zero waste

Aeon Row: American-Made, Zero-Waste Clothing You Can Actually Afford

FASHION REVIVAL “I started researching eco-fabrics [and] became captivated by how affordable revived fabric was in relation to other eco-fabrics,” he told Ecouterre. “I…

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Ystr Minimizes Fashion Waste With Its "Cut to Order" Clothing

DOWN WITH EXCESS The fact that Ystr is online-only also means no retail markups, which typically factor in storefront overheads, wholesale loss, and inventory costs. Another defining…

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New York City's Jussara Lee Turns "Zero Waste" Into an Art Form

Life doesn’t always go the way you expected. Born to Korean parents and raised in Brazil, Jussara Lee embraced her love of tailored clothing from a young age. After a transitory…

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"Remade in the U.S.A." Brings Eileen Fisher Closer to a Closed-Loop Economy

REMADE FOR THE BETTER “In their year working with us as Social Innovators, Teslin, Lucy, and Carmen supplied both a galvanizing enthusiasm and attainable ideas for a new model of…

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Rothy's Makes 3D-Knitted Ballet Flats From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Rothy’s just might be the shoe of the summer. Produced using a three-dimensional knitting technique that generates little to no waste, each seamlessly constructed ballet flat…

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Mods: Modular, Sustainable Footwear That Reduces Landfill Waste

DESIGN FOR DISASSEMBLY “Mods,” his submission, comprises better-for-the-planet fibers such as bamboo, for the toe box and elastic wires and bands; wool, for an insulated,…

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Amy Ward's Upcycled Knitwear is Big on Drama, Small on Footprint

CUTTING THE WASTE Ward, who also holds a bachelor’s degree in fashion and textile design from the University of the West of England in Bristol, says she has always sought to keep…

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Skunkfunk Gives "Zero Waste" Fashion a Youthful, Hip Twist

What inspired Skunkfunk to create a zero-waste collection? We believe that fashion can and must be sustainable. We are constantly looking for innovative production methods that can…

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Evrnu Recycles Old Cotton Garments Into New Fibers

FUTURE OF APPAREL Evrnu’s patent-pending technology “purifies” post-consumer cotton waste first by shredding it, then by breaking it down at a molecular level. Next, a…

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Alice: A Modular, Zero-Waste Shoe Grown From Fungus

JE SUIS ALICE “As trendsetters, the high-fashion industry should be searching for solutions,” Peters, a 15-year industry veteran who has worked with the likes of Dries Van Noten…

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Tripty Project Makes Zero-Waste Bags, Clothing Out of Discarded Pineapples

Luke Swanson and Brooke McEver were working in Bangladesh at the time of the incredible garment industry tragedy at Rana Plaza. In reaction, they decided to found a company to train…

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Nike Celebrates Four Years of Flyknit, Now Uses Recycled Polyester

Nike toasted the fourth anniversary of “Flyknit” with an infographic about its mold-breaking technology. What’s the big deal? Unlike conventional shoemaking…

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Daniel Silverstein's David Bowie Sweatshirt is a "Zero Waste" Oddity

Get your Rebel Rebel on with Daniel Silverstein’s “zero waste” David Bowie sweatshirt—a tribute to our favorite Space Oddity. Part of Silverstein’s…

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Meet the World's First 3D-Knitted Casual Shoe

A Los Angeles-based footwear company has created what it dubs the world’s first three-dimensionally knitted casual shoe. JS Shoe describes the unisex shoe, which is available for…

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Finalists of 2015 EcoChic Design Award Turn Upcycling Into an Art Form

Sara Kiani from the United Kingdom created this dress and pleated jacket from secondhand hotel linens. “I became deeply shocked at having followed the big environmental and social…

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Space Between: Locavore Fashion Produced From Textile Waste

New Zealand fashion students at Massey University are leading a brand new kind of social enterprise producing local, recycled fashion. The initiative called Space Between is a…

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EcoChic Design Award Launches Alumni Network

Ecouterre is a media sponsor of the 2015/16 EcoChic Design Award There’s much refashioning happening in the area of textile-waste-reduction, with designers around the world…

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Adidas Working on "Endlessly Recyclable" Zero-Waste Soccer Cleat

Adidas envisions a future where worn-out sportswear isn’t thrown away, but rather broken down and remolded with scrap material from other industries to create new products. Its…

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