Weekend Reading: Animal Free (Real) Leather Is Almost Here
- by Alden Wicker
- Mar 15, 2018
Hello from Medellin!
If you’ve been following my Instagram, you’ve seen a few cute and sustainable spots I’ve fallen in love with in this City of Eternal Spring. I can’t wait to blog about this place and share all the best spots with you, because I’m really loving this city!
Back before I left NYC, though, the sustainable resort wear brand Par en Par stopped by my apartment with the talented photographer Mukul Bhatia for a feature and an interview. Read up on my travel philosophy on their blog, featuring many other amazing women.
Also, I’ve been following Modern Meadow, a lab-grown leather start-up, for a while. So thrilled to write this profile of them for Inc. Magazine!
Why ethical fashion brands need to ditch the guilt trip. | Qualms and Conundrums
The illicit used-clothing trade at the Mexican border. | Racked
Millennials will not buy ugly, overpriced clothing on a janky, obscure website just because it’s sustainable. | WWD
The UN believes fast fashion is creating an environmental disaster. | Quartz
These Garment Workers Diaries are incredible. | Fashion Revolution
Sustainable, organic, luxury wool. | Wallpaper
What does “natural” mean, anyway? Lawsuits are asking the question. | NY Times
Yes, bacon can kill you. And scientists have know it for decades. | The Guardian
Fruits and vegetables have become less nutritious. | Scientific American
Microplastics are in bottled water, too. | The Guardian
The Glastonbury festival has banned plastic water bottles for 2019. | The Guardian
Plogging. | Green Matters
The most and least climate resilient counties in America are…. | Pacific Standard
Did you know there’s a giant forest in the middle of Mexico City? I did not, and I was there! | Pacific Standard
How to stop giving Amazon your money. | Lifehacker
Is plastic pollution really that bad? | The Economist
We are actually using less electricity. Utilities aren’t happy. | Vox
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