From runways to online shops, designers are incorporating bark cloth, an ancient fabric made by indigenous peoples, into their looks because of its sustainability and longevity.
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Although this month is already underway, it’s not too late to join women all over the United States, United Kingdom and Australia in observing Women’s History Month. The 31-day celebration has been set aside to acknowledge and pay tribute to all women for their contributions throughout history and in society at large. We specifically celebrate those women working to make the world more sustainable.
St. Louis' Green with Indie Craft Show to Showcase Homemade and Vintage Treasures, Food Trucks and many other “Extras”
Now in its third year, St. Louis’ Green with Indie craft show will showcase an impressive array of vendors offering one-of-a-kind treasures for everyone, including upcycled vintage and modern jewelry, crushed recycled glass sun catchers, bird feeders made from teacups and saucers and so much more.
Want to know what’s on the horizon for sustainable fashion this year? The SOURCE Brand Preview provides insight into trends you’ll see in Spring and Summer collections.
Football fans across the country are teaming up with the New Orleans Super Bowl Host Committee in the “Geaux Green” challenge to make Super Bowl XLVII and its festivities as sustainable as possible.
Detoxing Fashion: Greenpeace’s Investigation Pressures Global Clothing Retailers to Clean Up their Supply Chains
I’ve read numerous predictions about the future of the fashion industry for this year, but one seemed to stand out to me more than the others – thirteen global clothing retailers will begin ‘detoxing’ their garment supply chains and promise to be toxic-free by 2020.
Got CDs laying around that you don’t play any more? Don’t trash them; upcycle them into these funky-chic mosaic style ornaments for you Christmas tree or other holiday decorating.
Redeeming the Tobacco Plant?: Ploughboy Organics Uses Agricultural Waste to Create Textiles and Dyes
You may not smoke it, but would you wear it? Ploughboy Organics is turning waste from organic tobacco farming into dyes and textiles for the fashion industry.
After you’re done preparing your holiday dishes and desserts, take some time to pamper your skin with these five all-natural beauty treatments using leftover pumpkin and a few other pantry ingredients.
New fashion start-up lur apparel plans to not only design and sell beautiful clothes made from recycled materials, but also to support women entrepreneurs in the developing world.
In Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood, resident and author Mansfield Frazier is working to rebuild the community through an urban vineyard.
Sustainable Opportunities & Challenges for the Fashion World: A Review of a Lecture by Dr. Kate Fletcher
What are the opportunities that exist for creating a more sustainable fashion industry? What challenges remain. Dr. Kate Fletcher’s recent lecture in St. Louis provided a glimpse into the future of “slow fashion.”
I caught up with two of St. Louis’ most talented sustainable designers, Katie Kantley and Genny Cortinovis, on the eve of their Eco-Centric: A Green Fashion Show runway debut to find out what inspired their collections, why ‘slow fashion’ matters to them, and more.