Accessories and Fashion

Green Design Highlights from Parsons’ BFA Product Design Thesis Exhibition

Green Design Highlights from Parsons’ BFA Product Design Thesis Exhibition

ALTO BELLO, BY YOUJIN SUNG Youjin Sung created a clever handbag for women who wear high heels at work, but wear flats or sneakers on their way to and from it. They typically carry their heels in a

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USAgain’s Infographic Illustrates the Environmental Impact of a T-shirt

USAgain’s Infographic Illustrates the Environmental Impact of a T-shirt

Photo by Shutterstock Think that simple t-shirt you've got on is free from environmental impact? Think again. USAgain has drawn up an eye-opening infographic that illustrates the damage a single

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U.S.E.D. Salvages Old Seatbelts to Create Durable One-Of-A-Kind Bags

U.S.E.D. Salvages Old Seatbelts to Create Durable One-Of-A-Kind Bags

U.S.E.D. salvages seatbelts from defunct vehicles and uses them to create vibrant bags, backpacks, purses, and accessories. Based in Canada, the family owned and operated business creates high-quality

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Gucci Announces Line of Biodegradable Footwear, “Sustainable Soles”

Gucci Announces Line of Biodegradable Footwear, “Sustainable Soles”

"Sustainable Soles" are not your typical high end designer's footwear. Gucci's new line of ballet flats and sneakers are made from biodegradable plastic, designed by Gucci's creative director, Frida

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H&M’s New Hawaiian-Inspired Collection To Benefit Water Aid

H&M’s New Hawaiian-Inspired Collection To Benefit Water Aid

With its new "H&M for Water" collection, Swedish retailer H&M is rolling out a whole new line of Hawaiian-themed dresses, shirts, swimsuits, board shorts, and accessories that are made of

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Rayfish Footwear Pioneers Genetically Engineered Stingray-Leather Sneakers

Rayfish Footwear Pioneers Genetically Engineered Stingray-Leather Sneakers

Think wearing leather is inhumane? Then try this on for size: Thailand-based shoe company Rayfish Footwear actually breeds live bespoke stingrays, harvesting them for their leather to make each pair

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DIY: Make Your Own Stylish iPad Case from a Recycled Bubble Envelope

DIY: Make Your Own Stylish iPad Case from a Recycled Bubble Envelope

Make a super stylish iPad (or Nook, or Kindle) case from a recycled bubble envelope by following these easy DIY instructions via Creme de la Craft! A bubble mailer becomes the perfect object to upcycle

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H&M, Gap, Levi’s Garment Workers in Cambodia Strike Over Poverty Pay

H&M, Gap, Levi’s Garment Workers in Cambodia Strike Over Poverty Pay

More than 5,000 Cambodian garment workers have failed to reach an agreement with their employers after an 11 day strike. They were asking for a $5 pay raise from their base salary of $61 that requires

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Win an Eco-Friendly Swimsuit From Eco Swim (Worth $124!)

Win an Eco-Friendly Swimsuit From Eco Swim (Worth $124!)

We're counting down the minutes until we can yell out "Summer!" and dive straight into a pool of bright blue water. Just in time to beat the heat, we're giving away an Eco Swim by Aqua Green swimsuit of

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10 Eco-Friendly and Vegan Flip-Flops for Summer!

10 Eco-Friendly and Vegan Flip-Flops for Summer!

Flip-flops are a summer staple that many of us will be spending the next three months in. But instead of purchasing some flimsy pair at the local mall this year, why not consider slipping your toes into

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Lady Gaga Wears Another “Meat Dress”, Tweets Photo Of Herself

Lady Gaga Wears Another “Meat Dress”, Tweets Photo Of Herself

Really, Lady Gaga? While we're not surprised about Gaga's second meat dress, which she proudly tweeted a photo of herself wearing while playing a show in Tokyo, we are disappointed. Hopefully she can

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Tom Sachs and Nike Transform Astronaut Gear into Space-Themed Apparel

Tom Sachs and Nike Transform Astronaut Gear into Space-Themed Apparel

New York-based artist Tom Sachs has teamed up with Nike on a capsule collection that combines Sach's DIY ethos and his preoccupation with space exploration with the sportswear giant's yen for

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Tackle Spring Showers in Style with these 14 Green Raincoats

Tackle Spring Showers in Style with these 14 Green Raincoats

Spring is in full swing (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), and in many parts of the world that means one thing: Rain. And lots of it. To help you navigate the wide world of rain gear, our

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Anti-Malaria Bodysuit to Repel Mosquitos Created By African Scientist, Designer

Anti-Malaria Bodysuit to Repel Mosquitos Created By African Scientist, Designer

Fashion is probably the last thing you thought you could fight off malaria with, but this anti-malaria bodysuit is stylish while it repels mosquitos that could carry the disease.  Created by a Cornell

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14 Sustainable Jewelry Gifts for Mother’s Day

14 Sustainable Jewelry Gifts for Mother’s Day

Looking for a sustainable gift for Mom? Mother's Day is right around the corner, and if you're still unsure about what to give the #1 lady in your life, we say jewelry is always a sure bet. We've rounded

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African Scientist and Designer Team Up to Create Anti-Malaria Bodysuit That Repels Mosquitos

