"sustainability" tag

Good News: Week 15

This week, Bolivia is set to pass the world’s first laws giving all nature equal rights to humans. It’s Awards Season for environmentalists and camping season is right around the corner, find out…

Good News: Week 7

This past week, we had one day in NYC with high temperatures and happy people on the streets, which made us long for warmer days when we can spend more time outdoors, perhaps…

Good News: Week 3

In this third week of the year that just passed, we contemplated the great dilemma with fireplaces, the power of fashion, healthy eating on the road, the First Lady’s daring choice of vintage,and…

Good News: Week 2

In this second week of 2011, we learned a new expression — sustainism, got motivated to stop consuming canned goods, found out how much food you can get for a dollar and how…

Tom Ford, Slowing Down Fashion

Tom Ford is not commonly thought of as an eco-designer (he would probably cringe at the term), and probably doesn’t subscribe to many of the same principles as the creators of eco-fashion. However,…

Good News: Week 1

In this new weekly feature here on Goodlifer, we will share our favorite stories of the week. This week, we learned that our brains can actually grow, that New York City may be…

Minialism, Recycled Opulence, Urban Renewal and Modern Retro at The GreenShows/NYFW

Minialism, Recycled Opulence, Urban Renewal and Modern Retro at The GreenShows/NYFW

Who says all eco-fashion follows the same aesthetic? Certainly not the designers who showed at The GreenShows during New York Fashion Week. With collections that were as diverse as they were innovative, this…

Edun Returns with New Collection & Finds It's Not Always Easy Being Good

Edun Returns with New Collection & Finds It’s Not Always Easy Being Good

Most designers whose work is rooted in sustainable principles have experienced the frustration of not being able to find the desired materials or get the just-right look using ecologically sound producers. All the…

Goodlifer: H Fredriksson: Sustainable Swedish Fashion in NYC

H Fredriksson: Sustainable Swedish Fashion in NYC

Stockholm Fashion Week is fully under way, and for those of us who can’t be there, I decided to find out what Swedish design in New York City looks like. I caught up…

Goodlifer: Bright Young Things

Bright Young Things Need But One LBD

Sometimes restrictions breed incredible creativity. Such was the case with the Uniform Project (which I wrote about last year), where Sheena Matheiken wore the same dress every day for a whole year, and…

Goodlifer: Lend, Borrow & Sharing Services

Lend, Borrow & Sharing Services: Changing our Relationship with Stuff

Humans like to own things, and for long we have equaled possessions with success and satisfaction. But does stuff really make us happier? As someone who just moved a 1.5 bedroom apartment and…

Goodlifer: Empowering Africa Through Fashion: EDUN's Grow to Sew

Empowering Africa Through Fashion: EDUN’s Grow to Sew

Launched in 2005 by husband and wife Bono and Ali Hewson, sustainably-minded fashion label EDUN has launched its first collection since being acquired by luxury group LVMH last year. The Pre-Fall Collection, created…

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