Student Ammo Liao looked at how nature handles materials, and used this mindset to create Bio-Knit shoes, which can go right into the recycling bin.
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Detoxing Fashion: Greenpeace’s Investigation Pressures Global Clothing Retailers to Clean Up their Supply Chains
I’ve read numerous predictions about the future of the fashion industry for this year, but one seemed to stand out to me more than the others – thirteen global clothing retailers will begin ‘detoxing’ their garment supply chains and promise to be toxic-free by 2020.
Are you aware that the textile industry is one of the top users and polluters of water? Fiber for one cotton t-shirt requires 713 gallons of water. And traditional wet-dye methods use from seven to 75 gallons of water per pound of fabric. All this adds up to trillions of gallons of water each year […]
[social_buttons] The U.S. Chamber of Commerce promotes itself as the “voice of business” by representing business ideas and interests in Washington. Really? If this is true, then why are so many businesses leaving the Chamber? So far, high profile utility companies such as Exelon, Pacific Gas & Electric and PNM Resources have left the business […]
By Mindy S. Lubber, president of Ceres, a leading U.S. coalition of investors, environmental groups and other public interest organizations working with companies to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change. Originally published at SolveClimate. Tom Benson, owner of the World’s Largest Laundromat in Berwyn, Ill., is tired of listening to conservative industry groups’ […]
Sarah Smarsh and Simran Sethi are writing a series on the impacts of everyday things. They will be posting previews on Green Options before launching the posts on Huffington Post. Here’s a sneak peek on sneakers. With ye olde cobbler long dead (re-soling Jesus’s Birkenstocks in forgotten profession heaven) and cheap production methods shortening the […]