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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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Fashion Monitor: News - FIREup opens funding call

Fashion Monitor: News - FIREup opens funding call | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
University of the Arts London's research project FIREup is opening a funding call to London-based designer fashion businesses.
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Funded sustainable consultancy at TED UK as part of FIREup

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Angela Johnson | Sass Brown

Angela Johnson | Sass Brown | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
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Check out this weeks Eco Fashion Designer overview on Angela Johnson. Based in Arizona, Angela's retro, playful collection is made from upcycled T-shirts, reimagined as prom dresses.
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The Amazing Pledge This Company Made

The Amazing Pledge This Company Made | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
Tired of seeing women's bodies Photoshopped beyond recognition in advertisements? One company understands how you feel, and has vowed to stop going overboard when it comes to retouching.
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Debenhams takes a stand for real body image and against unrealistic photoshopping!

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YOJ | Sass Brown

YOJ | Sass Brown | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
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This weeks eco fashion designer overview is on Laura Stambi's research collection YOJ. With a background as a designer for Marina Rinaldi and Max Mara, she has a lovely understated Italian aesthetic, and her designs are entirely made from natural materials, many certified, and all dyed naturaly and organically.

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Zkano - Made in Alabama, An American Sock Story

Zkano offers a variety of certified organic cotton socks that are made in the USA. Whether you are shopping for fashion socks, over the knee socks, athletic ...
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Zkano - Made in Alabama, An American Sock Story
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Topshop Eco Friendly | Topshop Reclaim to Wear 2013 | Styleite

Topshop Eco Friendly | Topshop Reclaim to Wear 2013 | Styleite | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
Last summer, Topshop and eco-friendly label Reclaim To Wear launched an upcycled capsule collection that was made from discarded materials.
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Great article on Orsola de Castro's Reclaim to Wear collaboration with Top Shop

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Vivienne Westwood Fights Climate Change With A Poetry Contest - PSFK

Vivienne Westwood Fights Climate Change With A Poetry Contest - PSFK | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
Young creatives given the opportunity to develop their literary skills and save the planet.
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Vivienne Westwood promotes a contest in support of young poets around the topic of climate change
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Find of the Week: Leila Hafzi | see.7 magazine

Find of the Week: Leila Hafzi | see.7 magazine | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
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See.7 Magazines find of the week, featuring Leila Hafzi

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Current Exhibition

Current Exhibition | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
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Boisbuchet’s annual summer exhibition features traditional Japanese patchwork, in the 19th century castle of the Domaine de Boisbuchet in Lessac from June 7th until September 15th.

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Carla Fernandez | Sass Brown

Carla Fernandez | Sass Brown | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
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Eco fashion designer overview on the work of Carla Fernandez and her demi couture collection based on and made in collaboration with Mexican artisans

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Big Majority Favors Legalizing Hemp

Big Majority Favors Legalizing Hemp | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
A significant majority of Americans favor legalizing hemp, according to a HuffPost/You Gov poll. The poll found that 56 percent of Americans support the plant's legalization.
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Finally, a possible majority in favor of legalizing hemp in the US!

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Maiyet | Sass Brown

Maiyet | Sass Brown | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
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Check out this weeks Eco Fashion Designer, Maiyet who work with global artisans to produce a sophisticated, luxury women's wear collection.

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Your Favorite Stores Aren't Signing the Bangladesh Safety Act

Your Favorite Stores Aren't Signing the Bangladesh Safety Act | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
Labor groups urged massive clothing retailers including Gap and Wal-Mart to sign an international pact this week that would solidify safety standards and send a clear message that big brand names won't allow another easily preventable tragedy like...
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J C Penney, the Gap and Sears still holding out and refusing to sign the Bangladesh safety agreement!

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Lifestyle brand MUJI to develop local handicraft producers in Cambodia, Kenya and Kyrgyzstan | Business Call to Action

Lifestyle brand MUJI to develop local handicraft producers in Cambodia, Kenya and Kyrgyzstan | Business Call to Action | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
Innovations that Improve Lives
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Lifestyle brand MUJI to develop local handicraft producers in Cambodia, Kenya and Kyrgyzstan
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Firenze, premi primo concorso moda etica - Cultura e Tendenze - ANSA.it

Firenze, premi primo concorso moda etica - Cultura e Tendenze - ANSA.it | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
Firenze, premi primo concorso moda etica, Con il patrocinio di Mibac, Comune e Associazione Gioiello, , Cultura, Ansa
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The city of Florence, sponsors a new eco design contest.

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Spring Cleaning Alert: We Know Where Old Clothes Go to Die—and the Numbers Will Shock You

Spring Cleaning Alert: We Know Where Old Clothes Go to Die—and the Numbers Will Shock You | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
We rounded up the best ways to recycle your clothes.
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Great Elle Magazine on what options Americans have to upcycle thier clothing, and exactly how much waste there is!

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15 Major Retailers That Haven't Signed the Bangladesh Safety Agreement | Ecouterre

15 Major Retailers That Haven't Signed the Bangladesh Safety Agreement | Ecouterre | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
Here are 15 major clothing brands and retailers that have refused to sign the legally binding Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Agreement.
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American brands still refuse to sign the Bangladesh Safety Accord

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Quiet Observation | HandEye

Quiet Observation | HandEye | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
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wonderful Hand Eye Magazine article on Cambodian traditional embroideries

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Ethical Fashion: Is it just Pity Product? - Telegraph

Ethical Fashion: Is it just Pity Product? - Telegraph | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
Is it possible to wear your heart on your sleeve without dressing in a hairshirt?
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An excellent Daily Telegraph article on ethical fashion, despite the sad title of Ethical Fashion: Is it just Pity Product?
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Biobased Synthetic Textiles: Actually Better or Another Case of Greenwashing?

Biobased Synthetic Textiles: Actually Better or Another Case of Greenwashing? | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
Biobased synthetic textiles are derived from engineered and manipulated plant matter. But are these plant-based textiles actually better for the environment?
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Really thorough overview of the good and the bad of bio based textiles like Tencel and Modal.

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Leila Hafzi | Sass Brown

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This weeks Eco Fashion Designer Overview is on Norwegian designer Leila Hafzi who produces her extravagent red carpet and brial gowns in Nepal.

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Journal | Into the light

Journal | Into the light | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
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Lovely blog post from Christine Mayer of MAYER Peace collection on thier inclusion in my next book; ReFashioned

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ReFashioned: Cutting-Edge Clothing from Upcycled Materials

ReFashioned: Cutting-Edge Clothing from Upcycled Materials | Eco Fashion Design | Scoop.it
The area of recycling and upcycling is a rich and growing source of innovative design in the fashion and accessories industries.
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The pre launch of my latest book on Eco Fashion; this one on designers working with upcycled materials.

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Redressing the Fashion Industry: Orsola de Castro at TEDxLBS

Orsola de Castro, an up-cycling pioneer and mom of four, is bringing awareness to green fashion - the belief that turning 'waste to fashion' can foster healt...
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Orsola de Castro of From Somewhere in the UK on upcycled fashion

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