About us. Here at Eco Bird we live, breathe, love sustainable and ethical style.
Eco Bird is an Australian based online eco-fashion store passionate about connecting you with our favourite and most inspiring eco-conscious brands and labels from around the globe. Founded in 2012, Eco Bird was born with a purpose to share, support and enjoy the sustainable fashion industry with every fashion loving, earth loving person out there! The sustainable fashion industry here in Australia, and around the world is bursting with passionate, crazy-talented, clever people. Each year it grows bigger, better and louder with more brands, designers, amazing fabrics, sustainable solutions, creative ideas and honest, hardworking people who are leading the way towards a brighter future for our planet. At Eco Bird we spend our time carefully selecting the brands and clothing we sell through our online store to ensure we are offering styles that are created as sustainably and ethically as possible.
The Slow Fashion Movement. Today’s mainstream fashion industry relies on globalised, mass production where garments are transformed from the design stage to the retail floor in only a few weeks. With retailers selling the latest fashion trends at very low prices, consumers are easily swayed to purchase more than they need. But this overconsumption comes with a hidden price tag, and it is the environment and workers in the supply chain that pay. The fashion industry is contributing to today’s sustainability challenge in a number of ways. It currently uses a constant flow of natural resources to produce ‘Fast Fashion’ garments. Birmingham City University - Sign In. World Architecture Festival awards 2015 day one winners. World Architecture Festival 2015: a bamboo community centre in Vietnam, a concrete music school in Tokyo and a "vertical village" of apartment blocks in Singapore are among today's category winners at the World Architecture Festival.
The second batch of category winners will be revealed tomorrow. Completed buildings will go on to compete for the World Building of the Year prize on Friday, while unrealised projects will be pitched against one another for the Future Project of the Year award. Dezeen is media partner for the World Architecture Festival (WAF), which is taking place at the Moshe Safdie-designed Marina Bay Sands hotel and conference centre in Singapore until 6 November. The Inside Festival takes place alongside WAF, and the first category winners of the Inside Festival awards were announced earlier today. Read on for the list of today's WAF category winners: Refugee camps are the "cities of tomorrow", says aid expert. Governments should stop thinking about refugee camps as temporary places, says Kilian Kleinschmidt, one of the world's leading authorities on humanitarian aid (+ interview).
"These are the cities of tomorrow," said Kleinschmidt of Europe's rapidly expanding refugee camps. "The average stay today in a camp is 17 years. That's a generation. " "In the Middle East, we were building camps: storage facilities for people. Sliding doors connect a garden in John McLaughlin's timber Open House. Irish architect John McLaughlin incorporated sliding glass doors into the timber frame of this suburban house in Dublin to improve the relationship between the interior and the garden.
John McLaughlin designed the Open House for his own family. His aim was to create a bright, warm home that extends into the garden so his children can easily play inside or outside. "I wanted to achieve a sense of light and space, of the boundary between inside and outside being blurred," McLaughlin told Dezeen. Located on a plot surrounded by a walled garden, the ground floor of the house is configured as an open-plan space with full-height timber-framed windows at either end. Whole sections of the glazed facades slide open so the family can spill out onto patios at the front and rear of the house. Jakob + MacFarlane adds green skin to Euronews headquarters. Built in Lyon's docklands, Jakob + MacFarlane's new headquarters for international news channel Euronews features an acid-green facade punctured by two huge egg-shaped holes (+ slideshow).
Paris-based Jakob + MacFarlane collaborated with French artist Fabrice Hyber on the waterside building. Hyber was responsible for the building's green aluminium skin, which features a sinuous pattern of openings that allow light and air to filter inside. "These are waves, like sound waves or diffusions. But also like those of water, or flux," said the artist. "Since 1986, green has been my colour of communication. Native Union's marble DOCK for Apple Watch. Timber walls create spaces within NORD Studio art gallery. German office NORD Studio has renovated a derelict building in Berlin to create a gallery, artist studio and archive dedicated to drawings (+ slideshow). BVAU give French office block translucent bioclimatic skin. Paris firm BVAU has built an extension to the headquarters of a French social security agency, featuring a glass facade that opens and closes automatically in response to the climate (+ slideshow).
The building extends the existing headquarters of Caisse des Français de l'Etranger, which provides social security for French citizens abroad, and it is located in a suburb to the south of Paris. Yale architecture students design an affordable housing model. Graduate students at the Yale School of Architecture have designed and built a contemporary family home in a low-income neighbourhood in New Haven, Connecticut (+ slideshow).
The dwelling was completed as part of the school's Jim Vlock Building Project, a programme established in 1967. The programme is focused on designing and constructing low-cost homes in economically distressed neighbourhoods in New Haven, Connecticut – the city where Yale is based. Iris van Herpen’s astonishing designs don’t look like ‘clothes.’ They look like the future.
Designer Iris van Herpen in the showroom in Paris during spring 2016 fashion week.
(Laura Stevens/For The Washington Post) PARIS — The designer Iris van Herpen does not like computers, and for half of her adult life, she happily did not have one. This is unusual because van Herpen is only 31, and many people would argue that she is the most technologically astute and adventurous designer working today. Warmer autumn weather triggers coat and knitwear discounts. Fashion retailers are rolling out the discounts early for the second autumn in a row after warmer than average weather hit sales of coats and knitwear.
