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Fashion

G-Star has made the first Gold-Certified Cradle-to-Cradle denim. | Fashion Positive

Garment workers are losing their jobs to robots and the Safety Accord. | The Daily Star

The most interesting revolutionary fabrics that could lead to a greener fashion industry. | Jstor Daily

A year of no shopping.The New York Times

Are robots coming for sewing jobs in Bangladesh? Nope, underpaying humans is still cheaper than robots, apparently. | Quartz

Mapping Chinese factory pollution in real time. | Quartz

This fashion immersion trip to Guatemala for makers looks incredible! | Birds of the Thread

Food

Should meat be taxed? | The Atlantic

Hope

Some excellent sustainable resolutions to make this year. | World’s Thread Traveler

I needed this morale boost. | Ethical Unicorn

I want one of these in my backyard, thank you. | Quartz

Can Tesla batteries save us all? Not quite. | Quartz

Yikes

Rich countries are reducing their emissions…by exporting them to China. | Quartz

More plastic is coming. A lot more plastic.The Guardian 

“And conditioning them to seek rewards in the form of positive feedback—stars and trophies, hearts and likes—is a great way to get them used to performing that labor for free.” Yup, this is about millenials. | The New Yorker

China has banned the U.S. from shipping over our waste, leading to chaos. | NPR

 

Big Ideas

Everyone in the world should be taxed on their environmental footprint. | Aeon

To get people to change their habits, stop lecturing and start offering them bananas (metaphorically). | Harvard Business Review

A simple way to spot pseudoscience. | Bloomberg

How building our cities like termite mounds could save us. | PS Mag

Why do Americans refuse to learn from other countries’ successes? | Eudaimonia