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Khunu Introduces Womens Outerwear

Now just in time for the holidays, Khunu has rolled out an impressive collection of women’s outerwear, or as the company describes it, adventurewear. The sweaters are well tailored, and women will love them for their slimming effect—the quality of yak wool allows such sweaters to keep their shape. Currently the line is available for order on the internet: and within the United States, shipping by USPS Priority Mail is free.

Palindrome Designs Cool Tees While Giving 20% of Revenues to Non-Profits

Palindrome Apparel, founded by Jared Shahid and James Reilly, will donate 20% of all retail revenue to non profit organizations. The company is not the first to donate a portion of its profits to charities or NGOs. But where Palindrome sets itself apart from other apparel firms is its “one palindrome : one cause” model, which partners a non-profit with a corresponded designer t-shirt.

Women in Green Forum Shows Eco can be Fashionable

Last week's Women in Green Forum in Pasadena was full of great fashion and talented designers. Deborah Lindquist, Teres McClen, and Lindee Daniel showcased their work at an Eco Fashion Walk-A-Bout. Stunning evening gowns and separates made from recycled or organic, fair trade sourced fabrics were highlighted. Just a few of the examples are shown here.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rewear: Fashion Week Goes Green

Mark your calendars: The third annual GreenShows EcoFashion Week will be September 12-14 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan's Chelsea. Ten designers who are committed to social and environmental responsibility will highlight their collections. Luis Valenzuela will put on quite a show!

End of the Pajama Party in Shanghai

Up to now, when visiting Shanghai, you would see the locals walking around in pajamas. No, not the Victoria’s Secret version, nor were they colorful Old Navy night garb: these were often patterned sets worn by your father or grandfather, in cotton or polyester, and if you remember the 1970s, you’d be taken back to that decade because you really hadn’t seen them since then. But now they are on their way out.

Combing for a Future in the Himalayas

Aaron Pattillo and Julian Wilson founded Khunu, a men’s knitwear company with offices in China and Colorado, last year. During a trip to Tibet in December 2008, the pair, frozen at 16,000 feet above sea level, learned about the virtues of yak wool from their Tibetan guides. The chance meeting has evolved into a company, combining sustainability, economic reward, and quite bluntly, rather cool (er, very warm) clothing.
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