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NATUREVSFUTURE: Modern Ecology

NATUREVSFUTURE: Modern Ecology

Eco-fashion label Naturevsfuture's name was inspired by designer Nina Valenti’s belief that there is a constant struggle between nature and future, a tension between organic forces and technological

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ANDREA CREWS: Reinterpreting Second-Hand

ANDREA CREWS: Reinterpreting Second-Hand

Sustainable Style Sunday is on a recycling roll, so we figured we'd continue the theme with Andrea Crews, a Paris-based creative collective whose work defies definition as solely design, art, or fashion.

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: This Old Thing? Menswear

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: This Old Thing? Menswear

This Old Thing? breathes new life into old garments, creating a new aesthetic with a reverence for the past. Roy Caires, a formally trained fashion designer, and Tommy Cole, an experienced fashion

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MANUFACTURING & SUSTAINABILITY: Keep Footware

MANUFACTURING & SUSTAINABILITY: Keep Footware

Sustainability is a multi-faceted and complex issue with no single right answer to any problem. Manufacturing in developing countries can be a double edged sword when it comes to sustainability. From a

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POSCH BAGS

POSCH BAGS

POSCH is a line of tote bags created by Montreal designer Luce Beaulieu out of reclaimed fabric. She designs the bags to minimize waste and maximize style. I spotted them on the sustainable style group

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MANUFACTURING & SUSTAINABILITY: Two Brands Weigh In

MANUFACTURING & SUSTAINABILITY: Two Brands Weigh In

The complexity of trying to strive for sustainable manufacturing is an issue we've addressed before here at Inhabitat when we received "sweatshop" comments on our H&M organic cotton post. Today we

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FORM & FAUNA FOOTWEAR

FORM & FAUNA FOOTWEAR

Form and Fauna is a brand new shoe line that respects both the animal kingdom and style in their design process - pleasing vegans, environmentalists, and fashionistas alike. The shoes are handcrafted

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MARTIN MARGIELA ARTISANAL: Reclaiming (Clothing) Design

MARTIN MARGIELA ARTISANAL: Reclaiming (Clothing) Design

In honor of our Inhabitat panel, Reclaiming Design, which takes place at HauteGREEN today, Sustainable Style Sunday serves up a favorite fashion designer that is also fond of reclamation, Martin Margiela.

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: Greening Designers & Agents

SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: Greening Designers & Agents

This past weekend the popular fashion trade show Designers & Agents launched their new green initiatives at their Fall II/ Holiday show here in NYC. I was invited to exhibit my fiftyRX3 project to

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INTERVIEW: Deborah Milner of Aveda Ecoture

INTERVIEW: Deborah Milner of Aveda Ecoture

In April of 2006, Aveda premiered their Ecoture collection at the LOHAS convention in California, showcasing dresses fabricated out of materials ranging from lace made from recycled plastic to sandalwood

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INHABITAT IN VOGUE!

INHABITAT IN VOGUE!

If you want to see where the world of green design meets high-fashion, pick up this month's copy of Vogue. We are excited to announce that Inhabitat is featured in this month's green issue, as founder

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY:  Fauna Organic Cotton T-shirts

SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: Fauna Organic Cotton T-shirts

These t-shirts have got to be the best I have seen for kids. Not only are they made from organic cotton and locally hand-dyed and silk screened right here in Brooklyn, but they are damn cute. Cute in a

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PROJECT EARTH DAY: Student Eco Fashion Competition

PROJECT EARTH DAY: Student Eco Fashion Competition

This past Thursday, Inhabitat attended “Project Earth Day”, an eco-friendly fashion show at the Teknion showroom. The event was organized by Emerging Green Builders of New York (EGBNY), the local

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PROJECT EARTH DAY: EGB Eco Fashion Show

PROJECT EARTH DAY: EGB Eco Fashion Show

Anyone who has been reading Inhabitat for awhile knows that we love our eco-fashion here - almost as much as we love green building. Fashion and architecture don't often get mentioned in the same

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STEWART+BROWN:  ORGANIC COTTON PIONEERS

STEWART+BROWN: ORGANIC COTTON PIONEERS

Stewart+Brown is an apparel company with the tagline of "organic pioneers". While they weren't the first to embrace organic cotton, we believe in some ways they truly are pioneers. Years ago when we

