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Sprout Watches: Eco-Friendly Timekeepers that are Big on Style

Sprout Watches: Eco-Friendly Timekeepers that are Big on Style

For those who still like to wear a classic timepiece instead of pulling out their phone every five minutes, Sprout Watches are fabulous, eco-friendly timekeepers. Each Sprout Watch is lead- and

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Enter to Win a Canopy Verde “Heights” Carry-All

Enter to Win a Canopy Verde “Heights” Carry-All

If your old bag is looking tired, you’re in luck: we are giving away a beautiful Canopy Verde “Heights” shoulder bag to help take your commute up a notch. Made out of organic cotton, low-impact dyes

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Artist David Catá Transforms His Own Hand into a Planter

Artist David Catá Transforms His Own Hand into a Planter

Spanish artist David Catá has a curious relationship with pain, saying he relishes the “emotional aspect” of it, rather than the physical aspect. After his earlier series of work that involved

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Get Away From it All With the Nutshell Cocoon-on-the-Go

Get Away From it All With the Nutshell Cocoon-on-the-Go

Wish you could take a moment to get away from it all even when you can’t actually get away? Design student Eden Lew has just the solution with the Nutshell. It’s a fold-out fabric shell that you can

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This Home Library Has a Built-In Slide to Make Reading Fun

This Home Library Has a Built-In Slide to Make Reading Fun

Instead of diving into a good book, how about sliding into one? This home in South Korea has its own library that comes complete with a multi-level slide. The idea behind the design is to encourage

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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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‘Monsieur Plant’ Grows Nike Sneakers using Flowers

‘Monsieur Plant’ Grows Nike Sneakers using Flowers

The French artist known as Monsieur Plant is living up to his name with a fashionable line of sneakers made out of flowers, moss, bark and dirt. Aptly named Just Grow It, the collection even features

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Meet Dorothy – An App and Device Combo that Can Call for Help with a Click of Your Heels

Meet Dorothy – An App and Device Combo that Can Call for Help with a Click of Your Heels

Whether you're on a bad date and silently wishing your phone would ring, or you find yourself in a more sinister setting, a new device and app pairing called Dorothy can help extract you from a sticky

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How Wearable Technology Could be Bad for Your Health

How Wearable Technology Could be Bad for Your Health

Wearable technology is blowing up, so with new smart watches and smart textiles popping up constantly, it might be past time to consider what all of those little electromagnetic signals are doing to our

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Suncayr Color-Charging Marker Lets You Know When Its Time to Reapply Sunscreen

Suncayr Color-Charging Marker Lets You Know When Its Time to Reapply Sunscreen

Sunscreen can be great protection against harmful ultraviolet rays--that is if you can remember to reapply it every couple of hours. Enter the Suncayr marker, a James Dyson Award-winning design that uses

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Thunderwear: Flame-Proof Underwear Protects Firefighters and Steelworkers From High Heat

Thunderwear: Flame-Proof Underwear Protects Firefighters and Steelworkers From High Heat

The fires outside aren't the only flames that firefighters and steelworkers must deal with everyday--the high heat can pass through their outer protective layers and burn through their cotton

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PETE Turns Plastic Bottles into Clothing Right at Home

PETE Turns Plastic Bottles into Clothing Right at Home

Want to reduce your plastic waste without it ever leaving your home? Meet PETE, one of the six finalists in the Electrolux Design Lab competition, which lets you recycle plastic bottles into clothing

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U.S. Government to Award $1 Million for Best Ebola Hazmat Suit Design

U.S. Government to Award $1 Million for Best Ebola Hazmat Suit Design

Photo by Shutterstock The White House has teamed up with USAID, the CDC, and the U.S. Department of Defense to offer a $1 million award for a superior and improved HAZMAT suit design in hopes of better

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Robotic Fabric Could Be Used to Create Moving Clothing

Robotic Fabric Could Be Used to Create Moving Clothing

We’ve all heard of electronic fabrics, but robotic fabrics? That’s a new one. Researchers are Purdue University are developing an electronic skin-like fabric that can move on its own, twisting and

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JetBlue Recycles 18.5 Tons of Used Uniforms, Gives Landfill-Bound Fabric New Life

JetBlue Recycles 18.5 Tons of Used Uniforms, Gives Landfill-Bound Fabric New Life

JetBlue's latest environmentally friendly PR move looks like it's going to make a sizable difference. Since June, the airline company has saved more than 18.5 tons of used uniforms, clothing, and fabric

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Washable, Stretchable Fabric Circuit Boards Could Be the Future of Wearable Tech

Washable, Stretchable Fabric Circuit Boards Could Be the Future of Wearable Tech

We love wearable technology, but not all of it is as durable as we like our clothing to be. Which is why researchers at the Institute of Textiles and Clothing at Hong Hong Polytechnic decided to create

