What is Sustainable Fashion?

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What is sustainable fashion, and what does it mean for the human and planetary impact of our wardrobe? The post What is Sustainable Fashion? Activism cotton eco-friendly clothing fast fashion green lifestyle green living organic PHU slow fashionappeared first on Green Living Ideas.

Confused About Sustainable Fashion? 5 Easy Tips for Buying Ethically.

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Questions like “how can you tell if something is sustainable?” and “What does sustainability even mean?” I create and manufacture clothing for a living, and talk with customers often about the hard decisions around buying clothes.

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Well Dressed: Livia Firth’s Eco Age and the Observer Honor Stylish, Sustainable Fashion

Eco Chic

Sustainable style guru and Eco-Chick Heroine for the Planet Livia Firth will have a hand in choosing the Observer Ethical Awards ‘ first sustainable fashion champion for 2013! Fashion to me is all about the narrative behind the pieces we wear.

First Princeton Sustainable Fashion Competition: Creative Recycling at Its Best

Eco Chic

The Sustainable Fashion Competition was held at the lovely Princeton Art Museum Galleries. I was lucky enough to be asked to judge Princeton University’s first-ever Sustainable Fashion Competition a few weeks ago, and it was so much fun.

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Sustainable Fashion: Pay What You Can Afford & Do Good Too

Eco Friendly Daily

Sustainable fashion is growing beyond its hard-to-find niche. Sustainable. designers and their collections can now be found at the ever-present white tents at Bryant Park in New York during their fashion week, and was recently showcased at.

Pure Rootz Puts the Preppy in Organic Clothing

Green Prophet

The Pure Rootz fashion line brings organic cotton to the Lacoste customer. Whereas organic food has been a relatively easy sell to high-end customers, organic clothing has been a little tougher to get going. Cotton’s Organic Clothes Are Soft on the Environment.

It Was A Sustainable Fashion’s Night Out!

Eco Chic

To kick off a green Fashion Week, EcoSalon was pleased to co-host a (Sustainable) Fashion’s Night Out party Thursday, September 8th in partnership with New York’s Textile Arts Center, Of Rags , and the New York City Fair Trade Coalition.

Happy Birthday EcoStiletto: L.A.'s green community celebrates 2 years of sustainable fashion

Eco-Vegan Girl

Rolling Greens Nursery in Hollywood was hopping on the warm summer evening of July 14th, as several hundred eco movers and shakers gathered to celebrate with cocktails and organic food in hand. However, I was sure to indulge in the scrumptious organic vegan food offerings.

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Zameeg: Ancient Persian Eco-Love for US Clothing Line

Green Prophet

For as long as they’ve known each other, Mohsen and Sepideh have dreamed of having an ethical fashion line that conveys how deeply the earth, or Zameeg in ancient Persian , needs our protection.

Beirut’s Eco Fashion Boutique is “Green and Glam”

Green Prophet

Green is glamorous, according to Beirut’s eco fashion boutique. People need to eat and people need to dress every day, so food and fashion are two of the ways that people can make a daily difference in protecting the environment.

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Rosh Hashanah 5772 Green Gift Guide for 2011

Green Prophet

But it can be even more difficult when you’re faced with the task of giving a gift to someone who is eco-conscious (and who, therefore, may be against commercial gifts that use up various resources). Eco Fashionista. Wishing you all a happy, healthy and sustainable new year ahead.

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Eco-Friendly Christmas Gift Giving

Green Furniture Home Design

Use natural resources in a sustainable fashion. Here are some common gifts from some common gift categories that I consider to be eco-friendly: Clothing. Basically anything made from organic cotton, bamboo, hemp or recycled fleece would do. T-shirts, PJs, sweaters, long-johns, hats all come in these eco-friendly materials, you just have to source them. You can source out organic vineyards for your wine choices as well.

We Went to See Eileen Fisher at The New School and It Was Life Changing

Eco Chic

Eileen began her career in interior design and dove into the world of fashion after encountering the world of handmade Kimonos in Japan. The fashion industry has some real big issues to solve and that presents real opportunities for growth and creativity.

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Sun-Soaked and Hazy: Ace & Jig’s Stunning New Spring 2016 Fashion Film

Eco Chic

This time around, the duo collaborated with Wolfgang Laib , a German conceptual artist known for his work with perishable organic materials such as pollen, milk, and wool. The post Sun-Soaked and Hazy: Ace & Jig’s Stunning New Spring 2016 Fashion Film appeared first on Eco-Chick.

