Leena Oijala

Articles by Leena Oijala:

10 Gorgeous Slow Fashion Gift Ideas to Last a Lifetime

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Slow down this holiday season and buy your gifts from fashion brands and designers that value sustainably sourced materials, local manufacturing and intelligent design. Our Slow Fashion Gift Guide is full of gorgeous attire and accessories that will become gifts that last a lifetime.

1. Melody Poncho by Use Unused

This beautiful poncho from Belgian brand Use Unused is made from surplus materials and hand knit in Belgium. Wear it over winter sweaters or dresses and top off your look with a chic hat.

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6 Knight-Worthy Eco Fashion Designers from the UK

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Known for its street style, punk rock past and plethora of talented, conceptual designers hailing from institutions like Central Saint Martins and the RCA, the UK is bound to boast its fair share of eco fashion designers.

Check out these 6 fashion designers using sustainable fabrics, upcycled materials and ethical production practices to make their gorgeous garments.

1. Ada Zandition

Based in London, designer Ada Zandition creates fashion pieces for the intelligent, confident and aware woman. Her work is informed by science, the environment, contemporary architectural forms and and futuristic fantasies. …

Holiday Outfits that Sparkle with Sequins, Beading and Lamé: On Trend

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ColumnGlam up your holiday outfits this season – sequins, metallics, beading and glitter are back in style. Take the spotlight at your next party as you shimmer and shine in our favorite picks from made in the USA and eco-friendly fashion brands.

These stylish, on trend picks will glam up all of your holiday outfits from the casual to swanky. Look great and seasonal with the sparkly shine of gorgeous beads, sequins, lamé and more.

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Channeling space age metallics, these crackling silver jeans are …

7 Stunning Bikinis and Swimsuits for Your Winter Getaway

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Already planning your winter getaway to melt away the chill of winter weather? We’ve got you dialed with our top 7 eco-friendly bikinis and swimsuits from our favorite brands. Choose from simple styles, lively prints, sexy cuts or more sophisticated one-pieces and feel confident by the poolside or on the beach on your next vacation.

Vietnamese Garment Industry Shows Cause for Major Concern

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A recently released report from MCL Global indicates that the Vietnamese garment industry is causing severe environmental impacts and increasingly exploitative incidents among its work force.

“The Sustainable Sourcing Map” published by the research organization implied that extremely poor levels of safety and health were found in the Vietnamese garment sector, alongside several instances of excessive overtime. Nonetheless, the country is proving a magnet for investors from neighboring countries where wages are rising such as Taiwan, China and Hong Kong.

The countries included in MCL Global’s Sustainable Sourcing Map are China, Bangladesh, …

From Upcycled to Vegan Leather: Gorgeous Jackets for Fall and Winter

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Moto chic leather jackets are right on trend for Fall/Winter 2014, especially when paired with plaid, chunky sweaters, biker boots, and classic cut trousers. Eco-friendly options for a stylish leather jacket now abound, as so many labels and designers are embracing vegan leather or upcycling vintage leather into beautiful, new creations. Rock this trend with one of our 8 favorite picks from below!

1. Sweater Story Vegan Leather Jacket

This grunge inspired vegan leather jacket is just the ticket to a comfy and stylish winter look. Pair it …

Wonderful Woolens for Fall: On Trend

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ColumnCozy up in some of our favorite woolens, from cover-ups to accessories, to stay warm during the upcoming seasons.

We’re on our way into the winter season, and many of us are already looking into our closets for warmer wares to keep us comfortable. For this edition of On Trend, we’ve rounded up some stylish woolens that are guaranteed to keep you as cute and as cozy as possible!

1. Hand Knit Alpaca Slipper by Ariana Bohling

These super cute slippers socks from Brooklyn-based designers Ariana Bohling are perfect …

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), …