In honor of Earth Day, Yahoo Lifestyle is spotlighting Eileen Fisher, a company that champions sustainability, with the goal of being a fashion brand that will last for generations to come.
Aspiring designer Alexis Brown fashioned bed sheets into matching outfits for her and her 9-month-old daughter, Khloe, and the now-viral post of the two in their new outfits has us wishing our textile skills were this good.
Environmentally responsible fashion brands may be small, but their mission is huge: to change the landscape of fashion toward one that's entirely sustainable.
Chef Hugo Matheson runs The Kitchen, a chain of farm to table restaurants in Colorado and Illinois. Photo credit: The Kitchen Hugo Matheson always wanted to know where things come from. “I’d sit there with a carpenter while shelves were being built in my bedroom, asking questions all day long.” That same curiosity is what he feeds at The Kitchen, a chain of farm-to-table eateries and bars in Colorado and Chicago, as well as The Kitchen Community, a non-profit that builds learning gardens in underprivileged cities to encourage younger people to learn about food and farming. The restaurants use local farmers, purveyors, and artisans to supply their food and drink at each locale, creating a symbiotic relationship between those who grow food and those who eat it.
Yahoo Style speaks with Livia Firth, executive producer of The True Cost, a fashion industry documentary, and founder of The Green Carpet Challenge, which partners with fashion labels to find sustainable ways to produce their garments.
This printed gown is made from 64% organic linen with tulle petticoats made of recycled materials. Last week, H&M released its 2014 sustainability report. Today, it celebrates the launch of its 4th annual Conscious Collection, a capsule collection of clothes made from recycled materials that’s also made for the red carpet. The dictionary defines sustainable as, “the ability to be sustained, supported, upheld, or confirmed.” More specifically, “the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, and thereby supporting ecological balance.” Well, fashion depends almost entirely upon natural resources, from water to cotton, and then there’s the problem with the word sustained: fashion gets off on change.