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Themis and Thread: Natural Dyeing with Marigolds
Written by Eco Fashion World - Friday, 15 January 2016
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EFW member, Themis and Thread, did a complete study on Marigolds this past Fall, to experiment with non-toxic natural dyeing methods and steam printing, to develop a new textile. They have dubbed the process "Heavy Petal" and they have been so generous in sharing the process with us, along with a more basic process you can try at home! 

 

 
Brand Profile: Rok Cork
Written by Eco Fashion World - Monday, 14 December 2015
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The most beautiful things in the world are found in nature. Grown in the gliding plains of Portugal, cork is beautiful, durable and sustainable. Rok Cork has harnessed this natural treasure and transformed it into timeless luxury.

Rok Cork is an emerging purveyor of eco-friendly, fashion forward collections of cork handbags and accessories for both men and women. Founded by Elizabeth Roque, Rok Cork is a reflection of Elizabeth’s love for her Portuguese heritage. Designed in-house at their Toronto atelier each piece she personally designs and ensures it is brought to life with cork that is only grown in Portugal, completed with subtle details drawn from her culture and handmade by generations of Portuguese artisans with a time honoured commitment to quality and exquisite craftsmanship.

 
Full-Time Faculty Position in Fashion Design at Fashion Institute of Technology
Written by Eco Fashion World - Sunday, 13 December 2015
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The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), an internationally renowned college of art and design, business and technology, of the State University of New York, invites nominations and applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Fashion Design.  

 

 
Brand Profile: Purse for the People
Written by Eco Fashion World - Friday, 11 December 2015
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Purse for the People is focused on manufacturing customized handmade bags in the USA. They believe in using business as a force for good on the planet.  Their story begins with a desire to see their hometown flourish and prosper.  The founder, Carole Murphy, says Butte, Montana, the town she grew up in, sometimes reminds her of Detroit with a designated urban blight area comprised of once opulent and beautiful historic buildings.  The community and its citizens are very determined to save their colorful history and bring revitalization to the town.  Murphy’s love of beautiful handcrafted items, fashion, sustainable business, and her hometown were all brought together in a marriage that gave birth to Purse for the People. 

 

 
Barefoot Athletic Company at Green Festival Expo in Portland, Oregon Dec 11-13
Written by Eco Fashion World - Tuesday, 08 December 2015
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EFW member Barefoot Athletic Company will be participating in the Green Festival Expo this weekend in Portland, Oregon. Barefoot is committed to offering eco-friendly athletic apparel and accessories, as well as inspiring handmade jewelry and earth-friendly, organic skin care products.  

 

 
SVEEKERY: A Label for the Eco-friendly Sophisticate
Written by Maria Perrou - Thursday, 03 December 2015
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A large number of today’s modern women are restless spirits and explorers, always seeking out new trends and items, which will transform them and add beauty and meaning into their daily life. A brand from Berlin challenges us to discover and adopt a mentality of conscious elegance and transfer it into our wardrobes. SVEEKERY infuses each and every item with love, respect and inspiration. Let’s navigate through the story of SVEEKERY, a small brand with a wide perspective, as Svetlana Sekerin, the brand creator, spared some time to speak with us. 

 

 
Online Store Profile: Element Six
Written by Eco Fashion World - Monday, 23 November 2015
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Element Six provides unique, contemporary fashion from a new generation of designers committed to creating beautiful, quality garments while maintaining high levels of social responsibility and environmental sustainability. Element Six’s woman is dedicated to wearing classic silhouettes with a modern twist for a timeless look. Their highly curated collection ranges from everyday outfits to business professional, with select evening pieces. Some of their designers include: Amour Vert, The Podolls, Indigenous, Micaela Gregg, Diarte, Sophia Costas, and A Peace Treaty. Element Six is a family-owned boutique that opened its doors in 2013 and is located in Wayne, Pennsylvania. They recently launched an online store in 2015 and they are excited to share the store’s collection nationwide.  

 

 

 
Brand Profile: Rahmen + Co
Written by Eco Fashion World - Friday, 26 June 2015
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The team at Rahmen + Co carefully and consciously choose to work with sustainable materials like bamboo viscose/cotton blends, hemp blends and soy/cotton blends, and use environmentally-friendly dyes. They also seek out socially aware American fabric companies that sell textiles fabricated with the environment in mind to further their mission to guide the clothing industry toward more green, sustainable practices. 

