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One bitter irony of the sustainability movement, across all fields, is that prices tend to be anything but sustainable. Whether it is organic food or shampoo with cruelty-free ingredients or fashion without a footprint, prices are often ridiculous enough to justify the blue-collar suspicion and ridi...
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Pressure from Greenpeace seems to be working - three of the leading sports brands - Nike, Puma and Adidas - have committed to having zero discharge of hazardous chemicals throughout their supply chains by 2020. "Throughout the supply chain" means that every single supplier these companies deal with...
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  Today's eco designers don't talk about being inspired by leaves falling or icecaps melting; they're starry-eyed for futuristic-looking chairs, towering skyscrapers and folding bicycles. They're thinking like architects, leading with design and textile as opposed to an activist agenda. "The ...
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Top Fashion Designers Turn Eco-Friendly Fabrics Into Haute CoutureBy Larry West, About.com http://environment.about.com/od/earthtalkcolumns/a/ecofashion.htm Dear EarthTalk: What’s up with these “eco-fashions” I keep hearing about? – Glenn Hammond, San Francisco, CASimply put, the term “eco-fashion...
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  On a Saturday afternoon, a group of teenage girls leaf through glossy fashion magazines at a New Jersey outlet mall. Shopping bags brimming with new purchases lay at their feet as they talk excitedly about what’s in style to wear this summer. Far away in Tanzania, a young man proudly wears...
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What is wrong with experimenting on animals? No lab rat (or dog or monkey) ever signed a consent form. In and of itself, this constitutes an ethical problem with the experimenting on animals practice of experimenting on non-human animals for the hypothetical benefit of humans. What animals are use...
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I came across this article and was impressed at the wide scope of information it offered in such a short, easy to read article. I found respect in the fact that it offered alternative solutions to animal testing and also mentioned the fact that tests done on animals is not transferable to humans. T...
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Conventional or non-organic cotton and polyester make up approximately 80% of all fiber production globally. This production is about equal between cotton and polyester (Acordis in Sheffer, 2005). First, let’s talk about conventional cotton.Cotton requires lots of water. For example, approximately 1...
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Posted in Eco Friendly Fashion & Lifestyle Blog   http://ecofriendlyfashion.blogspot.com/p/fashion-industry-facts.html - The fashion industry is the second largest user of water in the world.- Over 90 million items of clothing end up in land fill sites globally each year.- 150 grams of p...
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Author: Leonie Barrie | 4 November 2011 in Just-Style http://www.just-style.com/news/messe-frankfurt-and-esmod-team-up-on-eco-fashion_id112661.aspx?d=1 Trade show organiser Messe Frankfurt is joining forces with the Esmod international fashion school in Paris to help promote sustainability in the ...
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Author: Andrew McEwen | 3 November 2011 in Just-Style http://www.just-style.com/analysis/cashmere-experts-contest-unsustainable-production-claims_id112641.aspx Cashmere experts have attacked claims that their industry is unsustainable and responsible for desertification in Inner Mongolia and indep...
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Posted in EarthTalk on May 29, 2011 By:Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss http://www.emagazine.com/earth-talk/the-safe-cosmetics-act Dear EarthTalk: Can you explain the 2010 Safe Cosmetics Act? What does it purport to do and has it been signed into law?—Megan Wilson, Austin, TXThe Safe Cosmetics Act wa...
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By: Leslie Lyon and Marilyn PattersonPosted: February 24, 2010, from the March 2010 issue of Skin Inc. Magazine. http://www.skininc.com/skinscience/ingredients/85206532.html?page=4 The Five Degrees to Organic is an unofficial scale created by Marilyn Patterson, and as it approaches the fifth deg...
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By: Leslie Lyon and Marilyn PattersonPosted: January 29, 2010, from the February 2010 issue of Skin Inc. Magazine. http://www.skininc.com/skinscience/ingredients/83030847.htmlPeople desire a healthy environment rather than one that they need to be protected from, and because of this, there is a bel...
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Q. After reading about a British study reporting that parabens in antiperspirants contribute to breast cancer, some of my clients don’t want the substance in their cosmetics. I am looking to you to help clarify this issue for me. Are parabens harmful, or are they safe? Is it true that they have been...
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Organic products are becoming more and more popular. It may have started with organic foods, but the all natural life style is also beginning to become a big part of other areas of our lives. The idea that what we expose our bodies to can have either a positive or negative effect on us has led peopl...
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Beauty is beginning to say so long to old-school plastic. Two of the beauty industry's biggest players -- Whole Foods and Procter & Gamble -- are passing new regulations for sustainable and recyclable packaging that are causing a growing rumble in the marketplace, where other brands are beginni...
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This article breaks down the new certification standard that has been created for cosmetic and personal  care products. Hopefully this is a shift in the right direction! Nonprofit organization Green Seal Inc. has created GS-50, reportedly the first U.S. certification standard for cosmetic a...
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Sustainable packaging is making the transition from niche to mainstream as manufacturers come under pressure to go green. Reflecting the development of the green trend, the organizers set aside an entire hall to bio-based packaging at the recent Interpack trade show in Dusseldorf, Germany.Looking to...
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