Accessories and Fashion

“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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Scientists Discover New Technique To Change the Color of Gold Without Using Chemicals

Scientists Discover New Technique To Change the Color of Gold Without Using Chemicals

Photo by Shutterstock Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a new way to alter the color of gold—or just about any metal— without chemically altering it. The technique

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LAST CHANCE: Enter Inhabitat’s 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest – DEADLINE EXTENDED 24 HOURS!

LAST CHANCE: Enter Inhabitat’s 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest – DEADLINE EXTENDED 24 HOURS!

There's still time to enter Inhabitat's 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest! Did you haunt the streets in an awesome hand-crafted Halloween costume last night? While the spookiest night of the year may

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Will.i.am, Coca-Cola’s ‘Ekocycle’ Initiative Welcomes Levi’s and Case-Mate

Will.i.am, Coca-Cola’s ‘Ekocycle’ Initiative Welcomes Levi’s and Case-Mate

Since Will.i.am and Coca-Cola launched their 'Ekocycle' initiative in July to educate the hip, young crowd about the importance of recycling, scores of brands have joined the fun, including Levi's and

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Scene3 Recycles Broken Bike and Skateboard Parts Into Cool New Accessories

Scene3 Recycles Broken Bike and Skateboard Parts Into Cool New Accessories

Scene3 is a bicycle and skateboard shop that recycles items what would normally be thrown away, into cool new accessories. Their recycling effort began when they started cutting new skateboard shapes

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100% Recycled Paperwallets are Pieces of Art That Hold Your Cash

100% Recycled Paperwallets are Pieces of Art That Hold Your Cash

The founders of Paperwallet wanted to create a new kind of canvas for art – so they designed a wallet that could feature the work of artists from all over the world. Consumers can carry around art in

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7 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes Haunting Your Closet!

7 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes Haunting Your Closet!

Not sure what to dress up as for Halloween? Or perhaps you're on a bit of a budget? If you're looking for an eco- and wallet-friendly costume that will still garner lots of oohs and ahhs, then look no

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Eco-Fashion Designer Samantha Pleet

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Eco-Fashion Designer Samantha Pleet

Even though Fashion Week is behind us, we thought it would be fun to revisit the exclusive video we shot of one of our favorite New York Designers, Samantha Pleet. Our very own Jill Fehrenbacher chatted

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Melissa Kit Chow’s Like-A-Hug Vest Gives You a Squeeze for Every Facebook “Like” You Get

Melissa Kit Chow’s Like-A-Hug Vest Gives You a Squeeze for Every Facebook “Like” You Get

There’s something innately satisfying about getting your status updates “liked” on Facebook, but it still doesn't compare a real hug. To reconcile that, Harvard Graduate School of Design

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Vegan Matt & Nat Laptop-Diaper Bag (Worth $185)!

GIVEAWAY: Win a Vegan Matt & Nat Laptop-Diaper Bag (Worth $185)!

Want to win an elegant, versatile carryall for any occasion? Over at Ecouterre, we're giving away a gorgeous “Raylan Sm” bag by Matt & Nat that includes a padded compartment, lined with 100

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Corkor’s Laptop Bag is a Sophisticated, Sustainable Bag Made of Cork

Corkor’s Laptop Bag is a Sophisticated, Sustainable Bag Made of Cork

Whether you're returning to school or just need a new bag to bring your laptop to and from work, Corkor's all-natural women's laptop bag is one of the greenest options available. The bag is handmade with

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With “Bio-Trimmings” Hoyan Ip Transforms Food Waste into Stylish Buttons and Buckles

With “Bio-Trimmings” Hoyan Ip Transforms Food Waste into Stylish Buttons and Buckles

Every day, millions of pounds of food are sent to landfills around the world, but one fashion designer has come up with a clever way to remove some of that uneaten food from the waste stream. London-based

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Debunked: 10 of the Most Common Excuses for Not Paying a Living Wage

Debunked: 10 of the Most Common Excuses for Not Paying a Living Wage

Fast fashion companies have plenty of excuses for not paying workers a fair living wage. Consumers don't want to pay more for clothes, they argue, and they insist that they're helping create jobs for

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LAST CHANCE: Vote For Your Favorite Finalist in the HP Ultrabook Bag Design Competition!

