Ethical Designer Opportunity! Madesmith Academy’s Sustainable Fashion Business Incubator

Eco Chic

Is your fashion business (small or large) looking to increase sustainability practices? Have you hit a plateau with the growth of your eco-fashion company? Help is on the way! The biggest challenges in creating a sustainable business is communications and marketing.

Hijab Culture for Islamic Clothing in the Sustainable Fashion Limelight

Green Prophet

Long sustainably-made silk robes, vibrant headscarves fro organic cotton, and intricate lace face veils paint a modest, underground and mystical picture of Muslim fashion. And we are hoping this new fashion trend will inspire designers to cover this new trend.

Sustainable Fashion? Malagasy Style

Eco Friendly Daily

Sustainable Fashion– Malagasy Style. The cloth is sourced from sustainably harvested silk from wild cocoons, and it is dyed in a very sustainable way. The cloth is all certified fair trade, and it is becoming very popular around the world in boutique fashion stores.

Nolcha Shows at NYFW A/W 2017: Ethical and Sustainable Fashion Featured

Eco Chic

The Nolcha Shows at New York Fashion Week have come to be synonymous with independent designers—and that includes plenty of talent that is working ethically and sustainably too.

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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.

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.

Fashion Futures 2025: Global scenarios for a sustainable fashion industry

The Green Changemakers

Image www.forumforthefuture.org Fashion Futures is a call for a sustainable fashion industry. It’s designed to help organisations in all sectors take action which will safeguard their future, protect our environment and improve the lives of their customers, workers and suppliers around the world. They are designed as a tool to challenge companies’ strategies, inspire them with new opportunities and help them plan for the future.

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Something fishy about new iridescent fashion?

Green Prophet

Leading fashion houses are turning to schools in search of new materials for high-end handbags, shoes, and accessories. The sustainability angle is that widespread adoption of fish leather could relieve demand for cow leather, radically decreasing methane emissions.

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Bust-Waist-Hip: The Skinny on Fashion’s Body Image Issue.

Elephant Journal

I couldn’t help but crack a smile. A funny quote popped up in my personal trainer’s Facebook feed the other day: “Skinny girls look good in clothes; fit girls look better naked.”

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Hussein Chalayan’s Transformer Runway Clothes

Green Prophet

Want to go from one high fashion look to a completely different one without getting undressed? Turkish Cypriot Hussein Chalayan’s double-duty dresses are sensual and slightly sustainable: two-in-one haute couture arrives in a single shipment.

Pure Rootz Puts the Preppy in Organic Clothing

Green Prophet

The Pure Rootz fashion line brings organic cotton to the Lacoste customer. An increasing number of young designers see the environmental and personal comfort value of using organic cotton , and so lots of trendy clothes are starting to be made with sustainable fibers.

Rosh Hashanah 5772 Green Gift Guide for 2011

Green Prophet

So here’s a helpful gift guide for some different types of greenies: the Compulsive DIY-er (or DIY Appreciator), the Foodie, the Interior Design Junkie, and the Eco Fashionista. Fashion is something that keeps on changing, so you may think that it is inherently not sustainable.

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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.

The Green Closet Project: Eco Designers Tara St. James and Auralis Join Forces with Ecover to Promote Smarter, Lower Impact Fashion

Eco Chic

Instead of supporting American workers, we now get cheap clothes to the tune of Bangladeshi workers being paid just $43 a month to make them for us (that’s how fast fashion – and cheaper-than-ever clothes happen, my friends). Auralis in her studio.

Heroines for the Planet: Livia Firth Fresh From the Oscars

Eco Chic

To say Livia Firth is passionate about greening the fashion industry would be an understatement. Livia: Valentino is another Italian fashion institution and I always loved his work. We are building bridges with the big fashion designers and working together on this process.

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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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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! shoes*: c/o Cri de Coeur , vegan, friendly fashion.

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Eco Chick MegaGiveaway and Our Veria Living TV Spot!

Eco Chic

I was nervous, but the Veria team was incredibly helpful and directive, and Starre was right there behind the camera providing encouragement and support. Starre even played stylist and chose the right outfit from the many options generously loaned to us by eco fashion designer Auralis.)

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The Tailor Project Transforms Clothes and Challenges Consumption

Eco Chic

My daughter Sophie is my fashion reality check. As a sustainable fashion writer, consultant and outspoken activist, imagine being my daughter when you want to be totally normal like all the other teens you go to school with. I like fashion.

Bieber, Gaga Headline Christie’s 2011 Green Auction

Eccorazzi

According to the release, the carbon-neutral event will bring together “top art collectors, philanthropists, financiers and environmentalists with the fashion community.&#

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

Eco Chic

The invite promised four of my favorite things: sustainable fashion, great music, delicious cocktails, and free food. The brand’s was born in 1995, as is focused on bringing simplicity and style to the eco-friendly fashion scene. Want more Spring fashion?

