Inhabitat is Reporting Live Today from ICFF 2013!

May 18, 2013 by  
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Greetings from ICFF ! Inhabitat is on the scene today reporting live from the mother of all home furnishing tradeshows, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Stay tuned for all of the fresh green designs we uncover on our treasure hunt across the show floor and keep it tuned right here and on our Twitter feed to see our latest finds. + ICFF Coverage on Inhabitat Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , eco design , eco furniture , green design , ICFF , icff 2013 , International Contemporary Furniture Fair , javits center furniture show , new york design week , sustainable design        

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Cambodian Shoe Factory Collapse Kills Two Workers

May 18, 2013 by  
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The ceiling of a shoe factory in Cambodia that makes Asics athletic shoes collapsed on Thursday , killing two workers and injuring at least a dozen. The tragedy, which took place less than a month after a clothing factory in Bangladesh collapsed and killed more than one thousand workers, is the latest incident to highlight the poor safety at factories in developing countries. The latest building collapse is a reminder that worker safety isn’t an issue that’s confined to Bangladesh; many other countries are also grappling with poor work conditions for low-paying jobs in the fashion industry. READ MORE >   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Asics , Bangladesh , building collapse , Cambodia , Cambodian shoe factory , Fashion , fast fashion , labor issues , shoe factory collapse , unsafe work conditions , worker safety        

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Report Finds Over 5,000 Children’s Products Contain Toxic Chemicals

May 18, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock A new report by the Washington Toxic Coalition and Safer States has revealed that over 5,000 children’s products contain toxic chemicals associated with cancer, hormone disruption, and reproductive problems. The products, intended for those from infancy through adolescence, include party hats which contain cancer-causing arsenic, cosmetics which contain formaldehyde and dolls which contain hormone-disrupting bisphenol A (BPA). READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BPA , car seat safety , children safety , children's products , claires accessories , flame retardant , formaldahyde , toxic chemicals , toxic toys , toxin home , walmart , Washington Toxic Coalition and Safer States        

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New York Eco Fashion Week: Twilight Meets ‘Stars at Night’ in Susan Cianciolo Spring 2011 (Slideshow)

September 14, 2010 by  
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Susan Cianciolo at The GreenShows during New York Fashion Week.

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Mississippi River Brimming with Dead Fish Near Gulf of Mexico

September 14, 2010 by  
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Photo via NOLA At first glance, you might not even notice the dead fish in the picture above — there are too many of them. But no, that’s not a gravely parking lot. It’s a section of the Mississippi River that has been clogged with thousands of dead fish in the wake of the BP Gulf spill

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