Accessories and Fashion

“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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EDUN’s Fall 2012 Line Goes “Safari Punk” at New York Fashion Week

EDUN’s Fall 2012 Line Goes “Safari Punk” at New York Fashion Week

Just a couple days ago ethical fashion label EDUN showed off its Fall/Winter 2012 collection to crowd of teeth-chattering guests at Hudson River Park's Pier 57 for New York Fashion Week. Debuting their

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VPL “Manipulates” the Runway with Biomorphic Knits for New York Fashion Week

VPL “Manipulates” the Runway with Biomorphic Knits for New York Fashion Week

Victoria Bartlett's New York Fashion Week runway presentation for VPL Fall Winter 2012 was a collection of delightfully fresh knits and flowing frocks, each more surprising than the one before. Dubbed

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The GreenShows Brings Ethical Fashion to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

The GreenShows Brings Ethical Fashion to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Sustainable fashion designers like United Bamboo, Study NY by Tara St. James, H. Fredriksson and Luis Valenzuela found themselves right at home in the midst of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week on Friday. It was

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John Bartlett’s Fall 2012 Line Takes Inspiration from Longshoremen

John Bartlett’s Fall 2012 Line Takes Inspiration from Longshoremen

A line for the manly-man with a fashionable streak, John Bartlett's Fall/Winter 2012 collection takes inspiration from hardworking longshoremen, but with an eco-friendly twist. First presented on

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StyleVISA Offers Sustainable Goodies for the Body and Home

StyleVISA Offers Sustainable Goodies for the Body and Home

StyleVISA is a new online shop of carefully curated design goodies from around the world. Bringing together furniture, home accessories, beauty and even fashion, the site is a treasure trove of design,

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Leanne Marshall Unveils Cool Glacial Couture at Fall/Winter 2012 New York Fashion Week

Leanne Marshall Unveils Cool Glacial Couture at Fall/Winter 2012 New York Fashion Week

Leanne Marshall recently debuted her Fall/Winter 2012 collection at New York Fashion Week and impressed us with her gorgeous pieces inspired by photos of bright white glaciers melting into blue

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Pink is the New Black in M. Patmos’ Fall 2012 Line at New York Fashion Week

Pink is the New Black in M. Patmos’ Fall 2012 Line at New York Fashion Week

Forget about traditional autumn colors -- for her Fall 2012 line, M. Patmos went against the grain and created a ready-to-wear collection that screams with retina-searing pops of fuschia and

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14 Red-Hot Eco Lingerie & Sustainable Skivvies for a Green Valentines Day

14 Red-Hot Eco Lingerie & Sustainable Skivvies for a Green Valentines Day

Valentine's Day is today, and it's almost time to kick offyour oh-so-special evening. May we suggest adding a little eco spice to your heart-filled holiday? Roses may be nice and chocolates may be tasty,

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Sexy & Sustainable Men’s Undies for Valentine’s Day

Sexy & Sustainable Men’s Undies for Valentine’s Day

Nothing kills the mood faster than a pair of dingy tightie-whities, so boys, make sure your underwear game is fresh for Valentine's Day! We've got a lineup of eco-friendly boxers, briefs and everything in

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10 Sure-to-Please Green Valentine’s Day Gifts to Give Your Main Squeeze

10 Sure-to-Please Green Valentine’s Day Gifts to Give Your Main Squeeze

Our favorite handmade and eco Valentine's Day gifts for 2012: SCRABBLE "LOVE" PILLOWS If your sweetie loves Scrabble more than they love you (just kidding, but not really), he or she will adore

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: The Future of Sustainable Fashion

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: The Future of Sustainable Fashion

A few months ago, Inhabitat's Editor-in-Chief Jill Fehrenbacher had the pleasure of curating a panel about sustainability and philanthropy in the fashion industry for the Afingo Fashion Forum. She brought

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VIDEO: Ecouterre’s Favorite Looks From the Designers & Agents Green Room

VIDEO: Ecouterre’s Favorite Looks From the Designers & Agents Green Room

A few months ago, Ecouterre set up shop inside the Green Room, a carefully curated space dedicated to emerging eco-fashion labels at the Designers and Agents show in NYC. Join the Ecouterre editors and

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Assembly New York’s Minimalist Womenswear Takes its Cues from Menswear

Assembly New York’s Minimalist Womenswear Takes its Cues from Menswear

Assembly New York debuted its minimalist new womenswear collection in an understated venue in the Lower East Side at New York Fashion Week. The Fall/Winter 2012 collection, designed Greg Armas and Claire

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John Patrick Organic Crafts a Beautiful Vision at Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week

John Patrick Organic Crafts a Beautiful Vision at Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week

John Patrick of Organic never ceases to impress us with his take on eco-fashion. For his Fall/Winter 2012 collection presented at New York Fashion Week, he had a very specific inspiration, a photo by

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Gretchen Jones is in a Dark Place for Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week

Gretchen Jones is in a Dark Place for Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week

Gretchen Jones plays with the power of light and dark during her Fall/Winter 2012 collection at New York Fashion Week.  In mourning because of the recent loss of her father, Jones held her show in a

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