Accessories and Fashion

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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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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With “Endless Summer” Osklen Captures the Perfect Summer’s Day at NY Fashion Week

With “Endless Summer” Osklen Captures the Perfect Summer’s Day at NY Fashion Week

Osklen founder Oskar Metsavaht doesn't want his fashion label to be thought of as an eco-fashion brand; instead, the Brazilian label’s founder prefers to think of it as a purveyor of luxury goods

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Dominic Wilcox Unveils GPS Shoe That Guides You Home From Anywhere in the World

Dominic Wilcox Unveils GPS Shoe That Guides You Home From Anywhere in the World

With Wilcox's No Place Like Home shoes, the magic doesn't come from clicking your heels twice but from GPS. Program your destination, and the leather footwear will tell you where to go. There's a GPS

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Costello Tagliapietra Captures the Moment of Falling in Love at New York Fashion Week Show

Costello Tagliapietra Captures the Moment of Falling in Love at New York Fashion Week Show

Fashion designers Robert Tagliapietra and Jeffrey Costello held their Spring/Summer 2013 show at New York Fashion Week on Thursday, and photographer Amanda Coen was in attendance to document the show

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LAST CHANCE To Enter The HP Ultrabook Bag Design Contest & Win $10,000 – JUST 2 DAYS LEFT TO ENTER!

LAST CHANCE To Enter The HP Ultrabook Bag Design Contest & Win $10,000 – JUST 2 DAYS LEFT TO ENTER!

LAST CALL FOR LAPTOP BAG DESIGNS! Don't miss out on your chance to WIN $10,000 in the The HP Ultrabook Bag Design Contest! Have you entered your idea for a new laptop bag in the HP Ultrabook Bag

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How Much Money Americans Spend on Back-To-School Clothes

How Much Money Americans Spend on Back-To-School Clothes

Photo via Shuttersock The back-to-school season has become extremely commercialized -- that much is a fact. American parents spend an average of $246.10 on clothes and $129.20 for their kids each

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Puma Opens its First Sustainable Store Near Bangalore

Puma Opens its First Sustainable Store Near Bangalore

Activewear giant Puma opened its first “sustainable” store in a suburb of Bangalore, India on Thursday. The 8,600-square-foot building is entirely solar powered, and more than 90 percent of

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9 Eco-Fashions Inspired by Architecture

9 Eco-Fashions Inspired by Architecture

Fashion and architecture have a lot in common, as form, function and material are at the core of both disciplines. But while some have taken a hilarious, literal approach to melding the fields in the

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Heat-Proof Camouflage Make-Up Could Protect Soldiers and Firefighters From Explosions and Flames

Heat-Proof Camouflage Make-Up Could Protect Soldiers and Firefighters From Explosions and Flames

A team from the University of Southern Mississippi has developed a form of camouflage face makeup that not only prevents soldiers from being seen by the enemy, but also shields their faces from the

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NASA: New Ultra-Thin, Flexible Aerogels Could be Used to Make Super-Insulated Clothing

NASA: New Ultra-Thin, Flexible Aerogels Could be Used to Make Super-Insulated Clothing

Aerogel is a space-age material famed for having the lowest bulk density of any known porous solid – it is has been described as “solid smoke” due to its lightness and has been used to

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Top Green Back to School Backpacks for a Sustainable Academic Year

Top Green Back to School Backpacks for a Sustainable Academic Year

Freitag Hazzard Backpack Each year Freitag salvages 390 tons of well-traveled truck tarpaulins and uses them to create an incredible range of products including backpacks, messenger bags, totes and

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Sweatshop Protestors Project Anti-Adidas Video On a London Olympic Park Building

Sweatshop Protestors Project Anti-Adidas Video On a London Olympic Park Building

Sweatshop protestors took advantage of the massive crowds descending upon London's Olympic Park Sunday, and used a building overlooking the park to show a video criticizing Adidas for its alleged worker

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Ahsayane’s EcoChic Pot Is a Purse for Your Favorite Seasonal Blooms

Ahsayane’s EcoChic Pot Is a Purse for Your Favorite Seasonal Blooms

Fresh, vibrant and versatile -- we'll go ahead and name Ahsayane's EcoChic Pot as this season's it-bag. Designed as a flower pot made in ceramic, this clever design features a stylish purse string that

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9 Delectable Fashions Inspired by the Culinary Arts

9 Delectable Fashions Inspired by the Culinary Arts

Food and fashion are two of the world's greatest indulgences, and it was only a matter of time before those culinary and haute couture creatives found a way to fuse the two fields into one delectable

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OOO My Design’s Funky Flat-Pack Earrings Arrive as a Postcard

OOO My Design’s Funky Flat-Pack Earrings Arrive as a Postcard

Send a menagerie of animals in the mail with OOO My Design's clever Faunealea corrugated cardboard postcards. While this design may look flat and free of life, if you look a little closer you'll see

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14 Pairs of Green Sunglasses To Protect Your Peepers this Summer

14 Pairs of Green Sunglasses To Protect Your Peepers this Summer

Memorial Day -- the unofficial start of summer in the US -- is behind us, and that means longer days and brighter sunshine in the coming months. When shopping for new sunglasses, there are a couple of

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