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Greenwashing Alert: Rayon Viscose Is Made From Plants, but Is Also Toxic and Destructive

Greenwashing Alert: Rayon Viscose Is Made From Plants, but Is Also Toxic and Destructive

If you've decided to swear off polyester because it's a petroleum product, you might be pleased to know that you can buy clothing made with rayon viscose, a biodegradable fabric that is made of a natural, renewable resource: plants. Just kidding! It actually might be worse for the environment. And there are two major reasons...
  • Weekend Reading (and Listening): Recycling a Boeing 747 as Art

    Weekend Reading (and Listening): Recycling a Boeing 747 as Art

    Mamahuhu created a quite comprehensive post that will help you learn about sustainable and ethical fashion from all angles. I’m in there, along with Tedx talks, podcasts, documentaries, and books. | Mamahuhu Fashion Clothing companies have been slow to do anything about polyester microfibers washing into the ocean. | The Guardian How Adidas is rooting out...
    Shop Artistically Upcycled Eileen Fisher Clothing at Their Brooklyn Pop-Up

    Shop Artistically Upcycled Eileen Fisher Clothing at Their Brooklyn Pop-Up

    When the classic fashion brand Eileen Fisher set out on a journey to be completely sustainable, they started examining their fabrics, researching how to switch from hardy and long-lasting but unsustainable viscose to an equivalent tencel fabric, for example. But eventually, they had to figure out what to do about the question of what customers...
    I'll See You at These NYC Sustainable Events! July 14th Edition

    I’ll See You at These NYC Sustainable Events! July 14th Edition

    I need to apologize to my readers and friends in the business. I’ve been so busy packing up and leaving on Fridays throughout the summer, I neglected to put up an events guide for a whole month. I figured it was OK because things slow down in the summer, but I failed to post about...
    Where Is All the Sustainable and Ethical Plus-Sized Fashion?

    Where Is All the Sustainable and Ethical Plus-Sized Fashion?

    Before January, I hadn’t spared a thought for plus-sized women when promoting sustainable clothing. But then I got a couple of messages in quick succession. First, this one by email: I stumbled onto your site and I’ve become extremely inspired.  I decided that I wanted to make a change and the first change for me...
    Cashmere Is Over. Long Live Alpaca!

    Cashmere Is Over. Long Live Alpaca!

    Correction: My mom has told me that the farm I speak of is actually a llama farm. Whoops! If you want to see what an alpaca farm looks like, The Note Passer did a great article on one.  I always remember one particularly inspired date I was taken on in high school. A really nice...
    Designers are Turning to C.L.A.S.S. Fabrics for More Sustainable Fashion

    Designers are Turning to C.L.A.S.S. Fabrics for More Sustainable Fashion

    I had come to a special, several-day event on the invitation of Heller to see learn more about the C.L.A.S.S. textile library, which supports, consults with, and markets sustainable fabrics worldwide.
    News You Must Know: Oh, THAT's Why You're Pooping so Much

    News You Must Know: Oh, THAT’s Why You’re Pooping so Much

    Everybody is talking about this feature on the never-to-be-topped, 80s club Area. Researchers DNA tested a range of herbal supplements, and found that they were more diluted and adulterated than drugs bought at a music festival. Some pills had nothing but useless, powerfully-diuretic filler.  Obama issued an executive order to prepare the United States for...