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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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Barbie’s First Dream House Was a Tiny Studio Apartment Made from Cardboard

Barbie’s First Dream House Was a Tiny Studio Apartment Made from Cardboard

Before Barbie went platinum blonde and traded up for a mega-mansion made from pink plastic, she was just like many of us city dwellers living it up in a modest apartment with minimal furnishings. Spotted

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Harvard Scientists to Build Endurance-Prolonging Smart Suit for U.S. Military

Harvard Scientists to Build Endurance-Prolonging Smart Suit for U.S. Military

Scientists at Harvard are working toward a “novel wearable system” that could prolong the physical endurance of soldiers in the field. While this may seem a bit too much like they'll be saving

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Annie Leonard’s “Story of Change”: Shopping Alone Can’t Save the World

Annie Leonard’s “Story of Change”: Shopping Alone Can’t Save the World

In The Story of Change, Annie Leonard explains that while being a smart shopper can certainly ease some of the burden on our overworked planet, it is not the solution to a better world. She believes that

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Legislation for Team USA Uniforms To Be Made in America Introduced in the Senate

Legislation for Team USA Uniforms To Be Made in America Introduced in the Senate

Members of Congress are not letting Ralph Lauren’s “made in China” Olympic uniform snafu go away quietly. In fact, having Team USA’s Olympic uniforms made in the US is one of the

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Medieval “Lingerie” From 15th Century Austrian Castle Shocks Fashion Historians

Medieval “Lingerie” From 15th Century Austrian Castle Shocks Fashion Historians

Found hidden under the floorboards of Lengberg Castle in Austria’s East Tyrol, these centuries-old bras are redefining the history of fashion.  While this model is a bit less ornate than the modern

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Songa Designs Brings Sustainable Business to Rural Rwanda Through Handmade Fashion Accessories

Songa Designs Brings Sustainable Business to Rural Rwanda Through Handmade Fashion Accessories

We live in a world where it's clear that traditional humanitarian aid creates dependency rather than sustainable independence, and the people who should have a say when it comes to their own lives often

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6 Sensational Ways to Mix This Season’s Neons and Prints!

6 Sensational Ways to Mix This Season’s Neons and Prints!

If you haven't tried pairing neons and prints yet, now's the perfect time to finish off the summer season with a bang -- sustainably, of course. Our in-house stylists have put together 6 neon and

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Ralph Lauren’s US Olympic Uniforms Are Made in China, Draw Outrage from Congress

Ralph Lauren’s US Olympic Uniforms Are Made in China, Draw Outrage from Congress

Fashion designer Ralph Lauren was at the center of a massive controversy when it was revealed that Team USA’s Olympic uniforms were made in China this week. “I think they should take all the

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Win A Space-Age Skirt by Shadowplay NYC, Inspired by Hubble Photography (Worth $138!)

Win A Space-Age Skirt by Shadowplay NYC, Inspired by Hubble Photography (Worth $138!)

If you've been looking for a way to display your love for astronomy, we've got a giveaway that will rock your world.  Shadowplay NYC is an independent label run by astronomy-obsessed Ximena Chouza and

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Fake-Out Fashion: Women Paint Scarlet Soles to Get the Louboutin Look

Fake-Out Fashion: Women Paint Scarlet Soles to Get the Louboutin Look

While it's difficult to afford Christian Louboutins at prices hovering around a grand, it's easy to buy a small container of red paint to fake the famous scarlet soles of the French shoemaker. This has

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The 2012 US Olympic Uniforms Are Made in China – Sen. Harry Reid Wants Them Burned

The 2012 US Olympic Uniforms Are Made in China – Sen. Harry Reid Wants Them Burned

Our country's Olympic uniforms may bear the letters 'U.S.A.', but they've actually been manufactured overseas in China. While many have been quick to shrug off the origins of the Ralph Lauren-designed

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Twelv Magazine Creates Alexander McQueen Gown Using 50,000 Gummy Bears

Twelv Magazine Creates Alexander McQueen Gown Using 50,000 Gummy Bears

This gown may look like one of Alexander McQueen's flamboyant technicolor gowns, but it's actually just paying homage to the brilliant designer. For Twelv Magazine’s inaugural issue,  fashion

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14 Eco-Friendly Bathing Suits Sure to Make a Splash This Summer

14 Eco-Friendly Bathing Suits Sure to Make a Splash This Summer

Still searching for the perfect summer bathing suit? Well look no further because we've rounded up 14 sexy and sophisticated eco-friendly swimsuits for hitting the beach this summer. From a

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World’s Oldest Purse Uncovered—And It’s Studded With Dog Teeth!

World’s Oldest Purse Uncovered—And It’s Studded With Dog Teeth!

German archaeologists have uncovered the world's oldest purse, and to our surprise, canine teeth were the rhinestones of the past!  The teeth were discovered in a surface coal mine not far from Leipzig,

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Mischer’traxler’s Leafy Living Necklace Dazzles With Seeds Instead of Gemstones

Mischer’traxler’s Leafy Living Necklace Dazzles With Seeds Instead of Gemstones

Viennese design duo Mischer'traxler teamed up with Rozet & Fischmeister jewelers to create a beautiful line of leafy green jewelry that you can grow yourself! The beautiful organic jewelry starts as a

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Coach Launches Heritage Baseball Wallets Made From Recycled Baseball Gloves

Coach Launches Heritage Baseball Wallets Made From Recycled Baseball Gloves

In Coach’s “Did You Know?” video, they say they owe a lot to the baseball glove – and it’s true. Before Coach made handbags, they were known for their handcrafted leather wallets and billfolds.

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Field Aesthetic Upcycles Military Tents into Stylish and Water Resistant Bags

Field Aesthetic Upcycles Military Tents into Stylish and Water Resistant Bags

With an emphasis on preserving the rich tradition of American skilled labor, Field Aesthetic Manufacturing Company has devised an array of handmade sustainable products. The Green Mountains based company

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M&S Survey Reports One in Five Brits Admit to Discarding a Garment After One Wear

M&S Survey Reports One in Five Brits Admit to Discarding a Garment After One Wear

How many garments have you thrown away lately? If you think it's been 6 or more over the past 12 months, then you're right on par with one in three Brits, according to a survey by Marks & Spencer.

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