These goats live on a ranch in Inner Mongolia, which has long been a center for cultivating fine cashmere. The ranch is owned and operated by a factory that makes sweaters for Siizu, one of hundreds of new eco-fashion brands that have sprung up in the last decade. photo courtesy of Siizu

Hi readers!

I’m very excited that this article on my frustrations with vegan fashion is out. First, because I worked really hard on it and the editor was great to work with. Second, because now whenever I get snide comments, I can direct those commenters straight to this.

But I surely do believe in organic fashion, and was honored to be a contributor to this documentary-style video by Kate Arnell of EcoBoost on why organic textiles are so important! 

Preorders are open for the next zine by Fashion Revolutions (of #whomademyclothes fame)! I wrote the introduction, and judging from the fact-checking questions I’ve been getting and the list of contributors, the content is going to be top quality. Order yours today!

Fashion

Lab-grown textiles are the future of fashion. Stella McCartney is ON IT. | Endgadget

Here are all the companies with takeback programs. |  Litterless

East Africa is trying to ban secondhand clothing, but the issue is complicated. | NY Times

Tom Ford is a sustainable brand? I had NO idea. | Vogue

Stop trying to make consumer education happen, advocates. Stop trying to fight millions of years of evolution, and focus on technology and legislation. | The Independent 

If we’re going to solve fashion’s environment problem, we’ll need, “a crap load of money and time.” Glossy 

The future of textiles is methane-eating bacteria. | Fast Company

East Africa is struggling to stem the tide of secondhand clothing imports. But will the U.S. let it? More importantly, would banning them do any good? | NY Times

Gucci says it’s going fur-free. | The Guardian

Beauty & Health

Beware the naturopath. | Quartz

Food

I support the launch of this cookbook with nothing but sustainable fish recipes. Get your omega-3 on! | Blue Moon Fish

Travel

I would love to buy this eco-friendly tiny mobile home and take a grand, slow roadtrip across America! | NY Mag

End Times

I REALLY needed to read this.Grist