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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Pine needle eyelashes, petal lipstick and other beauty tools from nature

September 2, 2016 by  
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In addition to flower plant petals, Murphy’s series includes an icicle beard, a thorn “grill”, pine needle eyelashes, and some mushroom body parts. Some images draw straightforward, satirical parallels between beauty products and natural materials, others blur the line between plant/human hybrid, and a mushroom augmentation suggests that if we really take in our consideration for nature, we acknowledge an expanded spectrum of gender, as well. Related: Amazing tree grows 40 different kinds of fruit The photos are fun and funky, celebrating natural forms while ironically commenting on beauty products (hopefully in a cruelty-free manner ). Check out the images for some truly perishable natural cosmetics.

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Renovated Jakarta home fights sultry summers with ventilation, green space and shade

September 2, 2016 by  
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Located in a surprisingly quiet neighborhood in midtown Jakarta, the existing L-shaped building presented a great starting point for creating an airy courtyard residence. The architects designed a transparent living room, dining area and kitchen on the first floor which offer views of the outdoor garden and the existing trees. The second floor houses a semi-public office space accessible via an outdoor spiral staircase. Built with reused materials , a see-through wooden surface is installed diagonally to create shade and accentuate the form of the house. Related: Curious Slanted House in Jakarta critiques establishment architecture In order to respond to the tropical weather conditions, the house features cross-ventilation and a large number of windows and doors that stay open throughout the day, while a vertical garden and wooden shade structure regulate thermal gain. + Wahana Architects Via Plataforma Arquitectura Photos by Fernando Gomulya

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Giorgio Armani announces that Armani is going fur free

March 26, 2016 by  
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The Armani group has pledged to eliminate fur from across the Armani brands, including A/X Armani Exchange, Emporio Armani and Giorgio Armani. According to the namesake and founder, Giorgio Armani,“technical progress made over the years allows us to have valid alternatives at our disposal that render the use of cruel practices unnecessary as regards animals.” READ MORE >

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These hats are made out of recycled fabric from billiard tables

December 28, 2015 by  
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Ukraine-based design studio ValorisationLab has come up with a collection of hats that are made from an unusual material: billiards tablecloth! Called the ‘BILLIARDS LINE’, the hats make use of cloth upcycled from old billiards tablecloths. They even come in four styles: a bucket cap, a strap back cap, a baseball cap, and a 5-panel cap. Just imagine the number of wins and losses, jokes, bull sessions and heart to heart talks happened around those tables. If only these caps could talk! These memories are manifested on each cap in the small white dots and ball burns from the fabric’s former life.  The brim made of PU eco-leather, patch on the front and strap on the back are made of genuine leather – remnants from shoes production. + ValorisationLab The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Twinkling kinetic installation inspired by fireflies reacts to the movement of visitors

December 28, 2015 by  
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BF+DA Positive Impact Awards honor Ecouterre managing editor Jasmin Malik Chua

October 19, 2015 by  
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We’re brimming with pride today as we announce that our very own Jasmin Malik Chua has been recognized with a Pratt Institute/BF+DA Positive Impact Award for her daily coverage of sustainability news as the managing editor of Inhabitat sister site Ecouterre.com . The BF+DA , a one-of-a-kind hub for ethical fashion entrepreneurs, will be honoring Jasmin and 14 other leaders who are paving the way for the future of fashion at a celebration of its one-year anniversary on November 16. The event will be open to the public so put on your (ethically made) dancing shoes and join in on the fun by getting your tickets here . + Pratt Institute/BF+DA Positive Impact Awards + Ecouterre .

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Artist Catherine Young debuts post-apocalyptic fashion for a hotter planet

September 22, 2015 by  
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Freitag announces that their 100% compostable denim is about to hit shelves

August 14, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. Finally, your favorite pair of pants is about to get greener because 100% compostable denim is about to hit the market. Freitag’s “F-abric” denim is cotton free with a linen, hemp blend that can be tossed in the compost bin when they are worn out. Freitag has a history of making fabulous fashion – they burst onto the scene with their gorgeous bags made out of old tarps in 1993 – so we are sure their latest project is going to please. READ MORE >

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Tokyo subways sprout underground farms

August 14, 2015 by  
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Under the streets of Tokyo, there is a hidden secret that most people would never imagine – and it’s delicious. It’s not an off-the-map soba shop or some tucked away sushi joint, but a farm. Tokyo Salad is the new underground agriculture experiment run by Tokyo Metro – the folks who manage the subway lines. The Metro launched the subterranean hydroponic farm this past January, and it is already providing greens and sprouts to local restaurants. Read the rest of Tokyo subways sprout underground farms

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