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Sustainable Fashion

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 07.27.2015 | 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 06.10.2015 | 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.

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

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 04.24.2015 | 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.

Why Fashion Should Be on the Climate Change Agenda

Livia Firth | Posted 11.21.2014 | Green
Livia Firth

Fashion matters. As we approach a series of crunch talks for the planet on environmental issues pertaining to climate change, beginning with UN talks in New York, I want to say this loud and proud.

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.

Lessons Learned From the Softball Field on the Power of Collaboration

Suzanne McKenzie | Posted 09.21.2014 | Impact
Suzanne McKenzie

The most effective partnerships are forged when people build on one another's strengths, resulting in more than they could accomplish on their own.

A Chic Shopping Shift

Jason Keehn | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Jason Keehn

The last decade has delivered a roster of brands and products that are designed at their core to have net-positive influences on our world.

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?

Fashion's Dirty Little 'Sustainable' Secret; Wear More and Wash Less

Kate Black | Posted 06.01.2014 | Style
Kate Black

When examining the carbon footprint of apparel, especially something cotton like jeans or a t-shirt, it is shocking how much the impact increases once the consumer takes the product home.

How To Make Your Closet A Happy Place

Posted 07.15.2014 | Style

Let’s be honest, fashion makes the world go round. In a society obsessed with appearances, the fashionably inclined are constantly cooking up new wa...

The Only Dress That Mattered At The Oscars

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.03.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The red carpet at the 2014 Academy Awards was filled with stunning couture, but perhaps the most important gown of them all was worn by actress Olga K...

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Clothing Waste and Save Money

Emily Chen | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Emily Chen

As clothing manufacturers and governments address waste in both the pre-consumer and post-consumer stages of the global textiles lifecycle, what can we easily do to reduce clothing waste -- and save money?

Innovation Earth: A Stylish Way to Save 21 Billion Pounds of Textile Waste a Year

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Being an environmentalist with a deep-seated love of fashion is not very fun. I love shiny, pretty things as much as the next girl, but the typical sn...

This New Year, Drop the Shop!

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 02.10.2014 | Green
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

I've been thrifting and swapping pretty much exclusively for a few years now. When I tell friends that I rarely buy any new clothes they're impressed, but they don't think they can do it, too. But then I give them the numbers.

A Message From Cambodia: 'If You Don't Love What You Do, It's Not Sustainable.'

Rich Polt | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Rich Polt

Upon graduating, Rachel Faller took the road less traveled. And by, 'road,' I mean that she hopped on a plane, said goodbye to the comforts of American living and launched a socially responsible fashion label in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The Eight Ways You Can Shop Sustainably During Fashion Week

David Dietz | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green
David Dietz

We've seen Whole Foods lead the organic foods revolution. We're witnessing Tesla drive the electric car movement. It's about time we experience a sustainable fashion movement.