The woes of a Vegetarian Fashionista

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An interesting thread on the dilemmas of ethical fashion: “i can picture it now: sitting in a suave veggie bar wearing a pair of calf skin gucci loafers weeping over a tofu wrap.” Take a butchers at the thread on the Kitmeout Fashion Forum “it’s partially true. soy bean production like any other farmed crop […]

Organic Fashion

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Take a butchers at the debate on “organic Fashion” at the Kitmeout Forum: “Because The Industry Is So Nascent There Are No Real Standards. Sugar Cane Have A History Of Producing Denim Made With Fibres Which Are Apparently Less Harmful To The Environment. A Lot Of The Other Brands Are Just Seeing An Opportunity To […]

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 […]

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.

Thom Browne | Fashion For Action

KTV caught up with Thom Browne at Fashion For Action to discuss his involvement with the charity Housing Works, his unique trousers, fashion 101 for men, and what he has coming up with his mens & womens collection, Moncler and Brooks Brothers. Take a look! Music by the Doppelgangaz.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

West Hollywood becomes first city to ban sale of fur

West Hollywood becomes first city to ban sale of fur

Who said Hollywood is full of vacuous, self-obsessed, ignoramuses, who could no more empathise with the victimised than they could take their eyes of their bathroom mirror. Well… Residents and businesses spoke out after the city of West Hollywood voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that would ban the sale of fur. City staff must […]

EDUN Clothing Pioneers Project

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EDUN Launches “Pioneers” Project to Showcase Men of Style, Substance (Including TOMS’s Blake Mycoskie!) at New York Fashion Week

Armani to cease sandblasting jeans

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Giorgio Armani has committed to ban the dangerous practice of sandblasting jeans, a technique used to give jeans a worn look which seriously damages the health of workers. “In regard to the sandblasting finish applied to certain garments, the Armani Group wishes to make clear that this technique has been eliminated from our production processes […]

adidas ethical fashion – on the NOHARM mission

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adidas Group’s Commitment to Zero Discharge of hazardous chemicals. Looks like adidas are following NOHARM’s lead too by making a commitment to go ethical with their production techniques. Since July 2011 Greenpeace International has been campaigning to drive change in our industry. They are calling for the zero discharge of all hazardous and persistent chemicals […]

New York Vegan Fashion Show featuring NOHARM

Albany Vegetarian Network Inc.’s Photos – 2010 Veg Expo & Fashion Show featuring NOHARM. Since 2004, USA/UK-based NOHARM has combined high fashion and eye-catching aesthetics with a bold and inspiring set of ethics that guides its operations, materials sourcing, and production processes. The Company’s shoes are certified as fully vegan by the Vegan Society, completely […]

Ethical Fashion Show 2010 in Paris

The Ethical Fashion Show 2010. The seventh edition of Ethical Fashion Show 2010 will take place in Paris from 25th to 28th September. The main topic for 2010 will be: Fashion and Biodiversity. The Docks en Seine will be an illustrious venue for this growing event.

Special charity event in aid of Haiti

True Tiger & Ctrl.Alt.Shift in Partnership with SOME Night for special charity event in aid of Haiti Date: Wednesday, 20th January Price: Minimum donation on the door £5 Location: The Den & Centro, 18 West Central St, London WC1A 1JJ SOMEnight, London’s premier weekly dance music event is opening its doors and decks to the […]

Sustainable Fashion – Fashion Fusion Expo 2010

To raise awareness about fashion and sustainability, Fashion Fusion Expo 2010 is hosting an event on 12-13th March to show that sustainable fashion can still be stylish. The event will feature sustainable designers including Ethical, African, Caribbean, Asian Oriental and European clothing, shoes and accessories. Fashion Fusion aims to attract more than 6000 visitors. Expo […]

Ethical Fashion?

The ETHICAL FASHION SHOW® Paris is back: From 1st to 4th october, during the fashion week AT THE TAPIS ROUGE 67, rue du faubourg St Martin 75010 Paris A lot of people ask, exactly what is ethical fashion? There are numerous answers from brands like NOHARM, Loomstate and Edun. The issues extended from: Agenda 21 […]

Vegan T-Shirts by NOHARM

NOHARM, is generally considered the original environmentally x vegan clothing and footwear brand. The NOHARM organic T-Shirt looks simple, stylish and sophisticated and would make a good match with a pair of eco-friendly Sugar Cane jeans. To quote NOHARM “NOHARM synergises High Fashion and Ethical Consumerism. NOHARM recognises these two terms are no longer mutually […]

Ethical Fashion

The International ethical fashion trade fair will take place October 9th – 12th 2008 in Paris at the Carrousel du Louvre. Ethical Fashion Show® is organised by Universal Love a not-for-profit organisation founded in 1995. Ethical Fashion Show’s objective is to bring together International buyers and fashion professionals together with cutting edge ethical fashion designers […]

Green Fashion = FutureFashion

During New York Fashion Week, 28 top designers dazzled New York with cutting edge eco-friendly fashions on the runway.  Renewable, reusable, non-polluting fabrics such as organic cotton and wool, bamboo, corn-based fibers, recycled fibers and biopolymers were transformed into everything from elegant couture to street wear. Why FutureFashion? FutureFashion have launched FutureFashion as an Earth […]