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Join Life: Zara Debuts First Sustainable Fashion Collection

ZARA GOES GREEN Indeed Inditex frames the collection against a broader philosophy it calls “Right to Wear,” an “ambition and everyday reality” that is further…

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Inditex, Zara's Owner, Announces Plan to "Close the Loop" on Fashion

The world’s largest apparel retailer wants to close the loop on fashion. Cribbing a page from H&M’s playbook, Inditex is teaming up with Lenzing, the Austrian textile…

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5 Pieces, 30 Outfits: Vetta Offers The Ultimate Eco-Capsule Collection

READY TO WEAR Made in New York City’s historic Garment District from Tencel and deadstock fabric, Vetta offers a V-neck blouse that can be worn forward or backward, a short-sleeve…

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Glass House's American-Crafted Dress Shirts Are Stylish, Sustainable

Photos by Quinn Wharton The name Glass House begins to make more sense when you delve further into the key values of this team of shirt makers: transparency and sustainability. Their…

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H&M Taps Actress Olivia Wilde as Face of "Conscious Exclusive" Line

H&M is getting the hero it deserves. The Swedish retailer has tapped Olivia Wilde—and, we hope, her eco-crime-fighting alter ego, Princess Layers—to be the new face of its…

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Nau, Snow Peak Launch Apparel That Marries Tokyo, Portland Design

EXCHANGE PROGRAM Both Portland-based Nau and Japan-founded Snow Peak are driven by a spirit of adventure. Nate Borne, general manager at Snow Peak, describes his average customer as…

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Umasan: Sustainable, Vegan Fashion for the Avant-Garde Androgyne

How did you form Umasan? Where did the concept come from? Our demand, and at the same time our motivation, was to create a line that transcends the production of clothing and…

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MILCH, Lenzing Repurpose Men's Shirts Into Avant-Garde Garments

MILCH has always liked to borrow from the boys, so it’s latest collaboration should come as little surprise. A veteran of “hijacking” classic men’s fashion to…

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H&M Unveils "Conscious Exclusive" Collection of Sustainable Formalwear

CONSCIOUS+ Launching April 10, the limited-edition lineup will be available both online and at 150 select H&M stores worldwide. Spokesmodel Amber Valletta will also feature select…

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Gwen Stefani Launches Eco-Friendly "Design With Purpose" Fashion Line

Photo by Jaguar PS/Shutterstock Got wood? Gwen Stefani certainly does. The No Doubt frontwoman has joined forces with 7 for All Mankind founder Michael Glasser to parlay her unique…

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Svilu's NYC-Made Eco-Fashion Gives Tomboy Style a Sophisticated Twist

Both with backgrounds in design and fashion, Cosgrove and Polo wanted to create a brand that reflected their own ethical values. “We’ve always lived a sustainable…

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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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Could "Wooden" Jeans Reduce the Denim Industry's Carbon Footprint?

Denim made from sustainable wood pulp, rather than cotton, could be the key to reducing the jeans industry’s sizable environmental footprint, according to a fashion student at…

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Ecoology Make Eco-Friendly Wardrobe Basics Look Anything But

COOL THREADS Made in Barcelona, Ecoology’s dresses, sweaters, tops, skirts, and scarves carry a broad, Mediterranean-inspired appeal. Although Tous and Garcia reference everything…

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VIDEO: H&M Unveils New "Conscious Collection" for Fall 2011

CONSCIOUS COLLECTION Awash in lace, tone-on-tone embroidery, and heady floral prints, the fall lineup borrows from the “sweet romance of Swedish folklore,” according to…

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Bright Young Things' Urban Outfitters Collection Can be Worn Multiple Ways

Halters that flip upside-down to become skirts, coats that transform into minidresses, and sarong wraps that sling over the shoulder or around the waist. Yup, that sounds like Eliza…

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With Cost of Cotton Rising, Designers Turn to Blended Alternatives

Photo by Thomas Euler The latest trend to emerge from Paris has less to do with hemlines and everything with the soaring cost of raw cotton, according to a report by Women’s Wear…

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H&M Launches Eco-Chic "Conscious Collection" for Earth Month

CONSCIOUS EFFORT Unlike H&M’s previous stabs at sustainability—namely its “Waste” and “Garden” lines from 2010—the Conscious Collection will be a…

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