African Scientist and Designer Team Up to Create Anti-Malaria Bodysuit That Repels Mosquitos

With summer waiting in the wings, we're getting excited to don some short pants and sleeveless tops. Unfortunately, all that bare skin often brings with it less-than-savory mosquito bites. However,

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FlyingFlips’ Cool Artist-Designed Flip Flops Give Back to Those In Need

FlyingFlips’ Cool Artist-Designed Flip Flops Give Back to Those In Need

Summer is right around the corner, and if you're one who hates crowded toes and sweaty feet, we've got a great set of flip flops that will help your tootsies beat the heat. FlyingFlips, a new project

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Electricfoxy’s High-Tech “Move” Compression Top Monitors Your Movement and Gives You Feedback

Electricfoxy’s High-Tech “Move” Compression Top Monitors Your Movement and Gives You Feedback

Your clothes may look great, but what are they doing for your golf swing? "Move," a new high-tech compression top from Electricfoxy, has the ability to read your body's posture and muscle movement and

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Colorful HádeHaver Bags Are Made from Recycled Plastic Lids

Colorful HádeHaver Bags Are Made from Recycled Plastic Lids

HádeHaver, a collaboration between young designers Sandra Paulo and Bruno Barbosa, is a new company from Portugal that produces unique handmade bags made of plastic lids. The lids lend the bags an

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Cass & Co.’s Copper-Infused Shapewear Claims To Reverse the Effects of Aging

Cass & Co.’s Copper-Infused Shapewear Claims To Reverse the Effects of Aging

Whether or not you believe that Cass & Co.'s new copper-infused shapewear has anti-aging properties probably depends at least in part on how much you want it to be true. Derived from Cupron, a

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Carbon-Based “GraphExeter” Could Revolutionize Wearable Technology

Carbon-Based “GraphExeter” Could Revolutionize Wearable Technology

The electronics industry is constantly making advancements to make their products better, but the invention of GraphExeter by the University of Exeter has everyone looking forward to big changes in the

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LUSH Cosmetics Protests Animal Testing by “Torturing” Human Subject

LUSH Cosmetics Protests Animal Testing by “Torturing” Human Subject

When you think of makeup, do you consider force-feeding and liquid injections a routine part cosmetics creation? If you don't, you should -- these horrible methods are exactly the types of tortuous

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The House of Marley’s Eco-Friendly Earbuds Raise Money for One Love

The House of Marley’s Eco-Friendly Earbuds Raise Money for One Love

The House of Marley's in-ear, candy-colored headphones are pretty enough to eat, but they do more than just look good. Made of FSC-certified sapele and beech wood and easily recyclable aluminum, they're

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Alicia Silverstone and Juice Beauty Launch Vegan Cosmetics Line

Alicia Silverstone and Juice Beauty Launch Vegan Cosmetics Line

Being the eco beauty-addicts we are, we're always on the hunt for new products that do well by the earth. Alicia Silverstone for Juice Beauty is the latest collection to catch our eye for its completely

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“Concealed Carry” Clothes Tailored for Gun Owners Gaining Popularity

“Concealed Carry” Clothes Tailored for Gun Owners Gaining Popularity

Photo by Shutterstock "Covert fashion" -- clothes that are made to hide firearms -- are having a "moment," according to the New York Times. Companies like Woolrich, whose new “Concealed Carry”

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CuteCircuit Unveils Ready-to-Wear Smart Textiles (Including a Version of Katy Perry’s LED Gown!)

CuteCircuit Unveils Ready-to-Wear Smart Textiles (Including a Version of Katy Perry’s LED Gown!)

Have you ever wanted to be the center of attention like a scene-stealing celebrity? CuteCircuit is making that possible with their wearable technology savvy as they launch ready-to-wear smart textiles,

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Studio Besau-Marguerre’s ‘Greenhouse to Go’ Can Be Toted Around Like a Purse

Studio Besau-Marguerre’s ‘Greenhouse to Go’ Can Be Toted Around Like a Purse

The Greenhouse to Go consists of a somewhat tall glass greenhouse with a soil base for planting. Leather straps wrap around the structure for security and a handle makes toting around the piece as simple

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Win Canopy Verde’s Vegan-Friendly Cassia Mini Bag (Worth $169!)

Win Canopy Verde’s Vegan-Friendly Cassia Mini Bag (Worth $169!)

There's no simpler way to revamp your wardrobe for spring than with a bright pop of color. Enter Linda Wong's stylish vegan Canopy Verde Cassia Mini bag, the perfect warm-weather tote. Clad in bright

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Bernotat’s “Chair Wear” Line Gives Old Furnishings a New Wardrobe

Bernotat’s “Chair Wear” Line Gives Old Furnishings a New Wardrobe

Is your fusty old furniture in need of a makeover? Then check out Bernotat & Co's brilliant line of "Chair Wear", which transforms disused furniture into colorful, modern pieces. Unveiled at this

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Report Says Chinese Textile Polluters Disregard Environmental Regulations

Report Says Chinese Textile Polluters Disregard Environmental Regulations

Bad news for the fashion industry - nearly 50 major apparel brands have links with factories that have been disregarding China’s environmental laws, according to Cleaning Up the Fashion Industry, a

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