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.

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.

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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.

What is Sustainable Fashion?

Green Living Ideas

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.

10 Eco Fashion Companies You’ve Never Heard Of.

Elephant Journal

Here are some of the best eco-fashion companies you''ll want to support and share! Ecofashion Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Today Only eco fashion eco fashion brands made in the USA clothing mindful consumption shop local sustainable fashion There are cool companies doing good things all around us.

Why I Pursued a Career Sustainable Fashion Design. ~ Ana Nedelcu

Elephant Journal

Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Today Only eco fashion eco-business eco-conscious environmental awareness sustainable fashion My whole idea from the very beginning was to build a real concept based on the idea of active citizenship and anti-consumption.

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.

Sustainable Fashion: The Top 50 DIY Recycled Jewelry Projects

Green Living Ideas

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: The Top 50 DIY Recycled Jewelry Projects (via [link] ). Looking to add more sustainable fashion to your wardrobe this year?

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

Elephant Journal

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.” I couldn’t help but crack a smile.

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? The biggest challenges in creating a sustainable business is communications and marketing.

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.

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.

5 Ways to be Independent While Maintaining a Strong Relationship.

Elephant Journal

Last month I launched a new weekly podcast series featuring real conversations with some of the most progressive people I know.

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The 30-Year-Old Sweatshirt: Why Fashion should be Made to Last.

Elephant Journal

It’s the only way to take a stand against the culture of throwaway fashion that is becoming so prevalent. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Ecofashion Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) fast fashion is not eco or moral fighting back serve as example sustainable fashionIt’s not a crime to wear the same outfit time after time.

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.

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

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.

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.

3 Simple Ways to Inspire Mindful Consumption.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Ecofashion Green Z ADMIN Green Featured Today eco mindful consumption mindfulness sustainable fashion Clothes shopping is an Ameircan pastime. But it’s time to change the way we relate to, and talk about, our clothing.

John Oliver’s 17 Minute Takedown of Wasteful Fast Fashion.

Elephant Journal

John Oliver's hard hit at the wasteful, and socially irresponsible fashion industry is timely and on point. Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Ecofashion Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Today Only fast fashion garment factory John Oliver rana plaza sustainable fashion sweatshop

5 (More) Things You Didn’t Know About Fast Fashion.

Elephant Journal

Here are five more surprising truths about the fast fashion industry. Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Ecofashion Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Conscious Consumer eco apparel eco clothing fashion fast fashion sustainable fashion Did you know that outlets like Forever21 and H&M deliver new styles to their stores every single day? I didn''t either.

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

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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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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.

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

Eco Chic

In 2000, the European Union awarded the Tencel manufacturing process an Environmental Award in “technology for sustainable development.” Once the eucalyptus trees are harvested, mostly from sustainable farms, the wood is soaked in a non-toxic solution called amine oxide.

Israeli Designer Fashions Couture Gown out of Envirosax Reusable Bags

Green Prophet

Fashion & Design design eco-fashion Fashion Israel Israeli Design recycled fashion sustainable fashionColorful, feminine, and elegant, Amit Ayalon’s couture dress upcycles reusable Envirosax bags.

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 .

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

Eco Chic

And as always, Ace & Jig’s dedication to traditional design is apparent in their loom-woven cotton fabrics – a welcome contrast to fast-fashion’s automated process. Cary Vaughan and Jenna Wilson of Ace & Jig have done it again!

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.

Ecco Ukka Weaves Love, Magic and Recycled Materials into Fabric Jewelry

Green Prophet

Ecco Ukka’s funky fabric jewelry pieces are green, fashion forward, and comfy all at the same time. Trained as an industrial designer, Liat founded Ecco Ukka in 2009 when she could no longer resolve her work as a fashion designer with her personal ecological beliefs.

The More you Know, the Less Gold Glows.

Elephant Journal

4 Unexpected Benefits of Buying Fair Trade Fashion.

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Ecofashion Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) benefits eco fashion ethical buying ethnic fashion fair trade purchasing power sustainable fashionMy latest wardrobe craze is fair trade and ethically produced clothing from developing countries.