We love Mr. Larkin whether it’s for holiday shopping or just ogling beautiful, finely crafted and designed things.
Founder/owner/fashion empress Casey Larkin’s shop focuses on process and origin of all her fashion, home and beauty products while always considering the planet and those on it with every piece made.
Shop some of your favorite designers, hard to find designers and names that are so hot and new on the fashion scene you’ll just have to peruse to know more.
Cuban-born designer Isabel Toledo’s book Roots of Style, is an inspiring look at how fashion gave a form of communication to Isabel, a woman fascinated by design, craftsmanship, and sewing. Through her personal and engaging accounts, the book inspires readers to follow their instincts, trust their individuality, and discover their own personal style signature.
20 days left until Christmas???
We’re loving these Of a Kind's Guy's and Girl's Grab Bags filled with special, curated gifts all for under $100. Great idea.
Of a Kind only offers a certain number “of a kind,” and in this case, it’s 80 so don’t wait, scoop this little gem up quick here.
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Modavanti is a fantastic destination for the new generation of socially conscious consumers who are looking to find stylish and sustainable fashion that meshes values without compromising on quality or design.
Whether it’s a certain designer, a specific look or a sustainability characteristic, at Modavanti you can search for what matters most to you and everything is categorized according to being environmentally friendly, ethically sourced or the level of social good the brand adheres to.
We’re big fans of course and we love their recent partnership with Ethical Ocean.
This holiday season, you might want to think outside the box and introduce your ethically conscious fashionista to a whole new site she will love. Or at the very least, bookmark this.
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Today we kick off 22 Days of (Sustainable) Holiday Shopping.
WHY? Because 22 days is all you have left baby.
Look for sites we love here daily and support a growing niche of e-commerce entrepreneurs looking to balance people, planet and profit. Our biggest holiday wish, is that in the future, this will all just be status quo.
Today we kick off some sustainable shopping with Everlane and their carefully curated Holiday Gift Shop.
NPR takes a look at where we grow our cotton (hint: it is grown in places where land and labor are cheap).
You can grow it in places that are close to the countries — Colombia, Indonesia, Bangladesh — where the Planet Money T-shirt was made. Yet most of the cotton in the Planet Money T-shirts was grown in the U.S. In fact, the U.S. exports more cotton than any country in the world.
Read and watch these eye-opening videos on where a typical t-shirt comes from and what it took to get to you. You might think differently about where clothing comes from after this…we hope.
CEO & Founding Chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council, Rick Fedrizzi with Greenbuild keynote speaker, former First Lady and Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton
The green building industry is changing and growing with the times as much as sustainable fashion and we were proud to be witness to a few of those key changes at last week’s Greenbuild 2013.
In addition to the fanfare and rockstardome of such notable noses as Greenbuild keynote speaker, former First Lady and Secretary of State and Hillary Rodham Clinton, and entertainment by 80’s mega-band Bon Jovi, an equally jam-packed schedule was available for attendees ready to become sponges for cutting-edge green building information.
Fashion Group International recently hosted a Spring/Summer 2014 Trend Presentation at the Time & Life Building in Manhattan with special guest moderator Ken Downing, Fashion Director for Neiman Marcus.
The GreenShows were there to see the presentation and witness first hand FGI’s fantastic trend reports come to life as well as see some of the beautiful people in the audience including Evie Evangelou, President and Founder of Fashion 4 Development, Beth Buccini, Co-owner of Kirna Zabete Boutique, Ying Chu, Executive Beauty Director for Glamour, Marylou Luther, Creative Director for Fashion Group International, Ken Downing, Senior Vice President and Fashion Director at Neiman Marcus, Karla Martinez De Salas, Accessories Director at W Magazine, and Tomoko Ogura, Fashion Director at Barney’s.
FGI and F4D also presented a collaborative piece of the show featuring a curated showing of Middle East fashions and designs and handwork which support development of impoverished and disadvantaged women in the region.
We applaud the efforts of the FGI in embracing a more sustainable future for women and planet and look forward to more great events!
Taking a different route from the traditional fashion show, Houston based designer David Peck wowed Wortham Center last Thursday evening offering a peek into his American Fashion House. The finale to the three-part presentation showcased the entirety of his team on stage in white coats branded with “Made Here” to drive home the impact of domestic manufacturing and social responsibility.
Watch his fantastic “Made Here” video here.
Not Just a Label is one of our favorite e-commerce sites as well as newsletters we receive. Today we cast a thoughtful eye to designer Hellen Van Rees who says of luxury and sustainability:
"Logically, I think it makes complete sense that luxury is sustainable, but apparently it is not. I think that a garment should be beautiful on the outside, but also the story behind it. I don’t understand why shops or customers want to spend a lot of money on pieces that are made in bad circumstances. At the same time I think designers have to take up the initiative and responsibility as well.
Read the full article here.
A world-wide vintage textile hunter, owner Lorraine Kirke tells Cool Hunting “People will do anything to be in fashion—I won’t. I’m not going to wear something because it’s like a brand or a label unless it’s comfortable and soft. And I think soft is sexy.”
We agree and are ready to hit her carefully curated shop asap.
Read the full article here.
The fight to end animal testing has won another victory as China has announced it will remove its mandatory animal testing requirements. This will apply to all of its domestically manufactured cosmetic products in a move celebrated by the Humane Society International and their Be Cruelty-Free campaign.
Vegans and animal cruelty advocates are cheering everywhere…
Read the full article on Ecouterre.
A great read this morning on Not Just a Label on the process and speed by which we access fashion.
This quote from the article truly sums it up: “Perhaps this is the point: that fashion is an art and both should travel hand-in-hand, instead of selling out to the machine.”
Read the full (spot on) article here.
EILEEN FISHER, Patagonia, prAna and others have partnered with forestry non-profit Canopy to pledge to develop internal policies to eliminate the use of endangered-forest fibers, promote sustainable alternatives such as recycled viscose, and raise awareness of the link between fashion and deforestation.
We say awesome.
Read the full article here.