Ethical Fashion

INTERVIEW: Black Eyed Peas’ Will.i.am Tells Us Why Green Fashion is the Future

INTERVIEW: Black Eyed Peas’ Will.i.am Tells Us Why Green Fashion is the Future

Green fashion already has a strong group of loyal followers, but how do we get the word out to a larger audience? We recently caught up with multi-platinum recording artist Will.i.am to see how he is

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Eco Fashion Designer M Patmos Talks About Her Sustainably-Designed Brooklyn Apartment

Eco Fashion Designer M Patmos Talks About Her Sustainably-Designed Brooklyn Apartment

Marcia Patmos, the brains behind the much-loved M Patmos eco fashion line, applies her eco-conscious mindset to everything she does. When we saw the designer during fashion week, she mentioned her

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INTERVIEW: We Talk to Joinless Founder Ben Davis About How Buying Less Crap Can Make Us Happier

INTERVIEW: We Talk to Joinless Founder Ben Davis About How Buying Less Crap Can Make Us Happier

Have you ever felt like the objects you own actually own you? If so, maybe you should join Joinless, the world's first open source brand. Joinless is based on the idea that we shouldn't allow our

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21 Sexy Sustainable Skivvies for a Red Hot Valentine’s Day!

21 Sexy Sustainable Skivvies for a Red Hot Valentine’s Day!

Hubba hubba. Turn up the heat this 14th by gifting your lady a sexy and sustainable set of lingerie. We've rounded up 21 sultry options in every kind of style, each sure to set the sheets aflame this

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Cambodian-American Protester Sews Dollar Bills for 8 Hours Outside of an NYC H&M

Cambodian-American Protester Sews Dollar Bills for 8 Hours Outside of an NYC H&M

While other New Yorkers tried to minimize their time outdoors last week, Cambodian-American artist Kat Eng sat in front of an NYC H&M for a whopping 8 hours. With the goal of raising awareness for

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INTERVIEW: Ecouterre Talks to Designer Victoria Bartlett About Cruelty-Free Fashion

INTERVIEW: Ecouterre Talks to Designer Victoria Bartlett About Cruelty-Free Fashion

At Ecouterre, we've always been fascinated with designer Victoria Bartlett's ability to create fantastic fashions without having to use the furs and skins of animals. So we were delighted to have the

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INTERVIEW: Why John Bartlett Thinks Cruelty-Free Fashion is Going to the Dogs (Literally!)

INTERVIEW: Why John Bartlett Thinks Cruelty-Free Fashion is Going to the Dogs (Literally!)

Fashion designer John Bartlett is best known for his classic American garments, but when he's not creating impeccable clothes, he's passionate about spreading awareness about animal welfare. We recently

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INTERVIEW: Summer Rayne Oakes Talks to Kavita Parmar About the IOU Project

INTERVIEW: Summer Rayne Oakes Talks to Kavita Parmar About the IOU Project

The IOU Project is a movement to rethink how goods are produced and sold in order to benefit people and the planet, not just big business. Recently, Summer Rayne Oakes, co-founder of Source4Style, spoke

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Sweatshop Protesters Slam Gap, Walmart’s Bangladesh Safety Plan as a “Sham”

Sweatshop Protesters Slam Gap, Walmart’s Bangladesh Safety Plan as a “Sham”

In the wake of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, which claimed the lives of 1,129 garment workers, many clothing retailers—including H&M and Zara signed the Accord on Fire & Building

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Fashion Victims: Spanish Artist Protests Unethical Treatment of Garment Workers in Live Street Performance

Fashion Victims: Spanish Artist Protests Unethical Treatment of Garment Workers in Live Street Performance

This month, Spanish artist Yolanda Dominguez brought a stark representation of Bangladesh's horrific Rana Plaza building collapse to a packed shopping district in Milan with a "live" performance that

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Nine Apparel Brands in Bangladesh that Operate Responsibly

Nine Apparel Brands in Bangladesh that Operate Responsibly

Calls to boycott western fashion companies mounted following the tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza Building that killed more than 800 people in Bangladesh, but labor activists caution that this is not the

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At Least 340 People Dead in Bangladesh Factory Collapse

At Least 340 People Dead in Bangladesh Factory Collapse

Photo by Andrew Biraj for Reuters The death toll at the horrific garment factory collapse that occurred earlier this week has now risen to 340. According to the Institute for Global Labour and Human

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INTERVIEW: Ecouterre Chats with Russell Simmons About His New Cruelty-Free Fashion Line

INTERVIEW: Ecouterre Chats with Russell Simmons About His New Cruelty-Free Fashion Line

It's no secret that we're big advocates of cruelty-free fashion, but we also think there's a lot of money to be made by companies who make clothes without harming animals. Well, who better to ask about

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How Do We End Our “Fast Fashion” Addiction? An Interview With “Overdressed” Author Elizabeth L. Cline

How Do We End Our “Fast Fashion” Addiction? An Interview With “Overdressed” Author Elizabeth L. Cline

Elizabeth L. Cline has spent over three years researching the American fast-fashion industry. The result? Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, the insightful story of how we became

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LAST CHANCE: Win An Organic Cotton Scarf and Glove Combo From Indigenous (Worth $147)

LAST CHANCE: Win An Organic Cotton Scarf and Glove Combo From Indigenous (Worth $147)

TODAY is the last day to enter! Bundle up with this scarf and glove set! Still shivering away these wintry days? Well this will surely warm you up!  Ecouterre is teaming up with Indigenous to give away

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GIVEAWAY: Win This Custom “Constrvct” Dress Featuring a Photo of Your Choice (Worth $350!)

