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15-in-1 BauBax jacket is like the Swiss Army Knife of travel gear

15-in-1 BauBax jacket is like the Swiss Army Knife of travel gear

Wish you could ditch your bag and travel lighter? The BauBax jacket could be just what you’re looking for. The travel jacket includes 15 pockets specially designed for common items, from a passport

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This “smart” bikini detects UV rays and tells you when to apply more sunscreen

This “smart” bikini detects UV rays and tells you when to apply more sunscreen

Sunscreen is one of those necessary evils in life. Remembering to reapply it throughout the day can be a pain, though, especially if you're busy having fun in the sun! Enter this super smart (and totally

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Collapsable Closca Fuga makes it easy to bring your helmet everywhere you go

Collapsable Closca Fuga makes it easy to bring your helmet everywhere you go

If you bike often, you know what a pain it can be to figure out what to do with your helmet when you aren't using it. Well worry no longer, because the collapsable Closca Fuga is the perfect solution.

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Portland artist transforms vegetables into runway-worthy fashion

Portland artist transforms vegetables into runway-worthy fashion

Designer Jacinda Martinez takes ‘playing with your food’ to a whole new level, turning common vegetables into wearable works of art. For the last six years, the Portland-based artist has dabbled in

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Adidas unveils new sneaker prototype made from reclaimed ocean trash

Adidas unveils new sneaker prototype made from reclaimed ocean trash

Adidas has just partnered up with Parley for the Oceans to create the world's first sneaker made from reclaimed ocean trash. The prototype design features sneaker uppers made from yarns and filaments

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Energy-efficient dryer of the future swaps heat for ultrasonic waves

Energy-efficient dryer of the future swaps heat for ultrasonic waves

Clothes dryers are one of the biggest energy users in the home, but a new discovery made by scientists at Tennessee’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory could change the home appliance’s energy-guzzling

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Mosevic makes fashionable eyewear using recycled denim

Mosevic makes fashionable eyewear using recycled denim

Mosevic is tapping into wasted denim with is new "Solid Denim" eyewear collection. Each pair is made out of resin-infused layers of the well-known fabric to create eyewear out of the fashion staple.

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This bindi delivers life-saving iodine supplements to India’s women

This bindi delivers life-saving iodine supplements to India’s women

In rural India, many women suffer from a deficiency of iodine. Iodine is a necessary part of nutrition, as it helps cells metabolize food into energy. A deficiency can cause a host of health problems,

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3 Ways to Improve Your Beauty Routine With Affordable DIY Baking Soda Recipes

3 Ways to Improve Your Beauty Routine With Affordable DIY Baking Soda Recipes

Baking soda is a kitchen pantry necessity, but did you know that this common household product could do wonders for your beauty regime as well? From restoring the luster of your hair to skin exfoliation,

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Honest By offers first downloadable 3D printing fashion designs

Honest By offers first downloadable 3D printing fashion designs

Honest By, makers of ethical clothing, are pushing the digital envelope in fashion. The company has released a line of downloadable designs for 3D-printed accessories which enable customers to print their

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Electroloom builds the world’s first desktop 3D printer for clothes

Electroloom builds the world’s first desktop 3D printer for clothes

Electroloom is the first company to make a desktop 3D printer for clothing... that uses biodegradable materials... to make sustainable, eco-friendly fabric... with little to no waste. These are just a few

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Actress Blake Lively tries her hand at eco-fashion design

Actress Blake Lively tries her hand at eco-fashion design

“Age of Adaline” star Blake Lively recently unveiled the first of 12 pieces in her new eco-friendly clothing line. Unveiled on her Instagram, the “Champagne” dress is made from 100 percent silk

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Crayola is asking people to stop using crayons as makeup

Crayola is asking people to stop using crayons as makeup

File this one under advice that you didn't know you needed. Some enterprising beauty bloggers are encouraging make-up lovers to ditch the pricey eyeliners and pick up a Crayola instead. And while many

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L’Oreal to begin 3D-printing human skin

L’Oreal to begin 3D-printing human skin

Cosmetics company L’Oreal has teamed up with Organovo, a bioengineering startup, to 3D-print human skin—a move that may at first sound unsettling, but actually comes as no big surprise. The French

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Philippines footwear factory fire leaves at least 72 dead

Philippines footwear factory fire leaves at least 72 dead

Outside of Manilla last Thursday, a slipper factory erupted in flames and trapped many workers inside in a thick cloud of smoke from burning rubber and chemicals. At least 72 people died and scores more

