Accessories and Fashion

U.S. Federal Program Funds the Use of Nutria as “Eco-Friendly Fur”

U.S. Federal Program Funds the Use of Nutria as “Eco-Friendly Fur”

Is there such thing as “eco-friendly fur” when it comes to fashion? For Michael Massimi, the invasive-species coordinator at the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Progream (BTNEP), there

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For the Vegan Architect, Try This Bow Tie on for Size

For the Vegan Architect, Try This Bow Tie on for Size

Architects are well known for the clean and sophisticated style, but every so often they like to throw a curve ball when it comes to their wardrobe. Digitally restored from real-life 1917 blueprints by

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Designer Ada Zanditon Unleashes the “Cryoflux” for Autumn/Winter 2011

Designer Ada Zanditon Unleashes the “Cryoflux” for Autumn/Winter 2011

Britain's design darling Ada Zanditon continues to shine bright in the fashion world, unleashing her latest line at the On/Off showcase at London Fashion Week last Friday. A clean and well-calculated

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Actress Emma Watson Debuts Her Third—and Final—People Tree Collection

Actress Emma Watson Debuts Her Third—and Final—People Tree Collection

Beyond watching superstar Jane of all trades Emma Watson grace the silver screen in Harry Potter, we've also become enamored with her work with fair trade clothier People Tree. Watson who has collaborated

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British Artist Recycles Tampons Into a Halter-Top “Period” Piece

British Artist Recycles Tampons Into a Halter-Top “Period” Piece

While we try our best here at Inhabitat to incorporate clever wording and literary finesse into our posts, there isn’t much we can say about this piece except “Yes, that is a halter top made

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Our Favorite 6 Green Designers at New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011

Our Favorite 6 Green Designers at New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011

New York Fashion Week whipped by in a flash, but there was plenty of green to be seen on the runways this past week. Far from the few handfuls eco-garment makers seen at Fashion Weeks passed, this season

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Bangladesh’s Toxic Leather Tanneries Could Be Killing Their Workers

Bangladesh’s Toxic Leather Tanneries Could Be Killing Their Workers

The darker side of the clothing trade rarely gets as much attention as the season’s latest “it” bag, but textile and clothing production can be a duplicitous trade. So what is the human

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6 Green Designers at New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011

6 Green Designers at New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011

This week our sustainable style site Ecouterre hit the runways at New York Fashion Week to bring you the hottest looks from this year's shows -- and they've rounded up six up-and-coming eco-designers that

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Shopping Spree From Hessnatur by Eviana Hartman (Worth $400!)

GIVEAWAY: Win a Shopping Spree From Hessnatur by Eviana Hartman (Worth $400!)

If you're still feeling the ice-cold pangs of the weary winter, then it's time to perk up because we've got a little something that may actually get you wishing Old Man Winter would extend his stay. This

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Bodkin Presents Fall/Winter 2011 Collection at New York Fashion Week

Bodkin Presents Fall/Winter 2011 Collection at New York Fashion Week

We were on the scene this week as designer Eviana Hartman unveiled Bodkin's Fall/Winter 2011 collection at New York Fashion Week. The blustery winter night was a perfect backdrop for the cozy eco fashion

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Tara St. James Presents Fall 2011 Collection at New York Fashion Week

Tara St. James Presents Fall 2011 Collection at New York Fashion Week

Gold stars all around for Tara St. James and her team, who presented Study NY's Fall/Winter 2011 collection on Monday at New York Fashion Week. Part classroom, part runway, the Standard Hotel High Line

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14 Sexy Sustainable Men’s Underwear Picks for Valentine’s Day

14 Sexy Sustainable Men’s Underwear Picks for Valentine’s Day

Let’s face it, women appreciate the same effort as men do when it comes to bedroom underthings, and there’s nothing more unattractive than a pair of “less that fresh” tightey

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14 Eco-Friendly Lingerie Gifts That Will Send Pulses Racing on Valentine’s Day

14 Eco-Friendly Lingerie Gifts That Will Send Pulses Racing on Valentine’s Day

Just in time for the designated romantic day of the year, we’ve rounded up 14 sustainable yet oh-so-salacious underthings that run the gamut from a slinky red silk-satin playsuit by Hopeless to a

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Stunning Recycled Dress Made of Envirosax Bags Debuts at Sundance

Stunning Recycled Dress Made of Envirosax Bags Debuts at Sundance

Reusable tote bags are holding more than just your groceries these days. Inspired by the carefully constructed couture of Marie Antoinette and the unrelenting gusto of the Mad Hatter, this corseted gown

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John Patrick Organic’s Fall 2011 Collection is an Eclectic English-Countryside-Inspired Mix

John Patrick Organic’s Fall 2011 Collection is an Eclectic English-Countryside-Inspired Mix

John Patrick of Organic gave us lots of reasons to actually not mind the NYC chill this afternoon with his cozy knit-filled Fall/Winter 2011 collection. We were on the scene as he unveiled pretty

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14 Eco-Friendly Jewelry Gifts to Make Your Special Valentine Sparkle

14 Eco-Friendly Jewelry Gifts to Make Your Special Valentine Sparkle

Valentine's Day isn't just about flowers and chocolates - it's about jewelry as well! If you've been looking for a sustainable gift for this fine day of love, then look no further because we've rounded up

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Bury OAT’s Biodegradable Sneaker, Watch It Bloom into Flowers!

