Less than a year after introducing a textile recycling program in New York City, supporters have pronounced it a grand success. Last May, the city formed a partnership with Housing Works, a group that helps homeless people who are H.I.V.-positive, to pick up donated clothing at apartment buildings in one of the first large-scale consumer [...]
Leave it to Stella McCartney to make eco-friendly fashions feel more Alice Waters than Healthy Choice — that is to say, they’re more focused on sustainable and attractive products and systems than pure gimmick. For her latest project, she’s teamed up with Luxottica to create eco-friendly sunglasses featuring bio-injected plastic made from 54% [...]
Patagonia continues to take a sustainable approach in their collection of outerwear for men, women, and children for fall 2011. All styles are recyclable through their Common Threads Recycling Program, more than half of the collection is made with environmentally conscious fabrics, and 36% is made with bluesign® -approved fabrics. via TreeHugger.
Saluting the Sun, Moon & Earth with every Om By Kelly Wu Namaste. Before you begin warming up with your sun salutation, ever wonder how green is your yoga practice? For yoga can be green even on a personal level, you know, like wearing yoga gear that is eco-friendly, opting for eco yoga mats and [...]
Is it a sign of the times? Hong Kong designers are beginning to adopt green regulations (REACH) established by the European Community of Regulations. The realization by some Chinese companies is that “green” clothing is more attractive to fashionistas globally. Though commercial intentions are often motivated by monetary interests, the adoption and adherence to “green” [...]
Letting Your Face & Earth Breathe with Mineral Makeup by Kelly Wu Years after it first became available, mineral makeup is now a commonplace item in the cosmetics market. And yes, I am a user! Advocates for mineral makeup rave about its “light, natural, long-lasting glow” and how it eliminates the use of synthetic dyes, [...]
The average woman uses 11,000 tampons and pads in her life. Wait, 11,000 tampons? (As a man, I have absolutely no idea what that means but that’s a whole lotta blood.) Now comes a re-usable product that can take away the hassle of tampons and pads. Is it comfortable? I sure wouldn’t wear it but [...]