Sustainability

HOW TO BE A RESPONSIBLE TOURIST WITH ABORIGINAL PEOPLE

The New York Times deplored the state of tourism in Brazil in an article last week. Author, Vanessa Barbaradenounced among other things: Amazon’s riverside dwellers forcefully training animals for selfies, tour guides encouraging visitors to feed wildlife frozen fish, and tourists punching dolphins (no joke); concluding that the country had a long way to go when it comes to ecotourism. As though the…

FAST FASHION VS SLOW FASHION

You may have noticed that Slow Fashion and Fast Fashion are expressions used increasingly often in the retail industry. But what do these two terms mean? And why is the distinction between both concepts now more necessary than ever? As its terminology indicates Fast Fashion and Slow Fashion are conceptions of fashion that relate differently to time. Fast Fashion believes…

THE SUNSCREEN PROBLEMS (AND SOLUTION)

Sunscreen is no trivial matter There is a myth that advances that sunscreen is good for you no matter what and it's a lie. Till recently, telling someone to wear sunscreen was the best advice you could give. I mean what could possibly go wrong with sunscreen? It protects your skin from being burnt (UVA rays), and more importantly from developing skin…

FABRICS: BAMBOO VS ORGANIC COTTON – WHAT’S THE BEST OPTION ?

Bamboo has been gaining grounds now as a top fabric source in regards to quality and sustainability. This overtaking is even overshadowing the more classical and commonly used cotton. Is bamboo actually better than cotton for the planet? We’ve compared both to give you an all-encompassing idea of what is best. HISTORY Bamboo in clothing is not a new thing.…

ROBERT REDFORD CALLS FOR DIRECT ACTION AGAINST TRUMP’S ENVIRONMENTAL ASSAULT

The Legendary American actor and legend, Robert Redford is allying with the Natural Resource Defence Council -an American NGO made of relentless lawyers and scientists referred as “the most effective lobbying and litigating group on environmental issues" by The Wall Street Journal- for an immediate response to Trumps dispositions towards environmental policy. NRDC is urging to fight back through a call for donations on…

THE WAR AGAINST THE WASHING MACHINE

Washing our clothes is poisoning our oceans, our fish and ourselves. New studies indicate that the fibers in our clothes could be infecting our waterways and food chain on a massive scale. Microfibers – tiny threads shed from fabric – are being found in alarming abundance on shorelines where wastewater is released. The spread of microfiber has similar consequences than…

A WATER DIET FOR DENIM

It is no secret that the textile industry and more specifically the denim industry weighs a considerable water blue print on the planet. Your average pair of jeans necessitates a total volume of 2.900 Gallons of water (approx. 11.000 liters). Heavy indeed. According to the World Bank, it alone will account for 17-20% of the world’s water pollution. Luckily, manufacturers…

DEGRADING THE PLANET AND HUMAN RACE

When observing the working conditions of laborers working in many South East Asian textile factories, one can easily understand why laborers are unable to produce quality textiles. Workers are piled upon one another and stitching as quickly as they can in order to meet their daily objectives in a filthy, and completely disorganized environment . For factory owners it is all about “filling the mill” or going bankrupt. Their only rationale is…

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE INDUS VALLEY

The Indus Valley is where cotton cultivation and manufacturing have its roots. It has a fascinating cultural heritage and is often referred as the birthplace of human civilization. Today this region is known as Pakistan and India. And though the cultural heritage remains, the prestige it once possessed is gone. Today Pakistan has become amongst the big world suppliers of…

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