Accessories and Fashion

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 only thing Democrats and

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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 uniforms, put

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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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McDonald’s Launches New “Mad-Men”-Inspired Eco-Uniforms for Olympics

McDonald’s Launches New “Mad-Men”-Inspired Eco-Uniforms for Olympics

Mad Men style is running rampant this season and fast food uniforms are apparently no exception. McDonald's U.K. unveiled a new line of eco-friendly uniforms that will make you feel like you're dining

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Timberland’s Earthkeepers Stratham Backpack Goes Easy on the Environment

Timberland’s Earthkeepers Stratham Backpack Goes Easy on the Environment

Whether you're looking for a new backpack to tote around your laptop as you cycle around the city, or you plan on undertaking a hiking excursion high up in the mountains, this simple yet stylish Stratham

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“Recycling the Dead” Turns Cremated Remains Into Textiles for Products

“Recycling the Dead” Turns Cremated Remains Into Textiles for Products

So maybe your life lacks purpose at the moment, at least you can rest easy knowing your body could still serve a function well after your spirit has left the earth. Kerry Greville, a student

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10 Eco-Fashion Garments Inspired by Biomimicry and Nature

10 Eco-Fashion Garments Inspired by Biomimicry and Nature

Some of the greatest human innovations have been inspired by natural occurrences, so it only makes sense that what we wear would follow suit. From leaf-like tops to outerwear that transpires like trees,

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11 Great Green Gifts for Father’s Day 2012

11 Great Green Gifts for Father’s Day 2012

WrecordsByMonkey Recycled Record iPhone Case - $45 If your dad's a music junky with an extensive collection of vinyl, then consider getting him one of these groovy iPhone cases made from old recycled

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14 Awesome Eco-Friendly Father’s Day Gifts to Spoil Dad

14 Awesome Eco-Friendly Father’s Day Gifts to Spoil Dad

Want to show your dad the glory of eco-fashion this Father's Day? Or maybe he's already a lover of planet Earth.  Either way, we've rounded up 14 of the coolest gifts around to spoil your padre.

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Marius Temming’s Chic Eco Sunglasses are Made from Hemp, Kenaf and Flax

Marius Temming’s Chic Eco Sunglasses are Made from Hemp, Kenaf and Flax

Marius Temming has designed a fantastic collection of eco sunglasses that are made from natural materials like ash wood, oak veneer, hemp, kenaf and flax. Unveiled at Berlin's DMY design festival,

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Biomimicry: 10 Eco-Friendly Fashions That Are Inspired by Nature

Biomimicry: 10 Eco-Friendly Fashions That Are Inspired by Nature

With millions of years of testing and refining her creations, Mother Nature is the best designer there is. But that doesn't mean we can't cherry-pick and copy some of nature's best

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Organic by John Patrick’s 2013 Resort Collection is an Eclectic Boho Boy-Girl Party

Organic by John Patrick’s 2013 Resort Collection is an Eclectic Boho Boy-Girl Party

Androgyny is the word for Organic by John Patrick's Resort 2013 collection. Borrowing from the boys and inspired by Edit DeAk, co-founder of the ’70s zine Art-Rite, John Patrick has created

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Win a Stylish Green Messenger Bag From Plaid Doctrine (Worth $129)!

Win a Stylish Green Messenger Bag From Plaid Doctrine (Worth $129)!

School's out for summer and Father's Day is just around the bend, so this year why not give your dad or grad a gift he can actually use - like Plaid Doctrine’s Belltown messenger bag. These

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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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