Category archives: Eco Fashion in the News

American Appeals

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Article by Andrea Krystine Since the debut of their 100% USDA certified organic cotton "Sustainable Edition", American Apparel has been working on gradually integrating organic fibers into their main production lines. As a company that strives to find a balance between capitalist success and environmental/social success, American Apparel is actively s[...]

Recycled Fashion Embraces QR Technology

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Article by Andrea Krystine Since the introduction of QR (Quick Response) codes, many businesses are making the shift to mobile technology to keep up with the rapid changes of the market. Fashion Camp LA, a conference held in June of this year, offered a great intro to QR-codes with speaker Philip Warbasse, creator of the True Blood QR code and CEO [...]

Mixing Legacies

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Article by Andrea Krystine In 2004, Amy Bowen and Tudor Lloyd- Kerry combined their studies of environmental technology and art, added their love of the punk era and iconic/ironic tee slogans of the 80's & 90's ...and *poof* MONGREL was born. MONGREL, specializing in fashionably ethical tees, has a business model that "meet[s] in the middle, with s[...]

Mr. Larkin FW 2010

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Casey Larkin's "Fallen Fairy" series for Mr. Larkin A/W 2010 was inspired by musicians Tori Amos and Karen O of the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs. The collection includes organic cotton, hemp silk, and recycled polyester drop-crotch harem pant suits, high-waistey jodhpurs, and flared miniskirts. Sasha Duerr complimented the line with print dyes that were dev[...]

Samantha loves Ecoist

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Article by Andrea Krystine Unless you are an alien to this planet, you must know that once a product "goes Hollywood", sales skyrocket! Kudos to Ecoist, an awesome handmade bag brand, that is now the latest 'buzz' due to some prime product placement. Refreshing, because it's really about time that some green products get their debuts on the big scre[...]

A QUESTION OF inspiring social ethics

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Inspired by creative fashion trends and social responsibility, A QUESTION OF began to produce organic printed/non-printed tees they deem as "Fashion T-shirts topped with social ethics". A QUESTION was founded in 2008 and has since focused on fair trade and environmentally friendly products by offering chic fair-trade, organic cotton tees. The tees, produce[...]

Swim Patterns

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Digging the 1950's influence on suits this year + eccentric patterns With this in mind for your swimsuit shopping, provided are some Sustainable Swimwear options for your consideration... Emobi One-Piece & Samantha Pleet Mociun Kelly B Couture & Lina Renell

I feel Priti

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Summer is nearing and it's about time to get those tootsies in check-- but is there such a way to have pretty nails without exposing your body & the environment to yucky acetone [and other stinky chemicals] required for the traditional mani/pedi? As I aspire to maintain my "girly-ness" while also contributing to a positive and green lifestyle, I did[...]