LAST CHANCE: Vote For Your Favorite Finalist in the HP Ultrabook Bag Design Competition!

The HP Ultrabook Bag Competition closes today! The HP Ultrabook Bag Design Competition is heating up as 40 stylish high-tech laptop bags battle it out for a shot at entering the final round - and today

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Oyuna Recreates a Mongolian Ger Tent House in the Brompton Design District

Oyuna Recreates a Mongolian Ger Tent House in the Brompton Design District

Cashmere brand Oyuna worked with designer Peter Marigold to create an interpretation of the traditional Mongolian ger tent-house (or yurt) in an installation for the new exhibition space located at 4

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FASHION MEETS TECHNOLOGY: 6 Examples of Groundbreaking High-Tech Fashion

FASHION MEETS TECHNOLOGY: 6 Examples of Groundbreaking High-Tech Fashion

From a dress that tweets to Google glasses coming down the runway at New York Fashion Week, we've been seeing a growing intersection between fashion and technology in the past few years. This

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Lab-Grown Leather Could Hit Runways Within Five Years

Lab-Grown Leather Could Hit Runways Within Five Years

Why use living animals to produce leather when you can produce it in the lab? Modern Meadow, a Missouri-based startup that  seeks to combine regenerative medicine with three-dimensional printing to

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Gwyneth Paltrow To Collaborate Fashion Label Chinti and Parker on Ethical Knitwear

Gwyneth Paltrow To Collaborate Fashion Label Chinti and Parker on Ethical Knitwear

Is there anything Gwyneth Paltrow can't do? The actress-turned-lifestyle-guru-turned-food-expert is now trying her hand at fashion design. This week, Paltrow announced that she is teaming up with

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Royal College of Art Unveils “Design For The Real World” Exhibition at London Design Festival

Royal College of Art Unveils “Design For The Real World” Exhibition at London Design Festival

"Ento - The Art of Eating Insects" aims to introduce the high-protein, energy-efficient insects into western diets through a set of ready-made meals created by Aran Dasan, Jonathan Fraser, Jacky Chung and

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Whole Foods First Company to Regulate Organic Beauty Products

Whole Foods First Company to Regulate Organic Beauty Products

Whole Foods just made history by becoming the first national retailer to personally ensure that all of the body care products on its store shelves are certified organic. There are currently no federal

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EDUN’s Military Chic Spring 2013 Collection Debuts at New York Fashion Week

EDUN’s Military Chic Spring 2013 Collection Debuts at New York Fashion Week

U2′s Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson, are the founders of the African-focused fashion label EDUN, and true to its rocker heritage, EDUN's Spring/Summer 2013 show at New York Fashion Week was tough and

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Samantha Pleet Takes Us Back To the Fertile Crescent with ‘Sands of Time’ Collection at New York Fashion Week

Samantha Pleet Takes Us Back To the Fertile Crescent with ‘Sands of Time’ Collection at New York Fashion Week

Samantha Pleet’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection is epic — literally. Pleet’s new “Sands of Time” collection, which was presented at the Wolverine store on Manhattan’s Lower

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Mara Hoffman’s Colorful, Polynesian-Inspired Collection Debuts at NY Fashion Week

Mara Hoffman’s Colorful, Polynesian-Inspired Collection Debuts at NY Fashion Week

With a collection that included colorful prints and pastel-colored swimsuits, fashion designer Mara Hoffman brought a taste of Polynesia to the runway at New York Fashion Week on Saturday. The

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Google’s Augmented-Reality Glasses Make an Appearance on the Runway at New York Fashion Week

Google’s Augmented-Reality Glasses Make an Appearance on the Runway at New York Fashion Week

Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg shared spotlight at New York Fashion Week  with an unlikely collaborator this week: Google. Von Furstenberg sent Google’s new augmented-reality specs down

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Organic by John Patrick Draws Inspiration from the “Urban Commune” at New York Fashion Week

Organic by John Patrick Draws Inspiration from the “Urban Commune” at New York Fashion Week

With a parade of linen trouser suits, translucent drop-waist shirtdresses, puff-sleeve bonded-cotton sweaters, floral lace shorts, and giant flatform rope sandals, John Patrick brought

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