TAG: Sustainable clothing

Green Jeans Made from Recycled Water Bottles

Green Jeans

We love our jeans, but they’ve got a real problem. The cotton that we rely on to make denim uses 25% of all the insecticides on Earth, and growing it consumes vast amounts of freshwater to produce a yield (estimated at 22,000 liters of water for every kilo of cotton). If we want to live in a more sustainable way, and we’re going to continue to make and wear jeans, then it stands to reason that a better pair of jeans is called for. That’s where Dirtball comes in. They make eco-friendly clothing with pre-consumer recycled cotton and post-consumer polyester… read more

DIY Shirts To Skirts

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Are you looking for a new use for that old sweater you’ve got lying around? Would that tie dye shirt look better around your waist than your shoulders? This video will likely blow your mind, and open up your world to a whole new realm of possibilities.   Donating your unused clothing to charity is great and all, but if you can get a few more uses out of it, then why not? This project is simple, fun, and gives a whole new meaning to the word “reusability”. The best part? Zero sewing is required. Have a thought? Share it… read more

Clothing Concept With a Twist of Citrus

Clothing Concept With a Twist of Citrus

Could future fashions be made from oranges? This is a question that a team of creative designers asked in a concept project. Adriana Santanocito and a small squad of visionaries who are passionate about bringing sustainable clothing  more mainstream have thought of a new material for making it, the orange. What started as a university dissertation project led to a stint in partnership with the chemistry research and development laboratory at the Polytechnic University of Milan. The creative idea matured into the successful formulation of using the cellulose fibers to produce clothing textiles. The founder of Orange Fiber, Santanocito, discussed the… read more

Looking Good for Less

Look Good For Less

It’s that time of the year again; the time when yours or your child’s clothes are just too small.  The time to make a good first impression. Or, maybe you are just the type of person that stands staring into your closet and can’t find a thing to wear. Do you want to look great without breaking the bank?  Allow me to tell you how you can do so. Start shopping at more flea markets, garage sales, thrift stores, resale stores, or on Ebay. In a rough economy we all start to count pennies, but by shopping smart you can… read more

PUMA’s Sustainable Line

PUMA InCycle collection

Puma presents their newest concept of sustainable footwear, apparel and accessories for Spring/ Summer 2013. The product will be sold to help its consumers reduce waste and lessen their personal environmental footprints. PUMA will be launching a collection of shoes, apparel and accessories that are either biodegradable or recyclable. When consumers return the used goods to PUMA’s “Bring Me Back Program,” the work will be done for them. With the PUMA “InCycle” collection set to hit stores in Spring/ Summer 2013, PUMA will take the first step toward reducing the environmental footprint of its consumers’ disposal. By taking on the… read more