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Hermès Suppliers Caught Sawing Open Live Alligators for Their Skin

Photo by 1stdibs Hermès is under fire after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals exposed the horrific conditions maintained by some of the French luxury house’s crocodile-…

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Donated Wedding Dresses Become "Angel Gowns" for Deceased Babies

A group of women are transforming treasured wedding gowns into beautiful “angel dresses”- made for babies who pass before making it home from the hospital. The heavenly idea was…

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Lady Gaga Wears "Upcycled" Coffee-Filter Dress to Jimmy Kimmel Live

For a woman who has worn everything from a flying dress to slabs of meat, coffee filters must seem positively quotidian. Yet there Lady Gaga was at Jimmy Kimmel Live at SXSW in Austin,…

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Rekh & Datta's Bahaus-Inspired Block Prints Elevate the Art of "Slow"

Fashion trends may come and go, but for Rekh & Datta designer Rebecca Layton, “slow” is the way to go. By “slow” we mean the slow fashion movement. So what is the…

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Texas Researchers Design World's First Battery-Powered Invisibility Cloak

Photo by Shutterstock Researchers at the University of Texas in Austin are working on a battery-powered cloaking device that they claim will boost your invisibility. Working from…

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The Future of (Sustainable) Fashion: Lessons From 2013 SXSW Eco

What does an environmental entomologist, a twenty-something entrepreneur and a political analyst have to do with the sustainable fashion movement? A lot more than you’d think. We were…

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Julie Gabriel's American-Made Backpacks Capture Historic Architecture

Julie Gabriel preserves buildings, but not in the way you might think. Using hand-dyed canvas and thread in lieu of brick and mortar, the Houston-based artist recreates abandoned…

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Low-Grade Cotton Offers Effective, Eco-Friendly Way to Absorb Oil Spills

Photo by Shutterstock Although it is painful to think about the potential for future oil spills, the reality is that disasters like Deepwater Horizon can still occur. Prevention of oil…

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Ale Bremer Upcycles Castoff Materials to Create Mexican-Flavored Jewelry

LOST AND FOUND Even from a young age, Bremer found inspiration in art. While she intended to study graphic design, a stint in metals at the University of Texas at El Paso convinced her…

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AUSTIN EVENT: 3rd Annual Recycled Fashion Show

Austin’s volunteer-run, collectively-organized, non-profit Treasure City Thrift Store and iLoveMikeLitt are excited to bring you our 3rd Recycled Fashion Show. Join us for an…

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