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Indigenous Fair Trade Fashion 

Indigenous Fair Trade Fashion 

  Indigenous organic + fair trade fashion has been leading the way in stylish, handmade fashion since 1994. All Indigenous’ sustainable apparel is made with extreme care by artisans who are paid a Fair Wage. The founders, Scotty and Matt, have helped form a scalable artisan network through the Indigenous clothing line that reflects a commitment to sustainability and socially […]

Levi’s Field of Jeans To Promote Recycling

Levi’s Field of Jeans To Promote Recycling

  In an effort to promote recycling, Levi Strauss & Co. started a drive that brought in 18,850 pairs of jeans. The event known as “Field of Dreams” is meant to show the impact of throwing clothes in a landfill versus recycling. The collected jeans weighted 24,000 pounds. They were put on display at the 49ers football stadium by a […]

Southwest Airlines Upcycles 80,000 Leather Seats Into Shoes, Bags, Balls

Southwest Airlines Upcycles 80,000 Leather Seats Into Shoes, Bags, Balls

  Southwest Airlines will lighten its 737-700 aircrafts by over 600 pounds by replacing its leather covered seats with lighter material. The change was aimed at reducing weight – 600 lbs per plane – and thus fuel. The airline, having cracked the top 100 in Newsweek’s annual green company rankings this year didn’t want to throw away the 80,000 leather seat coverings in […]

Primark Dress Includes Worker’s Cry For Help

Primark Dress Includes Worker’s Cry For Help

  Mysterious messages about working conditions discovered in a store remind us that textile industry standards have changed little since the Rana Plaza disaster. Two Swansea shoppers have come forward saying they found extra labels sewn into items bought last year. “Forced to work exhausting hours” read the first; “Degrading sweatshop conditions” says the latest, pictured in the 25 June […]

Stella McCartney Uses Sustainable Wool for 2014 Pre-Fall Collection

Stella McCartney Uses Sustainable Wool for 2014 Pre-Fall Collection

  Stella McCartney’s 2014 Pre-Fall collection at the Harold Pratt House introduced McCartney’s sustainable wool partnership with the Nature Conservancy and Ovis XXI, through which her tailoring and knitwear will use wool from the sheep of Patagonia, South America produced in accordance with the conservancy’s new sustainability standards. Its aim to prevent overgrazing in a bid to preserve grasslands in […]

June Bracelet Measure Sun Exposure

June Bracelet Measure Sun Exposure

  The June bracelet — by French jewelry designer Camille Toupet — is feminine and flattering, while also practical. Camille has worked with brands such as Harry Winston and Louis Vuitton. She made the bracelet to help women prevent skin diseases due sun exposure. The bracelet ($99) made its debut at the International CES Show and will be available in […]

Minimum Wage Increase In Bangladesh

Minimum Wage Increase In Bangladesh

  After many protests, the Bangladesh factory workers were successful at increasing their minimum wage. The September protests caused 400 of the 5,000 factories to close. The government responded with a minimum wage increase in daily salaries from 3,000 taka ($39) to 5,300 taka ($68), effective December 1. The increase in minimum wage is expected to increase retail costs by […]

Four Ways to Recycle Your Clothes

Four Ways to Recycle Your Clothes

  Four Ways to Recycle Your Clothes: 1. H&M has a new policy allowing shoppers to donate bags of clothing (which don’t have to be in good condition or carry an H&M label) in exchange for a 15 percent discount on an item of their choice. Puma and The North Face stores also accept worn clothing, and other retailers such as Levi’s, […]

Vegan Rubber Roma Rain Boots $84

Vegan Rubber Roma Rain Boots $84

  April showers are long gone, but that doesn’t mean the rains have stopped. Roma‘s vegan rubber rain boots are made from 100-percent natural latex rubber, and they’re lined with cotton to keep your feet warm and comfortable. Fairly made in China from 100 percent natural latex rubber, each boot includes a lining of quick-drying cotton to keep your toes […]

Beyonce Partners with Rent The Runway Boutique

Beyonce Partners with Rent The Runway Boutique

  Beyonce is pairing her Sasha Fierce style with affordable prices in her new partnership with Rent The Runway. The online boutique provides inexpensive, high fashion apparel from over 100 designers and will now offer selections from the Beyonce Boutique. Rent the runway members can rent items for either 4 or 8 days. The site allows users to dress nice […]

H&M: 1st Fashion Company to Launch Global Clothes Recycling Program

H&M: 1st Fashion Company to Launch Global Clothes Recycling Program

  Swedish global fashion firm Hennes & Mauritz plans to start collecting old clothes from next year to hand over for recycling, it said on Thursday. H&M, the world’s second biggest fashion chain after Spanish group Inditex, said in a statement it will become the first fashion company to launch a clothing collection initiative worldwide. “From February 2013, customers will […]

