Sustainable and toxin-free living

Sustainable and toxin-free living

Viscose Rayon Is Terrible for the Environment. Here are the Sustainable Alternatives

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  • Mar 15, 2023
(Sponsored) 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 why.

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Is Rayon Biodegradable? Here’s What Happens When Rayon Goes in the Compost, Trash, or Ocean

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  • Mar 18, 2019
If you're a designer creating a sustainable fashion collection or consumer who is trying to dress sustainably, the question of whether rayon, Tencel, Modal, or lyocell biodegrades is an important one. Is it a circular fabric? What happens to it when it's no longer being worn? Is it contributing to microfiber pollution? I've got the answer to all those questions.
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Weekend Reading: The Debate Over Conscious Consumerism Rages On

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  • Mar 24, 2017
Hi readers! I've had a crazy past couple of weeks. Here I am talking on Canadian radio about conscious consumerism! (Quick listen.) And here I am talking on a Dallas NPR show about conscious consumerism! (Long listen.) And a vlogger (who I know and respect!) did a response video to my article on conscious consumerism, mostly because her followers wouldn't leave her alone about it and demanded a response. I agree with some of it, and disagree with other parts. But obviously, if I'm sharing it here, I'm not salty about it. (I did float the idea of getting into a faux catfight to pump up our numbers, but sadly she did not take the bait.)
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