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VOICES, EVENTS, IDEAS & INNOVATIONS FROM THE FRONT LINES OF THE SUSTAINABILITY MOVEMENT

Global Citizen Connects with Atlanta’s Newest Change Makers

The story of Atlanta is deeply entwined with both the threads of innovation and the steady progress of expanding human rights. As a constant on the front lines of America’s Civil Rights movement, and as a home to companies like Coca-Cola, Atlanta has a vibrant and...

Plastic Becomes Fashion: NewLife™ Spins Threads of Change

We often encourage you to “choose things made from things we already have” — it’s a habit that can help reduce our stockpiles of waste. The possibility of creating great style from these efforts has recently become enormously exciting, thanks to a new plastic-to-yarn...

Koru Swimwear

  Swimwear with Sustainable Style We have a major surfer-girl crush on this earth and ocean conscious activewear brand — and you will too. Koru’s line of beachwear is made from a unique, sustainable fabric that’s good for you and the planet. Plus, every...

EKOCYCLE Joins Iconic Brands at Premiere Vision New York

When we pursue our dreams with passion and integrity, inspirational moments and meaningful connections are sure to follow. Coca-Cola Global Sustainability Director and EKOCYCLE Director April Crow recently had just such an experience — as she joined a distinguished...

Apliiq

Apliiq is a cool young company from Los Angeles that creates custom looks of your design on top of casual basics like t-shirts and hoodies, using a huge palette of fabrics that they’ve gathered from all over the world. It’s a new take on an old technique,...

Proof Eyewear

Glasses are a great way to pull a look together —   they tell the story of who we are, instantly. But until Proof Eyewear came along, the message we sent often missed an important part of our personal story — including our views on the planet, consumption and...

Millennial Trains Project

EKOCYCLE & NATE KOLBECK JOIN Nostalgia and a sense of intimacy hang thick in the air when you travel by rail. As you glide through crumbled urban scenes, across vibrant green farmland and through backyards of America, you feel pressed to reconcile in your heart...

The Pure Thread: Sustainable Personal Styling

Jill Heller is at the forefront of bringing sophisticated, sustainable options to women that care about their style. We love her take on fashion and can’t wait to check out her pop-up shop later this fall.

Aloe Blacc: At the Crossroads of Purpose & Impact

A powerful, expansive calm welcomes and envelops us as we stepped into the shadow of Aloe Blacc behind Chicago’s Vic Theatre in April. Aloe had just finished his set for the Global Citizen Nights performance; an event rewarding those that created commitments to change...

Trashion Fashion

High end style, a rooftop garden and ballerinas — a movement of creativity, education and style is emerging, thanks to the hard work of dancer and passionate environmental activist Amy Merli. Her organization, Trashion Fashion, brings together youth, fashion and...

Firefly Music Festival

We’re joining Global Inheritance at the Firefly Music Festival, June 19-22, for great music and lots of recycling fun.

Made by Voz

Established by Jasmine Aarons, VOZ is a ready to wear fashion label that co-designs all of its collections with indigenous artisans. Though it’s a contemporary line, flaunting beautifully draped dresses, flowing maxi skirts, and fitting tops, VOZ respects...

Cristiano Minchio, CEO Vivienne Westwood

For Cristiano Minchio, the CEO of Vivienne Westwood, fashion is more than just trends on a runway. “Fashion is the perfect way to live an interesting life,” he said from the luxury house’s show room in Los Angeles. “It’s given me the...

EKOCYCLE & Global Citizen Recycle SXSW 2014

EKOCYCLE and Global Citizen dropped in on SXSW 2014 to launch #ADayWithoutWaste — a program to inspire a shift in consumption and recycling habits. The iconic music, film and interactive festival was a perfect venue for the team to connect with creative change makers...

Will.i.am & The Coca-Cola Company’s Journey Towards Zero Waste

Awe, and just a little Ahh bubble up inside us when we think back on the moment when musician, philanthropist, tech guru and all around media mogul will.i.am had a life-changing, ah-ha moment. Here’s a short excerpt from an interview with will.i.am that originally ran...

Claire Sulmers, Fashion Bomb Daily

Claire Sulmers started her fashion website, Fashion Bomb Daily, after noticing a lack of lifestyle destinations for multicultural women. “I did what I could to fill that multi-cultural void with what I had, a screen and a keypad,” she told us at...

KJohn La Soul

KJohn La Soul has built a cult-following around his eponymous blog (kjohnlasoul.com) thanks to a unique sense of style that he describes as “chic, eclectic, and afro-centric.” “I don’t even look to trends, to be honest,” he told us when...

Adeen!

Rembrandt Duran works with plastic every day, handcrafting a collection of hats embellished with the material for his design label, ADEEN!. In just three years, with his mom at his side, the 22-year-old has built a global brand featuring products like plush pins,...

Faherty Brothers

After working under skilled designers, Mike Faherty decided that he and his brother, Alex, could make a lasting impact in the fashion space together. And so they created Faherty Brand, a laid back collection of quality clothing inspired by ‘the intersection of...

Leveraging Human Behavior to Build a More Eco-Conscious Citizenry

Ever since I was old enough to think about the world, I’ve believed that we citizens hold the power.  And when mobilized, our actions could make a big collective impact and influence the powers that be.   When it comes to sustainability, our daily behaviors...

Jomnarn Dul

Hallenstein Brothers’ suit designer talks style and sustainability.