China’s Shocking Textile Industry Facts

China’s Shocking Textile Industry Facts

  The Textile Industry is a recognized national precious stone in China. There are cities, like Changshu City (Jiangsu province) and Dongguan City (Guangdong), which concentrate a high number of textile enterprises (2300 and 6500 textile companies respectively). The textile industry is highly labour intensive, thus it benefited greatly from lower labour costs. Usually a basic worker’s monthly wage is $393 (2,500 yuan). For experienced workers […]

Constrvct App to Design Organic Cotton Garments

Constrvct App to Design Organic Cotton Garments

  CONSTRVCT is truly interactive, user generated fashion. It uses U.S.-sourced double-knit organic cotton jersey and industrial digital textile inks to create its vibrant, photo-quality prints, which are then professionally stitched together in a garment facility in New York City. As a web-based collection, you can make your own designs. Turn photos into beautifully distinctive styles. They make your design with digital textile printing and […]

Why Fashion at the Rio+20 Summit?

Why Fashion at the Rio+20 Summit?

  “Fashion is a highly visible industry that people can relate to and understand. The climate debate has a tendency to only deal with technical interventions such as turbines and heat pumps, but fashion can make everything more tangible for the individual. The fashion industry also affects social currents and thus other industries, which is why the fashion industry is […]

Levis’ Commuter Line of Jeans for Bikers

Levis’ Commuter Line of Jeans for Bikers

  Levi’s®, a 150 years old company, has made another innovative move with the development of its Commuter line—jeans built specifically for the needs and demands of commuter cyclists and those who want to look fly while getting around by bike. The Commuter jeans are ultra-durable and both water and odor repellant, but also include features like reflective interior lining […]

Honestby Luxury Clothing offers 100% Product and Markup Transparency

Honestby Luxury Clothing offers 100% Product and Markup Transparency

  Bruno Pieters conceived Honestby during a sabbatical from the fashion industry in Southern India. An award-winning designer and art director, Pieters spent 2010 exploring the developing world, an experience that profoundly affected his personal philosophy and his thinking about fashion. Mixing his experience with the current environmental awareness in today’s world, Bruno Pieters’ Honestby line will help people make […]

Livia Firth Eco-Dress Golden Globes 2012

Livia Firth Eco-Dress Golden Globes 2012

  What do the cream of the fashion design world’s crop and sustainability have in common? For most award shows, the answer would be a resounding “nothing,” but this year, Colin Firth’s wife, Livia is working with the fashion world’s biggest names to change that. The movement of eco-fashion from the sidelines to mainstream is gaining steam. As Italian Vogue […]

RainTees: Saving Trees with Tees

RainTees: Saving Trees with Tees

   Rain Tees began by donating school supplies to children living in endangered rainforests and now works with children in need all over the world. Every Rain Tee is handmade in the USA with eco-friendly fabrics and features original artwork created by children living in countries facing environmental destruction, poverty, and little or no access to education. For every tee […]

Green Fashion Industry Halting

Green Fashion Industry Halting

  For small businesses, the desire to go green isn’t always enough. Many fashion designers and retailers aspire to promote ethical clothing, and yet the difficulty often comes down to the fundamental economic principle of supply and demand. Organic baby clothes brand Little Esop, based in New York, uses 100 percent organic fabrics. Designer Judy Posey, who founded the brand […]

Dry Cleaning

Dry Cleaning

  Contrary to what its name implies, dry cleaning involves washing clothes in a liquid solvent to remove stains. In about 85 percent of dry cleaning shops this solvent is perchloroethylene (or “perc”), a chemical that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers both a health and environmental hazard. Dry cleaning is not always necessary; clothing makers often place the “dry […]

Puma Re-Suede

Puma Re-Suede

  Sportlifestyle brand PUMA recently introduced the new PUMA Re-Suede. Taking one of their most well-known shoes, the Suede, they recreated each component with 100% recycled materials, delivering sustainability whilst retaining the style. The Re-Suede will be sold in PUMA’s Clever Little Bag, their new sustainable packaging that has replaced the traditional shoeboxes. The Re-Suede‘s synthetic suede material is comprised […]

eGreen Shopping

eGreen Shopping

  eGreen Attire Websites for Shopping: www.4march.com -Boston based organic clothing www.Charmoneshoes.com -Green Manolo PVC-free shoes www.shopenvi.com -Boston based boutique www.gominyc.com -NY based boutique www.thegreenloop.com- Green Denim www.StewartBrown.com- sustainability gear