Posts tagged "compassionate fashion"

Compassionate Fashion: Leggings To Love From Emily Hsu Designs

Emily Hsu Designs was launched by dancer, singer, and actress Emily Hsu and offers a host of bright leggings, capris and shorts that are handmade in the USA. The looks are made to flatter with a high waist that can either create a smooth visual line or be folded down. With so many quirky patterns to…
By: Claire Hannum / February 23, 2015

We Live In A World In Which You Can Crowdfund $30,000 For A Mannequin

Welcome to 2015, in which you too can donate your hard-earned cash to help a mannequin travel across the ocean to be reunited with his (plastic) lover. What a world. Meet Léo, a mannequin for French underwear brand Le Slip Français, who fell in love with an American mannequin during Paris Fashion Week, only for her to be…
By: Claire Hannum / February 19, 2015

Compassionate Fashion: 10 Cozy Must-Haves From Appalatch

Appalatch is a North Carolina-based apparel company "with a rebellious spirit to upend the clothing industry for good," and it embodies every "practical Americana" cliche of my dreams, so I'm obsessed. The company is so committed to ethics that it eschews sustainability programs altogether. Instead, Appalatch's website reads: "Sustainability shouldn’t be a buzz word that i…
By: Claire Hannum / February 15, 2015

Compassionate Fashion: Cute, Functional Pieces From Tiffany Cruikshank’s Fitness Wear Line!

Yoga teacher and wellness expert Tiffany Cruickshank teamed up with her friend Renata Facchini of Liquido to put together a limited-edition fitness wear line with a focus on styles that will hold up in everyday life as well as at the gym. I love the concept of BFFs working together, but what'…
By: Claire Hannum / January 17, 2015

Compassionate Fashion: Use Threadflip For Ethical Gifting This Season

Am I the only person on the planet who wasn't yet addicted to Threadflip? If so, why was I not enlightened sooner? The site is kind of like a much cozier, style-focused and user-friendly version of eBay, and it's a perfect way to buy fashionable holiday gifts without contributing to a less-than-stellar, sweatshop-fueled clothing…
By: Claire Hannum / December 10, 2014

Try Bamboo Leggings To Stay Extra Toasty This Winter

I have yet to try out the magic warming powers of fleece leggings, but that's because I've been too busy obsessing over my cozy bamboo-lined pair. Bamboo leggings can probably be found on many corners of the internet, but mine come from a kickass small business called Toast, known for its ultra-warm …
By: Claire Hannum / November 20, 2014

This Vintage Pin-Up Runway Show Is The Stuff Fashion Dreams Are Made Of

This year's Lingerie Fashion Week in New York coincided with the 75th anniversary of the invention of nylon stockings, and the pin-up inspired lingerie line Secrets In Lace celebrated with a vintage runway show and burlesque performance. From the sounds of it, the show was the kind of fashion celebration vintage dreams are…
By: Claire Hannum / November 8, 2014

This Germ-Resistant Scarf Can Protect You From The Flu (And Chemical Warfare)

The Scough, a scarf embedded with the same high-grade germ filters that the military uses to protect against chemical warfare, is the fashionable answer to flu season. Instead of boarding the subway or walking near car exhaust with your face covered by a surgical mask, you can ward off illness in an infinitely more stylish…
By: Claire Hannum / October 1, 2014

Compassionate Fashion: Help This Ethically Made Line Of Pashminas Support Kashmir Artisans

As many of us have learned the hard way, ethically made clothing can be really, really hard to find. Shawl Wallah is a refreshing alternative to sweatshop-made scarves -- the brand creates Pashminas by employing a cooperative of families in Kashmir, Northern India, where Pashmina originated. To make the beautiful scarve…
By: Claire Hannum / September 24, 2014

Compassionate Fashion: TOMTOM Limited Edition TRIBE Necklaces

TRIBE, a social business that works with women in Uganda to help them sell their wares, is teaming up with L.A. jewelry brand TOMTOM to sell limited edition necklaces. Each piece combines the signature hand-rolled paper beads of TRIBE craftswomn together with tiny geometric brass beads that reflect the architectural aesthetic of TOMTOM Jewelry. The results are two beautiful statement necklaces that embody…
By: Sophie Leon / August 10, 2014

