Accessories and Fashion

Top 6 Ecouterre Eco Fashion Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Ecouterre Eco Fashion Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

If you remember a time (just a few short years ago) when eco fashion consisted of oatmeal-colored t-shirts and hempy linen shorts, you'll surely appreciate just how sophisticated (and even high-tech)

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Spread Holiday Joy With a Handmade Felt-Flower Brooch (DIY Tutorial)

Spread Holiday Joy With a Handmade Felt-Flower Brooch (DIY Tutorial)

This do-it-yourself ribbon brooch will only take 20 minutes to make!  Handmade goodness fills any gift recipient up with joy, and with found materials you can create this gorgeous, unique flower brooch

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Argentine Brand Eco Lala Recycles Plastic Packaging into Funky Objects

Argentine Brand Eco Lala Recycles Plastic Packaging into Funky Objects

Eco Lala's recycled bags, clutches, bike accessories, dustbins and even seats will cheer up any person or abode in direct need of some color. Based in Buenos Aires, the brand by Agustina Rozenwasser

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Victoria’s Secret is Allegedly Using Child Cotton Laborers in Africa

Victoria’s Secret is Allegedly Using Child Cotton Laborers in Africa

Hardly angelic behavior, Victoria’s Secret was recently outed in a report by Bloomberg News that alleged the company has been using malnourished, underaged West African children to pick the cotton

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Spy-Approved Accessories for Subversive Gardeners and Stealth Planting

Spy-Approved Accessories for Subversive Gardeners and Stealth Planting

Are you itching to turn a neglected lot in your neighborhood into a lush garden, but it's technically frowned upon by the town?  Since we can't see the harm of adding some green, check out Vanessa

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Win a $345 Vegan Collina Strada Handbag From KAIGHT!

Win a $345 Vegan Collina Strada Handbag From KAIGHT!

Why not take a break from your holiday shopping to pick up a little gift for yourself - like this gorgeous $345 Collina Strada handbag from Kaight! We're giving one of these stylish vegan purses to one

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Architects and Artisans Collaborate on “Scarfitecture” Series of Handwoven Scarves

Architects and Artisans Collaborate on “Scarfitecture” Series of Handwoven Scarves

Scarfs and architecture don't appear to have much in common at first glance, but a new program recently launched by Dita Zakova of Ecolibri, and Rhea Alexander, founder of sustainable design house DIGS,

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Eco-Chic Holiday Gifts That Give Back

Eco-Chic Holiday Gifts That Give Back

For those of you who keep your shopping habits in check for the rest of the year, the holidays can be a source of serious stress.  Instead of buying just any old presents, why not spend your hard-earned

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Susie MacMurray’s Prickly “Widow” Gown Is Made of 100,000 Dressmaker’s Needles

Susie MacMurray’s Prickly “Widow” Gown Is Made of 100,000 Dressmaker’s Needles

Are you willing to suffer for fashion? Then try this on for size: Susie MacMurray has constructed a prickly gown out of more than more than 94 pounds of adamantine dressmaker pins. The Widow Gown, which

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Lexus Fashion Workshop Recycles Car Parts Into Environmental Haute Couture

Lexus Fashion Workshop Recycles Car Parts Into Environmental Haute Couture

Luxury carmaker Lexus is now trying their hand at making luxurious jewelry -- but they aren't dipping into the world's supply of platinum and diamonds. Instead, the automaker is on a mission to elevate

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HUGE Cyber Monday Sale – Up to 60% Off – on Green Goods from Ethical Ocean

HUGE Cyber Monday Sale – Up to 60% Off – on Green Goods from Ethical Ocean

We held fast to our commitment to Buy Nothing Day on Friday and avoided the craziness, the stampeding and the pepper spray, but we were blown away when we saw the deals that Ethical Ocean was offering up

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60% off Matt & Nat Handbags at Ethical Ocean – SALE ENDS TONIGHT!

60% off Matt & Nat Handbags at Ethical Ocean – SALE ENDS TONIGHT!

Yes, we are decidedly against the Black Friday craziness that has been sweeping the nation, but sometimes there's a deal you just can't ignore.  Matt & Nat's vegan leather bags are so loveable

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Humane Society: Watch Out for Faux Fur Claims This Holiday Season

Humane Society: Watch Out for Faux Fur Claims This Holiday Season

The Humane Society of the United States is sounding the alarm: Beware of retailers marketing real fur as faux fur while doing your holiday shopping this season. On Tuesday, the nonprofit filed a petition

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Kevin Cotter’s 101 Hilarious Ways to Reuse Your Ex-Wife’s Wedding Dress

Kevin Cotter’s 101 Hilarious Ways to Reuse Your Ex-Wife’s Wedding Dress

Kevin Cotter was married for 12 years before his wife decided to pack up and leave.  Luckily for him, she left her wedding dress behind.  Cotter decided to reuse the dress in tons of innovative, and

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14 Awesome DIY Holiday Gifts (And How to Make Them)

14 Awesome DIY Holiday Gifts (And How to Make Them)

This year, there's a way to give all of your friends and loved ones awesome one-of-a-kind gifts they'll love on the cheap - make them yourself! And don't worry if you don't fancy yourself a crafter. We've

