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Spotlight on design: Nicole Bridger

Vancouver-born Canadian designer Nicole Bridger offers an essential collection of feminine pieces made from the highest quality ethical and sustainable fabrics. Her collections incorporate soft lines and strong shapes, with a focus on chic and tailored  pieces. Bridger studied fashion design at Ryerson University, before working with Vivienne Westwood in London where she learned draping, […]

Eco-Fashion: Going Green at The Museum at FIT in New York City

This lava colored dress is from Costello Tagliapietra’s spring 2010 collection and gets its color via AirDye technology. Photo Courtesy AirDye via Creative Commons License Eco-Fashion: Going Green The Museum at FIT through November 13 This exhibit is free of charge and housed in the museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology, one of the […]

July 19th

Ecoluxury Infant Clothes Designer: Jennifer Murphy for Chapter One Organics

The competition for Best Eco-luxury Infant Clothes Designer ended September, but last-minute nominations came rolling in. To expand awareness of exceptional green designers, this fashion category of nominations continues. Meet Jennifer Murphy. She is a Chicago resident who lives with her husband, daughter, and son. They hold a family passion for farm animals and the […]

September 7th

Hot Eco-Couture Wedding Gowns from Bridal Fashion Designer Adele Wechsler

Designer Adele Wechsler, a South Africa native and current Toronto resident, doesn’t see green weddings as merely a passing trend, but “as more of a movement that’s here to stay.”  Adele’s newest Eco-Couture Collection transcends preconceived notions of eco bridal wear by seamlessly blending high fashion luxury with organic fabric and fair-trade labor.

July 16th

Famed Birkenstock Shoes Update

Birki Schuh GmbH was founded in 1993 by Stephan Birkenstock. His General Manager title remains for the Birki’s brand today. His famous cork-latex footbed feature was highlighted from the beginning. So were his anatomically molded footbeds. The German Birki’s brand offers a large vegan all-age shoe collection that ranges from cork sandals to water-friendly clogs, […]

May 19th

Sustainable Footwear Rocks in Ethiopia

Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu founded the soleRebels brand in 2004 with her husband and brother to help create jobs in Zenabwork, Ethiopia. At the time there were hardly any jobs in the community. But when the family decided to redesign traditional Ethiopian shoes made from recycled tires, expansion mode kicked in and employees were hired.

Lend a Helping Handbag: eco-friendly finds that fuse fashion with philanthropy

In the past, when you’ve thought about helping the environment, things like recycling, using rechargeable batteries, cutting back on your power and water usage, and carpooling or bicycling to reduce pollution probably leapt to mind.  I doubt that carrying a chic, designer bag topped your list.  But with all of the eco-minded designers popping up, using alternative […]

October 23rd