Posts tagged "sustainable fashion"

Compassionate Fashion: 9 Sustainable, Super Hip Pieces From Zady

Zady is a sustainable fashion shop founded by friends Maxine Bédat and Soraya Darabi. Bédat and Darabi both worked in the non-profit sector, and noticed that their closets were overflowing with fast-fashion garments that were cheap to buy and quick to fall apart. They’re hoping Zady, which focuses on showcasing high-quality, sustainably produced brands, will…

Julie Gerstein / September 4, 2013

Frisky Q&A: Author Elizabeth Cline Talks Rana Plaza, Sustainable Style & Our Addiction To Fast Fashion

In the weeks since the horrific collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory — and subsequent deaths of more than a thousand factory workers — we’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be a conscientious consumer. As Americans, we’re privy to more and cheaper goods than ever before — and as globalizatio…

Julie Gerstein / May 20, 2013

10 Looks From H&M’s Consciousness Exclusive Collection

It’s really cool that H&M is building upon its Consciousness Collection — ethically sourced and sustainable clothing — with its new Consciousness Exclusive. You might have seen Helen Hunt wear one of the collection’s dresses at this year’s Oscars. And last year, Ginnifer Goodwin wore one of their dresses to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

Julie Gerstein / March 23, 2013

Defining Green Fashion: 10 Buzz Words You Should Know

There are lots of buzz words in the sustainable, I mean, eco, I mean, green world of fashion and who is really to say which one is better than the other? You. Thanks to the world getting ever the more politically correct, you need to have a reference guide to be sure you know what…

Amy DuFault / July 10, 2012

Sustainable Style: Bodkin

Bodkin is the brainchild of Brooklyn designer Eviana Hartman. Hartman started out as a writer and editor, working at Nylon and Vogue, where she developed an interest in sustainable fashion and design. And in Bodkin, she strives to maintain a high level of sustainability and transparency. Bodkin is designed and manufactured in the U.S. and…

Julie Gerstein / April 3, 2012

Fashion Challenge: One Dress, A Dozen Different Ways

I hope you like the dress I’m wearing in today’s “What Are We Wearing Today” because you’re going to see an awful lot more of it. That’s because, as of today, I’m trying out the Uniform Project. What is the Uniform Project? Started by Sheena Matheiken in 2009, the U.P. is meant to get consumer…

Julie Gerstein / September 12, 2011

The Revolution Begins With Cool Fair Trade Jewelry And Accessories

Surevolution is a sustainable jewelry, home goods and accessories company that works with thousands of artisans that produce beautiful, handcrafted goods. Their mission is to run their company in a way that respects people, cultures and nature, while helping to alleviate poverty and offer fair trade solutions. Lucky for me and you, they’re having a…

Julie Gerstein / May 21, 2011

Bamboo Fabrics Not As Eco-Friendly As You Think

Along with hemp and soy, bamboo has become a popular fabric source with the eco-friendly crowd. Perhaps seeing a brand that tells you an article of clothing is made from bamboo influences your purchase—you’re being environmentally conscious, right? Not quite, says The Wall Street Journal, which recently took a closer look at the bamboo fashio…

Leonora Epstein / November 15, 2009