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5 planet-friendly fashion brands changing the sustainability game

"Sustainable fashion" is a term that has come to signify earth tones, boring manifestos, and flowing silhouettes. But a new crop of young designers, who were children when An Inconvenient Truth came out, have grown compelling brands with the planet in mind. As the fashion industry has become one of …

Fashion

How Fast Fashion Is Killing Rivers Worldwide

In the opening scene of the new documentary <i> RiverBlue</i> , deep magenta wastewater spills into a river in China as the voice of fashion designer and …

Environment

Why great design is the key to landing - and keeping - customers

New technologies come and go at a blistering pace.<p>All it takes is a single swipe of the finger for a smartphone user to end a budding relationship. Large, decades-old companies – from transportation to banking to retail – are now competing head-to-head with Silicon Valley startups.<p>Companies that …

Sustainable Fashion

Clothing and Sustainability: Your carbon footprint three-day event

<i>Story by Kristin Breakell</i><p>The School of Global Environmental Sustainability’s Global Challenges Research Team “[Over]Consumption: The Culprit Causing …

Sustainability

New clothing care label wants you to stop overwashing

<b>The Care Label Project will add a label to thousands of clothes in hopes that people will adopt laundry habits that are better for both fabric and</b> …

Sustainability

A designer creates a sustainable fashion line that grows with your kids

'Jake + Maya Kids' created a clothing line called 'Metamorphosis' that can grow with your kids. The secret? Adjustable waistbands, sleeves and an extension pack.

Sustainable Fashion

Meet FEMAIL, The Sustainable Fashion Line Made By Two Pen Pals

The story of FEMAIL, a sustainable line of clothing whose pieces double as a work of art, began when Janelle Abbott, an art student, started a collaborative project amongst friends back in 2011. The group of six would pass art back and forth to be worked on “together,” yet independently. By 2013, …

Sustainable Fashion

What Is Rainforest-Free Sustainable Fashion? Everything You Need To Know

Save the 🌳 , save the 🌎 .<p>Would you believe us if we told you that your current outfit may contain trees from the rainforest? Maybe the Amazon.<p>Possibly from one of Indonesia’s rainforests.<p>That’s right. The aged trees that make up part of the ‘world’s lungs’ and provide a habitat to millions of …

Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable Fashion: Meet the Canadian Designers Behind Atelier Denim

Two pairs of reworked vintage jeans from Triarchy’s Atelier collection<p>Did you know it can take up to 3,000 gallons of water to make a pair of jeans? …

Sustainable Fashion

4 steps for creating a capsule wardrobe

<b>Eliminate clutter, indecision, and stress in your closet by adopting this sensible habit.</b><p>Are you tired of standing in front of your closet, …

Clothing

How Supporting India’s Handcrafted Products Can Also Help Protect the Environment

Using natural materials and processes in the crafting process can help reduce carbon footprint, and make the manufacturing process more …

Sustainable Fashion

We Have No Idea How Bad Fashion Actually Is for the Environment

But it’s definitely not good.<p>My journey down the rabbit hole started with this fact: “The global fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world.” You’ll hear this repeated at panels, on blogs and news sites, and anywhere else sustainable fashion is being discussed.<p>Intuitively, …

Sustainability

Priyanka Bose on representing India on an international platform

Post her Oscars debut, we met with <i>Lion</i> star Priyanka Bose to talk about her first Academy Awards experience.<p><b>How did your part in Lion come about?</b> <br>I …

Sustainable Fashion

The Prius of shoes is coming: Sneaker makers are finding new ways to reduce their carbon footprints

Sneakers have not been known for their sustainable manufacturing processes. That's changing fast<p>They’ve always been practical. And at least since Carrie Bradshaw fetishized Manolo Blahniks in the early Aughts, they’ve been aspirational. But shoes are becoming something much less likely: …

Sustainability

Sybilla Teams With Sustainable Fashion Brand

<b>ECO PLAY:</b> Sybilla is poised to roll out a capsule collection of outerwear for fall in collaboration with Ecoalf, a Madrid-based apparel and …

