Accessories and Fashion

Walmart to Phase Out Some Toxic Chemicals Used in Cosmetics and Cleaners

Walmart to Phase Out Some Toxic Chemicals Used in Cosmetics and Cleaners

Photo by Shutterstock Mega-retailer Walmart announced Thursday that it will soon require suppliers to phase out 10 toxic chemicals from cosmetics, household cleaners, fragrances and personal care

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Gap Promises to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals from Clothes

Gap Promises to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals from Clothes

Clothing retailer Gap recently announced plans to phase out toxic chemicals from all of its products and supply chain, and it became one of the latest companies to commit to the Zero Discharge of

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Sustainable Fabrics Spotlighted In John Patrick’s ‘L’Avventura’ Collection At New York Fashion Week

Sustainable Fabrics Spotlighted In John Patrick’s ‘L’Avventura’ Collection At New York Fashion Week

Big names and outlandish designs get all the attention at New York Fashion Week, but that doesn't mean they're the only styles worth noting. Inspired by the film L’Avventura, a 1960's Italian drama

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Makerbot’s 3D-Printed “Flexible Filament” Dress Wows NY Fashion Week Audience

Makerbot’s 3D-Printed “Flexible Filament” Dress Wows NY Fashion Week Audience

Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Oscar De La Renta...these are the names we expect to hear at New York Fashion Week, the annual event where top designers trot out the couture designs that will inspire next

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DIY: Pocket Hand Warmers for Chilly Days

DIY: Pocket Hand Warmers for Chilly Days

The first leaves of autumn have begun to fall, and although it's not officially fall yet, you may be feeling a bit of crispness in the air in the early morning or after sunset. Days will soon grow

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Samsung’s Android-Powered ‘Galaxy Gear’ Smartwatch Isn’t Your Grandma’s Timepiece

Samsung’s Android-Powered ‘Galaxy Gear’ Smartwatch Isn’t Your Grandma’s Timepiece

Remember back in the early 2000's when cell phone companies were racing to see who could create the smallest phone, even though we weren't really sure why? The electronics industry's sudden obsession with

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INTERVIEW: Ecouterre Talks to Designer Victoria Bartlett About Cruelty-Free Fashion

INTERVIEW: Ecouterre Talks to Designer Victoria Bartlett About Cruelty-Free Fashion

At Ecouterre, we've always been fascinated with designer Victoria Bartlett's ability to create fantastic fashions without having to use the furs and skins of animals. So we were delighted to have the

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WIN a $400 Back-To-School Shopping Spree for Your Kids From PanacheBox!

WIN a $400 Back-To-School Shopping Spree for Your Kids From PanacheBox!

It is time to get the kids ready for another school year, which means trying to find an outfit that they have not outgrown since last season. Inhabitots is giving parents and their aching pocketbooks a

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BOOK REVIEW: The Eco Chick Guide to Life

BOOK REVIEW: The Eco Chick Guide to Life

The Eco Chick Guide to Life is a roadmap to greener living for the modern girl. Author Starre Vartan covers fashion, makeup, cleaning supplies, pets, drinking, food and more in this easy-to-read guide.

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INTERVIEW: Why John Bartlett Thinks Cruelty-Free Fashion is Going to the Dogs (Literally!)

INTERVIEW: Why John Bartlett Thinks Cruelty-Free Fashion is Going to the Dogs (Literally!)

Fashion designer John Bartlett is best known for his classic American garments, but when he's not creating impeccable clothes, he's passionate about spreading awareness about animal welfare. We recently

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3D Printed Wearable Planter Rings Adorn Your Hands With Tiny Plants

3D Printed Wearable Planter Rings Adorn Your Hands With Tiny Plants

Colleen Jordan has been pleasing fashionista green thumbs with her Wearable Planters for years, and her adorable new Planter Rings will have you saying "I do". Each colorful bauble is 3D printed and holds

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Cassandra Verity Green Draws Criticism for Fishbowl Handbags

Cassandra Verity Green Draws Criticism for Fishbowl Handbags

Designer Cassandra Verity Green caused quite a stir at the Central Saint Martins fashion show when she unveiled a line of perspex fishbowl backpacks and purses. The Royal Society for the Prevention of

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INTERVIEW: Summer Rayne Oakes Talks to Kavita Parmar About the IOU Project

INTERVIEW: Summer Rayne Oakes Talks to Kavita Parmar About the IOU Project

The IOU Project is a movement to rethink how goods are produced and sold in order to benefit people and the planet, not just big business. Recently, Summer Rayne Oakes, co-founder of Source4Style, spoke

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Algaculture Symbiosis Suit Creates Nourishment For its Wearer

Algaculture Symbiosis Suit Creates Nourishment For its Wearer

Michiko Nitta and Michael Burton's Algaculture Symbiosis Suit is designed to provide nourishment to the wearer by using algae to grow food from light! The suit debuted at the Algae Opera at London's

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Chinese Denim Factories Continue to Sandblast Jeans, Despite Deadly Consequences

Chinese Denim Factories Continue to Sandblast Jeans, Despite Deadly Consequences

It has long been known that sandblasting jeans is a dangerous practice that exposes workers to unnecessary health risks, but despite public outcry, many Chinese factories continue to use the technique.