Compassionate Fashion: Della X Urban Outfitters

I often hear complaints that compassionate fashion is difficult to identify and access. Los Angeles-based fashion line Della is attempting to bring handcrafted clothes made in Ghana to the masses. This week, Della launched its new eight-piece capsule collection (items start at $50) in Urban Outfitters in hopes of…
By: Sophie Leon / July 9, 2014

Compassionate Fashion: 10 Eco-Friendly Summer Shoes From Timberland

I've found that it's surprisingly easy to find clothing and accessories that are up to ethical and sustainable standards, but when it comes to shoes, the pickings are few and far between. There's certainly stylish, handcrafted, responsibly sourced footwear out there -- if you're willing to spend a minimum of $300 on a pair of…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 12, 2014

Levi’s CEO Wants You To Stop Washing Your Jeans — And He Has A Point!

Chip Bergh (best name), the CEO of Levi Strauss & Co, made major waves earlier this week when he implored people to stop washing their jeans. Bergh made the statements at a sustainability conference, and revealed that the jeans he was wearing at that moment were almost a year old -- and had never see…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 22, 2014

Compassionate Fashion: Hands-Free Bags From Hipsters For Sisters

Hipsters for Sisters is an accessories company founded by designer Debra Denniston and her two daughters. Their mission is to "liberate women from their baggage," and they mean it, both literally -- they specialize in hands-free belt bags -- and figuratively -- 10% of their profits are donated to organizations that aim…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 11, 2014

Compassionate Fashion: Noodle & Boo’s Skin Care Products

In addition, to celebrating our own mothers this Mother’s Day, let’s celebrate all of the loving mothers around the world. Noodle & Boo creates products that are recyclable, nontoxic, biodegradable, natural, organic, and sensitive enough for the most delicate skin. This environmentally and socially conscious company has a variety of skin care…
By: Sophie Leon / May 8, 2014

Less Is More: How To Apply Minimalism To Your Wardrobe

The wildly popular website Zen Habits debuted in 2007. Miss Minimalist started blogging in 2009, and The Minimalists followed in 2010.  There’s a subreddit each for minimalism, anti-consumption, and decluttering. There’s also one for tiny houses, and if you happen to downsize to the point that you can fit…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 8, 2014

Do You Know Who Made Your Clothes? Take An #InsideOut Picture For Fashion Revolution Day!

Today is the one year anniversary of the tragic collapse of Rana Plaza, a garment factory in Savar, Bangladesh. Over 1,100 workers died in the collapse, and more than 2,500 were severely injured, making it the deadliest garment factory "accident" in history. I'm putting "accident" in quotes because the fact is this tragedy…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 24, 2014

Compassionate Fashion: Handmade Scarves & Accessories From FashionABLE

FashionABLE is a company based in Nashville, Tennessee that seeks to create sustainable business opportunities for women in Ethiopia through stylish, handmade scarves and leather goods. FashionABLE is committed to creating long-term poverty solutions instead of a cycle of dependence, so they help women set up business collectives, assist with job training and…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 17, 2014

Compassionate Fashion: Jewelry Made With Love

Made is a UK brand offering affordable fashion forward jewelry crafted by skilled artisans using environmentally sound materials. Rest assured, no sweatshops were utilized to create these beauties. The company offers their Kenyan artisans training, job security, and safe work environments in an effort…
By: Sophie Leon / April 11, 2014

Bravo! Zady Calls Out Fast Fashion Companies With A Full-Page Ad In The Wall Street Journal

Yesterday, ethical fashion collective Zady issued a battle cry against fast fashion companies like Forever 21, H&M, Urban Outfitters, Zara, and Topshop in the form of a full-page, no-punches-pulled ad in The Wall Street Journal. "Fast fashion is fast food," the ad declares, listing some of the horrific side effects of our…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 10, 2014
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