GIVEAWAY: Win This Custom “Constrvct” Dress Featuring a Photo of Your Choice (Worth $350!)

Want a head-turning piece that really expresses you personality? We've teamed up with Constrvct to give one lucky reader a fabulous made-to-order dress printed with an image of their choice (worth

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14 Eco-Friendly Lingerie Gifts to Heat Things Up on Valentine’s Day

14 Eco-Friendly Lingerie Gifts to Heat Things Up on Valentine’s Day

Turn up the heat this Valentine's Day by creating a little climate change of your own with some sexy sustainable lingerie. We've rounded up 14 of our favorite eco-underthings, each one sure to get your

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GIVEAWAY: Win an Eco-Fashion Starter Kit from Fashioning Change (Worth $150!)

GIVEAWAY: Win an Eco-Fashion Starter Kit from Fashioning Change (Worth $150!)

Looking to give your wardrobe a sustainable lift? Well you're just in luck, because we've teamed up with one of our favorite fashion-do-gooders, Fashioning Change, to give one lucky reader an

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GIVEAWAY: Win an Organic Cotton Tassel Scarf from Indigenous (Worth $70)!

GIVEAWAY: Win an Organic Cotton Tassel Scarf from Indigenous (Worth $70)!

If one of your new year's resolutions was to buy more ethical clothing, then you're in the right place. We're teaming up with our friends over at Indigenous to give THREE lucky readers a super-soft

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LAST CHANCE: Win an Eco-Friendly Sprout Watch (Worth Up To $80!)

LAST CHANCE: Win an Eco-Friendly Sprout Watch (Worth Up To $80!)

  A well-designed watch is a great way to add a little something extra to an outfit. From colorful faces with unique illustrations to more classic styles fashioned with sustainable

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LAST CHANCE: Win $200 Worth of Organic and Fair Trade Knitwear from Indigenous!

LAST CHANCE: Win $200 Worth of Organic and Fair Trade Knitwear from Indigenous!

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY! If you missed out on the opportunity to win a $200 eco-shopping spree to Indigenous in our last giveaway, don't fret, we've got you covered. Back by popular demand, Indigenous

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Zara Pledges to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals After Being Called Out By Consumers

Zara Pledges to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals After Being Called Out By Consumers

After a week of intense pressure from Greenpeace’s “Detox” campaign, Zara and its parent company have pledged to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from its supply chain and products by

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Bangladesh Garment-Factory Fire Kills 112 Because of Safety Issues

Bangladesh Garment-Factory Fire Kills 112 Because of Safety Issues

Late Saturday an industrial blaze took down a multi-level garment factory outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh, claiming the lives of at least 112 people. The fire is said to be the country's worst-ever in the

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Cyber Monday 2012: The Best Eco-Fashion and Green Beauty Deals You Can Find Online

Cyber Monday 2012: The Best Eco-Fashion and Green Beauty Deals You Can Find Online

Photo by Shutterstock Get a jump on your holiday shopping by scooping up some Cyber Monday deals that keep the earth in mind. From green fashions to fair trade footwear to eco-conscious accessories,

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DIY: How to Make Touchscreen Compatible Texting Gloves for iPhone or Droid

DIY: How to Make Touchscreen Compatible Texting Gloves for iPhone or Droid

When the weather outside is frightful, the last thing you want to do is pry your fingers from the warmth of your gloves just so you can text or check some emails. Luckily, with our easy texting gloves

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“Dirty White Gold’s” Leah Borromeo Talks About Farmer Suicides and GM Cotton

“Dirty White Gold’s” Leah Borromeo Talks About Farmer Suicides and GM Cotton

Cotton is at the heart of clothing manufacturing, but as most only see the material in its final, hanger-hugging form, few are aware of the incredible human and environmental costs associated with its

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7 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes Haunting Your Closet!

7 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes Haunting Your Closet!

Not sure what to dress up as for Halloween? Or perhaps you're on a bit of a budget? If you're looking for an eco- and wallet-friendly costume that will still garner lots of oohs and ahhs, then look no

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Eco-Fashion Designer Samantha Pleet

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Eco-Fashion Designer Samantha Pleet

Even though Fashion Week is behind us, we thought it would be fun to revisit the exclusive video we shot of one of our favorite New York Designers, Samantha Pleet. Our very own Jill Fehrenbacher chatted

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7 Fabulous Halloween Costumes You Can Fashion From Your Own Closet

7 Fabulous Halloween Costumes You Can Fashion From Your Own Closet

One of the scariest things about Halloween is that 85% of the textiles sold to more than 170 million Americans who celebrate the frightful night, meet their demise in a landfill. You can still dress-up

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Gwyneth Paltrow To Collaborate Fashion Label Chinti and Parker on Ethical Knitwear

Gwyneth Paltrow To Collaborate Fashion Label Chinti and Parker on Ethical Knitwear

Is there anything Gwyneth Paltrow can't do? The actress-turned-lifestyle-guru-turned-food-expert is now trying her hand at fashion design. This week, Paltrow announced that she is teaming up with

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