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Korto Momolu Brings Cannabis Culture to NYFW with Women Grow

Eco Chic

Now add fashion to the mix: On the evening of September 7th, I had the opportunity to attend a runway show for New York Fashion Week at Pier 59 Studios and watched a hybrid of cannabis and fashion.

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Is Tencel (aka Lyocell) A Sustainable Fabric? The Textile Test Series Investigates

Eco Chic

Soft, renewable, biodegradable and wrinkle-resistant, lyocell, or Tencel©, is considered an eco-textile with big advantages. In 2000, the European Union awarded the Tencel manufacturing process an Environmental Award in “technology for sustainable development.”

Top Seven Online Eco Boutiques

Eco Chic

One of my favorite things to do while travelling around the world is to seek out the local eco boutique or sustainable store, as is inevitably includes a new designer I’m not yet familiar with and great local knowledge and resources.

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How I Wear Eco Fashion: Fashion Ecopreneur Greta Eagan

Eco Chic

Recently Greta Eagan, who is an eco fashion expert (more on that below), had an event to attend, and in putting her outfit together, realized that every part of it was sustainable, down to her nail polish! pants*: c/o Stewart + Brown , organic cotton & hemp blend.

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The Higg Index: A New Way to Judge the Sustainability of Your Clothes?

Eco Chic

Various companies have been working for the last few years to assess the sustainability of the clothing we buy off the rack (or from the website!). Called the Higg Index , it “allow brands, factories and chemical manufacturers to score the relative sustainability of their products.”

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Modavanti: Hot Summer Sustainable Style

Eco Chic

Modavanti , an online boutique, is quickly becoming the web destination to shop sustainable fashion. Stocking some of the industries’ hottest brands, they’ve got an eye for style and a heart for moving fashion forward.

Eco Chic Weekly 8/21/09

Eco Chic

Eco Chic Weekly compiles the best of the best in green fashion and beauty blogging each week. Please feel free to copy and use this post on your blog with a link back to Fashion, Evolved. Learn More at Ecco*Eco. Learn more at Organic Beauty View.

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Eco Designer Carrie Parry Wins the Green Fashion Competition at Amsterdam Fashion Week

Eco Chic

Eco-Chick fave Carrie Parry (check out Haley’s coverage of her F/W 2011 collection here ) has just won the 15,000 Euro prize at Amsterdam Fashion Week for her latest collection. Fair Fashion Featured

The Eco-Lovely Mrs. Montague Collection

Eco Chic

Parry is very aware about the constant evolution of sustainable fashion, but she is committed to her support of artisan communities. When I arrived at Capsule to meet miss Carrie Parry , I was excited to discover the creative mind behind her collection, Mrs. Montague.

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The New Source4Style: THE Eco Fashion Designer’s Key Resource

Eco Chic

For years, designers with a conscience spent an inordinate amount of valuable time tracking down fabrics that had a smaller footprint, looking for materials that were made from organic and ethical sources and colored with less-polluting dyestuffs. Fair Fashion Featured

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The New Source4Style: THE Eco Fashion Designer’s Key Resource

Eco Chic

For years, designers with a conscience spent an inordinate amount of valuable time tracking down fabrics that had a smaller footprint, looking for materials that were made from organic and ethical sources and colored with less-polluting dyestuffs. Fair Fashion Featured

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Eco Designer Carrie Parry Wins the Green Fashion Competition at Amsterdam Fashion Week

Eco Chic

Eco-Chick fave Carrie Parry (check out Haley’s coverage of her F/W 2011 collection here ) has just won the 15,000 Euro prize at Amsterdam Fashion Week for her latest collection. Fair Fashion Featured

Covet’s Wearable Eco Chic Comfort: Perfect for the Dog Days

Eco Chic

I first heard of Covet several weeks ago, and quickly fell in love with their Spring/Summer 2011 collection which define my breezy on-the-move fashion sense! Covet accomplishes this via the use of organic and sustainable materials while keeping track of trends around the world.

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Radiant Natural Beauty with Jessa Blades and Greta Eagan

Eco Chic

When natural beauty makeup artist Jessa Blades and eco fashionista Greta Eagan recently got together for an Eco-Chick style photo shoot, the theme of the day was radiance. Honey and Jasmine Mask, The Organic Pharmacy. Featured Beauty cosmetics Fashion makeup Organic

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Sustania: The Business of Sustainable Business

Green Home Blog

This is exactly what the organization Sustania, chaired by Arnold Schwarzenegger, is attempting to do. It is a way that may enable companies to view it beyond an arm-twisting ‘green’ acceptance for the sake of the eco-demographic.

