Posted on 22 October 2011 by Sustainability Digest
First World Trash/via
The saying “one man’s trash is another’s treasure” gets a new twist with these wallets, made from discarded materials. How does “one man’s trash holds another’s treasure” sound? The wallets are made by First World Trash, the New York company that scavenges junkyards for billboard vinyl and seat belts from old cars, then transforms them into wallets, bags, laptop and iPad sleeves, among other things, all by hand….Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 20 August 2011 by Sustainability Digest
The “Ready-to-wear-away” dress wears away as you wear it. Photo: Deborah Feingold
On TreeHugger, we like to focus on fashion that is built to last but this unusual garment could hardly go down without a mention. Called the “Ready-to-wear-away” dress, it is more an artistic creation than a wearable dress. Though wearing is exactly what it takes to get the dress to reveal its hidden design. Read on:…Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 18 August 2011 by Sustainability Digest
Photo: Veja x FrenchTrotters
What happens when a fair trade footwear label partners with a high end Parisian boutique? Enter Veja x FrenchTrotters, a capsule collection of luxury mens sneakers that merge classic design with sustainable materials — available come fall at select boutiques around the globe. Photos:
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Posted on 13 August 2011 by Sustainability Digest
If you live in a pair of PACT panties, boxers or briefs you’ll want to get your hands on the newest addition to their apparel collection: organic cotton/modal tees and tanks for men and women for fall, conveniently available online now.
The philanthropic brand has made a name for themselves in eco-friendly intimates and they are staying true to their company ethos — past partnerships include the Sierra Club, Oceana, and a host…Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 11 August 2011 by Sustainability Digest
Heading back to school in style does not mean making over your entire wardrobe. Instead, use your clothing budget to invest in well-made, high-quality ethical clothing that will last.
From an American-made backpack with a lifetime guarantee to a classic designer trench coat made with recycled nylon, we have a bevy of back to school clothing and accessories that are as functional as they are stylish.
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Posted on 02 August 2011 by Sustainability Digest
Ahkun co-founder Anh-Thu Nguyen. Photo: Emma Grady
This weekend, a band of local fashion and accessory designers came together to help launch Ahkun, a non-profit social enterprise that works with entrepreneurs and connect them to the global marketplace, with a pop up shop at the Lower Eastside Girls Club in New York City.
Participating designers also helped raise awareness for Kiva by donating 10% of their sales from the weekend toward a microloan for an artisan of their choice. I stumbled upon some interesting — and some weird — eco fas…Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 31 July 2011 by Sustainability Digest
Photo: A Perfume Organic
From California teens protesting Abercrombie & Fitch’s toxic perfume to secret chemicals found in popular perfumes, I’ve written a slew of stories on the chemicals in common fragrances. So for the sake of a fresh scent sans chemicals, here’s A Perfume Organic. The New York based perfumery offers hand-poured perfume using USDA cer…Read the full story on TreeHugger
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Posted on 26 July 2011 by Sustainability Digest
Photo credit: Magda Rod
TreeHugger likes to keep up-to-date on the latest green products to hit the market, and tradeshows are the best places to find them.
From June 13-15, Designers & Agents in Los Angeles featured a “Green Room,” focused on environmentally-friendly products and their creators.
From candles to jewelry, chocolate to clothing, the products on display at the international trade fair demonstrated that there is much vitality in the sustainable housewares and fashion industries, at the highest levels of design, but also among small producers and craftsm…Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 17 July 2011 by Sustainability Digest
Bahar Shahpar and Tara St. James of Guilded. Photo: courtesy Guilded
“The fashion industry needs a wake-up call,” according to ethical fashion designers-turned-teachers Bahar Shahpar, of her eponymous label, and Tara St. James of Study NY.
After years working in the fashion industry and learning the destructive impact…Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 14 June 2011 by Sustainability Digest
Photo: courtesy Clementine Shoes
A small boutique with local flare is taking their collection of sustainable footwear and fashion to the web with a new online shop. Based in Seattle, Washington, Clementine Shoes‘ stock boasts togs from Prairie Underground, footwear by Mohop, Melissa, and <a href="http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/01/swedish-hasbeens-give-traditional-…Read the full story on TreeHugger
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