Accessories and Fashion

Why is JCPenney Refusing to Compensate the Families of Bangladesh Factory Fire Victims?

Why is JCPenney Refusing to Compensate the Families of Bangladesh Factory Fire Victims?

Last December a Bangladesh factory fire broke out that killed 30 people and injured dozens of others. The factory, That’s It Sportswear, is a garment factory just north of the capital of Dhaka that

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Ecopink Unveils Gorgeous Green Designs for Women at the London Design Festival

Ecopink Unveils Gorgeous Green Designs for Women at the London Design Festival

Designs ranged from foot massaging floor mats to innovative takes on everyday accessories, like a line of brightly colored glowing handbags. By recycling colorful plastic containers, Micio Vinicio creates

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Green Shopping Spree on LovingEco! (Worth $250)

GIVEAWAY: Win a Green Shopping Spree on LovingEco! (Worth $250)

Have you recently reached into your closet for your fall jacket, only to find it in a much more dire condition than when you packed it away almost a year ago? If you're looking for a way to refresh your

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VIDEO: Leanne Marshall’s Spring 2012 Line Banks On Girlish Sophistication at New York Fashion Week

VIDEO: Leanne Marshall’s Spring 2012 Line Banks On Girlish Sophistication at New York Fashion Week

You probably best remember Leanne Marshall as Project Runway's season 5 winner. But since her glorious victory, Leanne has leapt to new heights, recently showing off her Spring/Summer 2012 line at New

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Star Wars Fan Recycles Adidas Sneakers Into a Stormtrooper Helmet

Star Wars Fan Recycles Adidas Sneakers Into a Stormtrooper Helmet

Artist Freehand Profit crafted this amazing replica of a Star Wars Stormtrooper helmet entirely out of Adidas sneakers. The helmet looks almost identical to the real thing, and we can't help but think

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VIDEO: Costello Tagliapietra Spring 2012 Runway Show at New York Fashion Week

VIDEO: Costello Tagliapietra Spring 2012 Runway Show at New York Fashion Week

Based on their burly beards and lumberjack outfits, you'd be loathe to think that Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra were romantics. But they certainly proved us wrong with their Spring/Summer

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Levi’s Unveils the World’s Oldest Pair of Jeans Worth $150,000

Levi’s Unveils the World’s Oldest Pair of Jeans Worth $150,000

If you're into the distressed jeans look, then you'll probably find yourself drooling over these dungarees. Levi's HQ recently invited us to its new San Francisco shop for a sneak peek at their fall

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Our Editors Share their Favorite Picks at D&A Eco-Fashion!

Our Editors Share their Favorite Picks at D&A Eco-Fashion!

As the exclusive media sponsor of the Green Room, an eco-focused space within premiere fashion trade show Designers & Agents, we were thrilled to see some of top designers in eco-fashion all in one

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7 Cute Cruelty-Free Vegan Accessories from Compassion Couture

7 Cute Cruelty-Free Vegan Accessories from Compassion Couture

Ever have trouble finding cute cruelty-free pieces to complete an outfit? Jill and Tracey Spiritus's new virtual vegan accessories store Compassion Couture is our new go-to for all of our accessorizing

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(Sustainable) Fashion’s Night Out Encourages an Eco-Chic Twist on Consumption

(Sustainable) Fashion’s Night Out Encourages an Eco-Chic Twist on Consumption

Hosted by EcoSalon, Of Rags, and the New York City Fair Trade Coalition, the very first (Sustainable) Fashion's Night Out was held on September 8th at the Textile Arts Center, to give fashion-loving

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INTERVIEW: We Talk Repurposed Tire Rubber Sandals With Kyle Parsons of IndoSole

INTERVIEW: We Talk Repurposed Tire Rubber Sandals With Kyle Parsons of IndoSole

Inhabitat: Can you describe IndoSole? Kyle: IndoSole is a lifestyle brand based around resourceful thinking. We do that through footwear that we call “Indos,” which feature a repurposed motorbike

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Suzanne Rae Gets Nostalgic With Her Spring 2012 Line at New York Fashion Week

Suzanne Rae Gets Nostalgic With Her Spring 2012 Line at New York Fashion Week

The financial and political turmoil of the last few years has initiated a trend towards austerity, and designer Suzanne Rae has taken that sentiment to heart in her latest collection of beautiful

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Another Rape Victim Comes Forward at Factory That Makes Clothes for Target and Macy’s in Jordan

Another Rape Victim Comes Forward at Factory That Makes Clothes for Target and Macy’s in Jordan

As fanatic shoppers fought one another to grab up pieces from Target's new Missoni collection, they probably weren't thinking about Anowara, a woman who was raped in the factory where the megastore's

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Chris Benz’s Candy-Colored Spring 2012 Line Sends Stars Buzzing at New York Fashion Week

Chris Benz’s Candy-Colored Spring 2012 Line Sends Stars Buzzing at New York Fashion Week

Chris Benz presented his Spring/Summer 2012 line at Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week on Monday. The stage was filled with gently teased hair, shoulder pads, and ’60s-inspired pieces nearly

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Duro Olowu’s S/S 2012 Line Delivers Optimism Through Adversity at New York Fashion Week

