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Timbuk2 Launches "Life Cycle" Program to Reduce, Repair, Recycle

Timbuk2 is going beyond the three R’s of sustainable design. The California-based company announced Tuesday the launch of a new environmental responsibility initiative to not only…

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Local Buttons: Upcycled Clothing, Ethically Made in Haiti With Dignity

Local Buttons have evolved a collection of professional accessories and garments ethically in Haiti to help the local community. The design team launched three years ago with the aim of…

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Timbuk2, TerraCycle Upcycle Vintage Mail Sacks Into Messenger Bags

Timbuk2 and TerraCycle are putting the “messenger” in “messenger bag.” The San Francisco-based carryall-maker has teamed up with the New Jersey upcycler to…

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Will.i.am, Ekocycle, Global Citizen Declare "A Day Without Waste"

Are you a cup culprit, a double bagger, a container retainer, or napkin nipper? Bail yourself out on Wednesday by joining musician Will.i.am, his Coca-Cola-backed “Ekocycle”…

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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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Pyrrha's Recycled-Metal "Game of Thrones" Jewelry is Coming

WIN OR DIE “We were thrilled when HBO approached us to create an official Game of Thrones jewelry line,” says Pyrrha designer Wade Papin, who employs the traditional art of lost-wax…

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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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A.P.C., Jessica Ogden Upcycle Fabric Remnants Into Quilts, Cat Cushions

GRANNY CHIC “No fabrics are developed for this, which proves difficult because if you only have one meter of the surplus material, you can only use just a bit of it on an…

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Brigid KO Upcycles Discarded Inner Tubes Into Edgy Pleather Couture

Where most see a punctured bike inner tube as a frustrating and inconvenient nuisance, designer Brigid Oesterling of Brigid KO sees an opportunity. Her dark, edgy line of clothing and…

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Mimi NY Turns Antique Textiles Into Couture at Launch NYC Fashion Week

AMAZING LACE It’s in the literal transfiguration of these “forgotten fragments” that designer Mimi Prober finds her inspiration. Her one-of-a-kind works, which she…

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Vivienne Westwood Designs Eco-Friendly Wedding Gown for Miss Piggy

Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog might be tying the knot, again. Like a barnyard Liz and Dick, the on-again, off-again couple have been married before—at least twice on The Muppet Show…

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Pharrell, G-Star Raw Create Denim Made From Recycled Ocean Plastic

RAW FOR THE OCEANS “Working with G-Star was an obvious choice, because they have a legacy of pushing the boundaries of fashion and denim forward,” Williams said.…

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The Klem Project Helps Impoverished Communities Make Their Own Shoes

The Klem Project, by Korean designer Lee Jinyoung, aims to put a pair of shoes on every child and adult in Malawi. The innovative project enables locals to make their own shoes with an…

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Kondakis's Upcycled-Parachute Fashions Help Educate Maasai Girls

REDESIGN “Education is one of the strongest tools one can have in order to create their own future but the girls are being under prioritized in the Maasai community,”…

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Germany's Karen Jessen Wins the 2013 EcoChic Design Award

Ecouterre is an official media sponsor of the 2013 EcoChic Design Award. Fashion NGO Redress injected Hong Kong Fashion Week with a creative dose of high-appeal and low-textile waste…

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"Two Guys" Recycles Furniture Offcuts Into Wooden Lapel Flowers

Looks like Two Guys is branching out. The same Oklahoma-based company that transforms flooring and furniture offcuts into dapper wooden bow ties has twigged onto a line of lapel flowers…

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H&M Launches First Products Derived From Garment-Recycling Initiative

CRADLE TO CRADLE Available in stores in February, the upcoming range comprises 20 percent recycled cotton, which H&M says is the maximum amount that can be currently used without…

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Goodwill San Francisco Launches Tech-Enabled Textile-Recycling Bin

Goodwill of San Francisco has launched what it’s calling the world’s first tech-enabled textile-recycling bin. Designed to make donating clothes, shoes, household linens,…

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