Category archives: Fashion

Pride for Place: therethere

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One of the key elements of ethical fashion, is the love and support of local creative systems that engages a new type of pride for one's town in which they live. Oaklandish, Oakland's local love and civic pride apparel brand, re-introduces this "pride of place" in their latest project: therethere. therethere pays homage to the landmarks, the neighborh[...]

Eco Fashion in the News

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Gucci launches an ECO shoe collection for men and women made from biodegradable plastic and veggie-tanned calfskin, with recycled polyester tags. --Contact Music.com Today, the UK Gaurdian's Observer awarded  VEJA their Ethical Fashion 2012 award for the brand's "strong ethical principles whilst creating beautiful products." -Observer IKEA's promotion [...]

Eco Fashion in the News

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In support of the World Wildlife fund –protecting endangered wildlife and habitats, tackling climate change and promoting sustainable ways of living– designers like Nicola Fromichetti and Julie Verhoeven (among others) all created wearable art recently unveiled in Hyde Park. – British Vogue This month’s Copenhagen Fashion Summit explored “simply good fa[...]

Eco Fashion in the News

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With 16 hour days and no sick leave, more than 5,000 H&M, Gap, and Levi’s Cambodian garment workers failed to reach an agreement with their employers after 11 days of protest. – Ecouterre Ecotextile News reports that luxury brands are ”lagging on sustainability” and have fallen behind their counterparts in the textile industry. – EcoTextile News Ch[...]

Eco Fashion in the News

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In the name of seahorses, Ada Zanditon is swimming the distance with her spring/summer 2012 collection, Poseisus. Inspired by "the only species where the boys have the babies", Ada and fellow designer Kurt Williams will swim 10km to raise money for the Seahorse fund. -British Vogue Actress Elizabeth McGovern a.k.a. Downtown Abbey's Cora Crawley was spotte[...]

Topshop to debut Eco Collection

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In the footsteps of fast fashion house H&M, Topshop is debuting an eco capsule collaboration with UK fashion label From Somewhere - due in stores June 8th. "Recycling since 1997", From Somewhere specializes in upcycling pre-consumer waste, such as swatches and production off-cuts, into beautiful fashions. The Reclaim to Wear Collection will feature denim[...]

Discarded to Divine 2012

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Recently, we had the pleasure of partaking in a lovely evening at the San Francisco Design Center for Discarded to Divine -- an annual fundraising event established by the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Every year this fashionable auction features up-cycled second-hand garments re-designed by Bay Area locals. Check out the video for some of the highlights a[...]

Faye Inspired

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It was 1968 when the original Thomas Crown Affair was released, starring the timeless Faye Dunaway in her sensual glory. The famous chess scene, the provocative gestures.. oh and the wardrobe! After viewing, I couldn't help but want to run to the nearest vintage shop and swap up all the floppy hats, big sunglasses, trouser pants, mini dresses, and side[...]

Refix Spring Preview 2012

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Hello Friends, As you may know, it takes a lot of responsibility, coordination, patience, and a constant creative flow to keep a magazine alive. With that said, we are happy to announce our third issue will be *springing* up in only a couple weeks time. For your enjoyment, and as an apéritif to a delicious fashion volume to come, we invite you to take an [...]