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Tim Gunn Talks Supply Chain Transparency in Fashion

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact
Stephanie Hepburn

There is increased awareness in the fashion industry when it comes to the need for transparency, Gunn says, but he isn't confident that this has translated into action.

Handmade Wearable Art That's Ethical And Exquisite

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.06.2015 | Style

Photo credit: Inspired Luxe There are few people within the fashion industry who are as dedicated to the art of handmade goods as Denise Bradley...

The Slow Old Days

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger When Maria told me the theme for this week was "slow fashion," my first thought was, "What in th...

Detoxing the Catwalk

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.16.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Julia Westbrook, assistant online editor at Rodale News The clothing you wear has a larger price tag than what you see when it's h...

Slowing Down Fashion

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.16.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Marci Zaroff, ecofashion pioneer, founder of Under the Canopy, and president of Portico Brands "Be the change you wish to see in t...

My Top 13 Favorite Slow Fashion Brands

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.12.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

I'm happy to report there are a burgeoning number of apparel brands that marry integrity and style, each with their own unique twist on caring for both people and the planet.

From Slow Food to Slow Fashion

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.10.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

You may be wondering why fashion integrity matters--because after all, you don't eat clothing. But the truth is, just as with food with integrity, clothing with integrity effects a huge swath of people and places.

50 Ethical Businesses to Support on Black Friday

Shannon Whitehead | Posted 01.26.2015 | Small Business
Shannon Whitehead

If you're going to shop on Friday, why not choose quality, craftsmanship and durability over cheap, imported and disposable. It's clear by now that our relationship to fashion has some dangerous implications, but we can all start creating a solution in the way that we shop this holiday season.

The Gorgeous (And Pricey!) Shell Jewelry From Hawaii's 'Forbidden Island'

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.24.2014 | Style

The Hawaiian island of Ni'ihau is often called "The Forbidden Island." It sounds like something straight out of "Pirates of the Caribbean," but instea...

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...

Ella: Fashion Sense (PHOTOS)

Pam Peterson | Posted 06.15.2013 | Style
Pam Peterson

With her brand, Ella, Elinrós Lindal has made it her mission to provide luxurious clothing that make women feel beautiful and confident, while, at the same time, being mindful of the environmental and economical impact of the industry.

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.

Magic of Permacouture: DIY Dyes From Your Kitchen/Garden Create Living Color Richer Than Synthetics (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 09.10.2012 | Style
Kirsten Dirksen

Artist, educator and fashion designer Sasha Duerr uses just about anything to dye clothing: from kitchen waste to invasive "weeds" to the leaves, fruit or petals of nearly any tree or plant.

A 150 Mile Wardrobe: How One Closet Helped Kickstart a Local Economy (Video)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

2011-09-27-Screenshot20110927at5.55.13PM.jpg "In 1965, 95% of the clothing in a typical American's closet was made in America... today less than 5% of our clothes are made here."

Sustainable Fashion Strategy: Play Hard to Get, Take It Slow

Jenni Avins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jenni Avins

I've seen the topic of sustainability, appear with increasing frequency. And while the fashion industry and the media agree on its importance, no one seems able to land on a definition.

What Is 'Slow Fashion'?

The Guardian | Zoe Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Fast fashion, its antithesis, has had the clothing industry in its thrall for much of this decade, with customers seduced by cheap versions of styles ...