Duro Olowu’s S/S 2012 Line Delivers Optimism Through Adversity at New York Fashion Week

If you think your last cross-country flight was grueling, think about what it must have been like for the courageous West Indian immigrants who arrived in England in the ’50s. Inspired by the poise

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Eco-Fashion Designers Ali Hewson & Sharon Wauchob of EDUN

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Eco-Fashion Designers Ali Hewson & Sharon Wauchob of EDUN

With New York Fashion Week now off and running, we're all geared up and bustling around town to get to all the green shows. But before we unleash our lastest NYFW coverage on you, we thought it'd be fun

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Mara Hoffman’s S/S 2012 Collection Brings the Tropics to New York Fashion Week

Mara Hoffman’s S/S 2012 Collection Brings the Tropics to New York Fashion Week

Photos by Amanda Coen Few designers can bring a live mariachi band to New York Fashion Week and make it work - but that's exactly what Mara Hoffman did for her lively Spring 2012 collection. Called

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Leanne Marshall’s Spring 2012 at New York Fashion Week Line Offers Eco Constructions, Girlish Sophistication

Leanne Marshall’s Spring 2012 at New York Fashion Week Line Offers Eco Constructions, Girlish Sophistication

Leanne Marshall, the Season 5 Project Runway winner (and Inhabitat designer crush), showed her eco-friendly Spring/Summer 2012 collection at New York Fashion Week on Saturday.  With her flirty and

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M. Patmos Gets Fresh at New York Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2012

M. Patmos Gets Fresh at New York Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2012

Eco-fashion does not have to compromise style, as proved many designers this year, including Marcia Patmos with her Spring/Summer 2012 lineup.  The line debuted at New York Fashion Week on Thursday,

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Costello Tagliapietra Show Beautiful Spring 2012 Collection Using AirDye Technology at New York Fashion Week

Costello Tagliapietra Show Beautiful Spring 2012 Collection Using AirDye Technology at New York Fashion Week

To this day “eco fashion” still gets a bad rap. Greenies tend to think anything having to do with fashion is extravagant, ridiculous and wasteful, while many in the fashion industry still

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PHOTOS: Check Out Gretchen Jones Spring 2012 Collection at New York Fashion Week

PHOTOS: Check Out Gretchen Jones Spring 2012 Collection at New York Fashion Week

Project Runway winner Gretchen Jones debuted her Spring 2012 collection at New York Fashion Week this week. Describing her collection as “esoteric meets psychedelic,” the eco-minded fashion

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PHOTOS: Take a Peek at John Patrick Organic’s Adventuresome Spring 2012 Line for New York Fashion Week

PHOTOS: Take a Peek at John Patrick Organic’s Adventuresome Spring 2012 Line for New York Fashion Week

Come along and ride on a fantastic voyage - Organic by John Patrick's Spring/Summer presentation for New York Fashion Week. Just like his past collections, his newest is filled with a timeless, wearable

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Nike and Michael J. Fox to Auction Off LED Back to the Future Sneakers on eBay Now

Nike and Michael J. Fox to Auction Off LED Back to the Future Sneakers on eBay Now

If you're an 80's baby, we've got huge news for you! Nike announced yesterday that in partnership with Michael J. Fox, they are releasing 1,500 pairs of the LED enhanced 2011 NIKE MAG, an exact replica of

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Navigate New York Fashion Week With a Designer-Customized Bike

Navigate New York Fashion Week With a Designer-Customized Bike

Plan on hitting up the shows at this season's New York Fashion Week? Instead of hopping in a cab and dealing with heavy traffic, why not navigate the city streets with one of 30 bespoke bicycles

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Coral-Reef Secret Could Yield Sunscreen in a Pill in Five Years

Coral-Reef Secret Could Yield Sunscreen in a Pill in Five Years

We all know how important it is to protect your skin from the sun's wrath, but we could definitely do without the ooey gooey mess and the splotchy coverage of traditional sunscreen. Thankfully,

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14 Green Back to School Styles for the Preppy at Heart

14 Green Back to School Styles for the Preppy at Heart

Whether you're actually headed back to campus or you're just a natural born prepster who is now past your academic years (don't worry, we won't tell), you're going to want to check out our colorful lineup

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Cornell Student Invents Clothing That Traps Toxic Gases and Odors

Cornell Student Invents Clothing That Traps Toxic Gases and Odors

Protective gas-masks are extremely helpful in many emergency situations, but they're usually the size and shape of a small, unwieldy animal. But all that is about to change because Cornell

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Top 6 Solar Powered Bags to Take You Back to School in Style

Top 6 Solar Powered Bags to Take You Back to School in Style

Our top 6 picks for solar powered backpacks to take your back to school in style: Eclipse Solar Backpack - $179.95 at Ethical Ocean Sakku Buddy $497 at Sakku Voltaic Converter Solar Bag - $199 from

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7 Eco-Friendly Back-to-School Looks for Dapper Dudes

7 Eco-Friendly Back-to-School Looks for Dapper Dudes

Just because you haven't been back to school since hackysacks were in doesn't mean you can't still don some dapper fall fashions. From crisp oxfords to preptastic chinos, here are 7 green garments that

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