Sustainable fashion and travel for the conscious woman

Sustainable fashion and travel for the conscious woman


Weekend Reading: If You Want to Save the World, Veganism Is Not the Answer

Hello from Bangalore! I’ve just arrived two days ago, and I’m already getting plugged into the vibrant ethical fashion scene here, meeting with entrepreneurs and visiting workshops. Up next is Mumbai, then Ahmedabad, Jaipur, New Delhi, and Kolkata. Comment and tell me sustainable fashion things I cannot miss!

But the above picture is from a very special museum in Amsterdam, the first museum in the world dedicated to sustainable fashion: Fashion for Good. If you’re in Amsterdam, you HAVE to visit!

Fashion

Is Everlane ethical?Style Wise Blog

Hey influencers: it is not sustainable to clean out your closet when you discover sustainable fashion! | Ethical Unicorn

What’s up with those slave labor notes found inside clothing and purses? | Vox

Fashion students aren’t learning about the issues in the industry… until they slam into real life after graduation. | The Guardian

Genocide gems. | Bloomberg Businessweek 

The fashion industry is about to release a charter on reducing its climate impact. | EcoTextile News

Bangalore, India’s fashion scene is my problematic fave. | New India Express

I finally met this designer in person in Berlin and I was so thrilled – longtime fan of her seed-to-garment philosophy! | The Cut

Can Rent the Runway get us to stop buying clothes?The New Yorker

These are the leading users of sustainable textiles – big names that may surprise you! | Textile Exchange 

Beauty

Craziest story of the week: We might go extinct, when our men can no longer reproduce because of phthalates. | GQ

Even non-toxic nail polishes might be toxic. | Time

Food

If you want to save the world, veganism is not the answer. | The Guardian 

Wildlife products are a danger to your health. | Foreign Affairs

Eating organic can help protect you from cancer. | CNN

Travel

I’ve just arrived to Bangalore, India. And here is a story about how a water crisis threatens 600 million people in India, and Bangalore’s aquifer will run dry in the next two years. | National Geographic

When some animals have to be killed to save others. | The Atlantic

I love my safety razor, but it presents problems when traveling. Here are some tips to workaround the airport security problem. | Litterless

Climate Change

Don’t despair, says Rebecca Solnit. | The Guardian

Because this is the opportunity of a lifetime. | The Frontlash

The big lie we’re told about climate change is that it’s our own fault.Vox 

So here are 10 ways to accelerate the fight against climate change. | Vox

And more real ideas for fighting climate change.Green Indy Blog

Canada is instituting a carbon dividend scheme! Hallelujah! | Financial Post

In the meantime, investors are betting in climate change getting worse.Bloomberg

Why aren’t we mining landfills for the valuable materials inside? | Ensia

Plastic

There is plastic in pretty much all sea salt. | Quartz

So it’s not surprising they also found microplastics in human poop. | Smithsonian

The European parliament voted to ban single-use plastics! | The Independent 

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