Johanna

Johanna is a sustainable fashion writer currently based in Ojai, CA. Read her weekly On Trend column to learn what's new in eco fashion.

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ALAS: Sustainable Cotton Sleepwear from Australia

All Light All Shadow - Sustainable Sleepwear from Australia

Sleep well in cute sustainable cotton sleepwear by Australian label ALAS, now available in the U.S.

Aside from sleeping in the buff, stylish organic cotton sleepwear is the next best thing.  We’ve been smitten with the cute pieces by Australian sleepwear label ALAS (which stands for All Light All Shadow) for a long time, and were thrilled to hear that selected pieces are now available

5 DIY Craft Skills to Learn This Summer

5 Crafty DIY Skills to Learn This Summer

Put the warm days and long nights of summer to good use by learning some new DIY craft skills.

Summer is a wonderful time to be lazy and do nothing, but also an excellent opportunity to take the time to make something. Put those warm days and long nights to good use by learning some new DIY craft skills. Here are some of our favorite creative projects — some can even be done while laying in a hammock.

H&M Collaborates with Leading Design School to Launch Upcycled Charity Collection

One of the winning designs by Leonard Kocic

H&M teams up with fashion students at Beckmans School of Design in Sweden to launch a one-of-a-kind upcycled collection that will be auctioned off to benefit UNICEF.

For the first time ever, H&M has teamed up with Beckmans School of Design in Sweden to work on a project to raise awareness around sustainability and the power of upcycling. This comes on the heels of the fast fashion retailer being one of few …

Adèle Dejak: Reclaimed African Fashion Design

Adèle Dejak - Reclaimed Design from Africa

Merging European and African influences, Adèle Dejak’s designs use reclaimed and recycled materials to create pieces that benefit local artisans.

After working as a freelance typographer and art director for an Italian music magazine, Adèle Dejak moved to Kenya and turned her attention to designing accessories from her home in Nairobi. Harboring a long-standing fascination for jewelry and the use of ‘waste’ materials to make new things, her designs incorporate reclaimed and recycled materials from the local environment, including rice sacks, cement …

DIY: 10 Things To Make From Plastic Bags

DIY: 10 Things To Make From Plastic Bags

Ten things you can make from old plastic bags.

Even though we always bring reusable shopping bags to the store, somehow we always find ourselves with an overflowing stash of plastic bags under the kitchen sink. Recognize that? The good news is that you can use them to make things. Here are ten of our favorite DIY projects that you can …

The EcoChic Design Award: Challenging Fashion Designers to Cut Waste

The EcoChic Design Award - Challenging Fashion Designers to Cut Waste

Hong Kong-based fashion non-profit Redress launched a sustainable fashion design competition to inspire emerging designers from East to West to reduce waste in the fashion industry.

As you may have heard, fashion is one of the world’s most polluting and resource-intense industries, and our accelerating consumption and taste for fast fashion are contributing to environmental …

Sustainable, Recyclable & Durable Umbrellas by Ginkgo Will Brighten a Rainy Day

Sustainable, Recyclable & Durable Umbrella by Ginkgo

Ginkgo is the world’s first sustainably designed umbrella. Made entirely from one recyclable material, it’s lightweight, durable and comes in a variety of colors to brighten your day.

Most umbrellas out there are poorly made. Just spend one rainy day in a major city and you’ll to see hundreds of broken ones all over the street, and opportunistic vendors setting up shop to sell you equally poorly made replacements —

9 Sustainable and Stylish Camping Essentials

EcoSalon: Sustainably Stylish Camping Essentials

Stylish camping essentials to pack for your camping trip this summer.

Summer is essentially here, and for outdoorsy types that means one thing — camping. We’re dreaming of hitting the road in a stylish Cricket Trailer or eco-chic VW Microbus. But a nice little tent will do as well, as long as it’s pitched in a gorgeous spot with …