Vegan Shoes 2012, NOHARM Shoes

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NOHARM, the premier men’s ethical and green footwear brand appears on fashion net. Vegan shoes are getting more and more attention these days from high street brands like, Nike, Brooks, Gucci and many more. Brands are starting to realise there’s a growing demand from responsible consumers.

Nike factory pays up

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How pro-active should a big name brand be to ensure that their products are not made using unfair labour and abuse? A big question most brands would like swept under the proverbial carpet. A Nike factory has agreed to pay $1m in unpaid overtime to Indonesian workers in a move that could force other suppliers […]

Paul Smith Olympic Stamp Collection

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Paul Smith has collaborated with the Isle of Man Post Office to design a prestigious collection of seven stamps to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. As a lifelong follower of the World Cycling, Paul Smith was honoured to be asked to participate in this project by the Isle of Man Post Office. […]

Levi’s Shop in Amsterdam goes eco-friendly

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Amsterdam based design firm Como Park was commissioned by Levi’s to create a new store interior concept. Frame Magazine recently reported on the behind the scenes failures and successes which led the design team to consider reusing materials in the store. ‘While the first concept looked good on paper, we made some prototypes and it […]

Brand to watch in 2012, NOHARM

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Keep a close eye on NOHARM in 2012. We believe it could be the new up and coming brand for next year. Not many brands have the heart or the vision to bring ethics and fashion to the same table but NOHARM has been quietly setting things out in recent years and 2012 is possibly […]

Replay Jeans follows Levi’s with Water-Free “Laser Wash” for Denim

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Replay Jeans create the broken-in look of vintage denim without the need for sandblasting. Replay’s “Laser Wash” uses no water at all, but rather lasers to achieve its pre-distressed look. Moreover, Replay uses ozone washing machines that require less water than conventional denim tumblers.

Production of Biobased Polyethylene by Toray

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Toray Industries, Inc. (Head Office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan; President, CEO & COO: Akihiro Nikkaku, hereafter referred to as “Toray”) has succeeded in producing laboratory-scale samples of the world’s first fully renewable biobased PET fiber by using fully renewable biobased PET derived from biobased para-xylene from Gevo, Inc. (Head Office: Englewood, Colorado, U.S.A, CEO: Patrick R. […]

Vivienne Westwood, A Concerned Fashion Designer

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Vivienne Westwood predicts humanity is heading for the gas chamber. Her extreme viewpoints on human rights, the financial crisis and the environment ended up being the focus of a Guardian profile from this weekend. She’s even reluctant to encourage people to buy her clothes. On the inevitability of human extinction: I will say something that […]

India cracks down on child labour

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After global apparel brands stopped sourcing from Indian apparel exporters for engaging child labour, the industry has decided to adopt zero tolerance to child labour and cleanse the supply chain. Though the extensive auditing of the supply chain will add an additional cost of 5 per cent, but it will at least keep India off […]

China’s Future Fashion is Green?

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As the Chinese government struggles to meet several of its own environmental targets to 2015, China’s textile industry could face a new ‘green tax’, which together with higher wages and a slump in exports, puts additional pressure on an industry that is already facing big challenges.

Jam out for a good cause

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Jawbone has joined forces with charity: water to help support their staff and operations — allowing them to continue the important work of bringing clean, safe drinking water to the billion people currently living without it. $50 from each Limited Edition JAMBOX will go to support charity: water.

Vivienne Westwood Gives £1 Million to Save the Planet

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Dame Vivienne said she donated the money after learning that only a tiny amount of the $6.5 billion (£4.2 billion) committed to the World Bank’s Climate Investments Funds (CIF) has been spent. Dame Vivienne has pledged the cash to the charity Cool Earth, which is trying to raise £7 million to prevent logging in the […]

Sugar Cane Jeans 2012 Lookbook

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Here we take a butchers at the Sugar Cane Co’s latest Lookbook. Sugar Cane denim by traditional Japanese dyeing techniques by hand and not by machine. The first model Sugar Cane Awa is made of sugar cane denim dyed by Awa indigo. Awa used to be one of the popular places producing indigo, located in […]

UNHATE Campaign by Benetton

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The official film of the Unhate worldwide communication campaign by Benetton launched in Paris on November 16th and presented by Alessandro Benetton.

Puma – Eco Friendly Trainers and Clothing

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PUMA is following the NOHARM lead further by producing clothes and trainers that are compostable. PUMA’s CEO Franz Koch told the German business magazine Wirtschaftswoche: “We are confident that in the near future we will be able to bring the first shoes, T-shirts and bags, that are either compostable or recyclable, to the market. It […]

Liberty Tool

There’s No Place Like Here: Liberty Tool. H.G. “Skip” Brack salvages tools from all over New England to resell at affordable prices, in an effort to support his local economy and craftsmen.

