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  • How to: Buy Clean Jeans

    By Valerie Hutterer | News

    Jeans are one of the most worn garments in the world. On average, each American has at least five pairs of jeans in their closet – that's more than 1.6 billion jeans in the United States alone. However, not many people know how devastating the envi...


  • Material Matter: Smart Cotton

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    Cotton has truly become the “fabric of our lives”, used in everything from t-shirts to bedding. We love it for its comfort, strength, and low maintenance qualities. Through innovation and technology, there is a new,  regenerated smart cotton...


  • Consumers Want Better Products Without Paying More

    By Staff | News

    Do you put your money where your values are? Going out of your way to seek ethically and sustainably produced goods,  and paying a little more for them? Then you are in a rare crowd. According to recent data released by Verdict Retail, 60 percen...


  • Fashion Beginning to Mend Its Ways

    By Shana Levy McCracken | News

    When it comes to fashion and appearance, visibly repaired or mended pieces stand out. What was once a sign of frugality; that well-worn, loved-to-death look, is now on-trend. What makes sense and warms the heart of every ethical or self-styled sustai...


  • Material Matter: Clean, Regenerated Nylon

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    Nylon is loved for its soft feel, light-weight manner and stretch. Unfortunately it is known as one of the most polluting textiles in the world with the release of hazardous chemicals during manufacturing and its inability to biodegrade. Meet Ec...


  • The Renewal Workshop: An Easy (and Fashionable) Way to Save the Planet

    By Staff | Crowdfunding Love

    We keep hearing about fashion waste as something we, as consumers, should be concerned about. And it's true; we buy too much and dispose of it too often. But what about the commercial side of fashion waste? What about all of those pieces in stores an...


  • Material Matter: Wild Silk from Madagascar

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    Silk is a strong, flexible fiber greatly desired for its luxuriousness and beauty. Among consumers there is a stereotypical expectation that all silk is to be soft and something you might want to wear as underwear. This is not alwa...


  • FDA Bans Triclosan and 18 Other Chemicals Used In Antibacterial Soaps

    By Staff | Beauty

    In a surprising ruling, the Food and Drug Administration has issued a rule banning the use of triclosan, triclocarban and 17 other chemicals in hand and body washes deciding that consumers don't need to use antibacterial soaps. And in fact, some...


  • Working with Artisans Requires a New Business Model

    By Hedvig Alexander | News

    I’ve just returned from rural Kenya, after spending time working with a remarkable group of women. They are poor and many of them are illiterate, but let me explain why I think they also represent one of the most promising hopes for their country...