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Reduce Your Wardrobe’s Water Footprint

The fashion industry is facing many challenges, but one of the most pressing issues is water usage.  The textile industry is the third largest consumer and polluter of the world’s water. Water consumption is a huge problem for growing fibers such as the ever-thirsty cotton plant, with nearly 400 gallons […]

Naughty and Nice

My collection of big woolly sweaters sure does get a workout during the holiday season. Unfortunately I can’t stay indoors and hibernate, as there are festive parties to attend – parties that prefer glitz and glam over warm and cozy. I may follow EcoSalon’s fashion editor Amy DuFault’s lead this […]

The CFDA Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge Winners Are…

The line for the CFDA and Lexus sponsored Eco-Fashion Challenge event in New York City, wrapped around the building and continued down the block. If that is any indicator of what is to come (which I fully believe it is) sustainable fashion got a major boost from this eco-fashion integration […]

The Coat War

Fall is by far my favorite time of year. Having just a touch of coolness in the air as you walk around on a sunny day lends to layering and that is where my joy stems from. Only, I find there is a predicament as we move into cooler temperatures […]

{r}evolution Reel: A Look Inside the Movement

If you’re new here, we’re on a road trip down the West Coast this summer with our sustainable clothing company, {r}evolution apparel. You can track our journey here! “Why have we become a culture that wants more, faster cheaper?” We’ve asked this question to over 20 people in filmed interviews […]

On Trend: 5 Black and Blue Styles for Spring

ColumnBlack and blue is one of the hottest color combinations right now. Here’s how to wear it this spring. We’ve talked about black and white earlier, but another of the hottest color combinations right now is black and blue. Mixing these two hues, previously considered a big fashion no-no, will […]

Hats Off to the Fedora

Here we go again! Ladies, time to lay claim to another one of the boys’ signature pieces – the fedora. No longer meant just for celebrities traveling incognito, the straw fedora has become a summer staple fit for traveling, lounging on the beach, or running around the city doing errand […]

Naughty and Nice

My collection of big woolly sweaters sure does get a workout during the holiday season. Unfortunately I can’t stay indoors and hibernate, as there are festive parties to attend – parties that prefer glitz and glam over warm and cozy. I may follow EcoSalon’s fashion editor Amy DuFault’s lead this […]

Will the Fashion Industry Ever Achieve Sustainability?

It’s an uphill battle for many designers to “go green.” Some walk the talk more than others. I caught up with three pioneering eco-designers and asked them if the eco-fashion industry is simply lost in a waste-stream of organic textiles or if it is actually possible for the industry to […]

Weekend Bag: Spanish Natural Minimalism

When packing for a weekend at Hotel Aire de Bardenas in the North of Spain, take inspiration from the natural surroundings and modern decor. Let that special sense of Spanish minimalism guide you and fill your bag with savvy eco-duds from Spanish designers like Adolfo Dominguez, EcoAlf and Skunkfunk.

Forever 21 Super Sizes (And We Let Them)

As you grow Forever 21, we are watching you and guess what? Most people aren’t. So let’s do a closer inspection and not only ask why consumers still think it’s fun (and okay) to buy throwaway clothes in your fluorescent jungle, but just why you, Forever 21, have slipped under […]

London Fashion Week Spring 2011: Prophetik Rocks My World

The crowd sipped away on white wine while comfortably resting their high heeled stilettos on the grass runway, awaiting the start of the Prophetik runway show. It commenced with ethereal music sounding over the speakers and then switched to a lively bluegrass melody. The stage for a wonderfully creative, romantic […]

The Coat War

Fall is by far my favorite time of year. Having just a touch of coolness in the air as you walk around on a sunny day lends to layering and that is where my joy stems from. Only, I find there is a predicament as we move into cooler temperatures […]

Tee Off: A Brave New Fashion Night Out

Certain articles of clothing have immediate revolutionary connotations – Che Guevara’s beret, Mao Tse-tung’s jacket. The t-shirt is fast becoming the rebel standard of the eco-pioneer. Initially thought of as an undergarment, the t-shirt that was memorialized as the symbol for generational rebellion in the 50’s by Brando, Dean and […]

Source4Style Workshop: Eco-Integration 1-0-1

The much anticipated Source 4 Style website went live earlier this fall and now founders Summer Rayne Oakes and Benita Singh are bringing the depths of their eco-fashion expertise in atelier style workshops to a city near you. The first one in NYC kicked off last Wednesday and attendees had […]

Video Coverage from Fashion Weeks Around the Globe

Fashionistas sure got their fill over the past month, what with Fashion Weeks in New York, Paris, London, Montreal and Vancouver. t was all about spotting trends, attending runway shows, and getting to know the faces behind the brands. What else was on the agenda? Seeking out the designers – […]

Spring Trend 2010: Short Stock

I’m going to keep this short and sweet – start taking the stairs ladies, because shorts are the new dress this summer and they are, well, short! From the red carpets to the night clubs, shorts are heating up the scene as quickly as the rising temperatures outside. Jessica Simpson […]

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Earth Day Fashion Guide: On Trend

Check out our Earth Day Fashion Guide, full of our trendy top picks from the environmentally conscious and active online shop EcoHabitude! Known as the ethical marketplace, EcoHabitude aims to create more transparency in the online green marketplace, and has created the EcoTag system that indicates which ethical and environmental […]

25 Awesome DIY Projects Made From Nature

Use nature to decorate your space with these gorgeous DIY projects. Spring is an amazing time of year to combine two of my favorite things–nature and DIY.  My husband and I like to take walks at the local nature reserve near our home. We also like to garden and spend […]

How to Not Sweat (or Stink) With Natural Deodorant

A healthy lifestyle, clean foods, nontoxic personal care products. These are all high on our list of must haves. Soaking wet pits are not. How to not sweat when making the switch to natural deodorants? You use organic cosmetics, nontoxic shampoo, natural body lotion. Have yet to make the change […]

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5 Tips to Succeed With Upcycled Fashion Collections

As a new year’s resolution, we would all love to update our wardrobe. We would also love to make less waste and support eco-friendly businesses. For designers, the reality of creating a responsibly made collection and also make a living from it is much tougher. It’s hard enough to make […]

Eco Oscar Fashion: What You May Have Missed

Did you tune into the Oscars this year? The annual Academy Awards show hit the air this past Sunday night and it dazzled as usual. But where was the eco Oscar fashion coverage? Dior, Chanel, Givency…all of the top designers made an appearance on the red carpet of the 87th […]

You Might Be Able to Start A Clothing Line in Your Bathtub

Along Brooklyn’s west-side waterfront, not far from the Bay Ridge neighborhood where many of our immigrant grandparents grew up, there is a woman working to start a clothing line in a biotech lab. It all started when Suzanne Lee, a British-born fashion designer, was writing “Fashioning the Future: Tomorrow’s Wardrobe,” a […]