Timberland Boots x Ringo Starr

It’s a shame they don’t completely get it and are using leather but at least they’re on the right track: Ringo, Peace & Love “You love boots–that’s why you’re here. And since you’re an innately good and noble person, you probably love helping great causes, too. Lastly, we know you love Ringo. Because hey, who […]

NOHARM Vegan Shoes – New Website

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NOHARM, the original vegan and environmentally-conscious footwear brand has just released its new site in beta mode. The site is fully transactional and allows the ethically conscious consumer to buy directly online. Worth a butchers: NOHARM, vegan footwear for the ethical and environmentally-conscious man – BUY HERE

Designer Gas Masks – Sweet Irony

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Can the irony be more poignant. A a designer gas mask to save us from environmental catastrophe! You have to laugh. A series of designer gas masks by conceptual artist Diddo Velema explores the psychological comfort we derive from high-end goods in the face of imminent disaster. Decked in the iconic logos of Chanel, Gucci, […]

Burberry, from Chav to Depraved?

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New Burberry Despoke, from Chav to Depraved! Burberry now allows visitors to customise their trench coats with MINK linings and shearling collars. Burberry’s continued glorification of fur could be its next big headache as the brand migrates back to the bad old days of putting financial gain before its soul. Over the past decade we […]

Levi’s and Adidas try Eco-Friendly “Better Cotton”

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What is BCI? Well, The Better Cotton Initiative exists in order to respond to the current impacts of cotton production worldwide. BCI aims to promote measurable improvements in the key environmental and social impacts of cotton cultivation worldwide to make it more economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable. Since 2005, the BCI has been working with […]

Sugar Cane jackets Tailor Toyo fully reversible Souvenier Suka jacket

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Take a butchers at these limited edition fully reversible Souvenier Suka jacket. Look the business! Two styles available. Tailor Toyo Souvenier Suka jacket Tailor Toyo mens hand embroidered Japanese fabric souvenier Suka fully reversable jacket Tailor Toyo mens classic fit Japanese fabric fully reversable jacket Grey body yellow sleeves with hand embroidered dragons on front […]

Cross-species Fashion

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Who said fashion was humancentric. Take a butchers or a gander at this knit. Even Smedley would be proud. Knit a Sweater for a Penguin, Help Save an Oil-Spill Victim’s Life Due to the generous outpouring of handknits, a Maritime New Zealand spokesman says wildlife centers have more than enough, particularly with the warm weather […]

Gucci Faces Sweatshop Allegations From Employees

Gucci Faces Sweatshop Allegations From Employees

Gucci Store Employees Allege They Were Forced to Ask Permission Before Using Bathroom or Drinking Water. The luxury Italian fashion house has initiated an investigation into local mismanagement. WWD reports: “The company said it has investigated the complaints and as a result has taken a number of actions, including replacing the senior management involved, as […]

Counterfeit UGG Boots made with Raccoon Dog Skin

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Following Kitmeout’s report on raccoon dog’s being skinned alive to satiate a demand for fur back in 2007, animal-rights group Swiss Animal Protection has uncovered horrifying footage of breeders skinning raccoon dogs alive to make cheap knockoffs of UGGs. Genuine UGGs cost up to $300 a pair, but counterfeiters substituting sheepskin with raccoon-dog pelts and […]

American Eagle Outfitters – Denim Recycling Program

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American Eagle Outfitters and Cotton Incorporated are partnering on a denim recycling program called “Cotton. From Blue to Green.” American Eagle Outfitters customers are invited to bring any type of denim from any brand to American Eagle Outfitters stores. The denim is then given a “new life” by being converted into UltraTouch Denim Insulation, and […]

German fashion designer makes clothes from milk

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Anke Domaske, 28, has developed a fabric called QMilch made from high concentrations of the milk protein casein — the first man-made fiber produced entirely without chemicals. “It feels like silk and it doesn’t smell — you can wash it just like anything else,” Domaske told Reuters. “We have developed an all-natural fiber consisting of […]

Vivienne Westwood looks to Confucius for guidance

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Here we take a butchers at one of Kitmeout’s favourite fashion brands: “I have always loved the Mao cap, though I hate violent revolution.” remarks Dame Vivienne Westwood, who cites China as the key inspiration behind her Spring/Summer 2012 Gold Label collection at Paris Fashion Week. “I hope their traditional wisdom and experience from a […]

Mark O’Brien, cardboard shoes.

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Mark O’Brien, the self-confessed crazy craftsman, get dizzy with cardboard shoes. The crazy cardboard craftsman is currently based in Manchester. Perhaps he could make a cardboard Tevez to come on for Man City. Take a butchers at his cardboard shoes. Crazy cardboard craftsman for hire! I make work for use in shop display, illustration and […]

New Balance Creates NewSky Sneaker From 95% Recycled Plastic Bottles

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As part of a greater effort from New Balance to adopt more sustainable practices, newSKY represents an approach towards utilizing recycled materials to create footwear. The upper of newSKY is made entirely from Eco-fi; a high-quality polyester manufactured from 95% PET plastic bottles. Bottles are chopped into flakes, heated, and molded into fiber, creating a […]

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