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These sensory-friendly clothes make it easier to keep autistic kids safe

These sensory-friendly clothes make it easier to keep autistic kids safe

Parents of autistic children have a lot to keep tabs on. One of the most frightening tendencies for some children with autism is the tendency to wander off, which can be dangerous or even

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These clever backpacks charge your devices with built-in solar power

These clever backpacks charge your devices with built-in solar power

Everyone has experienced the frustration of being on the go and needing to use your phone, only to find that it is completely dead. Project Solaire is changing that with these innovative solar backpacks.

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MIT designs innovative wearable tech that makes it easier to network

MIT designs innovative wearable tech that makes it easier to network

MIT students have designed Social Textiles, an innovative social network that helps you break the ice in the form of a t-shirt. Printed with thermochromatic ink letters, the wired t-shirts light up and

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Pink has a special message for people who wear fur

Pink has a special message for people who wear fur

Pink recently did a photo shoot for PETA admonishing New York Fashion Week attendees to forgo the fur. Posing in nothing but her tattoos, the singer urged people to "wear your own skin," and, for those

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Jill Adams’ Ebola protective suit to debut at New York Fashion Week

Jill Adams’ Ebola protective suit to debut at New York Fashion Week

Humanitarian design might not be the first thought that comes to mind when you think of New York Fashion Week, but that’s the angle that wedding dress designer Jill Adams is taking in her debut of an

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Will Smith says son “has refused to be a slave to money”

Will Smith says son “has refused to be a slave to money”

According to Will Smith, his son refuses to be a slave to money and it is part of a larger trend in values that he sees developing. “It’s such a strange thing. Jaden, my 16-year-old, he has one pair

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21 Ethical Lingerie Gifts for an Unforgettable Valentine’s Day

21 Ethical Lingerie Gifts for an Unforgettable Valentine’s Day

This Valentine's Day, there should be other things on your mind than the sustainable pedigree of your lingerie. Take a look at 21 guilt-free and incredibly sexy ideas for the holiday and show a little

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Can Norton Security’s RFID-proof jeans prevent digital pickpocketing?

Can Norton Security’s RFID-proof jeans prevent digital pickpocketing?

In news of the strange, but kind of cool, but still mostly strange, anti-virus software maker Symantec has expanded their product line beyond the familiar Norton Security to include jeans that promise to

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Adidas, Nau, REI, Timberland commit to Responsible Down Standard

Adidas, Nau, REI, Timberland commit to Responsible Down Standard

Outdoor outfitters have been under the gun for some time for sourcing down from birds who have been mistreated, according to animal welfare activists. Adidas, Nau, REI, and Timberland are some of the

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Brilliant sleeping bag transforms into a tent to provide shelter for homeless

Brilliant sleeping bag transforms into a tent to provide shelter for homeless

Winters for the homeless can be an incredibly challenging time, so Carnegie Mellon University challenged its students to create temporary, economically viable shelters for people living on the streets. A

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Google Glass is dead, long live Google Glass

Google Glass is dead, long live Google Glass

  The opportunity to buy Google Glass is now past. The test drive is over. The beta install has expired. The free trial membership has ended. The testing phase of the product development life

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Could super-insulated clothes eliminate need for indoor heat?

Could super-insulated clothes eliminate need for indoor heat?

When you complained about the cold as a kid, Dad used to say, "Put on a sweater." He might have be onto something. A research team at Stanford University has been working on textiles that actually radiate

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Dolfi is a washing machine that fits in your hand

Dolfi is a washing machine that fits in your hand

The future of washing on-the-go fits in the palm of your hand and uses ultrasound to get your garments clean. Called Dolfi and designed by MPI Ultrasonics, the little handheld clothes washer can tackle

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Injured koalas need your DIY mittens to treat their burned paws

Injured koalas need your DIY mittens to treat their burned paws

In news of the painfully cute, injured koalas in and around South Australia are slowly recovering from burns they sustained as bushfires wreaked havoc on their habitat. Many of these adorable slow-moving

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Misfit and Swarovski reveal the world’s first solar-powered fitness tracker

Misfit and Swarovski reveal the world’s first solar-powered fitness tracker

Gone are the days of replacing batteries and the inconvenience of plugging your device in to charge after Misfit and Swarovski revealed the world's first solar-powered fitness tracker. Misfit is know for

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Ecouterre announces the winners of the 2014 readers’ choice awards

Ecouterre announces the winners of the 2014 readers’ choice awards

The winners of the 2014 Ecouterre Readers’ Choice Awards have been announced! From the most game changing to the most bizarre, we’ve rounded up the best eco-fashion stories of last year as chosen by

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Obsession with material possessions makes you anxious and depressed

Obsession with material possessions makes you anxious and depressed

We've all heard that possessions won't make you happy and now here's the proof:  a new report reveals that those who prioritize possessions experience more negative emotions than people who don't. The

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Top 7 Wearable Technology Concepts of 2014 (Vote for the Coolest)

Top 7 Wearable Technology Concepts of 2014 (Vote for the Coolest)

  The intersection of technology and fashion was a recurring theme for 2014. Solar power, energy generators, and 3D printing are just some of the ideas that blew us away this year. We've rounded

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Wearable biospheres could allow people to live on other planets

Wearable biospheres could allow people to live on other planets

If humans are ever going to survive on different planets in our solar system, we are going to need a steady supply of oxygen, food and water. People have had any number of ideas to solve the problem, but

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Could these “wearable biospheres” help us survive on alien planets?

Could these “wearable biospheres” help us survive on alien planets?

Nothing says "fashion forward" like a living garment designed to help support human life in outer space, right? MIT researchers and German designers teamed up to create these eye-catching 3D printed

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Pope Francis urges shoppers to be socially responsible with their holiday purchases

Pope Francis urges shoppers to be socially responsible with their holiday purchases

Photo by Giulio Napolitano/Shutterstock It's mid-December, which means it is peak season for the holiday shopping frenzy. But before you finish checking off those gifts on your lists, there is one

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This lingerie used to be a Christmas tree

This lingerie used to be a Christmas tree

We've heard of a lot of ways to recycle old Christmas trees, but lingerie? French designer Sophie Young is turning pine needles from old trees into gorgeous underwear. The lingerie is described as being

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Levi’s Stadium Field of Jeans project saves 12 tons of denim from landfill

Levi’s Stadium Field of Jeans project saves 12 tons of denim from landfill

Back in November, Levi Strauss teamed up with the San Francisco 49ers to collect unwanted used jeans to donate to Goodwill. Before the jeans were donated, however, the partnership called in Bay Area

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Black Friday shopper numbers embarrassingly surpass voter turnout for the midterm elections

Black Friday shopper numbers embarrassingly surpass voter turnout for the midterm elections

Photo by Shutterstock It was a black day for American politics on November 2. Nearly twice as many people scrambled for Black Friday bargains than showed up to vote at the 2014 midterm elections. The

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Charge Your Smartphone On-the-Go with Tommy Hilfiger’s New Solar-Powered Jacket

Charge Your Smartphone On-the-Go with Tommy Hilfiger’s New Solar-Powered Jacket

Are you a busy person who constantly forgets to charge her phone? If yes, you may be interested in Tommy Hilfiger's new solar-powered field jacket. Designed to help give mobile electronics a boost of

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The World’s Largest T-Shirt is Raising Awareness for Fair Trade

The World’s Largest T-Shirt is Raising Awareness for Fair Trade

To help consumers remember the real impact that their clothing consumption has on the people who create it, a group of activists decided to make the world's largest t-shirt. The idea is to raise

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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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