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Eco-fashion is more than a passing trend

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    Whether you’re an avid reality television viewer or a follower of eco-fashion, the name Daniel Silverstein is probably on your radar. The charismatic, near-prodigy level graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology (whose portfolio was lauded when he was only 14 years old) and finalist of NBC’s Fashion Star, is pioneering a new realm of [...]

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    Convert knows a good thing when it sees it. The Berkeley, Calif.-based boutique is following the likes of Everlane and Zady with an ethical online marketplace of its own. Launched late October, the e-commerce platform offers clothing and accessories with a sustainable, made-in-America focus. Many are even exclusive to the store. For despite the “newness” [...]

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    Read the rest of April Fool’s! 7 Hilarious Clothing Spoofs We (Almost) Fell For Read the rest of April Fool’s! 7 Hilarious Clothing Spoofs We (Almost) Fell For © Ecouterre, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us

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    On March 25, 1911, a large fire engulfed a clothing factory in New York City killing 146 workers, most of whom were immigrant women. While the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire became the impetus for the reform of building, fire, and safety codes around the United States, the event has continued to leave a haunting legacy [...]

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    In 2010, Shannon Whitehead and her partner Kristin Glenn co-founded (R)evolution apparel, a sustainable clothing company for female travelers and lovers of multifunctional dressing. Their signature piece, the Versalette, went viral in 2011 when they launched a Kickstarter campaign that became the highest-funded fashion project of that time. While Whitehead’s mission altered a bit post [...]

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    Read the rest of 7 Eco-Friendly Raincoats to Weather April Showers Read the rest of 7 Eco-Friendly Raincoats to Weather April Showers © Ecouterre, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us

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    Read the rest of 12 Ways to Stand Up for Workers’ Rights on Fashion Revolution Day Read the rest of 12 Ways to Stand Up for Workers’ Rights on Fashion Revolution Day © Ecouterre, 2014. | Permalink | One comment | Add to del.icio.us

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    Read the rest of 11 Emerging Designers to Watch For at Designers & Agents’ Green Room Read the rest of 11 Emerging Designers to Watch For at Designers & Agents’ Green Room © Ecouterre, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us

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    We might escape that handbasket to hell just yet. From the tens of thousands of people who stood up for worker rights around the globe on Fashion Revolution Day to Pharrell Williams and G-Star Raw’s ocean-plastic denim line, here are 10 stories that made us breathe a little easier in 2014. Feeling nostalgic? Skip back […]

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    Whether for good or for ill, some stories are just made to go viral. From Levi’s CEO Chris Burgh’s exhortation to wash our denim sparingly, if at all, to an activity tracker for the male member, here are some of our most read, shared, and discussed stories of the year. Take a ride on the […]

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    Photo by Miro Vrlik Photography/Shutterstock Love ’em or hate ’em, celebrities have louder voices than us mere mortals. From musician Pharrell Williams, who thinks fashion can be a tool for protecting the planet, to supermodel Christy Turlington, who says that the preventable death of one garment worker is still one too many, here are seven […]

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    Photo by Shutterstock As a wise person once said, those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. With 2014 nearly behind us, we’re taking the opportunity to look back at the year’s triumphs and failures. Peruse our end-of-year roundups below and vote for your favorite post—or least favorite, as the case may be. […]

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    The readers have spoken! Make way for the most awe-inspiring, heart-rending, game-changing, mind-boggling, and cutting-edge eco-fashion stories of 2014, as chosen by you. © Ecouterre, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us

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    Read the rest of 39 Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2015 Read the rest of 39 Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2015 © Ecouterre, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us

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    Live in or around New York City? You’re cordially invited to a Jan. 7, 2015 screening of Cotton Road, a documentary that explores the global cotton supply chain through the eyes of its workers. Hosted by the Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator as part of its winter film series, and sponsored by Ecouterre, […]

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    It’s hard to believe, but San Francisco used to be a thriving manufacturing hub that employed tens of thousands of workers as late as 1969. As businesses migrated production to more attractive (read: more affordable) pastures overseas, the number of sites that churn out apparel and other textiles has steadily declined to just 136 this […]

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    Read the rest of 11 Eco-Friendly Winter Coats to Fend Off the Deep Freeze Read the rest of 11 Eco-Friendly Winter Coats to Fend Off the Deep Freeze © Ecouterre, 2015. | Permalink | 2 comments | Add to del.icio.us

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    Read the rest of Meet the Winners of the 2014/15 EcoChic Design Award © Ecouterre, 2015. | Permalink | One comment | Add to del.icio.us

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    Don’t start off your month with a case of cabin fever. Bundle up and head out to Brooklyn tomorrow for a screening of The Next Black, a documentary that explores how out-of-the-box thinking is shaping the future of our clothes. Got questions? Be sure to linger for a post-film discussion with Lovisa Sunnerholm from AEG, […]

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    Picture this: Three young fashion enthusiasts from Norway, two of them still in their teens, travel to Cambodia, where they sample the life of a garment worker for a month. Not exactly the most universal of tales, but it’s one that has taken on a life of its own. In the two weeks since we […]

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