SoHo: a Great Place to be Alternative (Apparel, That Is)

Eco Chic

With multiple retail spaces thriving on the West Coast, it was only a matter of time before the eco-friendly apparel company, Alternative , opened its first New York City location. Want more Spring fashion? Photograph courtesy of Turner PR and Alternative Apparel.

Meet the Microorganisms That Will Save the Planet (And the Fashion Industry)

Eco Chic

Kristal Peters, a veteran of the luxury fashion industry, believes that fashion should set a higher standard of sustainability for the rest of the business. “[But] employees who work in the fashion industry need to be fully educated on this movement.

SoHo: a Great Place to be Alternative

Eco Chic

With multiple retail spaces thriving on the West Coast, it was only a matter of time before the eco-friendly apparel company, Alternative , opened its first New York City location. Alternative is currently partnering with ECO-TINTES , an ethical Peruvian dye company.

Leaf // Cloud Exhibit at Fair Folks and a Goat in NYC, Featuring Eco Fashion via Kaight Boutique

Eco Chic

Curated by former Eco Chick contributor, Alicia Lubowski-Jahn, the Leaf // Cloud: Nature Tangible and Transcendent Exhibit at Fair Folks and a Goat goes on through this weekend, so if you haven’t made it to the Upper East Side yet, put a visit in your calendar! As you scroll through this post, you’ll see some of the gorgeous naturally-inspired works of art, along with some eco fashion pieces brought to complement the exhibit for a special trunk show I attended on June 14.

9 small things you can do to transform the garment industry

Green (Living) Review

As the Toronto-based non-profit organization Fashion Takes Action states on its website, “We believe it is important for consumers to understand the Buy It To Vote mentality, and the power that they hold within their wallets. clothes care fashion green living

BeGood Clothing’s Bright Colors for a Sustainable Spring

Eco Chic

BeGood Clothing is a socially responsible and eco-friendly clothing store located online and on Union Street in San Francisco. BeGood Clothing is trying to change the perception of eco-friendly clothing. This PrAna top made with organic cotton is perfect for a nice Spring day.

Do YOU Want to Be the Next Green Model?

Eco Chic

A 20 piece Eco-Fashion wardrobe. * A natural and organic beauty shopping spree at Future Natural. * A feature in Organic Spa Magazine. * A spread in Coco Eco Magazine. * Guidance and introductions by LOHAS to sustainable beauty, fashion and other companies.

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The Future of Fashion? Designing with Mushroom Mycelium

Eco Chic

But packaging materials aren’t the beginning and end of fungi’s potential—some are interested in making fungus fashionable, and not a moment too soon. Even so, as fast fashion has risen, so have more eco-friendly alternatives. ” The post The Future of Fashion?

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Support SecondhandFirst Week

Green (Living) Review

It is organized by TRAID , the charity doing tireless work to ensure sustainable and ethical practices in the clothing chain and it is hoped that this will become an annual event. Plus our reuse, educational, ethical fashion and development partners will be running their own initiatives under the #Secondhandfirst flag during this special week. Maria Chenoweth-Casey, CEO of TRAID said, “Second-hand has the power to create a more sustainable society.

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Livia Firth Steps Up Her Green Carpet Challenge

Eccorazzi

If you remember Livia Firth’s 2011 Oscar gown or the video we posted of her eco shop in London , you know that this is a woman dedicated to not just wearing sustainable fashion, but being its champion. Livia wasn’t the only fashion forward thinker at her table.

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H&M’s Conscious Collection: More Than Just Talk? A Conversation on Fast Fashion and Sustainability

Eco Chic

Fast fashion is on its way out. But the milestone meeting, which occurred Thursday at the Vogue headquarters, “Conscious Talk,” gathered together a dynamic group of individuals to discuss how to move the fashion industry into a sustainable future. .

Feral Childe: Fine Art Meets Fashion in The Searchers for Spring/Summer 2013

Eco Chic

Yet the independent designer label, Feral Childe , has been serving up a sustainable fashion feast for many a season now, and their ethically-made pieces have proven to be both aesthetically rich as well as stylistically grounding.

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Eco Chic - Untitled Article

Eco Chic

Learn More at Ecco*Eco. Check out the Eco Fashion World interview with Pivot shop owner Jessa Brinkmeyer. Read the review of Organic Essence Vanilla Lip Balm from Eco-Diva. Check out Green Grechen’s roundup of Eco Fashion Deals and Steals this week.

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Green Shoes Hit Mainstream at Payless ShoeSource

Eco Friendly Daily

Earlier this month, Payless ShoeSource announced that they will be launching a line of eco-friendly shoes making their entrance into the sustainable market at a price the majority can afford.

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