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Infographic: The True Cost of that $14 Shirt

Infographic: The True Cost of that $14 Shirt

There are hidden costs to buying cheap clothing. And if there's one meager silver lining to the horrific Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh earlier this year, it's that consumers around the world

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Devastating Portraits of Rana Plaza Amputee Survivors in Bangladesh

Devastating Portraits of Rana Plaza Amputee Survivors in Bangladesh

A lot of disturbing images circulated the internet following the devastating building collapse that killed nearly 1,200 garment workers in Bangladesh last April, but none are more haunting than a series

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The Hand Tree is a Bracelet That Purifies Polluted Air

The Hand Tree is a Bracelet That Purifies Polluted Air

As the human race continues to expand and urbanize, air pollution is becoming a serious, pressing issue - in major cities such as Beijing and Tehran you can literally see the problem before your eyes.

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Vinylize Recycles Old Vinyl Records into Stylin’ Glasses

Vinylize Recycles Old Vinyl Records into Stylin’ Glasses

Budapest-based Vinylize has created a sharp set of eyewear made from recycled vinyl records. The company uses a laser cutter to craft old records into chic eyewear for ladies and gents, and even the

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Vodafone Unveils Smartphone-Charging Shorts Just in Time for Festival Season

Vodafone Unveils Smartphone-Charging Shorts Just in Time for Festival Season

British telecommunications company Vodafone wants people to be able to use their phones, even when they're away from a power source for days on end at music festivals, for example. So this week, the

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5 Ways to Make a Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift from a Recycled Necktie

5 Ways to Make a Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift from a Recycled Necktie

Father's Day is just around the corner (June 16), and if you're still scrambling to find a good gift for Dad, fear not. Instead of going out to a department store and dropping $50 on a silk tie, we've

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Donate Your Old Sewing Machines and Help Create New Opportunities for Individuals Around the World

Donate Your Old Sewing Machines and Help Create New Opportunities for Individuals Around the World

What if your old, unused sewing machine could help mend the lives and create opportunities for woman around the world? It can! Eco entrepreneur and creative activist Jenelle Montilone recently partnered

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Benjamin Weinstein’s Stylish Bags and Cases are Made from Discarded Rubber Tires and Inner Tubes

Benjamin Weinstein’s Stylish Bags and Cases are Made from Discarded Rubber Tires and Inner Tubes

Discarded rubber tires and inner tubes are among the largest and most problematic sources of waste worldwide. Tires are made to be incredibly strong and long lasting, which is great for the operation of a

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This is the Most Haunting Photo of the Rubble at the Bangladesh Building Collapse

This is the Most Haunting Photo of the Rubble at the Bangladesh Building Collapse

Photo by Taslima Akhter In the May 8, 2013 edition of Time Taslima Akhter, the photographer who took one of the most haunting photos of the tragic Rana Plaza building collapse, explained the story

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Enter to Win a Pair of Roma Rubber Rain Boots (Worth $84)

Enter to Win a Pair of Roma Rubber Rain Boots (Worth $84)

April showers are long gone, but that doesn't mean the rains have stopped. Roma's vegan rubber rain boots are made from 100-percent natural latex rubber, and they're lined with cotton to keep your feet

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Walmart and Gap Still Refuse to Sign Bangladesh Workers’ Safety Accord

Walmart and Gap Still Refuse to Sign Bangladesh Workers’ Safety Accord

In the weeks following the horrific Rana Plaza building collapse that killed 1,127 workers -- one of the worst tragedies in the history of the garment industry -- more than 30 of the world's leading

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Help Make Abercrombie & Fitch the “World’s Number One Brand of Homeless Apparel”

Help Make Abercrombie & Fitch the “World’s Number One Brand of Homeless Apparel”

Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries believes that only attractive people should be encouraged to wear A&F clothes, but writer Greg Karber disagrees. Offended by Jeffries' callous statement and

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Cambodian Shoe Factory Collapse Kills Two Workers

Cambodian Shoe Factory Collapse Kills Two Workers

The ceiling of a shoe factory in Cambodia that makes Asics athletic shoes collapsed on Thursday, killing two workers and injuring at least a dozen. The tragedy, which took place less than a month after a

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Why Should You Care Where Your Diamond Comes From?

Why Should You Care Where Your Diamond Comes From?

Why do so many couples care where their diamonds come from? Maybe the best answer to that question is that many diamonds are tainted by bloodshed and violence. But the ethical problems facing the diamond

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More than 1 Million People Sign Petitions Calling on Bangladesh to Improve Safety

More than 1 Million People Sign Petitions Calling on Bangladesh to Improve Safety

As the death toll Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh surpasses 1,100, people around the world are calling on the fashion industry to prevent a similar tragedy from occurring  More than 1

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