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Eco Fashion Design
Ethical, ecological, fair trade, artisanal, slow design, craft, but always fashion!
Curated by Sass Brown
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H&M Launches First Products Derived From Garment-Recycling Initiative | Ecouterre

H&M Launches First Products Derived From Garment-Recycling Initiative | Ecouterre | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
H&M is launching the first products derived from recycled fibers from its garment-collecting program.
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H&M introduces the first designs made from the recylced fiber from thier take back program!

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San Francisco Launches City-Wide Zero-Waste Textile Recycling Initiative | Ecouterre

San Francisco Launches City-Wide Zero-Waste Textile Recycling Initiative | Ecouterre | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
San Francisco is launching the Zero-Waste Textile Initiative, a city-wide program designed to eliminate textiles that wind up in landfills or incinerators
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San Francisco launches a zero textile waste policy, so NO textiles end up in landfill!

 

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Myrrhia | Eco Fashion Talk

Myrrhia | Eco Fashion Talk | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
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Myrrhia is a contemporary women’s knitwear brand based in Oakland, California, working with locally grown and spun yarns. Inspired by friends and family, the collection fulfills a practical and fashionable niche in the knitwear market by producing local, stylish and fashion forward knit patterns, inspired by technology and space, in practical, wearable styles.  

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ECO FASHION | Alabama Chanin | Journal

ECO FASHION | Alabama Chanin | Journal | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
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So nice to see my 1st book Eco Fashion front and center of the @alabamachanin newsletter today!  

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Gap

Gap | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
Gap is nominated for the Public Eye Awards for failing to ensure that their suppliers comply with even the most basic safety standards for the protection of their employees. Vote now! #PEAwards14
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Fashion giant Gap has refused to sign the binding agreement «Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh». Instead, it is actively undermining serious reform by promoting a non-binding corporate-controlled program.

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Join the Fashion (RE)volution! – Lanni Lantto

Join the Fashion (RE)volution! – Lanni Lantto | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
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the Fashion Revolution begins

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Eco Fashion Forum

Eco Fashion Forum | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it

Eco Fashion Talk - Telling the Stories of our connection to the Material World through Cutting Edge Design.

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Check out the inaugural Eco Fashion Talk Newsletter, and sign up by cutting and pasting the link below into your browser https://www.facebook.com/ecofashiontalk/app_100265896690345

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Viste la Calle Interview | Eco Fashion Talk

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Viste la Calle Spanish language press for ReFashioned

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Winter 2013-2014

Winter 2013-2014 | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
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The winter issues of Coco Eco Magazine

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Yves Andrieux and Vincent Jalbert | Eco Fashion Talk

Yves Andrieux and Vincent Jalbert | Eco Fashion Talk | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
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Check out todays post on incredible Yves Andrieux and Vincent Jalbert who refashion vintage military fabrications into rich, layered, retro inspired women's clothing, accessories and home wear.

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We Are Islanders | Eco Fashion Talk

We Are Islanders | Eco Fashion Talk | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
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This weeks Eco Fashion Designer overview is on Irish label We Are Islanders, and their poetic first collection Tidal, dyed by the high tide on the Dublin coastline.http://www.ecofashiontalk.com/2013/12/we-are-islanders/

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Amour Vert | Eco Fashion Talk

Amour Vert | Eco Fashion Talk | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
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Amour Vert are a women’s contemporary eco brand, who believe you shouldn’t have to sacrifice style for sustainability.  With a fashion first perspective, the brand employs a zero waste design philosophy, while using organic and sustainable fabrics with low impact dyes.  The lifestyle brand combines Parisian chic with California casual, to produce a sophisticated, yet laid back collection that can take you from day to night, and utilitarian to dressy, all with an undeniably French aesthetic. 