Bury OAT’s Biodegradable Sneaker, Watch It Bloom into Flowers!

Don't consign your moldy old gym shoes to the landfill (or worse, chuck them in some unsuspecting charity's donation bin). With OAT's fully biodegradable sneakers, you can plant them in your backyard to

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H&M Will Launch Their Eco-Chic “Conscious Collection” for Earth Month in April

H&M Will Launch Their Eco-Chic “Conscious Collection” for Earth Month in April

H&M came under fire last year for their questionable clothing disposal practices, but the famed company is looking to turn a new leaf this upcoming Earth Month with their new “Conscious

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14 Sexy Sustainable Undies To Set Hearts (And Sheets) Afire

14 Sexy Sustainable Undies To Set Hearts (And Sheets) Afire

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, but it's really Valentine's night that we're all interested in, right? If you're looking for the perfect sexy, lacy eco-underthings to get the mood going, check

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Woolrich and Agion Will Launch a New Line of Odor Resistant Outerwear

Woolrich and Agion Will Launch a New Line of Odor Resistant Outerwear

Any outdoorsman (and woman!) knows that roughing it with Mother Nature can quickly give way to a curious stink synonymous with the wild. But if you're an adventurer who's hoping to save yourself from the

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Would You Wear the Same Jeans for a Year Without Washing Them? It’s Not as Gross as You Think

Would You Wear the Same Jeans for a Year Without Washing Them? It’s Not as Gross as You Think

College students are well known for their questionable hygiene, particularly when it comes to clean laundry their first year in. Not yet ready for the world of responsibility University of Alberta student

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“Pollinator Frocks” Are Wearable Gardens That Attract Hungry Bees

“Pollinator Frocks” Are Wearable Gardens That Attract Hungry Bees

The dwindling population of bees is no secret, and this mysterious phenomenon holds a considerable threat to our global food system. In order to aid in the pollination of plants all over the world, artist

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Artist Rachel Mahlke Upcycles Stiletto Heels into Funky, Feminist Planters

Artist Rachel Mahlke Upcycles Stiletto Heels into Funky, Feminist Planters

Toe-pinching platforms may not be your bag, but wait until you see what Bay Area artist Rachel Mahlke has done with these sky-high stilettos. Pressed to save a friend's old heels from dumpster doom,

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Energy-Generating T-Shirts Could Someday Power Your Electronics

Energy-Generating T-Shirts Could Someday Power Your Electronics

Tired of the tangle of chargers and cords at your feet? Scientists at the University of Texas at Dallas have discovered a way to create energy generating textiles from powder-infused carbon nanotubes. The

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Heart-Shaped Pendant Necklaces Upcycled from LEGO Blocks

Heart-Shaped Pendant Necklaces Upcycled from LEGO Blocks

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we couldn't help but be enamored by these adorable heart-shaped pendants upcycled from LEGO blocks. An inspired idea by crafty mom of three Michelle of

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Hermès Debuts “Petit h,” a Line of Goods Made from Upcycled Factory Scraps

Hermès Debuts “Petit h,” a Line of Goods Made from Upcycled Factory Scraps

'Luxury labels' and 'ethical fashion' are two phrases that don't often find harmony in the same sentence , so when we caught wind of Hermès taking a stab at sustainability we had to applaud their

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Turntable and Other Cool Gadgets Recycled From Old Motorcycle Parts

Turntable and Other Cool Gadgets Recycled From Old Motorcycle Parts

With all the hot new electric motorbikes out now, many old school gas guzzlers are being retired - and remade into some sexy new home products! That's right, Triumph Motorcycles and students from the

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Architect Recycles Rubber Bands into Bauhaus-Inspired Dress

Architect Recycles Rubber Bands into Bauhaus-Inspired Dress

In this digital age, you'd be hard set to find anyone still using rubber bands. But despite the stretchy stuff's near extinction, that doesn't mean the forgotten office supply can't find an inspired new

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Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2011!

Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2011!

Whether you're a fashionista or err on the side of style indifference, you have to consider fashion as an industry with the potential to impact the environment in a considerable and positive way. As we

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