Accessories and Fashion

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 California who tested

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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 women's fashion through the

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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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This Jacket Made From Pen Caps by Maison Martin Margiela Is On Display In Rotterdam

This Jacket Made From Pen Caps by Maison Martin Margiela Is On Display In Rotterdam

It's no secret that here at Inhabitat, we're fans of repurposing old materials into new, useful pieces. Maison Martin Margiela took those hunks of excess plastic that sit at the end of our pens and

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Carmina Campus Recycles Mini Roadster Parts Into Luxury Handbags

Carmina Campus Recycles Mini Roadster Parts Into Luxury Handbags

Fans of the Mini Roadster will get a kick out of Carmina Campus's new line of the eco-friendly purses made from actual Mini parts! The upcycled line, which was launched at Milan Fashion Week is

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Create an Eco-Friendly Bracelet of Your Personal Photos With Wristpix

Create an Eco-Friendly Bracelet of Your Personal Photos With Wristpix

Made with reclaimed wood and all-natural finishes, Wristpix bracelets are fun accessories that you can personalize with your own photos. Each bracelet is made of reclaimed walnut and finished with 100%

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Google Goggles Will Give You Terminator-Style Augmented Vision

Google Goggles Will Give You Terminator-Style Augmented Vision

Google Goggles may sound like a mouthful - but you might be wearing a pair before you know it. Word on the street is that the search engine giant is developing a set of high-tech specs that will stream

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VIDEO: Costello Tagliapietra’s Dazzling Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week Show

VIDEO: Costello Tagliapietra’s Dazzling Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week Show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=R0HgMPIamtg We were seeing stars at Costello Tagliapietra’s Fall/Winter 2012 debut at New York Fashion Week, and not just because the

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6 Celebrities Who Wore Green Fashion to the 2012 Oscars

6 Celebrities Who Wore Green Fashion to the 2012 Oscars

We can remember a time when seeing even one green gown grace the red carpet for the Oscars was quite a feat, so it's our pleasure to report that six celebs donned eco-conscious threads at the Academy

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Fashion Writer Jenni Avins Trapped, Skinned, and Sewed Her Own Fox Fur Vest

Fashion Writer Jenni Avins Trapped, Skinned, and Sewed Her Own Fox Fur Vest

Fashion writer Jenni Avins made a splash at New York Fashion Week this year with her a red fox-fur vest. The shocking part of the piece was that she had trapped, skinned, and sewed the vest all herself.

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3D Printed Wearable Planters Let You Take Plants With You Everywhere You Go

3D Printed Wearable Planters Let You Take Plants With You Everywhere You Go

Although wearable greenery certainly isn't a new concept, Collen Jordan's sturdy plastic planters are long-lasting and can be filled with water to keep the plants or flowers alive. Wearable Planters come

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Samantha Pleet Brings Back Romanticism at New York Fashion Week

Samantha Pleet Brings Back Romanticism at New York Fashion Week

It can be a bit distressing to see fashion designer Samantha Pleet without a hat. But all of her models at New York Fashion Week were sporting wide, crown-less brims of burnished gold while strutting

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24 Green Designers from Fall/Winter 2012 New York Fashion Week

24 Green Designers from Fall/Winter 2012 New York Fashion Week

Fall/Winter 2012 New York Fashion Week has come to a close (don't worry though; Fashion Week will of course be back in September). Take a look back at some of the most memorable designs on display in NYC

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Ecouterre Shares the Hottest Eco Fashion Shows from New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2012

Ecouterre Shares the Hottest Eco Fashion Shows from New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2012

Suzanne Rae was "faux real" about calling attention to cruelty-free alternatives in her introspective Fall Winter 2012 collection. We were enamored by her use of natural fabrics draped and styled to

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