 

 
EFW launches Indiegogo Campaign to take news portal to the next level!
Written by Eco Fashion World - Sunday, 21 June 2015
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The mission of Eco Fashion World is to promote ethical fashion brands and stores through informing consumers of their options and linking them to where they can find ethical fashion products. Our NEWS portal provides our readers with inspiring and educational feature articles, interviews, industry updates, new store launches, event information, contests, and much more! EFW is also a comprehensive resource to members of the eco fashion industry, offering an extensive glossary listing industry terms, an organization section, a book section, videos, and an easy-to-use search system.

 

 

 
Giving Preloved Designer Items a New Life
Written by Eco Fashion World - Tuesday, 26 May 2015
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Have you ever thought about how big your environmental footprint is? Living habits such as travel, food you eat, things you buy, etc. have a significant contribution to your overall impact, and it is probably more than you would originally think.  

 

 
Themis and Thread, EcoSessions & more to attend 11th Annual Green Festival DC
Written by Eco Fashion World - Saturday, 23 May 2015
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Budding fashion brand Themis and Thread is taking their justifiable, and newly certified carbon neutral fashions to the nations capital.  June 5-7 Washington, D.C.'s Convention Center will host the largest and longest running green living event in the United States, Green Festival Expo.  Themis and Thread joins more than 200 exhibitors showcasing organic products, inspiring speakers, fun activities, a yoga pavilion and delicious vegan and vegetarian food.  The Eco Fashion sections of the festival also feature a great B2B program on Friday, where wholesalers and manufacturers can team up - Themis and Thread will offer specials direct to consumer all three days but wholesale specials for new accounts on Friday only. 

 

 
Architecting Out of the Box: An Exciting Mixture of Architecture and Fashion
Written by Maria Perrou - Monday, 11 May 2015
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If there is no path available to walk on, we create our own. This is what Vicky Lavranou, an architect from Greece, decided to do. When all her life was filled with mixtures of tough building materials such as cement, wire, metal and so forth, she faced a shiny moment or a “moment of truth,” as we sometimes call it. She decided to participate in a contest hosted by HERMES and had the opportunity to experiment with the design of handbags. From that moment onwards, a new brand was on the way. Vicky began recycling her architectural drawings to patterns and covers for new fashion design items. ‘RAinpatterns' had just been born. Combining love for usability, fashion, and design, she began creating handbags and other accessory items infusing all her creativity, vision and beliefs.  

 

 
Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles Conference
Written by Eco Fashion World - Thursday, 30 April 2015
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Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles is a four-day series of lectures, discussions, site visits, and hands-on workshops focusing on sustainability and technology in fashion and textiles. Designed for industry professionals as well as academics wishing to broaden their understanding of sustainability and how to support its integration into the industry, this interdisciplinary program will be important for designers, technologists, educators, and those involved in creation or production, as well as those seeking greater business and professional knowledge. 

 

 
Brand Profile: Larkspur
Written by Eco Fashion World - Wednesday, 29 April 2015
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Lingerie is a delicate and personal subject.  The team at Larkspur knows every woman has a real body and a style of her own.  At Larkspur, they want to find the place between fantasy and reality, to create a place where women can be more comfortable with their bodies, and be more comfortable with expressing their true selves and their own fantasies.  

 
Earth Day Every Day
Written by Eco Fashion World - Wednesday, 22 April 2015
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"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." ~Albert Einstein
 

This year we celebrate the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. Today, 192 countries celebrate Earth Day, with many lobbying groups and environmental organizations using the holiday to encourage government action on behalf of Mother Earth. Let us all ask ourselves how we can better make every day Earth Day... 

 

 
Online Store Profile: Tigerlily
Written by Eco Fashion World - Wednesday, 15 April 2015
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The Tigerlily brand is all about hand-picked, complimentary collections of clothing, jewellery and accessories. Whilst the shops and website stock fantastic block-colour basics like bamboo leggings and cotton blend cardigans, Marj never shies away from offering bold and striking prints and patterns – whatever the season!   

 

 
Brand Profile: The Fairies Pyjamas
Written by Eco Fashion World - Wednesday, 25 March 2015
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The Fairies Pyjamas is a clothing brand of unique clothing and accessories, designed, owned and guided by Michelle Lynn Johnson. Inspired by music festival culture and fashion, The Fairies Pyjamas explores whimsical comfortable designs for women and men. 

 

 
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