Accessories and Fashion

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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14 Eco-Friendly Lingerie Gifts to Heat Things Up on Valentine’s Day

14 Eco-Friendly Lingerie Gifts to Heat Things Up on Valentine’s Day

Turn up the heat this Valentine's Day by creating a little climate change of your own with some sexy sustainable lingerie. We've rounded up 14 of our favorite eco-underthings, each one sure to get your

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Sruli Recht’s ‘Forget Me Knot’ Ring is Made From a Strip of His Own Flesh

Sruli Recht’s ‘Forget Me Knot’ Ring is Made From a Strip of His Own Flesh

Reykjavik-based designer Sruli Recht is known for producing producing fashions that surprise and delight, but his latest creation is of a more, shall we say, personal nature. We are of course talking

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Colorful Carpet Made From Thousands of Digital Watches by Heidi Voet

Colorful Carpet Made From Thousands of Digital Watches by Heidi Voet

Wristwatches were once a necessity, but now they're entering the realm of novelty - more often than not, when you ask someone for the time they check their smartphone instead. In her installation Is six

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The Laptop Compubody Sock is a Commentary on Our Attachment to Computers

The Laptop Compubody Sock is a Commentary on Our Attachment to Computers

Working on your laptop in public can be distracting, and it can be difficult to keep your work private from the wandering eyes of the people around you. Electronics guru Becky Stern came up with a

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GIVEAWAY: Win an Eco-Fashion Starter Kit from Fashioning Change (Worth $150!)

GIVEAWAY: Win an Eco-Fashion Starter Kit from Fashioning Change (Worth $150!)

Looking to give your wardrobe a sustainable lift? Well you're just in luck, because we've teamed up with one of our favorite fashion-do-gooders, Fashioning Change, to give one lucky reader an

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Handwoven Bundubags Are Made From Recycled Cargo Straps

Handwoven Bundubags Are Made From Recycled Cargo Straps

Bundubags makes innovative, totally recycled bags with a core belief that lives can be changed by good design. Bundubags began with a creative idea, a love of contemporary African design and a desire to

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Walmart Pledges to Buy $50 Billion in American-Made Products Over Next 10 Years

Walmart Pledges to Buy $50 Billion in American-Made Products Over Next 10 Years

Walmart, the world’s #1 retailer, recently announced plans to increase domestic sourcing of its products. Speaking at the National Retail Federation’s annual BIG Show on Tuesday, Walmart CEO Bill

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Incredible Scenes and Landscapes Made Entirely from Recycled Blue Jeans

Incredible Scenes and Landscapes Made Entirely from Recycled Blue Jeans

Berry, aka Denimu, first started his work with denim after being greeted by a pile of old jeans after a trip to his childhood home in Huddersfield, England. Where most people would see a heap of garbage

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