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Weekend Reading: American Apparel Is Calling Your Made-in-America Bluff

Follain launched a chic, grownup rebrand, and sent me some goodies that I can’t wait to try out!

I have two podcasts to share this week. First, I’m back on Conscious Chatter with Kestrel, having a friendly debate with Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Jason Kibbey about whether conscious consumers are pushing fashion forward. Then, I talked with Lorraine Sanders of Spirit of 608 about that, plus asked her if I should start my own podcast. Because, I’m sort of working the rounds here, right?


In LA, sweatshops are common, and Trump is making it worse. | Racked

Is fast fashion a class issue? | Refinery29

14 of the best resources for making your fashion more conscious. | Fashionista

There’s a whole mall in Sweden that sells nothing but reclaimed goods. | Inhabitat

American Apparel is calling your bluff. | Bloomberg

A new, beautiful series of short videos called Ethetics is exploring sustainable and ethical fashion around the world. They’ve started in South Africa. | EcoCult Inbox

Giving back to charity is not enough to call yourself an ethical business. | Style Wise


Your sea salt has plastic particles in it. | Quartz


Coyuchi has launched a new program that lets you subscribe to sheets and towels, then send them back for recycling when you’re done. Um, yes!! | EcoCult Inbox

Big Ideas

I had no idea it was this easy to live off the grid. I wish my mom and her husband had known this was an option when they built their home in the woods and strung power out to it. | The Sustainable

New EPA head and polluter friend Scott Pruitt is recusing himself from the cases that he was involved in bringing against the EPA… for a year. | NY Times

All the terrible things that have happened to the environment in Trump’s first 100 days. | NY Times

New York

What about NYC’s plan to dump chlorine in with raw sewage when it overflows? | NY Times

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