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  • Timberland - a leader in social responsibility

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    How Timberland is building a better life for factory workers' children The apparel company has emerged as a leader in social responsibility, helping families who work along its supply chain. A decade ago, Timberland was among many apparel compa...


  • Resizing fashion’s carbon footprint

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      Cheap clothing has become a disposable product in our society and most people in Europe recycle or donate less than half the clothing they discard — and they discard a lot — with the rest going into landfills. And despite the glo...


  • Panda - from obscurity to prominence in 6 mos.

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      How Eco-Friendly Fashion Startup Landed on Top Retailers’ Shelves in 6 Months After launching a winning campaign on Kickstarter, Vincent Ko (left), Michael Mills (not pictured) and Luke Lagera (right) founded Panda in 2011. It may s...


  • Custo Barcelona gets eco-friendly remodel

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    Custo Barcelona has been dabbling in sustainability for the last few years, adding eco-friendly elements to some aspects of their successful, global line. They have now opened an 'eco-sustainable' store in the La Maquinista shopping mall in Barce...


  • A Journey of a Dress - a video

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    We stumbled on this video on theurbn.com (URBANTIMES) an online magazine dedicated to optimistic forward-thinking (we contribute to their growing eco-fashion coverage). More than a Price Tag is the final year degree project of Dearbhla Kelly. Th...


  • Special Report: Made in Japan, sold in Harajuku

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    Against the relentless rise of fast fashion and an influx of soulless knockoffs now flooding the Harajuku fashion market, it is hard to see a future for the individual creative brands that used to personify the area. Taking a stand against this t...


  • The skinny on trashing textiles

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    Our friends at USAgain (pronounced “use-again”) estimate that 11 million tons of clothing end up in landfills each year (and this is only for America). Their infographic, aimed at getting consumers to rethink how they dispose of textiles, comes...


  • Special Report: portable, biodegradable cutlery

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    Forgot to grab some fork with that salad, no worries if you have the Credit Card Cutlery sitting in your wallet, ready to dig into some greens! The idea behind this flat-pack fork was simple, to design a disposable cutlery that can be packed and...


  • Special Report: Maki Oh, made in Nigeria

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    “It’s sad that we allow cultures to die,” Maki Oh designer Amaka Osakwe says. “What the world thinks is African print is [actually] from Holland.” But the topsy-turvy reality that so many of the fabrics thought to be traditional A...