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Patagonia Offers Repair Workshops To Salvage Damaged Products - PSFK

Patagonia Offers Repair Workshops To Salvage Damaged Products - PSFK | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
The retailer partnered with iFixit to offer tutorials on how to replace Patagonia items and fix things like broken zippers.
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Patagonia offers repair workshops to show customers how to repair thier damaged apparel

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Kate Moss Dons Recycled Mosquito Net Dress For Malaria Awareness | Ecouterre

Kate Moss Dons Recycled Mosquito Net Dress For Malaria Awareness | Ecouterre | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
Supermodel Kate Moss wears a dress made partly from recycled mosquito nets to raise awareness for Sport Relief's campaign against malaria.
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Kate Moss wearing recycled mosquito net dress

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Little Monsters

Little Monsters | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
Once upon a time in a land not so far away #LittleMonsters could be found hiding in children’s clothes from Beijing to Berlin. Read a Detox Fairytale: www.greenpeace.org/littlemonsters
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The Clean Clothes Campaign extends DETOX to draw attention to the toxic chemicals used in childrens clothing

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NIKE's New ColorDry Dyeing Technology Cuts Out Chemicals & Water

NIKE's New ColorDry Dyeing Technology Cuts Out Chemicals & Water | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
ColorDry is a low waste and low impact dyeing technology that NIKE has developed with Dutch company DyeCoo as its next step toward sustainable manufacturing.
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NIKE's new ColorDry dying process eliminates water and chemicals from the textile dying process

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Beth Stewart's curator insight, January 17, 11:58 AM

Seems promising, will be interesting to hear more about the feasibility of something like this. (Particularly for smaller companies that may not have the deep pockets that Nike does.)

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Max Mara Adds "Newlife" Recycled Polyester to Its "Weekend" Clothing Line | Ecouterre

Max Mara Adds "Newlife" Recycled Polyester to Its "Weekend" Clothing Line | Ecouterre | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
Weekend Max Mara and Saluzzo Yarns recently collaborated on a Spring/Summer 2014 collection made of a special high-tech yarn called Newlife, a fiber derived from 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.
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More on the Max Mara mini collection from NewLife and recycled plastic bottles

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6 Things You Should Know About Your Clothes

6 Things You Should Know About Your Clothes | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
Last week, I received this comment on one of my posts: “I want to know more about what you know. I’m such a mindful consumer when it comes to food but have never thought about how my purchasing dec...
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6 things you should know about your clothes for Fashion Revolution!

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36 Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2014 Orsola de Castro – Ecouterre

36 Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2014 Orsola de Castro – Ecouterre | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
ORSOLA DE CASTRO (CO-FOUNDER, ESTETHICA AT LONDON FASHION WEEK; CO-FOUNDER, FROM SOMEWHERE, RECLAIM TO WEAR) As we move into the '90s revival, grunge will be 20142014
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The 2014 Ecouterre eco fashion predications from a host of industry professionals

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Fashion Revolution USA | Eco Fashion Talk

Fashion Revolution USA | Eco Fashion Talk | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
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Today, 1st January 2014 sees the official launch of Fashion Revolution Day build up, a worldwide movement demanding fair treatment of workers in the garment industry the world over.  One year on from the horrific disaster at Rana Plaza, the 24th April will see the culmination of the campaign to honor those that lost their lives, and in an effort to create justice and transparency in the global fashion supply chain

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Commentary and Critique – Size Matters | Eco Fashion Talk

Commentary and Critique – Size Matters | Eco Fashion Talk | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
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The media & fashion industry's portrayal of an unrealistic standard of beauty and those breaking the mold! 

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emi-eve

emi-eve | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
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Emi & Eve produce a line of purses and jewelry from Cambodian bullet and shell casings. 

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Inside the London College of Fashion's eco-hub

Inside the London College of Fashion's eco-hub | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
Fashionable ideas get an ethical makeover at the Centre for Sustainable Fashion. Matilda Lee reports
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A great overview article on the London College of Fashions Center for Sustainable Fashion from the Ecologist

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Kitty Von Tastique - At the AHM Fashion Clothing Exchange

Kitty Von Tastique checks out all the excitement of the Sydney AHM Fashion Exchange where you can swap your clothes with other people to find something amaze...
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Kitty Von Tastique visits the Clothing Exchange in Australia

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Designers have an obligation to make sure their work is truly sustainable

Designers have an obligation to make sure their work is truly sustainable | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
From high-concept chairs to low-impact packaging, there is a greater emphasis on materials and processes that designers use
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a great Guardian newspaper article on a designers responsibility to design more responsibly

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