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Hamilton Perkins Makes Bags Entirely From Recycled Plastic Bottles

CARRY ON Rather than looking at philanthropy as “an afterthought,” Hamilton Perkins decided to make it an intrinsic part of its business model. The company has hooked up…

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Parsons Student Designed Fashion Line to Help Syrian Refugees

CROSSING THE BOUNDARIES “This collection is an ode to these people: everyone who can no longer return home due to war and violence,” Luna said. “To those who are on…

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U.K. Students Create Wearable Shelter for Syrian Refugees

In response to the Syrian refugee crisis, a group of graduate students from London’s Royal College of Art have created a hooded jacket that deploys into a sleeping bag or tent…

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Inflatable "Sleep Hoodie" Lets You Catch a Nap Anytime, Anywhere

Napping has never been so easy, thanks to a new inflatable hoodie. Designed by Josh Woodle, and manufactured in the U.S. of A., the “Hypnos Hoodie’s” hood transforms into an…

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Top 7 Popular Eco-Fashion Stories of 2015 (Vote for Your Fave)

Take a ride on the Wayback Machine with the most popular stories of 2014

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Dutch Designer Turns Festival Tents Into "Sheltersuits" for the Homeless

Abandoned tents, a post-revel scourge at music festivals like Coachella and Glastonbury, could soon find new life as weather-resistant coats that convert into sleeping bags for the…

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LAST CHANCE: Win a Pair of 3-in-1 Vegan Boots by Bhava (Worth $299!)

If you’ve just spent hours oohing and ahhing over Bhava’s 3-in-1 “Editor” boot but don’t have two dimes to rub together, you’re in luck. We’re…

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Biz Eyes: Modular 3D-Printed Eyewear That Express Your Individuality

Switching up your bold eyewear choices has never been as easy as with Nasim Sehat’s “Biz Eyes.” The fashionable specs come with a collection of 3D-printed interchangeable parts,…

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Bhava's Vegan Convertible Boot is Three Shoes in One

TRANSFORMER BOOTS “The two-piece boot concept has been around for a while, but I hadn’t seen it executed in a way that I would actually wear,” Pineda told Ecouterre.…

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"Technopicnic" is a Solar-Powered Backpack for Picnicking in the City

Photos by DiegoENE It’d be nice to go take for a picnic in a wildflower-filled meadow with only the birds to listen to, but most people don’t have easy access to that much…

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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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Insulated Sleeping Bag Expands Into a Mobile Shelter for the Homeless

Last October, Carnegie Mellon University charged its students to devise temporary, economically viable shelters for housing some of the 578,424 homeless people living in the United…

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Water-Resistant "Mavari" Cape Doubles as Shelter, Backpack

Fashionable and functional, the new cloak by Mavari keeps mother nature out with its triple layer of fabric. The reversible cloak, now being crowdfunded with a Kickstarter campaign,…

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"Silent Scream" Mask Becomes Symbol of Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

A mask designed to shield activists from airborne debris, gas attacks, and persecution has become a powerful symbol of Ukraine’s struggle for freedom of speech. Created by Ogilvy…

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JakToGo: Wearable Luggage That Helps You Avoid Baggage Fees

The next wave in wearables may not be something to do with technology, but could be to help the transport of goods. The JakToGo combines your carry-on and your jacket to let you take 10…

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RESMO: A Portable Flat-Pack Shelter for Involuntary Airport Campers

At first glance the RESMO design looks like a quirky modern chair. But if you have ever experienced a long delay at the airport, you will understand the beauty of this wearable shelter.…

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Mohop's Interchangeable Eco-Shoes Are Made by Artisans, Robots

Here at Ecouterre we love these Mohop sandals, crafted from sustainably harvested cherry wood made locally in Pennsylvania. Regular readers may remember Mohop from the Ecouterre feature…

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"Metamorph" by Thieves: One Sustainable Dress, Over 20 Ways to Wear It

Made from organic bamboo stretch jersey, the Metamorph can be worn long, short, tight, or loose. Perfect for a quick change between engagements, the dress conforms to the mood of the…

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