It’s time to detox people! Support those who are taking steps in the right direction, boycott those who remain stuck in our toxic past.
Alabama Chanin Wins 2013 CFDA/Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge CFDA/Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge – Ecouterre
Congratulations Alabama Chanin! It is so exciting to see a true artisan who can balance hand-crafting and dying with machine constructed garments. I’m excited to see what happens next!
Greenpeace’s “Detox Catwalk” Features Trendsetters, Greenwashers, Laggards Greenpeace Detox Catwalk – Ecouterre
These images are great! I am happy to hear that big retailers like Levis and H&M are actually making the moves they promised to make. It may be years before they achieve sustainability but they are taking steps in the right direction!
Anchal Project is a design collective with a sustainable soul. Set up by Rhode Island School of Design graduates Collen Clines and Devon Miller, the project employs 60 artisans from around the world — all marginalised women whose creativity informs the pieces Anchal are now stocking (in-store and online) through Urban Outfitters. The Anchal x Urban Renewal line is a collection of one-of-a-kind pieces, each infused with hand-sewn kantha quilts, made from recycled materials and vintage saris from India.
Inspired by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of meeting the needs of the world’s poorest through international collaboration, Conscious Step sells fashionable dress socks to create a positive impact on the world. Each sock the organization sells is connected to a different cause, allowing customers the freedom to choose the cause most important to them.
So far, Conscious Step has created three socks that are associated with three different causes. The first sock is inspired by the first MDG of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger. In partnership with the global humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger, Conscious Step supports nutrition programs in Kenya, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Purchasing this sock provides three therapeutic food packets to malnourished children in Sub-Saharan Africa…
Been having a hard time finding friendly and sustainable boots to make my feet happy. Some of these brands are amazing and I’m excited to explore!
Brave GentleMan Debuts Vegan-Friendly Men’s Suits for Spring 2014 Brave GentleMan Spring/Summer 2014 Collection – Ecouterre
This designer has really thought his product and passion out, he is dedicated and intelligent in his choices. What a cool business! Be a Brave GentleMan!