These vegan "Star Wars" sneakers are made with discarded pineapple leaves

September 7, 2017 by  
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The pineapple is strong with these sneakers—literally. A collaboration between Star Wars and London-based shoemaker Po-Zu , the limited-edition “Silver Resistance” high-top combines silver woven linen and Piñatex , a leather alternative engineered from the fibers of discarded pineapple leaves. The sneaker, which is handcrafted in Portugal, also features a rubberized Rebel Alliance badge, a quilted rear panel, a removable memory foam insole, and a grippy natural-latex outsole. The result is a shoe that is as visually striking as it is environmentally friendly. “We go the extra mile to make our shoes ethically and sustainably so you can wear them with clear conscience from dawn till dusk,” Sven Segal, fouder of Po-Zu, said in a statement. “We want them to be comfortable, collectable, and wearable. This sneaker has all of that and more. I love that it is vegan, too.” Related: Aspiring Jedis can pilot the Millennium Falcon at Disney’s upcoming ‘Star Wars’ hotel Available for preorder, the “Silver Resistance” is expected to ship in October, “just in time for Christmas and the launch of Star Wars: The Last Jedi ,” according to Po-Zu. If you miss out on one of the 1,000 pairs, you can still catch a glimpse of the sneaker, along with rest of Po-Zu’s co-branded Star Wars collection, at the Museum of Brands during London Design Week . + Star Wars Silver Resistance High-Top £150 + Po-Zu

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New North African solar farms could send 4.5 gigawatts of energy to Europe

September 7, 2017 by  
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The age-old plan to power Europe with solar farms in North Africa and the Middle East may finally become a reality. This past June, Tunisia-based TuNur filed a request to export 4.5 gigawatts (GW) of solar energy to Europe. That’s enough to power 5 million homes or 7 million electric cars! If the joint venture between UK-based solar specialist Nur Energie and Tunisian and Maltese investors proves successful, the energy landscape in Europe will be forever changed. Said Daniel Rich, the chief operating officer at TuNur: “Today you have a market in need of low carbon dispatchable power, which has the mechanisms to import power from other countries. Next door is a region with extreme solar resource and in need for investment and development. Finally, there are technologies that can satisfy the demand at very competitive pricing and have a very high local impact.” The National reports that project is making fast progress. By 2020, the TuNur solar plant in Tunisia will be linked with Malta, a feat which will cost approximately €1.6 billion. (The island is already linked to the European mainland via an undersea power line that connects to Sicily.) A second cable link will connect Tunisia to central Italy at a point north of Rome. A third cable, which would link Tunisia to the south of France, is presently under review. Related: European firms eye artificial island for North Sea wind and solar farm The project will do more than provide Europe with clean energy – it will stimulate over $5 billion of investment in Tunisia . Approximately 20,000 direct and indirect jobs — specifically in the interior regions which are least developed — will also be generated. + TuNur Via The National Images via TuNur , Pixabay

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RiverBlue: Jason Priestley-narrated documentary exposes the dark side of your blue jeans

March 18, 2017 by  
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Are your clothes causing the world’s rivers to bleed blue? Directed by David McIlvride and Roger Williams and narrated by Jason Priestley, RiverBlue is a new documentary that delves deep into the shocking underbelly of fast fashion to expose its destructive and widespread impacts on our environment. For those of you in New York City, Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator will be hosting a screening of this powerful film on March 22 for World Water Day . Read on for more details about the screening and post-film discussion with Williams and Paul Gallay, President of Riverkeeper, and learn more about the movie by checking out BF+DA’s interview with McIlvride here . RiverBlue follows acclaimed river conservationist Mark Angelo on a waterborne trip around the world to uncover the truth behind the garment industry and its effects on the Earth’s waterways and ecosystems. Infiltrating one of the world’s most pollutive industries, and speaking with fashion designers and water protectors world-wide, RiverBlue reveals stunning yet, shocking images that will forever change the way we look at fashion, and the impact of the clothes we wear. – Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator BF+DA will be screening RiverBlue on Wednesday, March 22 from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Tickets are $10. Click here for more details and to RSVP. + RSVP to see RiverBlue here

