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Redress Raleigh on Eco-Fashion, and the Future of Sustainable Textiles

April 11th, 2013 | by Shanley Knox

This Spring, Redress Raleigh hosted their first ever Eco-Fashion & Textiles Conference. The purpose and goal of the event was to bring industry leaders together to talk about where the fashion and textile industry is currently and where its headed in the coming years. Mor Aframian, Director of Branding and Community Relations, gave FGS an inside perspective on the conference, and what they discovered in terms of upcoming trends and sustainable practices

Buy Handmade Online: The Curatorial

March 4th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe

When it comes to ethical shopping, buying handmade and vintage are some of the best ways to know that your purchases were produced under safe, clean conditions. It's really a win all around, right? You get something beautiful and unique, and instead of throwing your money at a big corporation, your dollars go directly to the artist who created the item you're purchasing

Orsola de Castro on Estethica, and From Somewhere’s New Launch

February 17th, 2013 | by Shanley Knox

There is perhaps no one as influential in the current sustainable fashion movement than Orsola de Castro, creative director at From Somewhere and Reclaim to Wear, and the co founder and co curator of Estethica, a showcase promoting sustainable fashion at The Exhibition at London Fashion Week. I was able to catch up with Castro this past week in regards to her plans for From Somewhere's expansion this year, what we can expect from Estethica in 2013 and who she projects will be the sustainable brands and trends to watch in the coming year

Who are the World’s Most Ethical Brands?

December 18th, 2012 | by Shanley Knox

The 2012 SOURCE awards recognize excellence in fashion and sustainability across 12 different categories - including Innovation, Africa Award, Outstanding Contribution, Sustainable Style Icon and Brand, Design and Retail Leaders and more

GIVE GOOD Market: Holiday Gifts From Women Owned, Sustainable Businesses

November 28th, 2012 | by Shanley Knox

Looking to do some meaningful shopping in New York? Together with the New York Women Social Entrepreneurs (NYWSE) and the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), a co-working space, community center and incubator for people and organizations that are changing the world in NYC, the GIVE GOOD Market will be a venue of more than 25 women-owned sustainable businesses selling their wares and garnering attention to their businesses that incorporate astute attention to design, craft, women empowerment, environmental responsibility, and social entrepreneurship.

Event: Sustainable Practices in the Age of Fast Fashion

November 10th, 2012 | by Shanley Knox

The fashion industry is a multibillion dollar business. Americans alone purchase over 20 billion garments a year. How can our consumer awareness of dwindling resources and increased consumption shift our purchasing power to sustainable solutions?

Green Diva Year: Celebrating Earth Day to Earth Day

April 23rd, 2012 | by Green Diva Meg

You would think that being a Green Diva would mean that I celebrated Earth Day every day. I don’t know whether I celebrate daily, but I do try. The truth is when you’ve been living this lifestyle for as long as I have, this annual Earth Day frenzy can get a little silly

Addis Ababa: African Eco Fashion for Sustainable Development

April 12th, 2012 | by Shanley Knox

The only thing better than sustainable development and eco fashion? Eco fashion designers working to support sustainable development. Thanks to Clairvoyant Marketing Agency, Origin Africa and In the Bag - this is exactly the kind of designer that this year's Hub of Africa Fashion Week is highlighting on the Ethiopian runway

Unique LA’s Local Love- Where Savvy Angelenos Shop for Valentines Day Gifts!

February 13th, 2012 | by Susanna Schick

Unique LA held a smaller, more focused event this weekend to help last-minute Valentine's shoppers find that perfect gift for their special loved one. There were plenty of regular vendors, as well as some new ones. As always, it was very well curated, with a top-notch selection of Los Angeles-made clothing, jewelry, gifts and food.

Getting Local Green Diva Style

January 24th, 2012 | by Green Diva Meg

Listen, laugh & learn with the Green Divas (and Green Dude Scott) anytime – Podcast here! You are going to hear us [&hellip

Greenpeace Connects Italy’s Fashion Industry to Deforestation

October 25th, 2011 | by Shanley Knox

Bologna, Italy is host to Linea Pelle, one of the world's largest leather industry fairs. But the city recently hosted very different kind of fashion event. In order to expose the leather industry's connection to deforestation in the Amazon, Greenpeace staged a Bologna fashion show with Italian top models that educated attendees on the crisis in the Amazon, and featured a backdrop with the text "Salvati la pelle," or "Save your skin/leather."

Earth Day Fun, Higher Gas Prices and Green Cars

April 26th, 2011 | by Green Diva Meg

Way too much to cover in one hour during this Earth Day celebration week! Of course, we like to think that every day is Earth Day, but thanks to the mainstream commercialization of this emerging holiday, it has become quite a media bonanza!

Japan Earthquake: Smart Donations Help Survivors

March 23rd, 2011 | by Roxy the Killer

Choosing the right charity can be difficult! Some are outright scams, others torture animals and promote homophobic agendas. How can you help victims or hurricanes and earthquakes without causing more suffering

Green Diva’s Guide to Fresh Style: Plastic-Free February Experiment, Week 2

February 10th, 2011 | by Green Diva Meg

Holy plastic packaging obstacle course! I accepted Rodale’s challenge to go plastic-free in February thinking that I was pretty savvy about the plastic thing and that I could master a plastic-free universe with a minimum of trauma. Wow, I am humbled by the magnitude of plastic I’ve gotten used to – to the point that I don’t even realize it is there!

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