Alaskan start-up Tidal Visions plans to create apparel and accessories from waste produced by sustainable fisheries, like salmon skin and crab shells.
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Want a new look for the cold Winter months? Turn an old sweater you no longer wear into a fashionable & hair-friendly head wrap.
Plastic can only be recycled one, right? Not according to Dirtball: their “the 50” jacket made from PET plastic bottles can be further recycled.
DREAM handmade sandals are a product produced by two social enterprises committed to empowering young Ugandan women & homeless individuals.
No need to throw out those old flip flops; with a little creativity and craft material, you can upcycle them into almost new summer footwear.
From mass producing ‘closed-loop’ garments to coloring t-shirts with waterless dyes, technological advancements are helping the sustainable fashion industry evolve into a powerhouse. Innovators are coming up with ingenious ways to create ethically-made garments without harming workers, shoppers or the environment. The blogosphere was particularly abuzz last month following popular musician and designer Pharrell Williams’ […]
As part of this month’s SOURCE Brand Preview, I had a chance to listen in as designers, buyers and company owners shared exclusive information about the direction of their brands. I thought it was particularly interesting to learn how menswear designers are working to knit a greater niche in the sustainable fashion world for guys. […]
With only a few days left of holiday shopping, here are seven ideas to help you choose one-of-a kind gifts for the environmentally-conscious, fashionable ladies in your life. Take it from me, regardless of the holidays your family celebrates, every woman would appreciate a kindhearted, thoughtful present. The choices vary from ordering online to upcycling […]
Grown-ups are no longer the only ones dressing in ultra-chic, sustainable fashions; designers are creating a niche especially for kids.
A pop-up boutique, “shwop” (shop + swap) and style event and online contests are some of the fun goodies to accompany New Zealand’s (NZ) first ever eco-fashion runway show, ‘Exposed’, on Saturday, September 21. While the country hosts three other fashion weeks, this will be opening night for ten sustainable designers as they come together to present original looks made completely from organic and upcycled materials.
Got a closet full of shoes that you wouldn’t wear on a dare? Don’t throw them away: try out some of these ideas for revamping last season’s looks into something “new” and stylish… without spending a lot of money.
No More Business as Usual: Eight Innovations & Opportunities Developing in the Sustainable Fashion Industry
Eco-fashion designers and business owners are completely revamping how they work with one another as well as with those in the ‘fast fashion’ industry. In fact, there are at least eight innovations and opportunities happening in the sustainable fashion industry that you’re sure to notice as you shop your favorite brands.
T-shirts are a comfortable, inexpensive and fun way to tell others about things that interest you. Unfortunately, they also are quickly piling up in America’s landfills, which collect about 12.4 million tons of textile waste each year. Lisa Stout, founder and Chief Upcycling Officer at Refried Tees is working to lessen this outrageously high amount by creating her entire clothing line from reclaimed t-shirts.