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

Elephant Journal

I create and manufacture clothing for a living, and talk with customers often about the hard decisions around buying clothes. Questions like “how can you tell if something is sustainable?” and “What does sustainability even mean?” Ecofashion Green WAYLON: Today Only Christmas gifts Christmas shopping eco fashion brands green fashion hemp holiday buying mindful consumption mindful shopping organic cotton recycled sustainable apparel sustainable clothing

My Favorite Shirt Since Unicorns. {Review}

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Ecofashion Funny Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Yoga Z ADMIN Work Featured Today business for good cotton dolphins ethical fashion green ocean sustainable clothingDolphins are like unicorns of the sea, only slightly more elusive.

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

Green Prophet

In their swimwear, Reformation uses a sustainable product called Econyl, a regenerated nylon fiber made from waste such as fishing nets from the oceans and other waste from landfills. But above their adorable packaging (this is a vegetable) and social media messaging (these are our new shoes what you do with them is your business), and eco-values and tips on how to clean your clothes to minimize microfibres, they make really good clothes that feel like they will last. .

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4 Easy Ways to Plan a Wedding That Gives Back.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Ecofashion Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) alternative gift registries conflict-free jewellery eco fashion engagement season ethical gifts fair trade sustainable clothing weddingWhy bother having an eco, ethical, or "giveback" wedding?

Made in NYC Eco Fashion Label Tabii Just is Zero Waste, Looks Like a Million Bucks

Eco Chic

Made in NYC Eco fashion label Tabii Just , brings it, mixing an urban (Brooklyn) edge with a breezy, colorful Trinidadian vibe to create sustainable clothing that’s all about sharp, effortless style. Fair Fashion eco fashion fashion design indy designer made in nyc New York City sustainable clothing Tabii just tabitha st.

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The True Value Behind Buying Sustainable (Yoga) Clothing.

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How to Create a Green Wardrobe on a Budget.

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How Thoughtful Are These Threads? {Review}

Elephant Journal

In this day and I age, I personally want every company who makes the things they claim are a) eco-friendly or b) sustainable or c) responsibly-made to spell it out for me. It''s a mutual respect thing that benefits everyone—and it will be a deciding factor in where I spend my hard-earned dollars.

So 2012: Warm Up in White this Winter (and Autumn), Sustainably of Course!

Eco Chic

We’ve curated our white hot and sustainable picks around a watch we think should be in your winter arsenal. Fair Fashion eco fashion green fashion sustainable sustainable clothingOur verdict is in. White is the new black this season. And we aren’t the only ones; check out this gorgeous Pinterest board of winter-white runway looks here , and Lucky Mag’s take on the trend ).

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The Tailor Project Transforms Clothes and Challenges Consumption

Eco Chic

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. Imagine having to hear about garment worker’s rights, fast fashion , toxic effluents in waterways , textile waste , pesticides, designers getting screwed somewhere along the line and clothes being made in the U.S. I’d never thought of that in the grand scheme of fashion and sustainability.

AWEAR 2014: Eco Fashion Worn by Stylish Changemakers

Eco Chic

“ AWEAR is a project intended to help inspire us to think about where our clothes are made, what they are made of, and who made them.” Fair Fashion awear eco fashion Fashion recycled metal sustainable clothing vintage I was so honored to be featured on Kestrel Jenkin’s awesome project, AWEAR2014 ! What is AWEAR? ” The photos above and below were a fun eco fashion ensemble I put together to go to Portland (and for AWEAR, Day 46 ). What am I wearing?

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

Eco Chic

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. . Sponsored by H&M , a knowledgeable spread of panelists from across the eco-fashion sector met to talk about sustainability and fashion. ” Chua says, “and we need to make sustainability cool.” Fast fashion is on its way out.

California Natural with Nau’s Micromodal Pants: How I Wear Eco Fashion

Eco Chic

Made from sustainably grown and harvested European beech wood trees, this fine cellulosic fiber has the softness of silk and the breathability of cotton. Check out our coverage of their men’s stuff in our Guy’s Eco Fashion Guide , and in Sustainable Outer Layers for Transitional Temps stories. Fair Fashion cali style ethical how I wear ecofashion micromodal Nau pants sustainable clothing trousers

Honest By Clothing Reveals its 100% Transparent Fashion Line

Green Prophet

Going to the mall or outlet store to buy clothing is not the greenest thing one can do when the truth is known about what materials the clothing is made out of, as well as where and how it is made. Much of this clothing, even top line name brands, is often made in poorer locations such as rural China, Bangladesh, India, and other places where environmentally damaging dyes are used and clothing is sewn together by people working in sweat-shop and even slave labor conditions.

