The “Recycle” pump by Liza Fredrika Åslund sports a heel whittled from chunks of wood left over from furniture construction. The stratospheric boost is a bonus. (MoCo Loco)

Another reason for us to watch the Olympics: Stella McCartney is designing Team Great Britain’s attire and gear. (Ecorazzi)

Tsk, tsk, Monsanto received a slap on the wrist—and a $2.5 million fine—from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for illegally selling genetically modified cotton seeds. (Just Style)

Eco-textile library C.L.A.S.S. (Creativity Lifestyle and Sustainable Synergy) is dipping its toes into ready-to-wear, hot on the stiletto-clad heels of a new partnership with GreenShowroom in Berlin. (C.L.A.S.S.)

Lofty goals ahead for fashion retailer Uniqlo, which is launching a new subsidiary company in Bangladesh that aims to “help solve social problems, including those related to poverty, sanitation, and education issues.” (BlackBook)