Gallery: Top 7 Eco-Fashion Milestones of 2012 (Vote for Most Game-Changing...

2012 wasn't all doom and gloom. The past 12 months also ushered some of the most ground-breaking innovations and commitments the world has ever seen. From the first-ever flexible fiber-optic solar cell to a new California law designed to crack down on human trafficking and slavery across the planet, here are seven stories that are changed the face of fashion, science, and social justice this year. Above, Puma announced in October a line of Cradle to Cradle-certified apparel, shoes, and accessories that will either be biodegradable or recyclable through the manufacturer's take-back program.

Feeling nostalgic? Skip back a year for seven of the most ground-breaking eco-fashion stories of 2011.

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