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.

BeGood Clothing’s Bright Colors for a Sustainable Spring

Eco Chic

The store is giving a new face to sustainable fashion by carrying 40 brands and designers that each give back to a different eco or humanitarian cause, while being on the forefront of today’s fashion trends. Each purchase helps provide more jobs to the women in their community.

Radiant Natural Beauty with Jessa Blades and Greta Eagan

Eco Chic

Jessa, who is passionate about promoting beauty that is connected to health, aims to help women look and experience their most vital selves. Featured Beauty cosmetics Fashion makeup OrganicJessa Blades of Blades Natural Beauty makes up Greta Eagan. Photo by Clemens Kois.

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Carbon Footprints in the Garden

Green (Living) Review

For one thing: if you are already gardening in a sustainable fashion, then your environmental footprint is already significantly diminished and relatively low, and even more so if your are growing your own food as well and especially. In fact, simply having a garden itself, especially one in which fruits and vegetables are grown, helps reduce your environmental footprint immensely.

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

Eco Chic

Some folks might say that the slow food movement is ahead of the curve in terms of identifying and implementing viable ways to help make these lifestyle dreams come true. The post Feral Childe: Fine Art Meets Fashion in The Searchers for Spring/Summer 2013 appeared first on Eco-Chick.

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SoHo: a Great Place to be Alternative

Eco Chic

The invite promised four of my favorite things: sustainable fashion, great music, delicious cocktails, and free food. The brand, whose inception happened in 1995, is focused on bringing simplicity and style to the eco-friendly fashion scene. Want more Spring fashion?

What Are YOU Doing for Fashion Revolution Day in 2016? There’s LOTS Going On!

Eco Chic

Courtesy of Fashion Revolution Day. Some of them are still missing, their bodies lost to the race for the fashion bottom—the two dollar t-shirt. Fashion Revolution Day’s aim is to stop a tragedy of the sort of ever happening in order to solve the problem from where it starts: us.

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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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Afingo Fashion Forum at FIT: Sustainability and Philanthropy

Eco Chic

Starre Vartan (far right) speaks at FIT at the Afingo “Sustainability and Philanthropy&# panel. The most engaging insights included a consideration of the standards to which any fashion brand, eco or otherwise, must hold itself, as well as a call for improved labeling for consumers.

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Robin Wilson, Interior Decorator to the Kennedys and Clintons, Shares Her Secrets

Eco Chic

We shop with reusable bags, fill up our water bottles, avoid plastic like the plague, purchase beauty products made free of chemicals and we’re now filling up our closets with American designers that are making affordable and sustainable fashion their mantra.

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Heroines for the Planet: Anna Getty

Eco Chic

I asked Anna about her latest endeavors, how she helps others live more consciously, and whether being an heiress to an oil fortune has affected her environmental activism. I wanted to help people make more conscious choices about their lives , what they ate, how they took care of themselves, their families and children and the planet. The most important aspects of food is that it is clean, sustainably grown and organic. How has being a Getty helped your many eco-endeavors?

Summer Rayne Oakes Opens Up: Business, the LBD, and Her Passion for Bugs

Eco Chic

I happened upon one of the “How I Wear Eco Fashion&# posts here on Eco Chick mid-March to find a woman named Summer Rayne Oakes. What would you tell aspiring environmentalists, journalists and eco-fashion lovers? Featured eco fashion Fashion interview

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Sleeping in Sustainable Style

Eco Friendly Daily

Sleeping in Sustainable Style. They are too bulky to fit into regular backpacking backpacks, forcing you to let the whole thing out in your pack to help balance better. Jared Skye is an environmental scientist and author of sustainability and self-sufficiency themed media.

How to Go Green: In the Community

The Green Changemakers

Sustainable living has certainly become a buzz phrase. More and more people are looking at ways to reduce their ecological footprint: driving less, eating less meat, wearing sustainable fashions. By taking the concept of sustainable living beyond the narrow, individualistic approach, we can learn to see our interconnectedness to our environment and its inhabitants. Reconnect To help green your community, you first need to be part of it.

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Sustainability is destroying the Earth

The Green Changemakers

“Very provocative article that make us question what sustainability is really about and what alternatives we actually need to create different systems. Enjoy!” ~ Mabel Don’t talk to me about sustainability. I refuse to sustain the monster. What is it we are trying to sustain?

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The 2011 Edition of the Journal of Sustainability Education

The Green Changemakers

Her impressive accomplishments and the examples she brings to the interview are a must-read of inspiration for anyone involved with sustainability education. Show that your company or institution educates for sustainability. Sustainable-development Research Education

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