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What the Pluck? Patagonia Pledges 100% Traceable Down

Once again, sustainable business leader Patagonia is paving the way forward for further supply chain transparency in the apparel industry with their latest contribution to material supply standards, the Traceable Down Standard (TDS). Natural goose down is an incredible material, as it provides a lot of warmth with minimal weight, so its use in everything […]

October 30th

Upcycled Soda Can Watch Has Social Component

Designing products that incorporate upcycled components is a great way to reduce waste and raw material demands, and when combined with a social mission, can be the core of a great model for eco and social entrepreneurs. That’s what Alchemist Creations is doing, and their previous products, the Can Carry series, is a really neat […]

June 10th

Upcycled Billboards Become One-of-a-Kind Bags at Rareform

If you’ve been searching for a more sustainable backpack, duffle bag, or tote bag, and one that’s truly unique, these one-of-a-kind bags made from upcycled billboards could be just what you’re looking for. Rareform takes billboard material, which is made from heavy duty, water-proof, and mildew proof vinyl, and hand cuts and stitches them into […]

April 17th

PUMA Re-Cut Project Upcycles Denim into New Shoes

A new line of shoes from PUMA is combining upcycling with social good, by turning leftover denim scraps into new shoes and giving 100% of the profits from the sales of those shoes to an orphanage in Vietnam. The PUMA Re-Cut project, which is part of the company’s Closing the Loop initiative, takes leftover denim […]

March 31st

Organic Cotton Fabric Can Still be “Dirty”

When trying to make more sustainable fashion choices, it would be great if we could rely solely on brand’s claims of using organic cotton fabric, but unfortunately, it’s not nearly as simple as that. While choosing organic cotton clothing and accessories can be a lot better than those made with conventional cotton, it turns out […]

March 21st

Sustainable Fashion from Plastic in the Ocean: Bionic Yarn

In the sustainable fashion movement, there are a wide range of strategies and angles that clothing entrepreneurs are taking to build a more eco-conscious apparel industry, from using organic fibers to sourcing materials from Fair Trade suppliers to using recycled plastic water bottles, but there’s another approach, this time using the plastic found in the […]

March 17th

Sustainable Clothing Company Feeds the Hungry with Every Sale

If you’re looking to upgrade your wardrobe, and you want to buy your clothes from a sustainable clothing company that’s not only making their apparel from organic fabrics, but is supporting the flagging US apparel industry, as well as feeding the hungry with every sale, then Fed by Threads should be your next stop. “Fed […]

January 6th

Crowdfunding Handmade Slow Fashion Helps Keep Block Printing Alive

In a culture where fashion is based on mass-manufactured clothing, handmade apparel has a great appeal, not only because you don’t see it everyday, but also because the unique qualities of artisan-made clothes can elevate your personal wardrobe into the realm of art. Bringing the ancient art of Indian wood block printing to the modern […]

December 24th