Tracey Lewis is a writer investigating the narrative, through journalism and brand association, behind modern-day cultural connections, social responsibility, and corporate identity.
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In The Bag | Holiday Charity Edition!

In The Bag | Holiday Charity Edition!

The holidays are just around the corner and if you’re like me, you haven’t had time to even begin thinking about a Christmas gift (although I do love all the idea blogs I’ve been reading lately — such fab recommendations for everyone from the BF to brother-in-law!) In fact, those blogs inspired me to look into some...

For the First Time Ever: Sustainable Blahnik!

Ecouterre This week I tweeted that Jimmy Choo’s ICONS collection had gone on sale, and that the proceeds will benefit the Jimmy Choo Foundation. But Choo and Tamara Mellon aren’t the only high-fashion shoe designers doing good; Manolo Blahnik announced that he will be partnering with eco-conscious designer Marcia Patmos to produce a sustainable collection....

The Sustainable Fashion Week Rundown!

New York Fashion Week is officially O-V-A! I basically took a week off from blogging to cover some of the fashion madness. But not for naught – there was lots of buzz about friendly fashion on the runways this year. There was even the first ever (Sustainable) Fashion’s Night Out! Here’s a recap of the designers who...

In The Bag | ‘Tis the Season to Fall in Love With Responsible Fashion

Sure, summer is almost over. But how can you not look forward to pulling out your snugly fall outfits for those crisp autumn mornings? To celebrate my favorite season, I investigated weather-apropos fashion pieces that double duty for a cause. Be it eco-friendly, animal loving, or committed to helping kids, these brands are doing much more than...

$18K Flip Flops Help Conserve Endangered Rainforests (David Palmer x Chipkos)

Chipkos East coasters can already feel the fall approaching. So, we’ve begun compiling our winter wardrobe “wish list,” soon leaving thoughts of open toes – or open anything – behind us. But that doesn’t mean our warmer climate counterparts wouldn’t appreciate a little bare foot action, especially for a noble cause. Chipkos, an eco-friendly sandal line...

Kiehl’s Wants You to Vote for Your Favorite Cause

KiehlsGives.com The famously do-gooder skincare and beauty brand, Kiehl’s, is socializing its charity efforts this summer. To add some star power to the mix, they’ve enlisted the help of celebrity friends – actress Julianna Moore and music icons Pharrell Williams and Scissor Sisters – to promote their favorite social causes. Kiehl’s Gives is an ongoing...

Model Citizens NYC 2011

Design met function at the Chelsea Art Museum this weekend for Model Citizens NYC 2011. There were some very cool pieces! I spoke with a few of the designers there, and you can read my full article on Ask Miss A. Meanwhile, here are some of the photos I took. I wonder how long something...

The High Fashion Industry Steps Up Green Initiative

Designers sketch for Runway to Green: runwaytogreen.com Maybe they knew how to make their business more eco-friendly, maybe they didn’t. But most high end designers said that they wanted to learn how to do more – and then put a plan into action. This was the basis for Runway to Green, an effort co-founded by...

Earth Month Pop-Up Store

Earth Month Eco Pop-Up  Shop: GlobalFashionBrands.com To celebrate Earth Month, GlobalFashionBrands.com opened its Earth Month Store, an eco pop-up shop with a collection of 200 pieces from designers such as Ailin, Maleku Jewelry, Show Me Your Mumu Care for Kenya, and Restore Clothing. Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross...