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Jan

Is that faux fur really fake?A Humane Society investigation finds that Kohl’s sold handbags labeled as faux-fur that contained rabbit fur. It’s not the first time a retailer has mislabeled real fur as fake. In fact, it’s more common than you think.

Is that faux fur really fake?
A Humane Society investigation finds that Kohl’s sold handbags labeled as faux-fur that contained rabbit fur. It’s not the first time a retailer has mislabeled real fur as fake. In fact, it’s more common than you think.

26

Dec

treehugger:

Cutting-edge fashion for eco-conscious shoppers has a new home on Helpsy.

15

Dec

Would you don a dress of expired condoms or accessorize with jewelry made from human teeth? Take a look at some of our bizarrely sustainable fashion finds.
14 examples of eco-fashion gone too far

11

Dec

5 chic cycling outfitsThese outfits combine style and practicality, proving that you don’t need to wear spandex cycling clothing to pedal to work.

5 chic cycling outfits
These outfits combine style and practicality, proving that you don’t need to wear spandex cycling clothing to pedal to work.

New mood sweater spills the beans about your true feelingsThe garment utilizes the technology used in lie-detector tests to read a person’s mood. The sweater then reflects those emotions in its rather large LED collar.

New mood sweater spills the beans about your true feelings
The garment utilizes the technology used in lie-detector tests to read a person’s mood. The sweater then reflects those emotions in its rather large LED collar.

05

Dec

Beautiful vegan winter hats, scarves, and glovesAnimal-free ways to keep warm and cozy as the temperature dips.

Beautiful vegan winter hats, scarves, and gloves
Animal-free ways to keep warm and cozy as the temperature dips.

17

Nov

Are there toxic chemicals in the clothes you’re wearing right now?Greenpeace’s Detox campaign works to get chemicals out of our clothes — and our environment.

Are there toxic chemicals in the clothes you’re wearing right now?
Greenpeace’s Detox campaign works to get chemicals out of our clothes — and our environment.

09

Aug

3-D printing weaves its way into fashionFrom jewelry and shoes to full-length gowns, 3-D printing may be the future of fashion.

3-D printing weaves its way into fashion
From jewelry and shoes to full-length gowns, 3-D printing may be the future of fashion.

05

Aug

Dave Rittinger, a New York artist and designer, developed five Zero Footprint Shirts that could “leave” you wondering just how much greener a shirt could get. The leafy garments are made from just leaves and glue, and Rittinger wove each of them carefully by hand. If you think these shirts are little impractible, you’re right — and Rittinger agrees with you. He says the deisgn is “an exercise in embracing ecological consciousness, illustrating how beautiful and also unpractical extremes can sometimes be.”
14 examples of eco-fashion gone too far

Dave Rittinger, a New York artist and designer, developed five Zero Footprint Shirts that could “leave” you wondering just how much greener a shirt could get. The leafy garments are made from just leaves and glue, and Rittinger wove each of them carefully by hand. If you think these shirts are little impractible, you’re right — and Rittinger agrees with you. He says the deisgn is “an exercise in embracing ecological consciousness, illustrating how beautiful and also unpractical extremes can sometimes be.”

14 examples of eco-fashion gone too far

02

Aug

unconsumption:

laughingsquid points to this Dress Made From the Pages of an Old Thesaurus: 

Redditor jorimoo, also known as paperbagboris, made a beautifully detailed dress out of an old thesaurus. The dress is lined with fabric with a bodice underneath for support and is covered is hundreds of thesaurus pages. More photos can be found at imgur.

Previous dresses made from books? Oh yes. See here and here.

unconsumption:

laughingsquid points to this Dress Made From the Pages of an Old Thesaurus:

Redditor jorimoo, also known as paperbagboris, made a beautifully detailed dress out of an old thesaurus. The dress is lined with fabric with a bodice underneath for support and is covered is hundreds of thesaurus pages. More photos can be found at imgur.

Previous dresses made from books? Oh yes. See here and here.