Tagged with textiles

How heavy is that T-shirt you’re wearing?

A Fashion Staple’s Heavy Impact on the Global Environment It’s winter again. Time to pull out your heavy wool sweaters and pack away those T-shirts. We all have our favorites – in fact, most of our T-shirts are probably piled in a closet, jammed in the bottom of drawers, emblazoned with logos from sporting events … Continue reading

Back-to-school green tips all of us can use

Can you believe it’s almost time to head back to school again?  Approximately 76 million kids, teens and adults will be heading back to the classroom this fall. With back-to-school shopping, August and September are months of major consumption for Americans.  While you’re stocking up on back-to-school supplies, make sure you’re making environmentally responsible choices.  … Continue reading

Big brands and the environment: Why not flex their green muscle?

Consumers often hear of (or assume) big clothing brand’s wastefulness in manufacturing their products for retail stores. It’s not uncommon; walk into any modern American shopping mall and you’re confronted with dozens of top-brand choices. But at what cost to the environment? Sure, there are stories of sweatshops and illegal, underpaid workers, but what about … Continue reading

Where does your trash go?

Have you ever wondered where your trash goes?  Or is it a “trash & forget” scenario for you? Earth911 posted an excellent editorial piece last week about a staff writer’s recent trip to a landfill.  It’s interesting and important to see where our trash goes on a daily basis.  It doesn’t just disappear.  Each year, … Continue reading

The environmental impact of textiles

Check out our new, informative YouTube video on the environmental ramifications of textile production.  In the video, we discuss the costs and risks involved in producing one T-shirt and one polyester jacket.  Feel free to comment, and don’t forget to share with your friends.  Everyone needs to know just how environmentally costly the textile industry … Continue reading