12 expert tips for becoming a conscious consumer

June 19, 2016 by  
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Sometimes, looking at the price tag on an Earth-friendly brand, it can seem that truly “ethical” shopping is out of reach for the ordinary consumer. So what’s a shopper to do if you want to avoid brands that damage the planet or exploit workers? Ecouterre writer Jasmin looked to the words of twelve inspirational figures for guidance on how to shop more consciously without breaking the bank.

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Nike Partners with Bluesign to Improve Sustainability of its Textiles

March 24, 2013 by  
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This week, Nike announced that it will be partnering with Bluesign , the Swiss standard bearer for sustainable textiles. According to the apparel giant, the partnership will “accelerate the supply of sustainable materials and chemistries” for use in Nike products. The agreement will enable Nike’s global supply chain, which spans nearly 50 countries and more than 800 contracted factories, to access Bluesign’s key assessment tools and data at an “unprecedented scale and pace.” READ MORE >   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bluesign , eco textiles , eco-fashion , green fashion , Nike , Nike partners with Bluesign , nike sustainability , sustainable clothes , sustainable fashions , Sustainable Textiles

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The North Face Launches Clothing Recycling Program

March 8, 2013 by  
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The North Face, the world’s largest outdoor clothing company, has partnered with I:CO and The Conservation Alliance to launch a new recycling program designed to keep clothing out of landfills. The Clothes The Loop program allows consumers to drop…

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Recycle Your Clothes At H&M, Get a Discount

December 12, 2012 by  
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The rate of fashion moves quickly. One season you might be strutting down the street in a pair of high fashion harem pants, and the next you might look a bit more like MC Hammer. Those old fashions often end up in the donation pile, or worse, the…

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In Maine, Brahms Mount Keeps American Textile Tradition Alive

October 9, 2011 by  
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Photo: Brahms Mount In Hallowell, Maine, Brahms Mount is designing, weaving, and hand-finishing heirloom quality bed and bath products. One of the last-standing textile mills in the U.S., it has been operating for the past 25 years with the help of antique shuttle looms and a team of artisans who create top quality towels, blankets, bed linens, scarfs, and more with yarns spun from natural fibers. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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London Fashion Week: Estethica Shows Green Fashion at it Best

September 19, 2011 by  
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Photo: B. Alter It’s London Fashion Week, where Estethica is the showcase for all that is wonderful in ecological and environmentally-sensitive fashion. In its fifth year, the show is a mix of old favourites and new comers. Such as Dr. Noki who designed this jacket for Lady Gaga (who else) out of cut up and recycled rugby scarves which are then crocheted. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Ask Pablo: Are Repurposed T-Shirts Carbon Neutral?

August 8, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Karen , used under Creative Commons license. Dear Pablo: Say an average fancy t-shirt holds carbon footprint of 6kg but is never sold and sits in the warehouse of a textile/clothing production company. I take that same t-shirt and use it to make a new one. Does the new product inherit the same carbon footprint or is it less because I am repurposing it? Questions such as this are an important part of Life… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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How can I reuse or recycle PVC aprons?

May 16, 2011 by  
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We’ve had an email from Ann: The centre where I work has just rebranded and they’ve made us get rid of all the protective aprons we use for messy art classes as they had the old name on them.

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Where can I source fabric production waste products?

February 23, 2011 by  
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We’ve had an email from Karen which is a bit different from our normal “how can I recycle…” questions but a good question all the same: I’m a fashion student and I am interested in doing my final project/collection using waste products! I’ve been looking for things like parachute silk with faults in (apparently over half of what they produce is waste because it has to be SO perfect!) and anything else along those lines. I’m not so interested in taking old things and making them into something new, for me it’s more about using the waste products of production.

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When Your Dress Transports You, Fashion Design Morphed With Mobility (Photos)

January 27, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: Daniel Loewe. Project: Svala Imagine your dress becomes your means of transportation! This was the briefing the students at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Barcelona received from BMW .

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