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Why You Should Not Buy New Clothes for 30 Days

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

I remember when the light bulb went off. I had just learned that the textile industry is the world's second largest water polluter, after agriculture....

We Buy An Obscene Amount Of Clothes. Here's What It's Doing To Secondhand Stores.

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 11.24.2014 | Style

First lesson: Find something you like, and hold onto it forever.

These Fashion Companies Prove That Some Things Are Worth Waiting For

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.26.2014 | Style

Patience is a virtue -- but that doesn't seem to apply when comes to fashion, where we want everything quick, fast and in a hurry. While we can't deny...

A Tale of Two Cities, from Lincoln Center Plaza to Rana Plaza

Edward Hertzman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business
Edward Hertzman

There's the fashion industry, and then there's the apparel and textile industry -- the group of people toiling away in garment districts across the world. What I do is not about creating trends; I am creating clothing for the masses.

Kim Bhasin

Abercrombie & Fitch Is Getting Rid Of Logos On Its Clothes | Kim Bhasin | Posted 08.28.2014 | Business

Soon, that Hollister logo sweatshirt might be a collector's item. Abercrombie & Fitch, which owns Hollister along with its namesake chain, announc...

Abercrombie & Fitch's Downward Spiral Continues

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business

Aug 28 (Reuters) - Teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co's same-store sales declined for the tenth straight quarter as it struggled to attract...

5 Truths the Fast Fashion Industry Doesn't Want You to Know

Shannon Whitehead | Posted 10.19.2014 | Style
Shannon Whitehead

The industry giants have dedicated millions of dollars to massive PR campaigns, going so far as to launch "conscious collections" and donate proceeds to worthy causes. Yet despite these efforts, the truth remains -- fashion is one of the dirtiest industries in the world.

6 Ways to Reduce Plastic Waste This Summer

Fay Johnson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Green
Fay Johnson

As a community committed to building a better tomorrow, we should consider two things: Why beaches exist and where those plastic conveniences end up. The answer is one and the same: the ocean. Here are six things you can do this summer to reduce your plastic waste -- and help keep our ocean clean.

Fashion and the Market for Curated Identities

Lottie Ntim | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Lottie Ntim

The concept of a curated identity is nothing new, but increased connectivity and consumer conscience has certainly paved the way for what is now a burgeoning market, that ultimately serves to give us more choice, control and flexibility when it comes to what we wear.

Maxine Bedat and Soraya Darabi: The Art of's Conscious Consumerism

One World with Deepak Chopra | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business
One World with Deepak Chopra

Today the world is shrinking. We have the ability to connect on numerous levels, via multiple platforms with people across the globe instantaneously. ...

Sustaining 'Fashion Revolution Day' After the Party Dies

Anna Clark | Posted 06.25.2014 | Green
Anna Clark

Even well-intentioned consumers find that the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. But should the responsibility for ethical fashion rest with consumers?

Move Over H&M, There's A New Fast-Fashion Retailer Coming To America

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 04.26.2014 | Style

We nearly woke up our neighbors this morning with all of our screaming and shouting (sorry!) when we read the news that Primark is coming to America. ...

Which Fast Fashion Store Is Your Favorite?

Posted 10.22.2013 | Style

In the U.S., we're lucky enough to have so many choices when it comes to affordable shopping. (Okay, sometimes too many choices.) There are hundreds ...

The True Cost

Andrew Morgan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Andrew Morgan

The eyes of the world are opening, and I believe history is giving us this moment to choose a better path forward.

Why Clothing Stores Have So Many Sales -- And Why That's Probably Not A Good Thing

Posted 09.13.2013 | Style

Ann Taylor, Gap, Club Monaco -- there are stores where you should never buy anything full price. That's because everything is always going on sale, fr...

What the Fashion Industry Must Learn from the Factory Collapse in Bangladesh

Benish Shah | Posted 07.08.2013 | Style
Benish Shah

The fashion industry is broken not because fast fashion exists; it's suffering because designers are beginning to think like they are fast fashion outlets. It's not an easy problem to fix, but the first step is to understand that we are perpetuating our own problems.

Emran Hossain

Thousands Still May Be Missing In Bangladesh Collapse | Emran Hossain | Posted 04.30.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- Relatives of workers still missing in the collapsed Bangladesh factory building say the true number of dead is far greater than the offi...

Rolling Style

Susan Holmes-McKagan | Posted 05.14.2013 | Style
Susan Holmes-McKagan

First there was the phenomenon of online shopping. Then the ever growing, fast and fierce "pop up" shop. Next up, the fashion world is going mobile!

WATCH: Do Michelle Obama's Fashion Picks Set A Poor Example?

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 02.22.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

First Lady Michelle Obama has been praised for embracing mainstream, affordable fashion lines. But do those choices come at a cost? Elizabeth Cline...

Forever 21 Under Investigation "Sweatshop-Like" Factories In L.A.

The Huffington Post | Alice Hines | Posted 10.26.2012 | Business

The leggings you just bought at Forever 21 may have more problems with them than an excess of sequins. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, F...

What Happens When 'Miss Havisham' And The 'Prom Queen' Swap Their Styles?

Style | Christina Anderson | Posted 10.02.2012 | Style

What happens when 'Miss Havisham' and the 'prom queen' swap looks?

Alice Hines

Will Topshop Make Nordstrom Less Stuffy? | Alice Hines | Posted 07.13.2012 | Business

Analise Roland, 21, said her very first words as a baby at the counter of a Nordstrom store in California. "I remember growing up at Nordstrom," she s...

The Truth About 'Fast Fashion'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 06.12.2012 | Style

Do you consider yourself a shopaholic? Author Elizabeth Cline used to. Like one of those shopping-obsessed characters from a Sophie Kinsella chick-lit...

Major Retailers Contribute To Severe Water Pollution In China: Report

Posted 04.23.2012 | Business

The sassy spring colors flooding into America's stores are also polluting Chinese rivers, according to a new report. Textile suppliers of Zara, H&M...

Watch: Transformable Clothing Inspired by Ancient Greek Fashion

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Kirsten Dirksen

A cylindrical piece of fabric converts between a dress and a top with a morphing neckline. A little red dress can be worn backward or forward, with caped sleeves or a bunched neck. A cone-shaped fabric flip-flops between a skirt and a shirt.