Accessories and Fashion

Made in Forest Hills: Bow Ties Recycled From Trash, Inspired by MoMA

Made in Forest Hills: Bow Ties Recycled From Trash, Inspired by MoMA

If you're trying to amp up your wardrobe with a unique flair, we might have just the thing.  Made in Forest Hills, founded by recycling connoisseur Nicholas Ruiz, is a collection of some of the most

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Trade Clothes With Your Friends Using “Closet Swap” iPhone App

Trade Clothes With Your Friends Using “Closet Swap” iPhone App

Looking to mix up your wardrobe this year and get rid of some of those old outfits that are just collecting dust? There's an app for that. The "Closet Swap" iPhone app enables you to trade clothes with

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World’s Largest Garment Made From Golden Spider Silk Now on Display

World’s Largest Garment Made From Golden Spider Silk Now on Display

We couldn't believe our eyes when we saw this glistening yellow cape made from spider silk. The un-dyed, untreated garment is the world’s largest piece of clothing made entirely from the durable natural

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Flaunt Your Rapid Transit Pride with Hanger 3′s Recycled Subway Token Necklaces

Flaunt Your Rapid Transit Pride with Hanger 3′s Recycled Subway Token Necklaces

Transit tokens are a thing of the past in most cities, as many municipal transit systems have long since made the switch to swipe cards and other technologies. But if you yearn for a bit of subway

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Victoria’s Secret is Being Investigated by Homeland Security for Alleged Child Labor

Victoria’s Secret is Being Investigated by Homeland Security for Alleged Child Labor

The brand responsible for skimpy underthings and famous fashion shows is now under investigation by Homeland Security for using child labor.  This story is stranger than most, though, with Fairtrade

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PETA and Nail Couture L.A. Collaborate on Bunny-Patterned Nail Wraps

PETA and Nail Couture L.A. Collaborate on Bunny-Patterned Nail Wraps

Searching for some cruelty-free pizzazz?  These nail skins, made by Nail Couture L.A exclusively for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are the perfect thing!  PETA's signature bunny pattern

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Shrine Rack is a Shoe Storage System That Doubles as Artwork

PRODUCT REVIEW: Shrine Rack is a Shoe Storage System That Doubles as Artwork

Is the entrance to your home so littered with shoes that you can barely remember what color the floor is? That's precisely the problem we were facing when we stumbled across the Shrine Rack, a simple

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This Dude Only Owns 15 Things (Not Counting Underwear)

This Dude Only Owns 15 Things (Not Counting Underwear)

If one of your New Year's resolutions this year is to live the simple life, take a tip from Andrew Hyde, a man who only owns 15 things. If you're thinking that it's not that difficult to pare down to

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Fonderie 47 Recycles Confiscated AK-47 Rifles Into Jewelry

Fonderie 47 Recycles Confiscated AK-47 Rifles Into Jewelry

Fonderie 47, co-founded by Ethos Water CEO Peter Thum, takes confiscated AK-47 rifles from the Democratic Republic of Congo and transforms them into ornate accessories that make their violent history

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Priscilla of Boston Destroys Unsold Wedding Dresses Instead of Donating Them

Priscilla of Boston Destroys Unsold Wedding Dresses Instead of Donating Them

After 65 years, high-end bridal chain Priscilla of Boston recently announced that it would close all of its locations on December 30. Then, last week, dismayed onlookers outside of a Priscilla of Boston

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7 Sustainable (And Mostly Vegan!) Winter Boots to Conquer Snow, Slush

7 Sustainable (And Mostly Vegan!) Winter Boots to Conquer Snow, Slush

If frozen feet don't exactly sound like your idea of a stylish time, why not invest in a pair of sustainably made winter boots? Ecouterre's rounded up 7 pairs of sustainable, mostly vegan choices that

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22 Green Fashion Predictions for 2012

22 Green Fashion Predictions for 2012

To ring in the new year, we asked 22 of the biggest movers and shakers in eco-fashion to weigh in with their predictions for 2012. From a museum textile conservator to a Project Runway winner

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Make a Pleated Top Hat From Office Waste Paper

Make a Pleated Top Hat From Office Waste Paper

Wondering how to celebrate the new year with a bit of eco-festivity?  Try out this awesome one-size-fits-all top hat, made from repurposed, office waste paper.  The staff of architectural

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Top 7 Most Bizarre Eco Fashion Stories of 2011 (Vote for the Wackiest!)

Top 7 Most Bizarre Eco Fashion Stories of 2011 (Vote for the Wackiest!)

From a dress made of mold to a pair of shoes made from old cheese sandwiches, 2011 was one weird-ass year in eco-fashion. But which wacky story takes the cake? Did you think this gown made of cow nipples

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Top 7 WTF Fashion Stories of 2011 (Vote for the One You Despise Most!)

Top 7 WTF Fashion Stories of 2011 (Vote for the One You Despise Most!)

For every inspiring human being making the world of fashion better, there's an equally heinous individual (or worse, an organized group of them) really stinking up the industry with their unethical,

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Top 7 Wearable Technology Concepts of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 7 Wearable Technology Concepts of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Talk about being fashion-forward - this year we saw sustainable style leap into the future as designers unveiled an incredible array of wearable technology concepts. From air-purifying jeans to

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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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