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H&M Conscious Beauty Line Fast Cosmetics?

H&M could definitely be called the mover and shaker of fast fashion. These guys must offer energy drink mainlining in the breakroom. And with H&M Conscious Beauty soon to launch, they do not appear to be slowing down any time soon. What began is a little Swedish women’s clothing shop […]

London Fashion Week’s Estethica Exhibition

London touts its sustainable fashion posse, and they are worth the look. After cavorting the sustainable catwalks of New York Fashion Week, EcoSalon’s Spring Summer 2013 coverage hopped the pond (in high heels, of course) to London Fashion Week’s Estethica exhibition. Now in its 13th season, the exhibition, hosted by […]

Love you. Love you Knot. Royal Blush’s Weber Bracelet

Fall/Winter fashions are finally here. But before you splurge, orientate yourself to the essence of the season with Royal Blush’s Weber bracelet. Made from recycled leather that softens and deepens in tone with time, this knotted cuff perfectly captures Fall’s minimalist zeitgeist with its snug fit and the satisfying clunk […]

Project Runway’s Lone Sustainable Designer Gretchen Jones

With the eighth season of Project Runway debuting this Thursday (for the first time on Lifetime Television), a new crop of designers will once again have to woo host Heidi Klum, mentor Tim Gunn and judges (designer Michael Kors and Marie Claire Fashion Director Nina Garcia). As this season’s 17 […]

The Post-Recession Fashion Industry: An Interview With Lucy Siegle

SeriesThe fashion industry is emerging from its cocoon post-recession, a changed sector where consumers are more cautious, manufacturers are on their toes and designers are struggling to stay afloat doing business as usual. In this five-part series, we take a hard look at the fashion world, speaking with industry leaders, […]

‘Fashion’s Dirty Secrets’ Photography Exhibition

Anagha, 20 years old, makes clothes for Marks & Spencer, Tesco, and Mothercare. Environmental campaigner and sustainable fashion blogger Esther Freeman wants you to know the faces behind the world’s cheapest and most available fashions. A new east London photography exhibition, launched by Freeman’s Fashion Mob campaigning organization, features photos […]

Dumbing Down American Design, Part 1

In a special four-part Dumbing Down American Design miniseries, EcoSalon takes a closer look at American design and considers different perspectives from leaders in the design and fashion world. Has our quest for convenience forever altered fashion? If we are to invest in sustainable design, doesn’t it start with the […]

Can Another T-shirt Stop Fast Fashion?

A sustainable fashion reporter looks for new ways to keep readers abreast of fast fashion issues like the recent Bangladesh garment factory disasters.  The media moves stunningly fast these days, and the consequence is that stories like the recent Rana Plaza garment factory disaster in Bangladesh and the impact of […]

Foodie Underground: Fast Food, Fast Fashion… It’s All About Choice

ColumnThe moral obligation to eat better. When we talk about food, the topic of economics inevitably follows suite. The whole eating-well-is-a-luxury conversation. It is a comment I have heard many times, especially in response to writing about healthy eating. “Not everyone can eat like that” is a common outcry in […]

The UNVÄR LABUR System at IKEA

Attention IKEA shoppers: yes, the EXPEDIT bookshelf might be the solution you’ve been looking for to sort out your life, but at what cost? Welcome to Sweden: population 9 million and change; number 6 on the Happiness Index. Here in America (where we rank number 10 on the same scale), […]

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H&M Conscious Beauty Line Fast Cosmetics?

H&M could definitely be called the mover and shaker of fast fashion. These guys must offer energy drink mainlining in the breakroom. And with H&M Conscious Beauty soon to launch, they do not appear to be slowing down any time soon. What began is a little Swedish women’s clothing shop […]

Watch John Oliver Stick It to Fast Fashion [Video]

If you were beginning to feel swayed by all those trendy frocks and jumpers you’ve seen at H&M lately, DON’T BUY THEM. John Oliver recently reminded us all why it’s a terrible idea to give into fast fashion. His argument against fast fashion is hilarious, and so spot on. Related […]

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