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Sustainable Fashion

Dirty Laundry : Fashion's Impact On Our Ocean

Ashlan Cousteau | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact
Ashlan Cousteau

PHOTO: REFORMATION For years, I've been swimming with sharks both on the red carpet and in the ocean. I've seen firsthand how the clothes we wear can...

Pioneering Sustainable Fashion Trends

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 06.06.2016 | Style
Umar Zulqarnain

This is the first article in my startup series. I will be publishing articles on notable startups, I will be conducting interviews with notable founde...

Do we have time to wake the fearful stuck in a flawed system of consumption?

Miss Deap Khambay | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Miss Deap Khambay

The dirt under fashion is well known so what is stopping us from taking responsibility and doing something about it? The fashion industry has always...

Remembering Rana Plaza: Is Fashion Revolution Enough?

Amy Rubin | Posted 04.20.2016 | Style
Amy Rubin

Two things are missing from the talk and promotion of sustainable apparel and the Fashion Revolution -- both have to do with history.

What Is Fashion Revolution Week and Why Should You Care?

Shannon Whitehead | Posted 04.20.2016 | Impact
Shannon Whitehead

Igniting a long overdue call-to-arms by a concerned group of educators, designers, journalists and consumers, "Fashion Revolution Day" was created as a global movement to commemorate those lives lost, while promoting a conversation around supply chain transparency.

Authenticity and Artisans

Simone Cipriani | Posted 04.08.2016 | HuffPost Home
Simone Cipriani

Hands of Fashion: Kenyan artisan doing quality control on a Vivienne Westwood x Ethical Fashion Initiative 10th Anniversary tote bag © ITC Ethical Fa...

How to Cure a Bad Case of Fast Fashion

Dr. Juli Fraga | Posted 04.01.2016 | Style
Dr. Juli Fraga

You might not realize it, but shopping that comes with a minimal price tag for us often comes with a hefty cost for the factory workers who make these inexpensive items.

Inventing a green and growing product pipeline

Pioneers for Change | Posted 03.22.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Guy Jeremiah Ohyo is based in London with manufacturing in Sheffield. We create products that make people's lives easier with sustainable produ...

Ethical Fashion breathes new life into NYFW AW16

Kate Black | Posted 02.19.2016 | Style
Kate Black

In what could be the last traditional runway week for NYFW, the city, the shows and the fashion did not disappoint. In what could be foreshadowing for...

How This 27 Year Old Female Entrepreneur Made "Made in LA" Happen

JUST | Posted 01.25.2016 | Style
JUST

When I first sat down across from Sofia Melograno in the fall of 2014 at a coffee shop in downtown Manhattan, she was the third young designer I'd met...

It's Easier (And Cheaper) To Shop Ethically Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 12.15.2015 | Style

Fast fashion is inexpensive but polarizing for its effects on the planet, and now more people than ever are demanding to know where their clothing com...

You're Better Than That: Why Consumer Is a Dirty Word

JUST | Posted 12.10.2015 | Impact
JUST

It probably goes unnoticed to most but we don't use the word consumer at our company. Several months back after seeing the True Cost movie and after a...

Recycling Connects With Fashion, Quality and Design

Pioneers for Change | Posted 12.08.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

The concept of the brand came after the birth of my son, Alfredo (the company is named after him) when I was reflecting upon the world we would leave to the next generation, and my frustration with the excessive use of the World's natural resources.

Holiday Gifts That Give Back

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 11.24.2015 | Style
Sucheta Rawal

Before you hit the Black Friday rush, or join thousands of other citizens on a month-long shopping spree, browse through this meaningful holiday gift guide. These products will not only bring happiness to your friends and family, but also impact someone in need.

Goodbye Cotton, Hello Hemp?

John Converse Townsend | Posted 10.28.2015 | Green
John Converse Townsend

About 20 million tons of cotton are produced each and every year, making it far and away the world's most profitable non-food crop. But it's resource intensive in a big way.

The True Cost of Fast Fashion: Continuing the Conversation

Shannon Whitehead | Posted 08.15.2015 | Style
Shannon Whitehead

When you're the mom with four mouths to feed and the cheapest store is a Wal-Mart, how do you say 'no' to the five dollar t-shirts that your kids will grow out of in a few months? When you're the student drowning in debt, how do you make ethical fashion a part of your lifestyle?

Yael Aflalo : On Living Legacy

Renata M. Black | Posted 07.27.2016 | Impact
Renata M. Black

Yael is a testament to what unwavering determination to have a significant impact on the world looks like. She is very practical in her approach but her relentless drive is what makes her a true visionary.

From Slow Food to Slow Fashion

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.09.2016 | 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.

The Environmental Costs Of Shopping At H&M And Forever 21

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 05.13.2016 | Style

You might want to think twice before buying your entire summer wardrobe at H&M. Fast fashion is appealing because it allows consumers to hop on ev...

H&M's "Conscious" Collection? Don't Buy Into the Hype

Shannon Whitehead | Posted 06.21.2015 | Style
Shannon Whitehead

If H&M was truly serious about sustainability, then it would focus on changing its business model -- not on making more clothing under the guise of a feel-good name.

Accelerating "Made in the USA:" How to Put the Brakes on Fast Fashion

Shannon Whitehead | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact
Shannon Whitehead

Landfills are overflowing with cheaply made garments we discard after one wear and it's only a matter of time before the next human rights disaster makes the news.

Fashion Icon Eileen Fisher Talks About Creating Sustainable Fashion

Karim Orange | Posted 02.11.2015 | Style
Karim Orange

Who knew that 30 years ago, this small-framed woman from Des Plaines, Illinois would not only revolutionize women's fashion, but would also be a pioneer at saving the earth?

We're One Big Step Closer To A More Sustainable Industry, Thanks To This New Initiative

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 12.01.2014 | Style

Efforts to create a more sustainable fashion industry have long been the norm for some people. Designers like Stella McCartney and advocates like Ambe...

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.

Climate Progress Starts with Changing What We Wear

David Dietz | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
David Dietz

No matter how we meticulously we separate our recycling or how mindful we are in eating locally sourced foods, as conscious consumers there is always friction between our values and the realties of modern living.