Tim Gunn Says No to Fur, Ascot Eco-Hat Contest, Toxic Earth Shoes

by , 02/12/11   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Site Seeing

Tim Gunn, Project Runway

Project Runway host Tim Gunn wants designers to make it work—without fur. “I’m on a campaign to get as many fashion designers as possible to stop using it,” he said at PETA event on Thursday “I’d just like to sit with them and have a talk and ask, ‘Is it really necessary?’”(Ecorazzi)

The Ascot races are the place for outrageous headwear. To celebrate its 300th anniversary, the Royal Ascot is searching for the most creative ensemble, made from recycled and repurposed materials, that captures the “essence of a day at Royal Ascot.” (Maidenhead Advertiser)

Sunny days are here again for world-changers. Proof is a sustainable-wood sunglass company that benefits eye-surgery patients in India. (TreeHugger)

Score one for the little guy: Abercrombie & Fitch, Calvin Klein, Gap, Target, and Tommy Hilfiger are just some of the brands that have pledged to compensate victims of a fire that broke out in a factory in Bangladesh, which took the lives of 28 workers. (Change.org)

Earth Shoes may not be so earth-friendly, according to the Center for Environmental Health, which claims that the shoes, although advertised as 100 percent lead free, contained more than 250 times the maximum amount of lead that more than 100 retailers (including Victoria’s Secret, JCPenney, Target, Kmart, and Kohl’s) have agreed to limit in their products. (L.A. Weekly)

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