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Sustainable Fashion

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

Shannon Whitehead | Posted 08.29.2014 | 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 07.22.2014 | 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.

On the Difficulties of Buying our Way out of the Consumption Problem

Student Reporter | Posted 09.22.2013 | Impact
Student Reporter

By Mikell Hyman, PhD student at Erb Institute, University of Michigan Many new products promise to address consumption-related woes. Yet many of thes...

Make It Rain: The Power Of Sustainable Fashion

David Dietz | Posted 07.19.2013 | TED Weekends
David Dietz

Through the toxic pesticides used in our raw materials to the smog belching from the factories, the storms are becoming demons of destruction. It is no surprise we are experiencing more violent storms than at any point in our history.

Protecting Our Planet and Protecting Ourselves: The Importance of Organic Cotton

David Dietz | Posted 09.10.2013 | Green
David Dietz

Organic cotton is grown in a way that uses methods and materials that lessen the impact on our environment while conventionally grown cotton uses more insecticides than any other crop in the world.

The Last Frontier: The Sustainable Fashion Revolution

David Dietz | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
David Dietz

A revolution is coming. No, not in Turkey. This is a different kind of revolution. A revolution inspired by our generation of millenials to bring about positive and lasting change through what we wear.

Earth Day 2013: Hug A Tree Wearing These!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.22.2013 | Black Voices

Hooray, it's Earth Day! Which means it's the perfect time to raise the roof in celebration of another day on God's green earth, and give Mother Nature...

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...

Behind the Label: The Ideologies Behind The Lululemon Manifesto

Jessica Marati | Posted 11.28.2012 | Style
Jessica Marati

If I'm going to spend $68 on a sports bra, my money is better spent with a company that authentically embodies the values it promotes.

Greetings From the Green Carpet Challenge

Livia Firth | Posted 11.26.2012 | Style
Livia Firth

Greetings from New York where I was given a huge opportunity: to present the Green Carpet Challenge to a first ladies luncheon followed by a state dinner with UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon.

The Laura Siegel Fall Collection: Ethical Fashion at Its Best

Maria Russo | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Maria Russo

For Laura Siegel, design is a story about the unrestrained, rugged beauty of nature and the indigenous people who inspire and help mold her effortless collections.

Fashion Industry Considers Biodiversity When Sourcing Materials

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Summer Rayne Oakes

Though it is a term that is arguably clunkier than "sustainability" -- biodiversity is slowly becoming a topic of interest within the sphere of sourcing and design.

Intermix Ignores Pleas for Compassion From Over 32,000 Consumers

Josh Tetrick | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Josh Tetrick

Intermix knows it is placing greed and profits above ethics, compassion, and human decency. Will it keep its head down, blinders on, and continue killing up to 100 animals for one single item of clothing?

Behind the Label: H&M's Conscious Collection

Jessica Marati | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green
Jessica Marati

H&M's steps toward sustainability are certainly laudable. However, it's undeniable that H&M's fast fashion model is in itself wildly unsustainable.

High School Gay-Straight Alliance Takes On Mayor

| Posted 01.11.2012 | Home

Every week, HuffPost High School rounds up the best local news stories about high school students from across the country through our friends at Patch...