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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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Books About Climate Change and Sustainability You Need to Read This Year by Aalia Mauro

If you’re anything like me, you might love to spend some lazy afternoons reading new books. The sustainability movement is gaining momentum, and with more people choosing to move beyond the minimum to protect our planet and redefine our social and economic standards, education on this complex issue is needed now more than ever. These …

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Best Environmental Books To Read

Existential threats to the planet call for practical solutions — along with heartfelt examinations of how we got here and where we’re going next. Changes we make today will make the planet better for us and future generations. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the most important, interesting and thought-provoking books on the environment and sustainability. These …

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