Sustainable Fashion

Why we should pay far more for clothes

<b>A fashion reporter argues for the creation of a minimum spending limit when buying new clothes.</b><p>Shopping for new clothes is a pleasurable experience …

Clothing

These Fashion Houses Are Taking Sustainability Seriously

Fashion fades, but sustainability is here to stay.<p>Sustainability is the hottest buzzword in fashion right now. Let’s be fair, it’s not easy for an industry built around wide-eyed escapism to face up to the sometimes grim reality of its own world – but it is happening.<p>The collapse of the garment …

Fashion

How To Shop For Sustainable Fashion (And Not Go Broke)

<i>Color us progressive, but we don't think anyone should suffer for the sake of style -- be it the environment, the garment makers or our wallets.</i> …

Sustainable Fashion

Mango launches sustainable fashion collection

Fast-fashion retailer, Mango recently launched a brand new sustainable fashion line. The capsule collection called 'Mango Committed' includes 45 …

Sustainable Fashion

Timberland transforms recycled plastic bottles into shoes, bags

For its latest collection, Timberland is turning to the bottle—the plastic bottle, that is. The outdoor-wear maker has teamed up with Thread, a …

Plastic

Mango Just Launched Its First Sustainable Collection—and We're Obsessed

This week, Mango's new-in section is filled with pieces you can feel proud to add to your shopping basket, as its first sustainable collection …

Fashion

In Her Own Words: MARTA WAYDEL [Women In Tech Series]

<i>On the run up to Women’s Day on the 8th March, we are paying homage to 7 women who have made a name for themselves in the world of technology. The</i> …

Sustainable Fashion

Celebrities Pledge To Eco-Friendly Couture for Oscars 2017

Sustainable fashion took the spotlight at Oscars 2017 with some of the biggest celebrities taking the eco route to red carpet in their custom-made …

Incentivizing Sustainable Fashion: Lessons From Social Entrepreneurs

, Contributor<p>Social entrepreneurs like María Almazán of Spain, pictured above, are piloting solutions for sustainable apparel that show industry-wide potential.<p>An estimated 75 million people are now employed by the apparel industry. It’s a number that has almost quadrupled in the last 15 years. …

Sustainable Fashion

This New Brand Will Make You Rethink Sustainable Fashion

Aside from a few innovative and forward-looking brands, the idea of ethical fashion is still considered relatively unsexy not only in the fashion industry but also among consumers. Despite the detrimental and land-filling effects of disposable fashion, we have been accustomed to equating …

Sustainable Fashion

This London Fashion Week, Vivienne Westwood Challenges Us To SWITCH!

'What's good for the planet is good for the economy', rang the message at SWITCH! Vivienne Westwood's Climate Revolution event on Monday evening at Fabric in London.<p>Rocking a DIY crown made from rubbish and plastic waste, and emblazoned with the name of green energy supplier Ecotricity, Westwood …

London Fashion Week

Ethiopian Entrepreneur Builds Sustainable Fashion Business Manufacturing Apparel In Africa

Manufacturing apparel in Africa is expensive. Training and quality control are expensive. For many Western companies, Africa is a fresh start — an …

Sustainable Fashion

Air Pollution Masks Are Becoming A Fashion Statement

As air pollution worsens, designers are targeting city dwellers in Europe and the United States with couture masks<p>The intersect between fashion and …

Fashion

Emma Watson, Gucci, and a “green carpet” awards show are bringing glamour to sustainable fashion

There are many terms one might use to describe sustainable fashion; “glamorous” is probably not the first that comes to mind. Recycled cotton and plastic waste, pulled from the ocean and converted to yarn, don’t normally conjure images of beautiful clothes.<p>At the same time, the fashion industry is …

Sustainable Fashion

Red Carpet Green Dress is here to change the way you think of sustainable fashion

Ethical fashion and the red carpet don’t always go hand-in-hand, but Red Carpet Green Dress is about to change that.<p>Red Carpet Green Dress is an …

Sustainable Fashion