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Leonardo DiCaprioLeonardo DiCaprio Donates $15M to Protect Wildlife
Actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio gave out $15 million in grants this year to environmental organizations working on conservation projects around the world.

“The destruction of our planet continues at a pace we can no longer afford to ignore,” said actor said in a statement.

Hear, hear! Get the full story on Ecorazzi now…

Topshop Goes Green With “Reclaim” Collection of Upcycled Clothing
Topshop Upcycled FashionLooks like the training wheels are off. Following the success of Topshop’s collaborations with Reclaim to Wear, the waste-reducing initiative founded by Orsola de Castro and Filippo Ricci of From Somewhere, the high-street retailer is launching its first stand-alone collection of womenswear derived from existing stock, including surplus materials and production offcuts from previous seasons.

Read all about it on Ecouterre now…

Red Algae Vegan BaconRed Algae is the New Vegan Bacon
It’s the favorite food of many, and a product that seems to be included in as many meals as possible.

It’s spawned festivals and memes, is a cornerstone of the meat-eaters diet and a bane of vegetarians. Bacon is irresistible apparently, but it too may have a healthy, plant-based doppelgänger.

Find out all about red algae vegan bacon now on Ecorazzi…

Kelly Slater Clothing LineOuterknown, Surfer Kelly Slater’s Eco-Menswear Brand, is Here
Outerknown, the new menswear label by champion surfer Kelly Slater, is more than your typical celebrity clothing line.

Launching this week, the Kering-backed venture is Slater’s attempt to “smash the formula” by creating stylish garments for men in a sustainable and transparent manner.

Check out the whole range on Ecouterre now…

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