Leena Oijala

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Pure Thread Hosts Sustainable Fashion Pop-Up Shop in Bedford, NY

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PureThread is a Manhattan-based showroom and stylist company presenting a sustainable fashion pop-up shop from October 20-26th!

Presenting Fall 2014’s most sustainable and fashion-forward pieces, PureThread’s pop-up shop offers up luxury fashion that caters to the tastes of the urban businesswoman and the suburban fashionista alike. Customers will have the chance to peruse ethically made items ranging from basic wardrobe staples to exclusive luxury garments and accessories ideal for special occasions or statement ensembles.

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Brands that will be on show include Humanoid, Mayiet, Jill Platner (pictured below), …

5 Eco-Friendly Celebrities We Love…Rocking the Green Life with Style

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These 5 environmentally aware and active celebs are rocking the eco chic life with sustainable style!

Bold and Beautiful Jewelry Trends for Fall: On Trend

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Column Fall jewelry trends this year are all about statement pieces and bold and beautiful embellishment. Check out our top 6 picks from our favorite brands.

Fall 2014 Jewelry Trends

1. Tarsis Necklace by Akola Project Tribal necklaces are big this season, and Akola Project’s Tarsis necklace (pictured above) from the Horn Collection is made from naturally shed ankle horn and hand-cast metal beads from Ethiopia. All of Akola Project’s pieces are carefully hand-crafted by dignified Akola women in Uganda, helping to create sustainable livelihoods for members of underprivileged communities.

Compostable Clothing: Is It Possible?

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Can you really toss your old jeans into your compost pile?

Technically, yes you can. However, there is a lot to understand about the constitution of different fibers, how fast they can break down and possible complications when it comes to compostable clothing. Many companies and designers, such as PUMA, Freitag and Linda Loudermilk, have been working with creating fully biodegradable textiles, and are making headway with increasing the speed at which fibers can break down and add beneficial elements to a compost pile.

Wage Wars in Cambodian Garment Manufacturing Industry Escalating

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The exploitation of Cambodian garment factory workers has escalated to the point of absolute abomination.

Although one of Asia’s poorest countries, approximately 400,000 Cambodians work in the garment sector, which accounts for $5 billion of the country’s exports. Since 2010 the low cost of manufacturing and labor in Cambodia has attracted large fashion name brands to the Asian nation in the name of fast fashion. The working conditions of garment factory workers were never acceptable in the first place, and it was only a matter of time before a reaction …

Fall Trending: Mad for Plaid and Tartan

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Get mad for plaid and tartan this fall with our favorite eco chic, cool weather pieces!

10 Absolutely Delicious Avocado Recipes to Try

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There are very few people that I’ve ever met that don’t like avocados. They’re delectably cream, not to sweet, incredibly flavorful and completely satisfying – what’s not to love? Not only are avocados delicious, they are also full of Vitamins A, E and K, and are considered one of the most nutrient dense foods packed full of essential minerals, B Vitamins and dietary fiber. So try them in our top 10 avocado recipes and fall in love with them all over again!

Organic Cotton Basics for Fall: On Trend

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ColumnOur first Fall 2014 edition of On Trend offers up a selection of comfortable, super soft and easy to layer basics for the office, weekend outings or just lounging around at home. Get cozy this season and let your skin breathe easy in our favorite organic cotton basics for fall!

Basic Sweat by Baserange This simple and classic sweatshirt (pictured above) from Danish label Baserange is made from 100 percent certified organic cotton that is so soft to the touch. Made in Portugal under fair labor conditions, you can rest assured that …