Eco Fashion

Shopping for overalls and a leather jacket to complete your Ghostbusters Dr. Jillian Holtzmann look at your local Goodwill store isn't only an eco-friendly option, but a charitable one.
Thread creates sustainable fabric that is made from PET bottles (plastic soda and water bottles) from Haiti and Honduras. The fabric is sold to clothing manufacturers like Timberland.
This is how you can change the way you shop and make sustainable choices when it comes to your clothing.
It's not hard to see why apparel brands prefer polyester - it's inexpensive, blends well with other fibers, and new technological
Pathway To Purpose is a new blog series geared towards exploring why employees are putting a greater value on purpose in
It seems that nowadays, it's ok to buy a shirt or a bracelet at Express you will wear only for the duration of the summer
History in the dressmaking! The Designing Change short film below follows Suzy Amis Cameron's Red Carpet Green Dress campaign, from its inception at the Academy Awards in 2009 through the recent Oscar ceremony in 2016.
I only wear green to the Oscars. I'm not talking about gowns a fashion writer might describe as emerald, chartreuse or seafoam. No, my idea of a green dress is an ensemble that was created in a way that is as good for the planet as it is beautiful on the woman.
One of the best aspects of owning a local business, is feeling like you are contributing to life in your community, Small businesses are often the sponsors of local causes, sports teams and community centers. Certainly, big companies employ many people, and give back to communities, but small businesses uniquely give a community energy, personality and culture.
Being an eco-minimalist style maven means not only choosing materials that are fairly traded and sweatshop free, but also choosing well made apparel that needn't be replaced often, as well as retooling what you already own.
In Kenya, Joan Otpi trains farmers to create fortified, nutrient-rich flour; in Pennsylvania, Janet Chambers launched a mentoring program for high school girls; and in El Salvador, Michelle Leach is giving youth a way to develop a local economy.
3. Full circle. With the reuse, recycling, and repurposing of clothing, vintage shops are becoming more readily available
Are you one of those super environmental types who shops at Whole Foods and your local farmer's market, avoids GMOs, and does your housekeeping only with eco-friendly soaps and detergents? But then when it comes to fashion, suddenly all their rules about purchasing products that are good for the earth fly away.
Tonlé's campaign points out that every year 100 million pounds of textiles worldwide are thrown away, which equals the weight of 14 cruise ships.
The battle between post-consumer clothing and new, mass-produced clothing has an unsung hero in college student Sarah Vandelist.
"It is not just about a pretty dress," says Amis Cameron. "Because we all wear clothes every day, it is important to start thinking about how they are dyed and milled and what that is doing to our planet and our bodies in the name of fashion.
There are animal-loving designers who have committed to making truly cruelty-free fashions from harvested fur (the animal is not killed, but shorn or brushed to remove usable fiber); they make wonderful and terrifically long-lasting pieces.
Most of the clothes we wear (unless they are labeled "Fair Trade" or "Organic") contain some pretty toxic additives. For example, conventionally grown cotton uses more insecticides than any other single crop.
The effectiveness of Indego Africa's market access program for our artisan partners is only as good as its globally-integrated sales, creative, and production function.