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T-shirts are a comfortable, inexpensive and fun way to tell others about things that interest you. Unfortunately, they also are quickly piling up in America’s landfills, which collect about 12.4 million tons of textile waste each year. Lisa Stout, founder and Chief Upcycling Officer at Refried Tees is working to lessen this outrageously high amount by creating her entire clothing line from reclaimed t-shirts.
Sportswear manufacturing giant adidas nabbed a game-changing move from Nike, one of its largest competitors, to forever alter the textile dyeing industry. The internationally-known company unveiled it’s first collection of t-shirts colored using DryDye, a sustainable and completely waterless process to dye polyester fabrics, last month.
Yep, we’ve all seen those folks who think a progressive message on a t-shirt (or a bumper sticker, etc.) actually makes a difference. In most cases, no: just a bit more action is needed to play the role of change agent. But if that shirt comes from San Francisco’s Lonesome George & Co., you might just have a good argument…
The UK’s Glastonbury Festival isn’t just one of the biggest music events in world… it’s also become a launch pad for innovative consumer renewable energy technology. Last year, mobile communications company Orange tested out its Power Wellies (which harvested foot heat for charging phones, etc.)… I gave them some love over at SUNfiltered. This year, […]
Editor’s note: sustainablog Approved is an occasional series of posts profiling vendors in our Green Choices product comparison engine, and the stories behind their products and green business practices. We’ve already featured recycled paper furnishings maker Way Basics. Entrepreneurs find their inspiration and motivation through a variety of influences: the simple desire to make some […]
As our friends over at Feelgood Style have noted, EDUN Apparel, the company founded by Ali Hewson (wife of U2 frontman Bono), isn’t just in the business of making stylish green clothing. The company’s vision includes using trade (rather than aid) to support sustainable community development in the developing world, and encouraging the fashion industry […]