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KAIGHT: Shop Sustainable Style Online

KAIGHT: Shop Sustainable Style Online

Shopping for clothing can be somewhat challenging for today's eco-fashionista. Lucky for us New Yorkers, local boutiques are popping up left and right to serve up sustainable style. The trend seems to

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T.S. DESIGNS ECO-FRIENDLY T-SHIRT PRINTING

T.S. DESIGNS ECO-FRIENDLY T-SHIRT PRINTING

Like jeans, T-shirts are a staple of almost everyone's wardrobe - men, women and children. Unfortunately, most T-shirts are made in the cheapest way possible and are quite bad for the environment and

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ECO-DESIGNER BAHAR SHAHPAR BLOSSOMS

ECO-DESIGNER BAHAR SHAHPAR BLOSSOMS

Bahar Shahpar, the creative mind behind Agricult, is now designing under her own name. She has created a smart collection of neutral solids and colorful prints fashioned into empire-waist dresses, easy

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ORGANIC COTTON HITS THE GAP

ORGANIC COTTON HITS THE GAP

For people who are looking for stylish sustainable clothing, such things can be difficult to find in smaller cities - especially for men. In smaller towns where your only option is your local shopping

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: Camilla Norrback

SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: Camilla Norrback

Camilla Norrback is a Finnish fashion designer who has been working with ecological textiles such as organic cotton and oeko-tex certified fabric since 2002. Recently Camilla has launched a lovely new eco

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY:  Turk + Taylor

SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: Turk + Taylor

Turk+Taylor is a West Coast duo that launched an organic t-shirt line a couple of seasons back. We were pleased to learn that this season they have expanded the line with several tailored pieces. The

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: Nau Outdoor Apparel

SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: Nau Outdoor Apparel

Nau is a new outdoor apparel company churning out designs strong enough for the backwoods and stylish enough for the urban jungle. Though the designs might occasionally give off a Jil Sander/Helmut Lang

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LONDON FASHION WEEK: Noir Fall 2007

LONDON FASHION WEEK: Noir Fall 2007

Noir is a relatively new label founded by Copenhagen native Peter Ingwersen and designed by Rikke Wienmann. The label has been burning up the runway with its hot looks, but Noir's sexiness is based in

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H&M GOES ORGANIC

H&M GOES ORGANIC

In a move sure to please conscientious teens, students and other thrifty eco-fashionistas everywhere, H&M has recently announced that it will introduce organic cotton pieces for women, teens, children and

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LONDON FASHION WEEK: Eco-Fashion Label Amana

LONDON FASHION WEEK: Eco-Fashion Label Amana

Amana is a new eco-fashion label that recently launched in London. The name is a Moroccan Arabic word that means "delivered in confidence," and is fitting for a line that seems to have done just that.

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Katharine Hamnett’s Ethical Cotton Campaign

Katharine Hamnett’s Ethical Cotton Campaign

Katharine Hamnett has teamed up with supermodel Lily Cole to fight child labour in the fashion industry. "Save the Future" is the slogan written on a limited edition T-shirt designed by Hamnett and

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LONDON FASHION WEEK:  Wildlife Works

LONDON FASHION WEEK: Wildlife Works

Wildlife Works continues to move in the right direction with their latest collection that was recently unveiled during London Fashion Week. While I still have some reservations about their website,

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LONDON FASHION WEEK: Ethical Fashion

LONDON FASHION WEEK: Ethical Fashion

As the following posts might illuminate, when it comes to fashion, London is a hot bed of ethical design. Given the size of London Fashion Week in comparison to New York, proportionally there was a lot

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LACOSTE ECO POLO by Tom Dixon

LACOSTE ECO POLO by Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon deftly combines smart green design with old school chic in his recent contemporary take on Lacoste's iconic polo shirt. Primarily concerned with the ‘provenance and craft’ of manufactured

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: Matt & Nat Vegan Bags

SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: Matt & Nat Vegan Bags

We received quite a lively response from our Stella McCartney post on vegan accessories a few months back, so we thought it was time to bring you some more vegan goodness. While out shopping for a

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