Accessories and Fashion

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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12-Year-Old Boy Saves 4,000 Pairs of Shoes from the Landfill

12-Year-Old Boy Saves 4,000 Pairs of Shoes from the Landfill

Each year over 300 million pairs of shoes are thrown into United States landfills, and 12-year-old “Eco” Erek Hansen has made it his personal mission to make sure more of those shoes are recycled.

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Brainwave-Sensing Muse Headband Moves One Step Closer to Mind Control

Brainwave-Sensing Muse Headband Moves One Step Closer to Mind Control

Ever dream of being able to complete a task by simply thinking about it? We aren't quite there yet, but with the release of the Muse Headband, which monitors your brainwaves, we're getting closer.

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Zara Pledges to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals After Being Called Out By Consumers

Zara Pledges to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals After Being Called Out By Consumers

After a week of intense pressure from Greenpeace's "Detox" campaign, Zara and its parent company have pledged to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from its supply chain and products by 2020. The

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Bangladesh Garment-Factory Fire Kills 112 Because of Safety Issues

Bangladesh Garment-Factory Fire Kills 112 Because of Safety Issues

Late Saturday an industrial blaze took down a multi-level garment factory outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh, claiming the lives of at least 112 people. The fire is said to be the country's worst-ever in the

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Cyber Monday 2012: The Best Eco-Fashion and Green Beauty Deals You Can Find Online

Cyber Monday 2012: The Best Eco-Fashion and Green Beauty Deals You Can Find Online

Photo by Shutterstock Get a jump on your holiday shopping by scooping up some Cyber Monday deals that keep the earth in mind. From green fashions to fair trade footwear to eco-conscious accessories,

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Thought-Controlled MindRider Bike Helmet Turns Brain Waves Into Traffic Signals

Thought-Controlled MindRider Bike Helmet Turns Brain Waves Into Traffic Signals

Motorists and cyclists may not always understand one another, but with the help of the MindRider, they'll at least have one more avenue of communication. Developed by MIT student Arlene Ducao, the

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DIY: How to Make an Enchanting Terrarium Necklace to Keep or Give as a Gift!

DIY: How to Make an Enchanting Terrarium Necklace to Keep or Give as a Gift!

If you're looking for a beguiling homemade gift that will enchant your favorite plantophiles, look no further than this darling DIY terrarium necklace! You'll be surprised at how easy it is to make one

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Enter To Win a $250 Cruelty-Free Prize Pack From Vegan Cuts!

Enter To Win a $250 Cruelty-Free Prize Pack From Vegan Cuts!

For our latest giveaway, we've teamed up with Vegan Cuts, an online, members-only marketplace dedicated to the best in animal-friendly wares, to present one lucky reader with a bounty of good, green

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DIY: How to Make Touchscreen Compatible Texting Gloves for iPhone or Droid

DIY: How to Make Touchscreen Compatible Texting Gloves for iPhone or Droid

When the weather outside is frightful, the last thing you want to do is pry your fingers from the warmth of your gloves just so you can text or check some emails. Luckily, with our easy texting gloves

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“Dirty White Gold’s” Leah Borromeo Talks About Farmer Suicides and GM Cotton

“Dirty White Gold’s” Leah Borromeo Talks About Farmer Suicides and GM Cotton

Cotton is at the heart of clothing manufacturing, but as most only see the material in its final, hanger-hugging form, few are aware of the incredible human and environmental costs associated with its

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Show Your Concern for Hurricane Sandy Victims with One of Sebastian Errazuriz’s Dip-Dyed T-Shirts

Show Your Concern for Hurricane Sandy Victims with One of Sebastian Errazuriz’s Dip-Dyed T-Shirts

Like many New Yorkers, Greenpoint, Brooklyn-based artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz's life work was interrupted by Hurricane Sandy. So instead of ignoring what was right in front of him, Errazuriz

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ANNOUNCING: Inhabitat’s 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest Winners!

ANNOUNCING: Inhabitat’s 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest Winners!

Inhabitat's Green Halloween Costume Contest received hundreds of incredibly crafted costumes - and after an intense bout of online voting we're thrilled to announce our winners! From a ghastly Two-Face

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LAST CHANCE TO VOTE for Your Favorite Finalists in Inhabitat’s 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest – POLLS CLOSE TONIGHT!

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE for Your Favorite Finalists in Inhabitat’s 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest – POLLS CLOSE TONIGHT!

This is your last chance to vote for your favorite Green Halloween Costume Contest finalists! Hey Inhabireaders! Today is the last day to vote in our annual Green Halloween Costume Contest. We

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Brilliant ‘Rocking Knit’ Chair Creates Winter Hats While You Sit!

Brilliant ‘Rocking Knit’ Chair Creates Winter Hats While You Sit!

Technology advances in the blink of an eye - while many are obsessed with the latest high-tech devices, let's not forget that low-tech innovation can also be revolutionary. ECAL students Damien Ludi and

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Littlest Marty McFly Goes Back to the Future in Awesome DeLorean Push Car Halloween Costume

Littlest Marty McFly Goes Back to the Future in Awesome DeLorean Push Car Halloween Costume

Cory Newton-Smith took his son Back to the Future this Halloween with an incredible Marty McFly costume - and he even decked out the toddler's stroller like a flying DeLorean time machine! The DeLorean's

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