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Sustainable Fashion

Fashion Icon Eileen Fisher Talks About Creating Sustainable Fashion

Karim Orange | Posted 12.12.2014 | 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 11.26.2014 | 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.

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

Pro Journo | Posted 09.22.2013 | Impact
Pro Journo

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 | Home
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.