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

Eco Chic

Is your fashion business (small or large) looking to increase sustainability practices? Do you have a great idea for a product line but need some assistance on the entrepreneurial front? Have you hit a plateau with the growth of your eco-fashion company?

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.

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.

Eco Closet in Williamsburg, Brooklyn: A New Sustainable Fashion Destination

Eco Chic

Run by the knowledgeable and friendly Lisa Joseph, who has an extensive background in fashion, the store carries some of my fave sustainable brands like Prairie Underground, Stewart + Brown, Ecoskin, Amour Vert, Smartglass, and Kris Nations. sustainable williamsburg

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

Eco-Vegan Girl

The majority of the guests were women, who were dressed to the nine in sassy eco fashion and organic clothing. Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff is known around Los Angeles as the queen of green events, since she throws one heck of a party.

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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. Four vivid scenarios explore how climate change, resource shortages, population growth and other factors will shape the world of 2025 and the future of the fashion industry within it. The global fashion industry generates over a trillion dollars a year. describes how fashion companies can be successful by becoming sustainable.

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Sustainability and Storytelling at NYFW: James Nathaniel Piña’s Love Letter Home

Eco Chic

I was here to see the James Nathaniel Spring/Summer 2020 ethical fashion presentation, as part of New York Fashion Week. The ethical fashion collection was interactive; every guest has a front-row seat to view in detail and even touch the eco-fabrics. James Nathaniel Jacket.

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What Does Made In USA Really Mean? The Textile Test Series Investigates

Eco Chic

Conscious consumers are already aware of the positive impact they can make by choosing locally sourced food, but clothing is still one aspect of shopping that can leave a lot to be desired in terms of sustainability. That is, the product should contain no — or negligible — foreign content.

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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. Big labels are exploiting the widely variable patterns, colors, and iridescence of fish skin (not found in traditional leathers) to bait buyers to new products.

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Flipping Clothing is Fun and Profitable—But What About the Ethics?

Eco Chic

That’s good news for those of us looking for a deal, the planet (clothing production has a whopping environmental toll), and proponents of personal style over rabid trend-following. . times the size of fast fashion by 2028. But Hold On, What About Sustainability? Second-hand.

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Eco-Friendly Bridal Gowns the Israeli Way By Liraz Rubbin

Green Prophet

April 2012 saw Tel Aviv’s first Bridal Fashion Week, featuring fifty up and coming Israeli designers. Israel’s lucrative bridal fashion business is on the rise. Reusing and recycling fashion has become increasingly popular across the Middle East, case and point, My Ex Wardrobe in Dubai.

What Wins the Competition for Most Sustainable Eye Glasses Material – Wood or Human Hair?

Green Prophet

Accessories are the victims of quickly changing trends and fads, and so their unsustainable fashionable-ness makes their ecological sustainability greatly needed. However we have not yet seen designers stare sustainable accessories in the face.

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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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Heroines for the Planet: Avery Dennison’s Sustainability Leader Helen Sahi

Eco Chic

Heroine for the Planet Helen Sahi, Avery Dennison’s Senior Director of Sustainability. . John Moore, co-founded sustainable fashion brand Outerknown with surfer Kelly Slater. Watch Creating Sustainability with Style: Avery Dennison RBIS x Outerknown .

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Heroines for the Planet: Avery Dennison’s Sustainability Leader Helen Sahi

Eco Chic

Heroine for the Planet Helen Sahi, Avery Dennison’s Senior Director of Sustainability. . John Moore, co-founded sustainable fashion brand Outerknown with surfer Kelly Slater. Watch Creating Sustainability with Style: Avery Dennison RBIS x Outerknown .

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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.

Carte Blanche Ethical Fashion: Get In on the Ground Floor with This Smart New Label

Eco Chic

New ethical fashion label Carte Blanche addresses all of what is problematic about fast fashion and today’s (unfortunate) way of making clothes. Crowd-sourcing - Fashion companies spend a fortune each season trying to forecast trends. >Carte

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

Eco Chic

It’s quite unbelievable the countless steps clothing goes through before entering your closet (fabric production, dying, finishing, cutting, sewing, labelling, shipping and more). The final product is breathable, strong, great for draping, and wrinkle-resistant—heck yeah!

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. All products are 100% vegan.

Heroines for the Planet: Avery Dennison’s Sustainability Leader Helen Sahi

Eco Chic

Heroine for the Planet Helen Sahi, Avery Dennison’s Senior Director of Sustainability. . John Moore, co-founded sustainable fashion brand Outerknown with surfer Kelly Slater. Watch Creating Sustainability with Style: Avery Dennison RBIS x Outerknown .

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.

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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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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Reformation swimsuit makes you feel like a pin-up model and a saint

Green Prophet

Especially ones like us who want to move this planet forward with basic values that every product we buy should carry. Three cheers to this company that makes sustainable fashion affordable, sexy, in good quality and in good faith.

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Sustania: The Business of Sustainable Business

Green Home Blog

In their own material, after many eloquent words, phrases and descriptions, it seems as though their program is to enable the business world to look at building sustainability as an opportunity.

Green Touch of Spain Pop-Up Shop in Brooklyn

Eco Chic

The Green Touch of Spain, a pop-up shop featuring products from sustainable fashion brands, is open through Friday, May 10th. Fair Fashion accessories Brooklyn dresses eco fashion fair fashion pop-up shoes spain Ecoology dresses and blouses.

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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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3 New Eco Boutiques: Ethical Shopping Wherever You Are!

Eco Chic

However, I spend a lot of time worrying how much of an impact of what I buy has on the environment and the people who make the product. According to Belvele’s site, the store is, “a platform for independent designers who represent the brand’s essence: design, craftsmanship, sustainability.”

Radiant Natural Beauty with Jessa Blades and Greta Eagan

Eco Chic

Not only does she offer an amazing expertise on cosmetic safety, but her stellar makeup artistry is convincing women of all ages—from savy fashion clients to impressionable teens—that natural beauty products should absolutely be the norm.

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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?

Eco Chic Exhibit Now On at Scandinavia House, NYC

Eco Chic

Righteous Fashion. Leave it to the Swedes to put together an exhibit concerning eco fashion that’s both beautiful and seriously thought-provoking. The film asks the right-now question, “Is there such a thing as sustainable globalization?&#.

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The Future of Fashion? Designing with Mushroom Mycelium

Eco Chic

But making material from mushrooms requires little energy (mushrooms like to grow in cool, dark places), and are lightweight, which makes them lower-energy to ship—or can be grown on-site where production takes place. Even so, as fast fashion has risen, so have more eco-friendly alternatives.

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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.

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.

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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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?

7 Gorgeous Coats That Will Get You Excited for Winter

Eco Chic

Collection sizes and production are limited, in order to stay sustainable. ” Sustainable luxury at its finest. In the world of sustainable fashion, Stella McCartney needs no introduction. Men’s Eco Fashion Shopping Guide Part 1.

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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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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 grew up vegan and then vegetarian adding dairy to my diet and then at a certain point I rebelled and ate a lot of meat and animal products. The most important aspects of food is that it is clean, sustainably grown and organic. LB: Who are a few of your favorite sustainable fashion designers and eco-beauty products? I love Weleda, Isun raw, wildcrafted and organic skin care products and Jane Iredale make-up.

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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