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Making the Most of Your Wardrobe: Trends in Repurposed Fashion

November 26th, 2012 | by Leon Harris

There are many reasons why you might weed out items from your wardrobe. Perhaps you have gained or lost weight so that much of your clothing no longer fits. Or maybe several items are starting to show their age with staining, holes, or general wear and tear. It could be that there are several items you simply never wear that are taking up space. Whatever your reasons for wanting to remove garments from your wardrobe, you are likely aware that the eco-friendly option when it comes to disposing of them is to donate rather than tossing them in the trash


Eileen Fisher's Business Grant Program Seeks Applications From Women Entrepreneurs

March 25th, 2012 | by Priti Ambani

The EILEEN FISHER Women’s Business Grant program seeks applicants from women-owned businesses that combine the key principles of social consciousness, sustainability, and innovation. This year, Eileen Fisher Inc. will award up to 5 grants of $12,500 each. On-line applications will be posted on March 1st, 2012 on the Eileen Fisher, Inc. web site. The deadline is May 15th 2012 at 11:59 EST. To apply for this grant, your business must be: innovative, 100% women owned and produce products that foster environmental and economic health in the community


Patagonia Encourages Customers to Buy Less of Their Product. Fashionable? Oh Yes!

September 20th, 2011 | by Priti Ambani

At the recently concluded NY fashion week, Patagonia introduced its radical "Common Threads Initiative" that aims to reduce unwanted consumption and give the planet's vital systems a rest from pollution, resource depletion and greenhouse gases. They invite customers to take a pledge that is two-fold, Patagonia on its end agrees to build useful things that last, to repair what breaks and recycle what comes to the end of its useful life. Consumers, fulfilling their part of the pledge agree to buy only what they need (that will last), repair what breaks, reuse (share) what they no longer need and recycle everything else


Howie’s Shows How to Make Truly Sustainable Clothing

February 6th, 2009 | by Paul Smith

With all the talk of green clothing these days, one thing seems to be missing from the conversations: Sustainability. The old fashioned kind. As in how long it lasts. Yes, you can make clothing last by repurposing it into something else, but what if you're just not that crafty, or don't want to spend the time doing it



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