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How to Shop Sustainably

How to Shop Sustainably

By Amanda Abrams By now, the word is out: Fashion, particularly “fast fashion,” is killing our planet. Low-cost, cheaply made clothes that are designed to be worn briefly until styles change are terrible for the environment. Over the past decade and a half, consumers have been buying and discarding considerably more outfits. Between 2000 and […]

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    Disrupt Black Friday: Buy Nothing, Make Something, Shop For Good

    Disrupt Black Friday: Buy Nothing, Make Something, Shop For Good

    It’s Thanksgiving week, so you know what’s coming after that last slice of pumpkin pie: Black Friday. The annual occasion—as well as its digital cousin Cyber Monday—sets off the country’s mad dash of holiday shopping. And let’s face it, some of the deals can be pretty enticing. But in recent years, there has been growing […]

    Cruelty-Free Fashion: Growing Leather Without Animals

    Cruelty-Free Fashion: Growing Leather Without Animals

    By Lucy Goodchild van Hilten A warehouse filled with huge gleaming silver vats hums around the clock, as billions of yeast cells work to make a material we can wear, sit on and carry around. In an adjoining room, rows of benches hold molds of different shapes and sizes, where sheets of cellulose layer up […]

    Jean Paul Gaultier Drops Fur, Calls Industry ‘Absolutely Deplorable’

    Jean Paul Gaultier Drops Fur, Calls Industry ‘Absolutely Deplorable’

    Another top fashion designer has pledged to ditch animal fur. During a live appearance on the French television channel Bonsoir!, Jean Paul Gaultier said will no longer use the material in his collections. It’s a complete 180 for Gaultier. In his interview, the legendary designer admitted to using fur since he started working in fashion, […]

    Milan Fashion Week Closes with ‘Oscars of Sustainable Fashion’

    Milan Fashion Week Closes with ‘Oscars of Sustainable Fashion’

    Milan Fashion Week closed on Sunday with the second annual “Green Carpet Fashion Awards” to promote sustainability in the fashion industry, Reuters reported. The event, promoted by Italy’s fashion association CNMI and the sustainability consultancy Eco-Age, gathered celebrities like Julianne Moore, Colin Firth and Cate Blanchett with fashion icons like Cindy Crawford and Anna Wintour […]

    What You Can Do to Make Your Clothing Ocean Safe

    What You Can Do to Make Your Clothing Ocean Safe

    As Fashion Week kicks off in New York City Thursday, it’s a good time to think about the impact that our clothing has on the environment. In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to the problem of microplastics, which enter rivers and oceans, accumulate toxins and work their way up the marine food chain […]

    Solution: Aussie Designer Launches World’s First Zero-Waste Bra

    Solution: Aussie Designer Launches World’s First Zero-Waste Bra

    If you wear bras, chances are you haven’t thought too much about their environmental impact. But bras can be made from a variety of unsustainable materials, from water-intensive cotton, to spandex, to petroleum-based polyurethane foam for padding. So once they’re tossed, these synthetic fabrics will sit in landfills and take forever to disappear. It’s no […]