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Berlin T-shirt vending machine shows shoppers real cost of cheap fashion

Berlin T-shirt vending machine shows shoppers real cost of cheap fashion

Would you be tempted to buy a T-shirt from a flashy-looking urban vending machine for less than $3? Berliners recently had the opportunity and many pounced, unaware that their attempted purchase was part

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MetaWear wants to make textile manufacturing ethical and sustainable

MetaWear wants to make textile manufacturing ethical and sustainable

Textile factories aren't exactly known for their ethical manufacturing processes. Virginia-based MetaWear wants to change that by launching America's first Global Organic Textile Standard. Solar and

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Anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse prompts reflection over changes in garment industry safety

Anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse prompts reflection over changes in garment industry safety

Friday marked the second anniversary of the 2013 Rana Plaza collapse, the deadliest garment factory accident in history that claimed 1,129 lives and injured over 2,000 more in Dhaka, Bangladesh. And

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JetBlue and Manhattan Portage are turning uniforms into carryalls

JetBlue and Manhattan Portage are turning uniforms into carryalls

JetBlue is partnering with bag-makers Manhattan Portage to turn decommissioned uniforms into trendy bags. The airliner is taking its its unused flight gear and turning it into a collection of carryalls.

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Zsanett Szirmay weaves music into the fabric of traditional textiles

Zsanett Szirmay weaves music into the fabric of traditional textiles

Hungarian design student Zsanett Szirmay has introduced a new way to appreciate eastern European folk embroidery—with your ears. In her installation titled Soundweaving, Szirmay merges the technology of

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INTERVIEW: Linda Greer and Clean by Design are creating a cleaner fashion future

INTERVIEW: Linda Greer and Clean by Design are creating a cleaner fashion future

Natural Resource Defense Council's director Linda Greer is spearheading the way to a cleaner fashion future. Greer is leading fashion's "toxic avengers" in a bid to clean up the toxic fashion industry in

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Australians love beer so much, they made a dress with it

Australians love beer so much, they made a dress with it

Talk about drunk on fashion. This aptly-named "Beer Dress" is made from little more than lager, and its fibers are remarkably similar to cotton. Unlike its wine-borne predecessors, this beer frock doesn't

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Patagonia offers free repairs on nationwide “Worn Wear” mobile tour

Patagonia offers free repairs on nationwide “Worn Wear” mobile tour

Patagonia, makers of outdoor and technical clothing with an eco-friendly heart, is making it easier than ever for consumers to get more life out of their gear. Much of Patagonia's clothing has long been

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MIT researchers 3D print superior bulletproof armor inspired by fish scales

MIT researchers 3D print superior bulletproof armor inspired by fish scales

We can learn a lot from the nature, if only we know where to look. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology used biomimicry of fish scales

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Temperature-regulating textiles take inspiration from polar bear fur

Temperature-regulating textiles take inspiration from polar bear fur

A thick coat of fur keeps polar bears warm in below-freezing temperatures, but did you know that the hairs on their pelts are hollow to provide extra insulation? Inspired by nature’s genius design, UK

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President Obama launches $150 million textiles-innovation competition

President Obama launches $150 million textiles-innovation competition

Last week, President Barack Obama rolled out a plan to reinvigorate textile manufacturing in America. Part of the new plan is a challenge issued by the Department of Defense worth $150 million, which will

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This gorgeous t-shirt is a glamorous way to charge your phone with solar power

This gorgeous t-shirt is a glamorous way to charge your phone with solar power

When you hear the term "photovoltaic" the first word that probably comes to mind isn't glamorous. But Pauline van Dongen is changing that with her Solar Shirt, a beautiful shirt that can also charge your

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NYC’s top fashion designers turn crayons into couture

NYC’s top fashion designers turn crayons into couture

An unlikely partnership between Bloomingdale's and Crayola has resulted in a collection of couture created by top New York fashion designers and featuring, you guessed it, crayons. The dresses, which each

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Quell provides the world’s first wearable pain relief

Quell provides the world’s first wearable pain relief

For those who suffer from chronic pain, finding relief can be difficult. Quell provides drug-free pain relief by stimulating a natural nervous-system response that blocks pain signals. The device connects

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87-year-old woman finishes knitting 1,000th sweater for kids in need

87-year-old woman finishes knitting 1,000th sweater for kids in need

Can we get a collective "awwww" for the amazing accomplishment of Anna Taylor? She's our 87-year-old hero who, for the past nine years, has been busy knitting sweaters for kids in need. She's recently

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