Accessories and Fashion

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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Loomstate Launches New Line of Organic Cotton T-Shirts to Aid Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts

Loomstate Launches New Line of Organic Cotton T-Shirts to Aid Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts

With Congress dragging its feet, NYC-based fashion company Loomstate is putting together a Superstorm Sandy relief package of its own. The company recently launched a trio of 100-percent

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Bulletproof Jackets and Backpacks a Disturbing New Trend in Children’s Fashion

Bulletproof Jackets and Backpacks a Disturbing New Trend in Children’s Fashion

Body armor is being worn by more than just SWAT teams these days. In the wake of the horrific massacre at a school in Newtown, Conn. last month, a Colombian company is planning to produce a line of

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Bandu: A Stress-Detecting Wristwatch To Help You Slow Down, Chill Out

Bandu: A Stress-Detecting Wristwatch To Help You Slow Down, Chill Out

It can be hard to know exactly when and how to chill out when you're becoming agitated and stressed, but Boston-based health device company Neumitra has developed a device that just might help you out.

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Amazing Energy Belt Turns Excess Body Fat Into Electricity

Amazing Energy Belt Turns Excess Body Fat Into Electricity

Are you worried about those extra pounds gained over Christmas? Here is a conceptual eco-design that could deal with that dilemma by converting excess body fat into energy. Dutch designer Emmy van

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Ecouterre’s Year in Shame — Vote for the Most Deplorable Story of 2012

Ecouterre’s Year in Shame — Vote for the Most Deplorable Story of 2012

From environmental crimes caused by toxic pollution to the mounting human cost of cheap fashion, 2012 featured some serious lowlights. Over at Ecouterre, we've rounded up seven stories we'd sooner

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8th Annual Gorgeous & Green Ecofashion Show for Global Green USA

8th Annual Gorgeous & Green Ecofashion Show for Global Green USA

Photo by Erik Pawassar for Inhabitat Global Green USA raised $230,000 at the event, which will fund back-up solar systems on critical buildings and schools impacted by Hurricane Sandy, seed funding for

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How To Make Sparkly Holiday Accessories from Dead Christmas Lights

How To Make Sparkly Holiday Accessories from Dead Christmas Lights

Every string of Christmas lights tends to have a few dead bulbs in it when you pull it out of the closet. Instead of sending them on their merry way to the landfill, you can reuse those dead bulbs to

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LAST CHANCE: Win an Eco-Friendly Sprout Watch (Worth Up To $80!)

LAST CHANCE: Win an Eco-Friendly Sprout Watch (Worth Up To $80!)

  A well-designed watch is a great way to add a little something extra to an outfit. From colorful faces with unique illustrations to more classic styles fashioned with sustainable

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The Scrubba is a Lightweight, Virtually-Waterless Washing Machine in a Sack!

The Scrubba is a Lightweight, Virtually-Waterless Washing Machine in a Sack!

As Eric Clapton says, "travelin' light, it's the only way to fly." Whether it's a weekend business trip or a month-long trek into the jungle, the less stuff you have to carry the better. Finding a washing

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StitchWorks Brings Together Artists and Designers to Create Prints to Raise Money for Rwanda

StitchWorks Brings Together Artists and Designers to Create Prints to Raise Money for Rwanda

StitchWorks is bringing together the non-profit design office GA Collaborative, Tiny Showcase Print Shop & Gallery along with 14 emerging visual artists together to create a series of fabric and

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14 Green Holiday Gifts For Him

14 Green Holiday Gifts For Him

Guys can be notoriously hard to shop for, but fear not - our 2012 Green Holiday Gift Guide is here to take all the guesswork out of giving presents to fathers, brothers, sons, and friends. From a set of

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Scientists Usher in a New Age for Augmented Reality With LCD Displays for Contact Lenses

Scientists Usher in a New Age for Augmented Reality With LCD Displays for Contact Lenses

Soon, you may literally be staring into the future of augmented reality. Researchers from imec and The Centre of Microsystems Technology (CMST) at Ghent University in Belgium have developed a spherical,

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H&M To Launch Clothing Recycling Initiative in Stores Worldwide

H&M To Launch Clothing Recycling Initiative in Stores Worldwide

Fast-fashion retailer H&M is ramping up its sustainability efforts with a major new recycling initiative. This week, H&M announced that it will launch the world's first global clothes recycling

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