Accessories and Fashion

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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PRODUCT REVIEW: Brooks’ Green Silence Running Shoe Treads Lightly on the Environment

PRODUCT REVIEW: Brooks’ Green Silence Running Shoe Treads Lightly on the Environment

I remember when I first got serious about running, and I went to a shoe store and the workers put me through a litany of tests: run on a treadmill; put your foot in water, and then stand on a piece of

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MySaver Safeguards Your iPhone, iPad and iPod Cables from Damage

MySaver Safeguards Your iPhone, iPad and iPod Cables from Damage

If you own an Apple product, chances are you've had to deal with broken charge cords and fraying cables. The MySaver project, designed by Thomas Lehman, and funded through Kickstarter, demonstrates an

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Win a Back to School $190 Vegan Laptop Tote From Crystalyn Kae

Win a Back to School $190 Vegan Laptop Tote From Crystalyn Kae

Looking for a stylish, roomy laptop bag for the back-to-school season but don't want to break the bank? Well, Crystalyn Kae has teamed up with Ecouterre to give away their sophisticated Troubadour tote to

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How to Score a Summer Outfit for $21 at the Bayside Thrift Shop!

How to Score a Summer Outfit for $21 at the Bayside Thrift Shop!

Has all of summer's fun left your bank account a little dry? If you've still got a lot of events slated for the last days of the sunny season, but seem to have exhausted all your nicest things, then take

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Alice Waters’ Edible Schoolyard Launches Hand-Designed Levi’s Tees Over Lunch

Alice Waters’ Edible Schoolyard Launches Hand-Designed Levi’s Tees Over Lunch

Imagine a world in which schoolchildren eat organic, locally sourced lunches rich with fruits and vegetables — some of them heirloom varietals, some of them grown on the school grounds. That is the

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11 Things We Took Away From Gap’s 2010 Social Responsibility Report

11 Things We Took Away From Gap’s 2010 Social Responsibility Report

Globalization has put the practices of many corporations under question - especially those with operations overseas. So in an age where heightened corporate responsibility is pertinent, what do anchor

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Why Luxury Goods Are Actually Some of the Most Sustainable Products

Why Luxury Goods Are Actually Some of the Most Sustainable Products

Whether they make bags, cars or furniture, there are some brands that simply stand out from the pack - and they're usually the expensive ones. While luxury and designer goods have oft been categorized as

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Spanish Retailer Zara Accused of Using Brazilian “Slave Labor”

Spanish Retailer Zara Accused of Using Brazilian “Slave Labor”

High fashion for low prices? There has to be a catch — and it appears that there is. Spanish retailer Zara, once described by Louis Vuitton’s fashion director as “possibly the most

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VIDEO: Ecouterre and Hessnatur Ask What’s in Your Eco-Fashion Closet?

VIDEO: Ecouterre and Hessnatur Ask What’s in Your Eco-Fashion Closet?

Want to see how some of eco-fashion's top designers and thought leaders wear sustainable style? Check out this video of Ecouterre and Hessnatur's panel discussion on the future of green fashion. Not only

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Wearable “Sliver” Solar Panels to Revolutionize Combat for Australian Soldiers

Wearable “Sliver” Solar Panels to Revolutionize Combat for Australian Soldiers

You think your backpack is loaded down with gadgets and stuff to get through the day? Your burden is nothing compared to a soldier who carries approximately 100-150 pounds of tactical gear and gadgets

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Russy Valenki Vintage Scarf Shoes Ain’t Your Babushka’s Sneakers

Russy Valenki Vintage Scarf Shoes Ain’t Your Babushka’s Sneakers

If you think certain Nike Dunks are rare, wait 'till you get a load of Russy Valenki's vibrant kicks made out of vintage scarves. Inspired by Russian heirloom pavloposad shawls, each pair is crafted from

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6 Ways Kate Middleton Could Use Her Popularity to Boost British Ethical Fashion

6 Ways Kate Middleton Could Use Her Popularity to Boost British Ethical Fashion

Whether you love it or hate it, there's no denying that Kate Middleton's wardrobe attracts some serious attention. With many Brits and others around the world looking to Kate for clothing inspiration, we

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10 Ways to Give a Green Facelift to Facebook Chief Mark Zuckerberg’s Wardrobe

10 Ways to Give a Green Facelift to Facebook Chief Mark Zuckerberg’s Wardrobe

Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg may rake in the dough, but even all with all that cold, hard Facebook cash, Zuckerberg seems to have missed the mark when it comes to personal style. Breaking the top ranks

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Top 6 Eco-Friendly Bookbags to Carry Back to Class

Top 6 Eco-Friendly Bookbags to Carry Back to Class

Pendleton Indian Blanket Gunpowder Bag - $264 from Fleabags Feed Haiti Bag or Feed Japan Bag - $35 from FEED Projects Ecoalf Quilted Backpack - 120 € at Ecoalf Voltaic Spark iPad and Tablet

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7 Sustainable One-Piece Swimsuits to Dive Into Summer

7 Sustainable One-Piece Swimsuits to Dive Into Summer

Just because you're not ready to take the tummy-baring plunge doesn't mean you can't find a more demure swimsuit that makes just as many waves. We've rounded up 7 eco-friendly one-piece bathing suits that

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