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Japanese Artist Creates Edible Headpieces Out of Raw Veggies and Flowers

Japanese Artist Creates Edible Headpieces Out of Raw Veggies and Flowers

They say you are what you eat, but should you also wear what you eat too - on your head? That's what Japanese artist Takaya thinks we should do. The former chef creates his mouthwatering millinery out of

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Acca Kappa’s Biodegradable BIOCETA Brushes are Made from Sustainable Wood

Acca Kappa’s Biodegradable BIOCETA Brushes are Made from Sustainable Wood

The Acca Kappa company has been making high quality hairbrushes since 1869. The family owned business’ new line, BIOCETA, offers an array of sustainable and eco-friendly hair brushes, combs and tooth

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Buy PACT and Architecture for Humanity’s New Undies and Help Rebuild a Village in Japan

Buy PACT and Architecture for Humanity’s New Undies and Help Rebuild a Village in Japan

We all know how important our undergarments are in our daily lives but did you know they could provide a totally different kind of support than what you're used to? Yesterday, PACT unveiled its new

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Study Says Clothing Is Among Top Culprits of High Household Water Usage

Study Says Clothing Is Among Top Culprits of High Household Water Usage

Your home may be filled with energy- and water- efficient appliances, but a new study says that no matter how much you may be saving, the harm is already done. According to a paper published in the

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10 Cheap and Easy Ways to Keep Your Woolen Sweaters Looking Like New

10 Cheap and Easy Ways to Keep Your Woolen Sweaters Looking Like New

Clothes made out of natural wool, merino and cashmere may be slightly more expensive than their synthetic counterparts, but they can also last a heck of a lot longer - if you treat them right, that is.

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Ringo Starr Designs Earthkeepers Boot for Timberland to Benefit WaterAid

Ringo Starr Designs Earthkeepers Boot for Timberland to Benefit WaterAid

Timberland recently launched “Canvas That Cares,” a new program to raise funds for charity through the auction of custom-designed Earthkeepers boots.  The line includes 75 pairs adorned with Ringo

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7 Foxy Fur Fashions That Won’t Commit an Environmental Faux Pas

7 Foxy Fur Fashions That Won’t Commit an Environmental Faux Pas

Every fall and winter fashion magazines tout fur as what's in vogue for the season -- signifying that this un-animal-friendly trend is far from its way out. But if you dig the fashion, but don't want to

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14 Eco-Friendly Knit Accessories to Keep You Cozy

14 Eco-Friendly Knit Accessories to Keep You Cozy

Instead of cranking up the heat this winter, why not stay warm in a more earth-friendly way -- like bundling up in super cute knit accessories. Not only will you save some dough, but you'll be the most

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LAST CHANCE TO VOTE: Halloween Costume Contest Ends TONIGHT!

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE: Halloween Costume Contest Ends TONIGHT!

We were super impressed with the entries in our 2011 Green Halloween Contest, including some really imaginative ones like Rob Miller's awesome costume that replicates the famous pose of Han Solo when he

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TOMS Debuts Limited-Edition “Movember” Shoes to Bring Attention to Men’s Cancer

TOMS Debuts Limited-Edition “Movember” Shoes to Bring Attention to Men’s Cancer

Movember is a magical month when formerly clean-shaven men grow facial hair for 30 days to bring attention to and raise funds for cancers that affect men, specifically prostate cancer.  TOMS’s Movember

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Levi’s Launches 2 Million Pairs of Jeans Made With Better Cotton

Levi’s Launches 2 Million Pairs of Jeans Made With Better Cotton

This week Levi's invited Inhabitat to their San Francisco HQ to celebrate their first collection of products made with Better Cotton. The initiative is working with 40,000 farmers to produce cotton using

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14 Vegan Shoe Brands That Tread Lightly on the Earth

14 Vegan Shoe Brands That Tread Lightly on the Earth

Going vegan with your footwear doesn't mean giving up on owning good quality kicks. Today's cruelty-free shoe companies are creating lots of stylish options that are sweat shop and animal-free while being

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14 Eco-Friendly Women’s Trench Coats, Blazers and Parkas!

14 Eco-Friendly Women’s Trench Coats, Blazers and Parkas!

Summer slipped by so quickly, and boy have we been feeling the chill across the country. Whether you've been battling heavy rain, strong winds, or are simply spending your days strolling your local park

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DIY: How to Make a Delightful Shrimp Nigiri Sushi Roll Halloween Costume

DIY: How to Make a Delightful Shrimp Nigiri Sushi Roll Halloween Costume

MATERIALS: - White styrofoam packing peanuts - An old foam mattress pad - A piece of wide black or dark green ribbon - Pink and green felt - Orange spraypaint STEP 1: First, glue the packing

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14 of This Fall’s Hottest Fashion Trends, With an Ethical Twist

14 of This Fall’s Hottest Fashion Trends, With an Ethical Twist

While 'trendy' is not usually synonymous with 'eco-friendly', we know sometimes even the most green-minded shoppers covet the new trends of the season.  So, here are 14 ways that you can stay on trend

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