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  • Organic cotton underwear.

    PACT is an apparel company offering design-driven, sustainably manufactured, premium organic cotton underwear connected to powerful social and environmental causes. 10% of every sale goes to support these causes. Designed in collaboration with Yves Behar and fuseproject, PACT underwear is made of responsibly grown and manufactured organic cotton and shipped to customers in zero-waste packaging, demonstrating the company's commitment to style, sustainability, and social consciousness. Available at www.wearPACT.com.

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    Questioning the Purity of Organic Cotton

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    H&M concedes that GM cotton could have slipped into its organic lines.

    A battle is brewing over identifying clothing as being made of “organic” cotton when it contains strains of genetically modified cotton seed. Things got heated last week when the German edition of The Financial Times newspaper reported that clothing labeled as “organic cotton” and sold by major retailers contained genetically modified cotton from India. The expos caused a stir within the......read more

    Brooklyn Tailors

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    A cut above.

    Ecouterre recently covered the lovely Brooklyn Tailors "a prime example of how the fashion industry should operate: small, local, and people-focused. Run by Brenna Boyce and Daniel Lewis out of their label’s namesake borough, Brooklyn Tailors creates its custom and read-to-wear garb by hand one at a time. Each piece features quality materials, artisanal workmanship, and an impeccable fit......read more

    TOMS Black Tangier Vegan Classics

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    For every pair purchased, TOMS donates one pair of shoes to a child in need. $54.00

    The vegan-friendly TOMS Tangier Classics are a tribute to a mix of cultural influences featuring travel-inspired patterns. Made using sustainable materials (hemp and recycled plastic bottle uppers and recycled EVA scrap outsoles), these adventurous, summer-friendly slip-ons use no animal products in their construction. Even better, they come with the TOMS cause - for every pair purchased, one......read more

    The Empathic Civilization

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    Jeremy Rifkind on the evolution of empathy—and how it could save the earth.

    The central thesis of 'The Empathic Civilization,' the bestseller by political adviser and renewable energy proponent Jeremy Rifkind, is that people's innate capacity for empathy will ensure that we make the shift from carbon based energy and stop climate change. In this short animation produced by the RSA, the talented folks at Cognitive Media brilliantly bring Rifkind's......read more

    Best Foot Forward

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    Fashionable, fair trade footwear from Brooklyn's Osborn Shoes.

    Osborn Shoes, the line of fair trade footwear designed in Brooklyn by husband-and-wife duo Aaron and Carla Osborn, pretty much hits all the right notes for us. The bright, boldly patterned oxfords, slip-ons and booties are handmade in Guatemala using local and recycled textiles and leather. Not only do they make your feet look like the life of the party, they provide meaningful work for......read more

    Terrarium Necklace by Erica Weiner

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    Just what your look's been missing... a mini ecosystem around your neck $40.00

    Erica Weiner's eco-minded jewelry creations emit just the right mix of cute, clever and earth-friendly. Case in point: these Terrarium Necklaces, which are actually vintage watchmakers' vials carefully planted with two tiny living specimens of moss — royal pool moss at the base and reindeer moss curling upwards. Charcoal at the base of the plant keeps the little ecosystem......read more

    High Tech Green Garments

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    Eco-fashion computer technology eliminates fabric waste.

    Siddhartha Upadhyaya, designer of the eco-fashion label August Fashion, has created a new form of garment design and production called Direct Panel on Loom (DPOL). The process connects a computer to a loom that weaves sections of a garment, which are made to fit into the garment as a whole. By creating a garment in pieces, fabric waste is completely eliminated since there is no cutting. The......read more

    Temple Repurposed Canvas iPad Case

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    Military iPad defense. $148.00

    LA-based Temple Bags make great-looking, utilitarian carry goods from salvaged military canvas. This Repurposed Canvas iPad Case also incorporates brown leather straps and details to nice effect. Besides the padded shoulder strap, handy features include vertical and horizontal viewing stand options and an interior pocket. Guaranteed to beautify over time. ...read more

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