair Trade" Clothing Labels Expose the Truth About Sweatshops

AWFUL TRUTH A yellow cabled sweater, for instance, outlines a day in the life of a Cambodian child laborer. The label reads: “100% cotton. Made in Cambodia by Behnly, nine years…

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Inspired by Polar Bears, HotSquash Clothing Keeps You Warm or Cool

The fur coat of a polar bear has inspired a whole new line of clothing intent on keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. UK brand, HotSquash has an impressive collection…

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Stella McCartney: Fur Isn't Sexy, Fashionable, or Cool

Photo by Featureflash/Shutterstock “I think the reality is that, for me, real fur is extraordinarily old-fashioned. I think you look old. Even if you’re 20 and you’ve…

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Print All Over Me: An Ethical Approach to Print-on-Demand Clothing

Print All Over Me is a unique concept that has evolved into a fantastic creative platform, bringing artists and designers together to create inspired items of clothing. The title says…

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Fashion Project Turns Clothing Donations Into Force for Good

Online clothing shopping is an endless world of opportunities. Nowadays, there are countless websites and even mobile apps where you can buy, sell, and even trade with others online.…

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Clad in E-Ink, the "Volvorii" Smart Shoe Changes Colors, Patterns

New e-ink technology is could drastically decrease your shoe closet with instant color changes through smart shoes imbedded with wearable technology. The Volvorri smart shoe by iShüu…

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Adidas Now a "Detox Leader," Nike Still a "Greenwasher"

Looks like Adidas has finally cleaned up its act. A year and a half after Greenpeace branded it a “Detox greenwasher,” the sportswear giant is now “back on…

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A London Community Grows Flax to Turn Into Clothing

In the spring of 2014, a dedicate lot of Londoners embarked on a mission to grow a garment. That meant starting from seeds, and using only hand labor techniques to turn a plant into…

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"Ruff" is a 3D-Printed Responsive Collar With a Life of Its Own

Ruff is a new 3D printed responsive collar by Pauline van Dongen, who is pushing the forefront of wearables. Working with architect Behnaz Farahi, the two crafted flexible wearables…

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The North Face Aims to Improve Sustainability, Animal Welfare

The North Face has long been a household name in responsible and durable outdoor wear that appeals to the masses – from urban winter wear to hardcore extreme sports gear –…

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Alice Hoffman Hauntingly Describes 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

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Tilonia's Fair-Trade Bags, Scarves Benefit Sustainable Development

A new collection of bags and scarfs have been produced by female artisans from Tilonia, a small village in Rajastan, India, inspired by sustainable development programs underway in the…

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Neanderthals Turned Eagle Claws Into Jewelry 130,000 Years Ago

Neanderthals are stereotypically portrayed as thick-browed, imbecilic “cavemen,” but our distant relations may have been more intelligent than we give them credit for. A…

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President Obama Launches $150 Million Textiles-Innovation Competition

Photo by American Spirit/Shutterstock President Barack Obama announced Wednesday a $500 million plan to strengthen American textile manufacturing and innovation. The U.S. Department of…

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TOMS's New Bag Collection Supports Safer Birth Experiences

BAGS THAT COUNT Part of the proceeds from the collection will go toward maternal and child health programs such as Ayzh and BRAC, which provide training for birth attendants, as well as…

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Levi's "Comes Clean" About the Environmental Impact of Its Jeans

Levi Strauss holds one truth to be self-evident: jeans are one heckuva thirsty animal. In a new report on Tuesday, the denim giant unveiled the results of its latest product life-cycle…

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