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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 […]

Cambodia’s Inaugural Walk Down The Runway

The country’s first-ever fashion week shows there’s more to Cambodian fashion than fainting garment workers. These days, Cambodia is known more for its clothing manufacturing than its clothing design. But with the launch of the first-ever Cambodia Fashion Week, that’s about to change. Festivities kicked off yesterday in the capital […]

You Nguyen Leads a Benetton Renaissance

Benetton gets a new creative director who hopes to strike a balance between fast fashion and luxury. In the mid-’60s, when the Benetton family introduced the idea of saturated color to the masses, it was that color that would become their trademark. At the time, 30 year-old Luciano Benetton – […]

Tokyo On My Mind

Whether it’s the Maid Cafes in the nerds’ electronic hive of Akihabara, the Hysteric Glamour fashions around Harajuku, the leather jacketed Shibuya Gals, or the more couture looks coming from the likes of Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto,  Japanese fashion is pretty intense and diverse. By adopting a mixture of […]

Cambodia’s Inaugural Walk Down The Runway

The country’s first-ever fashion week shows there’s more to Cambodian fashion than fainting garment workers. These days, Cambodia is known more for its clothing manufacturing than its clothing design. But with the launch of the first-ever Cambodia Fashion Week, that’s about to change. Festivities kicked off yesterday in the capital […]

The Hypocrisy of Fashion ‘Innovation’

“The more ephemeral fashion is, the more perfect it is. You can’t protect what is already dead.” – Morand In a recent blog post, Consumerist fashion: Innovation Repressor, author and fashion pioneer Kate Fletcher wrote that “consumerist fashion not only damages the resource base, workers, consumers, etc., but also – […]

Behind The Label: Revisiting H&M Conscious

ColumnIs H&M as conscious as it claims to be? The notion of H&M as a sustainable fashion brand might strike you as an oxymoron. How can the Swedish retailer, best known for pioneering wasteful, disposable, trend-driven fast fashion, possibly claim to be socially responsible? It might take time, but that […]

The Friday 5, Vol. 21

A weekly roundup of EcoSalon’s top stories. It’s like some dirty soap opera: An indie designer label gets knocked off by an omnipresent, fast fashion chain. The result? Copied designs are then worn by the unknowingly complicit thousands all over the world, amounting to stolen artwork never meant to be […]

You Nguyen Leads a Benetton Renaissance

Benetton gets a new creative director who hopes to strike a balance between fast fashion and luxury. In the mid-’60s, when the Benetton family introduced the idea of saturated color to the masses, it was that color that would become their trademark. At the time, 30 year-old Luciano Benetton – […]

Behind the Label: H&M’s Conscious Collection

ColumnIs fast fashion giant H&M really making moves to become more sustainable, or is it all just greenwashing? Editor’s Note: This is Jessica Marati’s first column for Behind The Label, which will explore whether brands claiming sustainable initiatives are going green – or just plain greenwashing. It’s so easy to […]

{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 […]

Tokyo On My Mind

Whether it’s the Maid Cafes in the nerds’ electronic hive of Akihabara, the Hysteric Glamour fashions around Harajuku, the leather jacketed Shibuya Gals, or the more couture looks coming from the likes of Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto,  Japanese fashion is pretty intense and diverse. By adopting a mixture of […]

Evolving Eco Fashion: Piece x Piece

Much of sustainable design is focused on producing new products in line with the cradle-to-cradle concept but, with so much clothing in landfills, the most compelling applications are those that reclaim and reexamine found materials. San Francisco’s latest eco-fashion launch, Piece x Piece, illustrates how a new response to climate change can […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Bad Fashion Won’t Kill You But Bad Food Will: Foodie Underground

Eating well isn’t about consuming the trendiest of health foods. It’s simply about cutting all the bad food out. There are a lot of parallels that we can draw between food and fashion, and in a world where more and more people are conscious about where there food comes from, […]

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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 […]

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 […]