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 slavery in its supply chain. | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Using blockchain to track exactly where your garment was grown, spun, weaved, and sewn. | Forbes

‘Made in China’ does not necessarily mean made in a sweatshop. It might mean, ethical, sustainable, expert. | Fast Company

A quick guide to the sustainability of different textiles. | NY Times

I found this podcast so interesting, which goes through all the research on conscious consumerism. | Hidden Brain on NPR

How to market a sustainable product: “Even if using a product delivers environmental benefits, those benefits should not necessarily be the primary focus of marketing efforts.” | Futerra

Stella McCartney is using recycled polyester made from ocean plastic. But will people consider that luxury? | NY Times

Five fashion heavy hitters — H&M, Kering, Loomstate, Zero + Maria Cornejo and Eileen Fisherhave joined Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute’s Fashion Positive PLUS initiative in an effort to transform their materials into ones that can be perpetually recycled.

Beauty

Self-absorption as the ultimate luxury product. | NY Times

Food

Trying to improve your food ethics through an app…is hard. | Huffington Post

Apartment

The chemicals in couches are killing our cats. What are they doing to us? | NY Times

Is organic cotton really better? (I need to do some more investigating into this, but Marc is a great reporter, I was at that same event, and I was pretty convinced as well.) | Quartz

Everything Sucks

His administration’s attack on the environment is operating with the focus and zeal of the Spanish Inquisition.” (And this is before the climate announcement.) | New Yorker

Big Ideas

Blame investors for everything. | New Yorker

Can we just admit that the GDP is not what we should be trying to grow? | Quartz

I Support

Pathways for Promise (remember them? The educational program for female garment workers in Bangladesh!) is having a fundraising campaign. Their aim is to raise $40,000 between June 12th  – June 30th.  If they reach this goal, an anonymous donor will match up to $8,000. This will support the full four-year undergraduate education of one female garments worker. Donate here.

This seasoned designer shut down her brand and relaunched a new, sustainable fashion label cut and sewn in Brooklyn with sustainable fabrics.

“The purpose of art is to wash the daily dust of life off our souls.” – Pablo Picasso The last time I saw a functioning Boeing 747, I was sitting in a terminal at JFK, and looked out the window to see the shocking site of an absolutely enormous plane resting a few feet away, waiting to take me and 400+ other people on board and across the Atlantic to France. I just couldn’t wrap my mind around it. There’s a reason it’s called the “Jumbo Jet.” It’s the most recognizable commercial jet in the world. During the ceremonial 747 contract-signing banquet in Seattle on Boeing’s 50th Anniversary, Pan Am’s president Juan Trippe said the 747 would be, “… a great weapon for peace, competing with intercontinental missiles for mankind’s destiny.” First flown commercially in 1970, the Boeing 747 held the passenger capacity record for 37 years. At the time, it was widely thought that the 747 would eventually be superseded by supersonic commercial aircraft, so it was designed to be easily adapted to carry freight. What experts did not predict was that in 2016, an out-of-commission 747 in a Mojave desert graveyard would be disassembled by a rogue band of creatives, the different classes of seats ripped out to make way not for shipping containers, but for a DJ booth and an egalitarian dance floor, that half of it would be slowly freighted to a wide, flat desert in Nevada called Black Rock Desert, and reassembled, and that all of this would be funded (hopefully) by donations, instead of $5,000 first class tickets. Last year, the donations were only enough to bring half of the Boeing 747 to the desert. This year, Big Imagination Foundation gunning to bring the entire metal tube to the playa, complete with wings. What’s it worth to see the 747 wrenched out of its numbing soulless airport security context, and placed in the desert where the only barrier to boarding is a quick pause to “check your baggage”? This year I’m camping with this camp.You can donate here, and it’s tax deductible! And if you are thinking, “There are better things to donate to right now,” then I say this to you: “Art, freedom, and creativity will change society faster than politics.” – Victor Pinchuk