7 Eco-Friendly (And Vegan!) Makeup Brushes for Cruelty-Free Primping

Pretty is as pretty does. You’d rather go naked than wear fur, so why subject your punim to makeup brushes that are part squirrel, mink, or horse? These seven cruelty-free primping tools don’t just require zero hunting or trapping, they’re also pretty groovy for the planet. Plus, synthetic bristles aren’t chockfull of dead skin, bacteria, … Continue reading

Gucci Bamboo Sunglasses Made of Biodegradable “Liquid Wood”

by Veronica Crespi Looks like Gucci’s foray into sustainable eyewear was more than a passing fancy. After it debuted a line of bio-based frames synthesized from castor seeds, the Italian luxury house is poised to introduce the first-ever sunglasses made with “liquid wood.” The material, which Benetton currently uses for its hangers, combines wood fibers from sustainably managed forests, lignin from the paper-manufacturing process, … Continue reading

Transform Your iPod Nano Into a Wristwatch With iLoveHandles Straps

If you’re a fan of multifunctional design these clever straps instantly transform your iPod Nano into a wristwatch. Shrinking technology has slimmed the cumbersome iPods of yesteryear into pint-sized media powerhouses, so what better way to display the pace of technological progress than at face value upon your wrist? iLoveHandles’ brilliant watch bands are available in two models. Choose between the candy-colored Rubber … Continue reading

Vivienne Westwood’s Ethical Fashion Africa collection

‘s Ethical Fashion Africa collection After the success of the first capsule collection, Ethical Fashion Africa Project, Vivienne Westwood renews her commitment with a new and larger collection of handbags and accessories also dedicated to men. The new models for him and for her were realized using recycled materials- electric cables, discarded aluminum and plastic bags, otherwise destined to … Continue reading

Jeffrey Campbell Designs Exclusive Vegan Shoe Line for Convert Store

Can a summer wardrobe be eco-chic and affordable? Yes, says Randy Brewer, owner Convert, a California-based boutique that offers a wide selection of sustainable apparel at high-street prices. Launched in 2010, the store was the veteran buyer’s response to the dearth of ethical, fashion-forward threads that didn’t leave a dent in your bank account. Response has been overwhelmingly positive, Brewer says; … Continue reading

  • Fashion is increasingly a visual part of our global reality. the studioArena explores moving fashion beyond the development of European mercantile capitalism, commodity fetishism, and the politics of production (the way fashion emphasizes consumption at the expense of production.
  • Fashion has always played a leading role in constructing images and meanings during periods of rapid social, economic and technological change. It can act out instability or loss, or it can stake out the territory of new social and sexual identities.