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Eco-fashion is more than a passing trend

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    Read the rest of 7 Water-Saving Innovations Employed by the Garment Industry © Ecouterre, 2012. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us

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    Read the rest of 10 Bizarre Natural Beauty Treatments That Freak Us Out Big Time © Ecouterre, 2012. | Permalink | One comment | Add to del.icio.us

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    Read the rest of The Williamsburg Seamster Does Custom Alterations, Makes House Calls Read the rest of The Williamsburg Seamster Does Custom Alterations, Makes House Calls © Ecouterre, 2012. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us

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    Read the rest of 6 Ways to Eat Your Way to Gorgeous Skin, Naturally © Ecouterre, 2012. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us

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    Read the rest of 14 Eco-Friendly Ballet Flats to Put a Spring In Your Step © Ecouterre, 2012. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us

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    Read the rest of CrOp by David Peck Celebrates New Orleans’ Resilience for Spring 2012 © Ecouterre, 2012. | Permalink | One comment | Add to del.icio.us

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    Read the rest of 11 Things We Learned from H&M’s 2011 Sustainability Report Read the rest of 11 Things We Learned from H&M’s 2011 Sustainability Report © Ecouterre, 2012. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us

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    Read the rest of 15 Eco-Fashion Books That Uncover the Garment Industry’s Dirtiest Secrets © Ecouterre, 2012. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us

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    Photo by Shutterstock The following is an excerpt from Fashion & Sustainability: Design for Change (2012, Laurence King) by Kate Fletcher and Lynda Grose. Biomimicry is the practice of emulating nature’s patterns and strategies to direct product design, processes, and policies, and as such draws its inspiration from the living world. Janine Benyus, founder of [...]

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    Read the rest of 14 Eco-Friendly Raincoats for Tackling April Showers in Style © Ecouterre, 2012. | Permalink | One comment | Add to del.icio.us

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    Read the rest of 6 Natural Acne-Busting Treatments You Can Make at Home © Ecouterre, 2012. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us

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    Read the rest of 14 Eco-Friendly Jewelry Gifts for Mother’s Day © Ecouterre, 2012. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us

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    “Slow fashion” is a sustainable and ethical alternative that is fundamentally reconstructing the contemporary fast-fashion system. Slowfashion principles guide my textile-based label, Slow Palette by Jessica Robertson, within which I create pieces that transform consumption and disposal habits. Our planet and workforce are already stretched at the seams; to go faster is not the option. [...]

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    Photo by Shutterstock Thanks to a combination of technological innovation and developing global economies, “fast fashion” is now ubiquitous on the high street. A one-two punch of low prices and targeted advertising, in particular, has stimulated the boom of a teenage market, one that can stay up to date with the latest runway trends at [...]

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    When the Nordic fashion industry sought to devise a set of socio-environmental guidelines for apparel and textile businesses, it turned to the UN Global Compact for inspiration. Using the world’s largest corporate citizenship initiative as its framework, Nordic Initiative Clean and Ethical (NICE) drafted a new paradigm for promoting a more sustainable mode of consumption. [...]

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    Photos by Nneka Salmon Fashion and cultural appropriation are more than passing acquaintances. The latter, which is typically bandied about with terms like “borrowing” or “inspired by,” refers to the unauthorized adoption of elements from another, often minority, ethnic group. The issue came to a head in February when the Navajo Nation sent Urban Outfitters [...]

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    Read the rest of 10 Eco-Friendly (and Vegan!) Flip-Flops to Slip Into This Summer © Ecouterre, 2012. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us

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    Read the rest of 14 Eco-Friendly Sunglasses to Protect Your Peepers © Ecouterre, 2012. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us

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    The following is an excerpt from Naked Fashion: The New Sustainable Fashion Revolution (2012, New Internationalist) by Safia Minney. It seems like a very small thing to us, choosing a T-shirt or a dress made of organic rather than conventional cotton. but it can make a big difference at the other end of the chain. [...]

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    Read the rest of 14 Eco-Friendly Father’s Day Gifts to Show Pops He’s Tops © Ecouterre, 2012. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us

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