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In the Game of On-Demand Fashion, Sell’s on First, and Make’s on Second

  When we think about fashion, we typically think about what’s on-trend, what brands are the latest obsession, what shoes will look best with that top.  Sustainably minded shoppers have pushed the envelope as of late, asking questions like, “what’s in my clothes?” or “who made my clothes”? With statistics like “less than 1% of …

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rPET: Sustainable Fashion’s Problem Child 

      What is rPET? In fashion, rPET (or recycled polyethylene terephthalate) typically means single-use plastic bottles, old fishing nets, and industrial waste turned into recycled polyester.  We’re all familiar with polyester, because it’s everywhere. It’s the most widely used fabric in the world, accounting for 52% of all fiber production in 2020 (double …

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The (R)evolution of Regenerative Agriculture: From Farm to Fashion

When we think of the faces behind our apparel and textile businesses, we usually picture the cutters, seamsters, and patternmakers. We don’t have to think deeper into the supply chain to bring our work to life. But in actuality, the tireless labor and dedication of agricultural workers are at the source of most of our …

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Are Halloween Pumpkins a Problem for the Planet? by Aalia Mauro

After the trick-or-treaters have gone home, what becomes of the Halloween pumpkins that have outlived their decorative purpose?     You might be tempted just to throw them all away—and that’s certainly what many people do. Every year, more than 1 billion pounds of pumpkin get tossed out and left to rot in America’s landfills. Some are …

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All About “Habits of Waste” and Their “Lights, Camera, Plastic” Initiative

The massive contributor to climate change you never think about… but is right in front of your eyes  There is nothing quite like unwinding from a long day with a bag of chips (or chocolate, equal snack opportunist here), a cozy couch, and a real good Netflix binge.  Screen time is society’s premier choice of …

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