Accessories and Fashion

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,

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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.

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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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Pin to Win It: Enter Hovey Lee’s Eco-Jewelry Giveaway (Worth Up to $148!)

Pin to Win It: Enter Hovey Lee’s Eco-Jewelry Giveaway (Worth Up to $148!)

Would you love to get your hands on a piece of Hovey Lee's gorgeous, environmentally sustainable jewelry? If you're as enamored by her accessories as we are, then enter our Earth Day Contest for a chance

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Angelina Jolie Allegedly Has A Conflict-Free Diamond Engagement Ring

Angelina Jolie Allegedly Has A Conflict-Free Diamond Engagement Ring

Congratulations are in order for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt who are apparently engaged, or so we assume by the giant diamond sitting on Jolie's left ring finger.  Why do we care? The diamond is

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11 Things We Learned from H&M’s Sustainability Report

11 Things We Learned from H&M’s Sustainability Report

H&M is a fast-fashion mogul - due to their low-wage production and trendy pieces we wouldn't label them a paragon of ethical fashion. However they have pursued several sustainable initiatives, and

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California Regulators Find Dangerous Chemicals in Nail Polishes Despite “Nontoxic” Label

California Regulators Find Dangerous Chemicals in Nail Polishes Despite “Nontoxic” Label

If you’ve been feeling good about your “three-free” non-toxic polish, we have some bad news for you, your splash of color may not be as safe as you think. According to regulators in

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Brooklyn Industries Unveils Seed Bomb Bracelets for Earth Day

Brooklyn Industries Unveils Seed Bomb Bracelets for Earth Day

This Earth Day, give a gift to Mother Earth and yourself with Brooklyn Industries new Seed Bomb Bracelets. The simple earthy accessories each feature a piece of twine lined with three round beads made

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14 Charming, Eco-Friendly Flats Guaranteed To Put A Spring In Your Step

14 Charming, Eco-Friendly Flats Guaranteed To Put A Spring In Your Step

Letting your feet breathe after a long winter filled with wool socks and boots is one of spring's sweetest gifts and a new pair of charming ballet flats are a great first step to letting those feet loose!

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Christian Tagliavini Creates Historical Portraits of Women’s Fashion Out of Cardboard

Christian Tagliavini Creates Historical Portraits of Women’s Fashion Out of Cardboard

Do these ladies look a tad stiff? What you’re looking at is one of Swiss-Italian artist-photographer Christian Tagliavini‘s “cardboard ladies,” a series of portraits showing

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Ann Oliver’s Xeni Collection Is a Fashion Label for People with Physical Disabilities

Ann Oliver’s Xeni Collection Is a Fashion Label for People with Physical Disabilities

For many of us, dressing ourselves in clothes that look good and fit our bodies comfortably is something we take for granted. For those dealing with severe arthritis, amputations, multiple sclerosis and

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Win a Hollywood Makeover From Fiona Stiles and $300+ in EcoTools Cosmetics and Brushes!

Win a Hollywood Makeover From Fiona Stiles and $300+ in EcoTools Cosmetics and Brushes!

Have you ever thought of extending spring cleaning to your make-up bag? To celebrate the start of the season, we're giving away a whole set of eco-friendly, vegan makeup brushes worth more than $100! The

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10 Bizarre Natural Beauty Treatments That Are Also a Little Freaky

10 Bizarre Natural Beauty Treatments That Are Also a Little Freaky

From snake venom to snail goo to bull semen, there's nothing some women won't slather on or inject in their faces in order to keep themselves looking young. If you thought Botox was weird, let us tell

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Students at NYU Launch “Sloth,” a Campus Thrift Store to Slow Consumption

Students at NYU Launch “Sloth,” a Campus Thrift Store to Slow Consumption

If you love scouring thrift stores as much as we do, you'll find Sloth and the ideas driving it genius. Inspired by their studies, two students at New York University are launching a secondhand store in

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Greenpeace’s 3D Street Art Teaches About Toxic Chemicals in Our Laundry

Greenpeace’s 3D Street Art Teaches About Toxic Chemicals in Our Laundry

Greenpeace activists and Planet Streetpainting artists teamed up to create this amazing optical illusion at the World Fashion Centre in Amsterdam. The piece is bringing attention to hidden toxic

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7 Water-Saving Innovations Used by the Garment Industry

7 Water-Saving Innovations Used by the Garment Industry

It might not be obvious when you're shopping for new clothes, but according to World Bank, 17-20 percent of industrial water pollution is caused by the clothing industry. Disheartened by the damage, and

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H&M’s Spring Conscious Line Debuts With Eco-Chic “Glamour”

H&M’s Spring Conscious Line Debuts With Eco-Chic “Glamour”

Big chain retailers like H&M are jumping on the green bandwagon, now producing not just basics, but fabulous, red-carpet-ready gowns that feature sustainable fabrics. H&M recently debuted their

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Follow Ecouterre on Pinterest for Eco Fashion Inspiration!

Follow Ecouterre on Pinterest for Eco Fashion Inspiration!

Eco fashionistas have been able to get their fill of the latest green fashions on Inhabitat's “Sustainable Style” Pinterest board, but now our eco-fashion sister site Ecouterre has launched a

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge…Secret Patron of Thrift-Stores?

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge…Secret Patron of Thrift-Stores?

We are happy to report that the Duchess of Cambridge seems to be an undercover thrift store shopper! Grazia Daily tracked her gorgeous gray National Portrait Gallery coat-dress to a secondhand store

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10,000 LEDs Adorn CuteCircuit’s Dazzling “Aurora” Dress

10,000 LEDs Adorn CuteCircuit’s Dazzling “Aurora” Dress

CuteCircuit first came onto our radar back in 2009 with their design of the world’s largest wearable display. Now it looks like the London-based atelier is back once again, this time with a glowing

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“Queen of Upcycling” Orsola de Castro Shares Tips for Emerging Designers

“Queen of Upcycling” Orsola de Castro Shares Tips for Emerging Designers

We are huge fans of just about anything upcycled - from art to furniture to clothing - and it seems that the eco trend is catching on. Last month, the International Herald Tribune's Suzy Menkes,

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Fashion Designer Alexander Wang Sued for $450 Million for Running a “Sweatshop” in NYC

Fashion Designer Alexander Wang Sued for $450 Million for Running a “Sweatshop” in NYC

Last month, a group employees filed a lawsuit against Alexander Wang, alleging that the fashion designer was running a sweatshop in New York City’s Chinatown. The 30 plaintiffs are asking for $50

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Pair of Vegan Rubber Rain Boots by Kamik (Worth $65!)

GIVEAWAY: Win a Pair of Vegan Rubber Rain Boots by Kamik (Worth $65!)

Be ready for those April showers next month with these stylish, equestrian-inspired rainboots by Kamik. They sell for $65 but they can be yours for free if you enter our giveaway on Ecouterre! Aside from

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As Olympics Approach, Adidas, Nike, and Puma Are Accused of Exploiting Their Workers

As Olympics Approach, Adidas, Nike, and Puma Are Accused of Exploiting Their Workers

As we all look forward to the start of the 2012 London Olympics, War on Want, an anti-poverty charity is looking into the human rights violations committed by the companies that provide the sportswear.

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