7 eco-friendly fabrics that dont sacrifice quality

January 22, 2017 by  
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Sustainability gets a bad rap in the fashion world according to Giusy Bettoni, CEO of the eco-textile consultancy C.L.A.S.S. She attributes this to the association the term has with “smelling like patchouli” and other less stylish treehugger-like activities. Fortunately, however, advancements in technology have brought big improvements to eco-friendly fabrics that could change the way designers approach sustainable fashion. Ecouterre rounded up seven eco-friendly fabrics that are luxurious and sustainable without sacrificing quality.

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5 Fall Jackets We Want Now

October 12, 2011 by  
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Photo: Nau After a record-setting summer of heat across most of the United States, it’s finally fall — which means you probably need a jacket. Whether you’re looking for a modern trench to take on your cool-weather travels, a cozy wool cape for chilly nights, a vintage-inspired pop of color, a casual anorak, or a go-anywhere blazer, these eco-friendly options have got you covered…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Wild and Woolly Fashion at Wool Modern

September 22, 2011 by  
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Photo: B. Alter, Sibling Wool Modern is a special show that showcases the best in fashion design in wool. It’s not part of London Fashion Week, or the London Design Festival but it should be. The designers included in the show have used the sustainable fibre in innovative and exciting ways for both clothing and furniture. Sculpted, knitted, draped, embroidered and knitted, this shows proves that “if silk is the queen, cotton … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Pollution From Cars Can Trigger a Heart Attack

September 22, 2011 by  
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Photo: Simone Ramella / cc While the sight of a hazy, smog filled cloud looming over the cityscape is certainly enough to break the heart of any would-be outdoorsman, it turns out that breathing in that pollution just might do so — quite literally. According to a recently published study from the British Medical Journal , the inhalation of vehicle emissions can actually increase the likelihood of a heart attack, even up to six hours after exposure…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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"If You Want to Save the Planet, Move to New York"

September 21, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: joiseyshowaa via Flickr/CC BY-SA Cities are the future. More than 50% of the globe’s population now lives in urban areas. By 2050, 70% will. In China, the most populous nation in the world, 120 cities have over 1 million residents. Some have over 20 million. This trend grants us some fantastic opportunities in improving worldwide sustainability, mostly because the population density of cities makes them more inherently efficient. Which is why Janette Sadik-Khan, the Commissioner of New York City’s Department of Transportation, pr… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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5 Gorgeous Scarves From Etsy to Smarten Up Your Fall Look

September 7, 2011 by  
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Photo: tocamade.etsy.com A lightweight scarf may just be fall’s most ideal accessory: Delicate enough to wear on unexpectedly sunny autumn days but a welcome layer when the sun goes down or the wind kicks up, they’re also an easy way to perk up simple fall outfits (from tees and blazers paired with jeans to no-fuss dresses worn with boots). We found five buy-it-now options on Etsy , where recycled, upcycled, and eco-friendly materials make these scarves a welcome addition to every green fashionista’s closet…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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The Recycled Paper Dress That Gets Better with Wear (Photos)

August 20, 2011 by  
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The “Ready-to-wear-away” dress wears away as you wear it. Photo: Deborah Feingold On TreeHugger, we like to focus on fashion that is built to last but this unusual garment could hardly go down without a mention. Called the “Ready-to-wear-away” dress, it is more an artistic creation than a wearable dress. Though wearing is exactly what it takes to get the dress to reveal its hidden design. Read on:… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Vibrant Tanzanian Prints Meet Jersey Wear in Chichia for Made by Africa (Photos)

August 14, 2011 by  
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Chichia for Made by Africa, spring 2011. Photo: Not Just A Label From an Ethical Fashion Forum 2011 Innovation Award -winner Chichia London , comes a bright and bold collection of casual wear that merges vibrant, locally made traditional printed fabrics, known as Khangas, with Made by Africa ‘s jersey knit organic cottons. The result:

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Shabd Simon-Alexander Gives Spring 2011 Prints a Fresh Twist (Photos)

March 19, 2011 by  
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Shabd Simon-Alexander Spring 2011 collection. Photo: Shabd Simon-Alexander One look at Shabd Simon-Alexander ‘s Spring 2011 collection and it’s official: spring is in the air — and if you’re in New York, the weather agrees, too.

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Livia Firth Upcycles Colin Firth’s Moth-Eaten Suit for "King’s Speech" Premiere

January 8, 2011 by  
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Junky Styling transforms Colin Firth’s moth-eaten suit into gorgeous eco-fashion dress. Photo: Vogue UK Livia Firth stunned on the red carpet last year when she accompanied her husband, actor Colin Firth, to numerous award shows dressed to the nines in gorgeous, green fashion. I am happy to report that, due to Colin Firth

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