Responsible Clothing Production: Organic Cotton

Responsible Clothing Production: Organic Cotton

Cotton, the most common component of modern apparel, has been grown for thousands of years, dating back to the Indus River Valley in present-day Pakistan and possibly even earlier than that. As time passed and agricultural technology evolved, cotton remained as a staple crop and key fixture in the apparel industry. What changed was the … Continue reading

The Thrift Store Boom: Used Clothing in the U.S.

The Thrift Store Boom: Used Clothing in the U.S.

There are some people who have always held the belief that paying $20 for every t-shirt and $60 for every pair of jeans is too much money to spend on clothing. Recently, a lot more people have subscribed to that notion and have stopped buying everything new. Thrift stores held an important place in American … Continue reading

The Carbon Neutral Movement

The Carbon Neutral Movement

It might not make sense to say the world runs on carbon, but almost everything the world runs on—like gasoline and coal—emits millions of tons of carbon. Ideally, the world will one day function with very little or no carbon emitted, but there’s no switch that can be flipped to immediately make the world carbon … Continue reading

Eco Apps: Free and Green

Eco Apps: Free and Green

Similar to just about everything nowadays, when it comes to recycling and sustainability, there’s an app for that. There are apps for locating a recycling drop-off point, finding an eco-friendly meal at a nearby restaurant or planting a tree in the backyard. Mobile app developers are in tune to the environment and people’s desire to … Continue reading

World Carfree Day 2013: How to Celebrate

World Carfree Day 2013: How to Celebrate

If you drive to work, school or wherever you need to be everyday, ask yourself this: could you live your life for one day without your car? Every year on or around September 22, people around the world leave their cars in the garage and celebrate World Carfree Day. As you can probably guess, World … Continue reading

Who Wears Secondhand Clothing?

Who Wears Secondhand Clothing?

If you’re familiar with the secondhand clothing industry, you may have come across the statistic “70% of the world wears secondhand clothes.” It’s a useful figure to show that used clothing is a major part of the lives of billions of people, but what exactly does it mean? Let’s take a closer look. Industry facts … Continue reading

Back-to-School the Eco-Friendly Way

Back-to-School the Eco-Friendly Way

Today is August 1st, and for students, the days of summer are officially numbered. Slowly, the days will become colder and shorter and before long, school buses will resume shuttling students to and from school. Before that, however, there will be lots and lots of back-to-school shopping. Restocking on school supplies, tech gear, clothing and … Continue reading