Hello from Panama!
We just got back from our days deep in the jungle at the eco village Kalu Yala. I have much to say about it, but I must gather my thoughts. In the meantime, here is all the juicy news from the world of sustainability:
The fashion label GANT, which has some sustainable pieces like organic cotton sweatshirts and lyocell blouses, announced a partnership with Waterkeeper Alliance this week. They’re starting with helping Riverkeeper expand their plastic collections in Costa Rica. | EcoCult inbox
Knitted sneakers (and consumers’ love of natural materials) are fueling the record high price of wool. | The Business of Fashion
In just four days, top fashion CEOs earn a garment worker’s lifetime pay. | Quartz
How responsible is your cashmere, really? | Fashionista
Kering and H&M were crowned the most sustainable fashion firms. | Retail Gazette
Why people forget that their jeans were made with child labor. | Moneyish
Don’t you dare show up in a developing country and ask for handouts. It’s not clever or cool. | Quartz
Hong Kong is shutting down its ivory market! | National Geographic
What is “overtourism,” and how do you combat it as a traveler? | Epicure & Culture
Large beauty companies are buying up eco deodorant brands. Schmidt’s is now part of Unilever. How do you feel about that? | Racked
Is there snake oil in beauty? Yes. But also, some ingredients really do work and make us feel better and look younger. | Racked
Real talk on “chemicals” in beauty products. | Lab Muffin
Holly is reconsidering what she knew about greenwashing. | Leotie Lovely
I got my mind blown by this synthesis of the two main schools of thought on environmentalism. So, what are you: a wizard or a prophet? | Pacific Standard
Farmland could be used to drastically reduce our emissions. What are we waiting for! | Quartz
A really deep discussion by a non-vegan of the philosophy of using animals. | Quartz
The most interesting part of this article on Zoe Deschanel’s pseudoscience tendencies, for me, is the part where researchers say it’s more important for low-income people to eat any vegetables at all, than to try to avoid pesticides. | Undark
This article covers several ways in which the Left is guilty of unscientific dogma. While she doesn’t cover environmental issues, I would add GMOs and animal rights as two areas where progressives are resistant to facts. | Quartz
I can’t throw enough support behind this documentary trying to save Tulum. I donated. If you have ever been to Tulum or want to go, you should, too.
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