Join the Club, Microsoft for Moonbears & Alva DoRight Bags


• You subscribe to magazines, movie rentals, and memberships – but what about underwear? For about $24 a pair, DaDa offers super comfortable undies made from organic cotton, bamboo and seacell delivered every three months right to your door.

Alva DoRight has some great-looking bags for guys in durable waxed canvas. They are all made in the USA, feature recycled nylon lining and have plenty of pockets for all your gadgets and gizmos.

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• Microsoft has joined the campaign to end bear bile farming with the development of an interactive website Exploring Moon Bears that explains the plight of China’s moon bears and the work of Animals Asia. The IT giant donated its time and expertise to put together the site which is anticipated to be used by millions of school children across China. In addition, with an English language version now available, the site can be viewed and used throughout the world.


Angora Exposé

• A new undercover investigation by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sheds light on an industry that is often overlooked when discussing ethics in fashion. Angora is the hair of rabbits. Most people believe that angora is simply a haircut. But in China, the world’s largest producer, exporter and consumer of fur, business-as-usual in all 9 of the farms investigated by PETA, is shocking abuse. While some designers claim they use “humane” methods of “harvesting” angora hair, this is the price paid for creating demand for angora on a global level, and perpetuating the naive idea that, in our modern world,  animals are still acceptable sources of textiles.

As shoppers and retailers gear up for the busiest shopping time of the year, PETA Asia is unveiling an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look into the angora fur industry. The video, which was shot by a PETA investigator in China – the source of 90 per cent of the world’s angora fur – reveals workers violently ripping the fur out of rabbits’ skin as the animals scream in pain. After their fur is yanked out, the gentle, sensitive rabbits are left in shock, able only to lie motionless inside their tiny, filthy cages. After they endure this process every three months for two to five years, their throats are slit and their skin is ripped from their bodies. - PETA Asia Pacific


Mats Rombaut Gets Honest

by Patrick LaDuke

The newest Honest by collaboration is with Belgian shoe designer Mats Rombaut. The Honest by name ensures that the products will be produced sustainably, fairly, and transparently.  For the collection he made 2 unisex derbies, one in black, the other in silver. The shoes are made of an innovative bark material from Ugandan trees, coated in natural latex from the Amazon, and are completely vegan.

FANMAIL SS14 Pre-Sale Event

On November 16th from 1-5pm, NYC-based sustainable menswear brand FANMAIL will be hosting a special Pre-Sale Event for Spring/Summer ’14.  You are invited to join them for a drink and an exclusive opportunity to pre-order the new collection at wholesale prices. That’s like getting 50% off!


Spring-Summer 14 marks the first foray into a complete modern & sustainable wardrobe for the Fanmail man — made entirely in NYC. Inspired by uniform dressing and the boxy functionality of Issey Miyake’s Plantation line, the collection is offered in hemp and organic cotton chambray, canvas duck, slub cloth, and denim. Utilitarian essentials like work shirts, plain front shorts, and lab coats are highlighted with special seaming details and enzyme washes for softness. The collection accompanies Spring colors of Fanmail’s essential knit tees in hemp and organic cotton jersey

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FANMAIL S/S ’14 Pre-Sale Event
Saturday, Nov. 16th, 1PM-5PM
53 Stanton St., NY NY

Fanmail is a line of modern, sustainable wardrobe essentials made in NYC. Launched in June 2013, Fanmail is committed to a new kind of manufacturing: Transparency From Fiber to Finished Garment. It’s about knowing where your clothes come from and what they’re made of. Each of our unique fabrics is chosen for luxurious texture and sustainability. Our tanks, tees, and sweatshirts are cut and sewn in Greenpoint, Brooklyn so that we can visit the factory regularly and ensure the finest quality.

BIG Men’s Pre-Sale at VAUTE!


For only 24 hours, dudes and anyone into menswear will get a huge 50% off their orders for VAUTE coats! If you’d rather check the new samples out in person first, this very limited run of sustainable, vegan, made-in-NYC coats can be seen this week and weekend at the VAUTE shop in Brooklyn. (Psst, the model is Christopher, one-half of the famed Dun-Well Doughnuts… so yes, you can eat tons of award-winning vegan doughnuts and still be a model.) Whitman In Insulated Moleskin-Multiple Colors