Heroines for the Planet: Summer Rayne Oakes, Green Inspiration, Ecopreneur and Activist

Eco Chic

Right now she’s in Brazil for Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, where she’s connecting with other like-minded influencers keen on advancing social equity and environmental protection. She shifts and travels from one sustainable project to the next with ease, all the while remaining cool-headed and grounded. Lindsay : Source4Style is bridging the gap between sustainable materials and sustainable designers.

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Suzy Amis Cameron Writing Books on Food and the Environment


Looks like a future sustainable clothing line isn’t the only thing Suzy Amis Cameron has on her radar. In an interview with, the 52-year-old wife of director James Cameron Read More The post Suzy Amis Cameron Writing Books on Food and the Environment appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats Featured Healthy Living News Vegan suzy amis cameron

5 Easy ways to Upcycle old Clothing

Hug a Tree with Me

The majority of the clothing we purchase are made from a blend of non-biodegradable synthetic fibers and petrochemical additives. It is our duty as stewards of the environment to extend the life of such conventional clothing so that they never see a landfill. Check out the 5 easy upcycled clothing videos below for more inspiration… Upcycled Denim Backpack. Recycled Clothing Yarn.

8 Ways to Green Up your Wardrobe

Hug a Tree with Me

From the moment we enter the world to the moment we leave it, we are cuddled by some form of clothing. With the exception of bathing and canoodling, our clothes are always on us – they hug our skin to provide privacy, and allow us to shield away the weather while expressing our styles. However, as good as our wardrobe of wears has been to us, they do have an ugly side – our clothing is a polluter of the earth, in fact, the clothing industry is one of the most eco-degrading.

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Environmental psychologist creates ready-to-wear “jump” fashion from hemp

Green Prophet

Today we are going to talk with Nina Skibnevsky, founder of Haptic Path , a sustainable clothing line – for women and men, – made in Israel for body, soul and mind. She considers that your clothes should reflect your life, how you move and where you move.

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Ticks bite back humans for warming the planet

Green Prophet

The most sustainable clothes are the ones in your wardrobe via @J_creativestudio. We’ve ticked off the ticks.

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Aussies Create Dress Made Of Microbes From Wine

Eco Chic

We all want more sustainable clothing, but how about a dress made from billions of microscopic creatures? Called Micro’be’ , the ‘fermented fashion’ project is described by the team as such: Micro’be’ fermented fashion investigates the practical and cultural biosynthesis of clothing – to explore the possible forms and cultural implications of futuristic dress-making and textile technologies. Microbe Dress. Image by Ray Scott.

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How Fast Fashion is Being Converted Into Jet Fuel

Eco Chic

It’s long process to turn a blazer into a blast-off , but that’s exactly what’s happening, as Bloomberg Business Week reports that Japanese recycling firm Japan Environmental Planning (Jeplan) has begun testing ways to use discarded clothes as jet fuel. With help from Osaka University, Jeplan has developed a means of extracting cotton fiber from old clothes and converting them into biofuel, namely, ethanol. How Do You Convert Clothes to Jet Fuel?

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Eileen Fisher at the Green Festival: Eco Fashion, Beauty and Social Responsibility

Eco Chic

The Wonder Women of New York City’s sustainable fashion movement gathered under one big roof this Sunday to showcase style and ethics hand-in-hand. Eileen Fisher , alongside sustainable fashion writer Amy DuFault, rounded up a team of 8 eco-fashion trailblazers on the main stage at New York City’s Green Festival this weekend. Eileen Fisher clothing, designed with clean lines and a modern aesthetic, was the epitome of cool.

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. Customers will be invited to leave old clothes for recycling in participating stores across the world, in return for H&M vouchers. In Israel, each bag of clothes will be worth a NIS 20 (roughly $5) voucher. So far there are no restrictions on the size of the bags or on the condition of the clothes. Sustainable fashion is a burgeoning market in Israel.

Three New Ecofashion Brands That Bring Basics, Beautifully

Eco Chic

And even those of us who love less simple clothing still need basics. . These three sustainable clothing brands make a compelling case for not only buying eco-friendly, but buying American-made and manufactured basics. Using recycled textiles, vintage buttons and sustainable sourcing, brands like Margu, 1×1 and Aeon Row make slow fashion and sustainable practice look as effortless as a crisp little black dress. They’re called “basics” for a reason.

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Three Cool Aussie Eco Fashion Labels

Eco Chic

These three impressive up-and-coming Australian fashion labels are bringing fresh, hip, colorful garments to the Southern Hemisphere and beyond – and they’re doing it with ethics and sustainability as a top priority. Ginger & Smart, POL and ALAS are three examples of Aussie designers producing stylish, high-quality clothing and accessories. The dyes used to give the clothing its brilliant color are free of harmful AZOs and formaldehyde.

Video: Fashion Giveaway, New Vegan Movie, Man = Meat, Gluten-Free Bagels & More!

Eco-Vegan Girl

Ecolissa is a self-proclaimed eco-vegan online shop with beautiful sustainable clothing and accessories for women. video vegan sustainable weekly roundup free breakfast clothing film websites eco recipe green YouTube beauty eco-vegan restaurants dessert filmmakerWhat better way to beat the Monday blues than with a weekly roundup?!

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Council for Textile Recycling Launches Education Initiative Promoting Clothing Recycling

Green (Living) Review

Website released aimed at getting used clothing out of landfills, into recycling stream Bel Air, Maryland : For the first time ever clothing brands, retailers, consumers, municipalities, charitable organizations, academics and recyclers are joining forces to promote the recycling of clothing and textiles. In the United States the average person discards 70 pounds of their old clothing, shoes and household textiles in their local landfill each year. Pairs Organic Clothing with Peaceful Jewelry Made from Disarmed Nuclear Weapons Cabling

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Leading organic clothing e-tailer,, is pairing up their sustainable clothing line with jewelry made from recycled, disarmed nuclear weapons cabling. From the ever-recognizable Peace Sign to more subtle images of the of the Tree of Life, Spiral, Lotus Flower and Love Birds, the line invokes beauty while being fully recycled and sustainable. Their clothing is made from sustainable fabrics and low-impact dyes.

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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. 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. BeGood Clothing is trying to change the perception of eco-friendly clothing.

The Great Bamboo Lie

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Four companies that use bamboo for clothing and other household fabrics were charged by the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for deceptive advertising techniques: claiming that the fabrics are made from “bamboo fiber”, are manufactured using an environmentally friendly process, are naturally antimicrobial, and will biodegrade. Bamboo clothing is not – really – natural and neither is it biodegradable or compostable.

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Buy Sustainable Duds

Eco Friendly Daily

From yoga gear to formal wear, eco-friendly clothing is gaining hype. You might be wondering what is means for your clothes to be eco-friendly. Environmentally conscious clothing is often made from natural and fair-trade materials like soy, organic cotton and bamboo. Fair-trade simply means paying fair wages to the individuals that make the clothing that we love to wear. Sustainable clothing also tends to be much more comfortable.

DGrade’s Hipster Trash Clothing is Made Cheap in China

Green Prophet

Determined to make a positive environmental contribution, the UK-based clothing manufacturer DGrade perfected a method that converts recycled plastic into yarn. Their cost-competitive brand Dirtball targets young, sporty types, and they are also under license to sell Spiked clothing designed for the hipsters among us. Which was all very exciting, until we learned that their clothes are made in China. How to make clothes from plastic.

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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. For those of you interested in a line of sustainable. clothing that’s not only affordable but helping create social change while. both men and women, are all made from eco-friendly and sustainable fabrics, but. All of CROW ’s clothing is sold on a sliding scale, with the faith that. those who can afford to support their clothing and mission at a higher rate.

Inspiration for Mindful Consumption

The Green Changemakers

My reasons have always been about sustaining our environment and leaving it a better place for my kids. All contribute in some way to either the degradation or sustaining of our planet. Since founding my own sustainable clothing company, I’ve been curious about the addiction of shopping. But strangely, this connection we’re feeling isn’t about the actual clothes. Even our conversations around our clothes are story-less: “I love that shirt!” “OMG,

Video Script and Illustrations: Introduction to Whole Systems Design

The Green Changemakers

We're going to start by looking at the two most important global principles of sustainable design: Whole Systems and Life-Cycle Thinking. Here's the challenge: Assume you're designing uh… let's say a clothes dryer, and you want to make one that's more sustainable without driving costs way up or performance way down, how would you do it? So let's expand our thinking from the dryer to the larger process of clothes getting dirty, being washed, and being dried.