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Fast Fashion Retailers Agree to Raise Minimum Wage for Cambodian Garment Makers

Fast Fashion Retailers Agree to Raise Minimum Wage for Cambodian Garment Makers

Eight fast fashion retail giants, including H&M, New Look, Next, and Zara's parent company Inditex, have agreed to increase the minimum wage for their garment makers in Cambodia. Thousands of garment

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Drug Cartels are Laundering Money Using Fast Fashion

Drug Cartels are Laundering Money Using Fast Fashion

Fast fashion isn’t just terrible for the environment.; new evidence shows that it is also enabling drug cartels to launder money. Police recently seized $100 million from businesses in the LA Fashion

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Acer U.K. Presents Over-the-Top Tablet-Integrated Selfie Sombrero

Acer U.K. Presents Over-the-Top Tablet-Integrated Selfie Sombrero

We've recently featured many wearable tech products, but none are as ostentatious as this giant glittery, hot pink selfie-taking sombrero designed by Acer U.K. and Christian Cowan-Sanluis, a 20-year-old

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The 4MM Jetpack Could Give You the Boost You Need to Run a Four-Minute Mile

The 4MM Jetpack Could Give You the Boost You Need to Run a Four-Minute Mile

A four-minute mile is just a dream for most people, but not if the US Military has anything to do with it. DARPA (the Military’s research arm) is in the process of designing a jetpack that could help

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MICA: High-Tech, High Fashion “Smart” Bracelets Unveiled at New York Fashion Week

MICA: High-Tech, High Fashion “Smart” Bracelets Unveiled at New York Fashion Week

Wearable technology has yet to hit the mainstream, but that isn't stopping the fashion industry from trying to add a stylish twist to the high-tech novelties. Earlier this month, Intel, in partnership

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CuteCircuit Designs Clothing That Lights Up, Tweets and Changes Pattern When you Want

CuteCircuit Designs Clothing That Lights Up, Tweets and Changes Pattern When you Want

What if, when you got sick of the pattern on your favorite jacket, instead of donating it you could just change the pattern using an app on your phone? CuteCircuit is making it happen! The atelier

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Lascana Presents First 3D-Printed Lingerie in Russia

Lascana Presents First 3D-Printed Lingerie in Russia

Lascana has successfully created a set of 3D printed lingerie in Russia. Designed by Viktoria Anoka, the line of 3D-printed undergarments was inspired by Sandro Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus." Thus,

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Swiss Clothing Company Freitag Makes 100 Percent Compostable Clothing

Swiss Clothing Company Freitag Makes 100 Percent Compostable Clothing

Tired of fast fashion filling up the landfills? Freitag - the company known for repurposing truck tarps into bags - is making apparel that can be tossed into the compost when you are done with it. Made

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99-Year Old Lillian Weber is Making a New Dress Every Day for Needy Kids in Africa

99-Year Old Lillian Weber is Making a New Dress Every Day for Needy Kids in Africa

In 2011, Lillian Weber started sewing dresses for the charity Little Dresses for Africa and she has been sewing one every single day since then. It’s all part of the 99-year old's mission to make 1,000

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Cambodian Garment Workers Die While Making Clothes for Big Brands like Old Navy and Gap

Cambodian Garment Workers Die While Making Clothes for Big Brands like Old Navy and Gap

Photo by Luc Forsyth for IndustriAll Global Union Labor-rights group IndustriAll Global Union recently reported that two Cambodian garment workers have died from exhaustive working conditions--making

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New Wetsuit Helps Prevent Shark Attacks by Deterring Sharks and Hiding Swimmers

New Wetsuit Helps Prevent Shark Attacks by Deterring Sharks and Hiding Swimmers

If you like swimming in the ocean, but you aren’t so fond of shark attacks, get your beach gear ready. Scientists in Australia have created shark-deterrent wetsuits that keep the sharks at bay. One is a

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Want to Sit on Thin Air? Check Out the Chairless Chair

Want to Sit on Thin Air? Check Out the Chairless Chair

If you’ve been looking for the perfect opportunity to freak out your co-workers, look no further than the new Chairless Chair that makes it look like you’re sitting on thin air. Created by

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We Could Save Money and the Environment With This Self-Cleaning Cashmere Invention

We Could Save Money and the Environment With This Self-Cleaning Cashmere Invention

Do you love the texture of cashmere but not the dry cleaning cost of keeping it clean? Hong Kong University researchers may have just come up with a solution for your fashion dilemma. The research team

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Hunger Strike at a Garment Factory Gets Violent in Bangladesh

Hunger Strike at a Garment Factory Gets Violent in Bangladesh

A hunger strike ends in violence when police fired rubber bullets, tear gas, and water canons at a protest by garment factory workers in Bangladesh this past week. The raid may have ended the 11-day

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