Marks & Spencer is offering 20% off coats and jackets and up to 60% off selected other items, despite its efforts to cut back on discounting. Debenhams is offering up to half price on women’s knitwear; Dorothy Perkins, Burton, Bhs and Oasis are all offering up to 30% discounts while New Look and French Connection are advertising 25% off many knitwear items. The discounts have kicked in a fortnight before Black Friday, when many fashion chains are expected to join in with the traditional US discount day. It comes after a poor week for fashion retailers which have already suffered from unseasonably chilly weather over the summer. Clothing chains suffered a 6.6% fall in sales in the week to 8 November compared with the same week last year, according to figures from BDO’s survey of mid-sized chains.
Why The News Of China's Underreported Coal Consumption Won't Derail A Climate Deal. On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that, for more than a decade, China has been burning more coal than previously disclosed.
And not just a little more coal, but a lot more coal — 17 percent more coal annually than previous reports suggested, which translates to more carbon dioxide emissions than the whole German economy emits from fossil fuels. On its face, this seems like big, bad news. China is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases and the world’s largest consumer of coal. China is a crucial piece of any successful international climate agreement that could come out of the upcoming U.N. talks in Paris. SeaWorld San Diego Ending Controversial Killer Whale Shows. On Monday, SeaWorld announced that changes would be coming to the company’s struggling San Diego theme park — beginning next year, the park will no longer feature the company’s signature killer whale show, which many have held up as an example of the park’s poor treatment of its captive orcas. According to the San Diego Tribune, the changes were announced as part of the company’s comprehensive strategy, unveiled to senior executives on Monday.
Instead of the live killer whale shows, SeaWorld plans to create a “new orca experience debuting in 2017” that will be more “informative,” take place in a more natural setting, and carry a strong conservation message. The announcement comes as the park struggles to attract visitors — in 2014, the California park’s attendance fell by 12 percent, making it the worst-performing Top 20 theme park in North America.
Following disappointing third-quarter results on Thursday, the company’s stock fell 9 percent. Those efforts appear to be falling short. Veterans Day 2030 Could Look Like Syria Today, Thanks To Climate Change. “The Syria conflict has triggered the world’s largest humanitarian crisis since World War II,” reports the European Commission. And a major 2015 study confirmed what Climate Progress has been reporting for years: “Human-caused climate change was a major trigger of Syria’s brutal civil war.”
Now, half of Syria’s population has fled their homes and the massive influx of refugees is taking a toll on other nations in the Middle East and Europe. The chaos has even prompted the United States to deploy troops to the decimated country. Here's How Much The World's Biggest Economies Spend On Fossil Fuel Subsidies. Where are all the climate change songs? Olafur Eliasson is melting 100 tonnes of ice in Copenhagen. The Link Between Climate Change And ISIS Is Real. E c c o * e c o. Spark's model for Asian retirement community. Selfridges hosts Water Bar for ocean plastic exhibition.
Clean energy in refugee camps could save millions of dollars. Stretched humanitarian agencies could save millions of dollars – and reduce carbon emissions, deforestation and violence against women and girls – if solar power and other clean energy sources were installed at refugee camps, according to new analysis released today. Fashion vs climate change. "It's an information war," trailblazing writer Naomi Klein told journalists at a recent oil pipeline protest in her native Canada. SeaWorld still battling Blackfish fallout as profits fall by $10m for the year. SeaWorld on Thursday warned investors that its full-year profits will fall by a further $10m this year, due to continuing collapsing attendance at its orca theme parks in San Diego and San Antonio.
The warning caused SeaWorld’s shares, which have lost half of their value since the release of Blackfish, a film cataloguing alleged mistreatment of whales at its parks, to fall 9% to $17.80 in early trading on Wall Street. Cameron russell enlisted a supermodel army to wage war on climate change. How to be an eco-warrior and save the world. About. How Climate Change Is Threatening Iraq’s Fragile Security. Humans have already used up 2015's supply of Earth's resources – analysis. Do you have to be a vegan to help fix climate change? UK becomes only G7 country to increase fossil fuel subsidies.
Morocco poised to become a solar superpower with launch of desert mega-project. What We Do. - Environmental Photographer. The countries that will be so hot by 2100 humans won’t be able to go outside. New energy minister Andrea Leadsom asked whether climate change was real when she started the job. Society 'to be hit by climate change' BBC Parliament - House of Lords, Climate Change Debate. The man who would be the first climate change refugee. UN: Climate plans must go further to prevent dangerous warming. What is climate change? Row over legal nature of Paris climate deal. Snow leopards face 'new climate change threat' Row over legal nature of Paris climate deal.
Refugee crisis must not deflect us from our long-term development aims. Watch Pharrell talk about how fashion can save our oceans. The activists at the frontlines of climate change. Women Global Climate Action United Nations. Bernie Sanders Climate Change ISIS Terrorist Attack. Sculptures - Underwater Sculpture by Jason deCaires Taylor. Exhibitions. Art+Climate=Change. Black Gold Fuels Fashion Boomtowns. A Fashion Film. Remove Toxic Chemicals and Fabrics from Fashion’s Supply Chain. Can 'Carbon Funds' Help Fashion Brands Tackle Their Environmental Impact? Vivienne Westwood's Venetian Stance. Fireworks are fun – but the effects are not.
Wind power generates 140% of Denmark's electricity demand. Tories push for climate change action abroad but back fossil fuels at home. World’s largest ocean cleanup operation one step closer to launch. Collapsing Greenland glacier could raise sea levels by half a metre, say scientists. A Parallel Universe: My Half-Underwater Pics Show What Hides Beneath The Waves. Slow Fashioned.
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