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

Elephant Journal

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.

Sustainable Fashion: The Top 50 DIY Recycled Jewelry Projects

Green Living Ideas

Of course you love to reduce, reuse and recycle, but what about turning all that recycling into usable, wearable art? Feelgood Style has a great post here about fifty projects you can take on to make your fashion statement an eco-statement too.

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.

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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H&M to Launch the First Global Clothes Recycling Venture

Green Prophet

Swedish retail company H&M recently announced an upcoming clothes recycling venture, starting in February 2013. The fashion recycling campaign will span 48 nations, including the company’s Israeli franchises. Sustainable fashion is a burgeoning market in Israel.

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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Naomi Maaravi Fashions an Individual, Recycled, Re-designed Eco Collection

Green Prophet

When Dutch designer Naomi Maaravi moved to Tel Aviv a few years ago, she brought her “clothes with a story&# and affinity for recycled fashion with her. Fashion & Design eco-fashion Fashion Israel Israeli Design recycled fashion sustainable fashion upcycling

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

Eco Chic

That’s good news for those of us who love vintage fashion , looking for a deal, the planet (clothing production has a whopping environmental toll), and proponents of personal style over rabid trend-following. But what about the fashion ethics? . times the size of fast fashion by 2028.

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Israeli Designer Fashions Couture Gown out of Envirosax Reusable Bags

Green Prophet

In some crazy instances, as in the case of EcoGir suits, we see trendy men’s wear made from recycled plastic PET bottles. Fashion & Design design eco-fashion Fashion Israel Israeli Design recycled fashion sustainable fashion

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.

Rosh Hashanah 5772 Green Gift Guide for 2011

Green Prophet

Speaking of edible gifts, you may have some foodie friends out there that you want to give delicious yet sustainable presents to for the new year. Fashion is something that keeps on changing, so you may think that it is inherently not sustainable.

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

Eco Chic

times the size of fast fashion by 2028. I’ve been a second-hand fiend for many years now and advocate for ethical fashion (@fashionbenders). I find unique and newish designer items this way, while also adhering to my ethical fashion value system. . million tons were recycled, 3.14

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Piece-Meal High Heels Let Wearers Design Their Own Shoes

Green Prophet

When it comes to fashion, and sustainable fashion, shoes may be one of the worst offenders. Not only do shoe fashions change rapidly, but they also tend to wear out faster than our other articles of clothing.

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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. Is “leather” made from fish skin inventive recycling or another misstep for our master species? But which wins out – fish feedstock or fashion?

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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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Change Your Shoes With the Click of a Heel

Green Prophet

Click your heels three times and say: there’s no thing like eco-fashion! Eco designers (and designers who are interested in fun and whimsy) have been tackling the shoe issue for some time, finding ways to make them both more sustainable and versatile.

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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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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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MIA Teams with H&M to Get Us to Recycle & ReWear It (But Yeah, That Timing is a Little Controversial!)

Eco Chic

In an effort to make conservation tangible for those of us who are overwhelmed, new, or just into curving our Fashion carbon footprint, musical artist and bad-ass MIA has teamed up with fast- fashion giant H&M to get the word out about recycling our clothes.

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.

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 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. Lindsay: I must ask about your bright red gown made using recycled polyester from plastic bottles. Livia: Valentino is another Italian fashion institution and I always loved his work.

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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.

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

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

Pop Tops. Fashion. You Fill in the Rest.

Eco Friendly Daily

Fashion. While there are a lot of things that we’ve talked about that are made out of recycled materials, most of those things are pretty heavy duty things. Who knows what else they’ll turn into fashion. Recycling for Design. Why is recycling important?

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Eco-Friendly Christmas Gift Giving

Green Furniture Home Design

Use natural resources in a sustainable fashion. Basically anything made from organic cotton, bamboo, hemp or recycled fleece would do. Recycle all your old wax and make some cool custom candles for your friends and family for gifts. Or if you don’t have any spare wax lying around to recycle then you can purchase some beeswax candles with all cotton wicks or rustic pebble candles. In my opinion Christmas gift giving has become insane!

High Fashion News on the Runway

Eco Friendly Daily

This fashion show featured sustainable fashions cleverly created from recycled newspaper, and it was the first of its kind. So what fashions can be made from yesterday’s newspaper ? Green News clothing made from newspaper eco-friendly fashion newspaper clothing

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.

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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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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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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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.

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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Sleeping in Sustainable Style

Eco Friendly Daily

Sleeping in Sustainable Style. Not only is it affordable, but it’s made out of a substantial amount of recycled materials. The filling and the outer material are all made out of some proportion of recycled materials, and it is a very warm and beautiful bag. Categories.

Eco-Friendly Printing

Eco Friendly Daily

Either they themselves are involved with conservation practices, or they give you access to a regular type of service that has the added benefit of being conducted in a sustainable fashion. Why is recycling important? Categories. Garden. Kitchen. New & Exciting. Electronics.

Novica, the Store

Eco Friendly Daily

Not only are they made out of sustainable materials in a fair way, but they are also REALLY good looking. This thing is soft, awesome, and made in a completely sustainable fashion. Why is recycling important? Categories. Garden. Kitchen. New & Exciting. Electronics.

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

Eco Chic

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. John Patrick, founder of the sustainable fashion label John Patrick Organic, created an indigo painting, which is part of his wider exploration of historical natural and handmade pigments including honey, cochineal, and china ink.