Accessories and Fashion

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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The Union Wood Wallet Is Perfect for Card-Carrying Minimalists

The Union Wood Wallet Is Perfect for Card-Carrying Minimalists

The Union is a slim minimalist wallet made from a solid wood piece and injection molded elastomer. The design is simple, streamlined and perfect for anyone who doesn't need much more than a few cards,

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Our Addiction to Fast Fashion is to Blame for the Bangladesh Building Collapse that Killed 500

Our Addiction to Fast Fashion is to Blame for the Bangladesh Building Collapse that Killed 500

As the death toll in the Rana Plaza building collapse outside the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka continues to climb, the connection between the decisions we make as consumers and the loss of life is

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Win a Sustainable Cassia Weekender Bag from Canopy Verde

Win a Sustainable Cassia Weekender Bag from Canopy Verde

Spring has sprung, which means it's time to dust off your sandals and emerge from your cave, but you'll need company. We've teamed up with Canopy Verde to give away one of their awesome Cassia weekender

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Groundbreaking Lifewrap Saves Thousands of Women from Obstetric Hemorrhaging

Groundbreaking Lifewrap Saves Thousands of Women from Obstetric Hemorrhaging

Every four minutes a woman dies from obstetric hemorrhaging usually caused during childbirth. Appalled by these statistics, Dr. Sullen Miller, Director of Safe Motherhood Programs at UCSF Bixby Center for

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Enter to Win an Earth Day Cuff from Wrecords by Monkey

Enter to Win an Earth Day Cuff from Wrecords by Monkey

There are many ways to celebrate Earth Day but next year you can do it in style with your very own cuff from Wrecords by Monkey. Enter our drawing and you could be one of six people to receive this cool

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Brilliant Ginkgo Umbrella is Sturdy, 100% Recyclable, and Made from Interchangeable Parts

Brilliant Ginkgo Umbrella is Sturdy, 100% Recyclable, and Made from Interchangeable Parts

Forecasters predict 2012 to be a record-breaking year for tropical storms - and a truly sturdy umbrella is essential for dealing with pouring rain and gusting winds. A new crowdfunded umbrella called the

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“Anti-Rape” Electric Undies Fend Off Attackers With an Electric Shock

“Anti-Rape” Electric Undies Fend Off Attackers With an Electric Shock

In response to the horrific gang rape in Delhi last December, three engineering students have come up with anti-rape lingerie that will deliver an electric shock to a would-be attacker. The

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Are We on the Verge of a Smartwatch Arms Race?

Are We on the Verge of a Smartwatch Arms Race?

Just when you thought that your phone was the only gadget you need to worry about, the battle is beginning to heat up over smartwatches. Samsung recently revealed its plans to release a wristwatch-style

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Recycled World Coin Cufflinks Now Available With Coins From Specific Years

Recycled World Coin Cufflinks Now Available With Coins From Specific Years

We've featured these brilliant recycled World Coin Cufflinks in the past - and the makers just informed us that due to popular request, you can now choose coins from a specific year to be transformed into

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Nike Partners with Bluesign to Improve Sustainability of its Textiles

Nike Partners with Bluesign to Improve Sustainability of its Textiles

This week, Nike announced that it will be partnering with Bluesign, the Swiss standard bearer for sustainable textiles. According to the apparel giant, the partnership will “accelerate the supply of

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INTERVIEW: Ecouterre Chats with Russell Simmons About His New Cruelty-Free Fashion Line

INTERVIEW: Ecouterre Chats with Russell Simmons About His New Cruelty-Free Fashion Line

It's no secret that we're big advocates of cruelty-free fashion, but we also think there's a lot of money to be made by companies who make clothes without harming animals. Well, who better to ask about

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Istanbul Promote Energy Conservation by Knitting World’s Largest Sweater

Istanbul Promote Energy Conservation by Knitting World’s Largest Sweater

Istanbul’s Bayrampasa municipality has claimed the world record for knitting the world’s largest sweater. Inspired by National Sweater Day, which is celebrated in Canada every February 9, the

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How Do We End Our “Fast Fashion” Addiction? An Interview With “Overdressed” Author Elizabeth L. Cline

How Do We End Our “Fast Fashion” Addiction? An Interview With “Overdressed” Author Elizabeth L. Cline

Elizabeth L. Cline has spent over three years researching the American fast-fashion industry. The result? Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, the insightful story of how we became

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MSA Unveils Durable Hard-Had Made From Renewable Sugarcane

MSA Unveils Durable Hard-Had Made From Renewable Sugarcane

Pittsburgh-based safety equipment manufacturer MSA recently unveiled an industrial hard hat that is made entirely from renewable material. The MSA-Gard GRN Hard Hat is composed of sugarcane ethanol, which

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Nike Unveils the World’s First 3D-Printed Football Cleat

Nike Unveils the World’s First 3D-Printed Football Cleat

Nike made history last week when it debuted the first-ever football cleat built using rapid-prototyping technology. Weighing just 5.6 ounces, the “Vapor Laser Talon” boasts a contoured

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Ocean Wings: Aqua Lung Wetsuit Lets You Fly Underwater

Ocean Wings: Aqua Lung Wetsuit Lets You Fly Underwater

Compared to the creatures of the sea, the human body is somewhat inefficient underwater. With our gangly limbs and lack of fins or tails, it takes us a bit more effort to glide through the ocean. Designer

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Style Is: A Search Engine for Sustainable Fashion, Vintage Goods, and Eco Accessories

Style Is: A Search Engine for Sustainable Fashion, Vintage Goods, and Eco Accessories

Style-is.co.uk is a recently launched search engine for sustainable fashion that makes it fast and easy for UK shoppers to find goods they want without compromising on ethics or style. The website brings

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Pelcor Unveils Stylish Umbrella Made From Sustainably Harvested Cork

Pelcor Unveils Stylish Umbrella Made From Sustainably Harvested Cork

April showers? Bring them on! Pelcor just unveiled a stylish umbrella made from renewable cork. Predominantly found in Portugal, cork is impermeable, elastic and has a nice natural feel to it - which

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6 Celebrities Who Wore Eco-Fashions at the 2013 Oscars

6 Celebrities Who Wore Eco-Fashions at the 2013 Oscars

A handful of celebrities really made a statement this past Sunday, decked out not in Armani and Dior, but fabulous eco-fashions that shone as bright as little Oscar himself. From vegan pumps sported by

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Warby Parker to Help Google Make “Glass” More Stylish

Warby Parker to Help Google Make “Glass” More Stylish

Google is reportedly working with trendy eyeglass company Warby Parker to design “more-fashionable frames” for its “Glass” headset, according to anonymous sources quoted by the New York

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10 Faux Snakeskin Fashions to Ring in the Lunar New Year

10 Faux Snakeskin Fashions to Ring in the Lunar New Year

Last week, people across the world celebrated the year of the snake, and what better way to ring in the Chinese New Year than to don some cruelty-free, faux snakeskin fashions? There are plenty of reasons

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GIVEAWAY: Win This Custom “Constrvct” Dress Featuring a Photo of Your Choice (Worth $350!)

GIVEAWAY: Win This Custom “Constrvct” Dress Featuring a Photo of Your Choice (Worth $350!)

Want a head-turning piece that really expresses you personality? We've teamed up with Constrvct to give one lucky reader a fabulous made-to-order dress printed with an image of their choice (worth

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