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Orange Harp brings sustainable fashion to your iPhone

April 5, 2016 by  
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In today’s day and age, there are is a growing segment of discerning consumers who know and realize that making sustainable fashion choices is important for our world and our environment. Still, people are so caught up in their fast lives and paucity of time that they rarely, if ever have time to research their fashion choices. Enter Orange Harp : a new mobile app which is poised to make shopping for sustainable fashion easier. Launched in March 2015 from San Francisco, California, Orange Harp is the brainchild of Indian American, Anbu Anbalagapandian. The app researches and showcases brands that are environmentally conscious, uphold fair standards for people and animals, and are made of high quality natural or renewable materials, thereby providing a platform for users to choose from socially responsible brands. Currently Orange Harp has about 28 brands in its roster, each with a unique story to tell – say, Mitscoots socks which have helped employ the homeless, or Sword and Plough repurposed military gear which employs veterans, or Ecoalf Outerwear and Accessories made completely from recycled materials. Read the rest of Orange Harp brings sustainable fashion to your iPhone

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How Patagonia Is Recycling Bottles Into Jackets

March 4, 2016 by  
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Did you know that Americans use 50 billion plastic water bottles each year, with a recycling rate of only 23%? From an environmental standpoint, it brings up numerous concerns. Kicking our bottled water habit can conserve resources, but what are we…

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Eco Fashion At NY Fashion Week? Peak These 5 Possibilities

February 22, 2016 by  
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New York Fashion Week wrapped up on Thursday, and since then we’ve begun to see the trends and highlights predicted for Fall 2016 rolling out. The looks that graced the runways will influence high fashion and street style alike going forward for…

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Join Ecouterre and the Museum of the City of New York for a discussion on ethical fashion

September 19, 2015 by  
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This Thursday, join Ecouterre and the Museum of the City New York for a discussion on ethical fashion. Ecouterre’s own Jasmin Malik Chua will be there, along with Parsons The New School for Design’s Timo Rissanen, Study NY’s Tara St. James and award-winning designer Yeohlee Teng. Reserve your seat now. READ MORE >

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Actress Blake Lively tries her hand at eco-fashion design

May 31, 2015 by  
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“Age of Adaline” star Blake Lively recently unveiled the first of 12 pieces in her new eco-friendly clothing line. Unveiled on her Instagram, the “Champagne” dress is made from 100 percent silk and recycled polyester crepe. Lively’s new clothing line was created in collaboration with Amour Vert , a leader in the sustainable fashion movement, and will be sold on the website Preserve . READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Amour Vert , Blake Lively , Eco Fashion Designer , eco-fashion , preserve , recycled polyester crepe

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21 Ethical Lingerie Gifts for an Unforgettable Valentine’s Day

February 9, 2015 by  
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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 love to the planet and your sweetheart. Best of all, these undies can be worn for romance all year-round! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco-fashion , gifts , lingerie , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable underwear , valentine’s day

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14 Eco-Friendly Knit Gifts to Cozy Up to

December 3, 2014 by  
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Share the warmth this holiday season with a sustainable knit gift that will bring comfort and joy to hearts, hands, and Mother Earth alike. From upcycled boot cuffs to convertible flip-top mittens, here are 14 ultra-plush presents to ward off the winter chill. On a budget? We’ll show you how to turn an old or thrift-store sweater into a pair of snuggly sweater-socks—no sewing machine necessary. ECO-FRIENDLY KNIT GIFTS > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco friendly knits , Eco Knits , eco knitwear , eco-fashion , eco-friendly knitwear , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , green gift guide , green gifts , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable knits , sustainable knitwear , sustainable style

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