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Nisolo Launches Sustainability Facts Label

Nisolo Launches Sustainability Facts Label Did you know that there was no standardized label for marking nutritional information on food until 1990? While some companies voluntarily listed nutrition facts beginning in the 1970s, they were not required to do so by the federal government. In 1990, the FDA published a proposal for a Nutrition Facts …

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Ethical and Sustainable Leather Guide

Ethical and Sustainable Leather Guide The following post was written by Kasi Martin and was originally published on The Peahen blog in 2015. Choosing leather ethically can be tricky. I’ve deciphered some of the popular options and brands to help you cut through the marketing and get to the truth. I learned these lessons first-hand when my …

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Is Recycled Plastic Clothing Sustainable?

This post was originally published in August 2019 and was republished with updates in May 2021. This post contains affiliate links. Is Recycled Plastic Clothing Sustainable? The “sustainable” fashion world is having a moment with recycled textiles, namely those made of plastic. Bonus points if it’s “ocean plastic.” Especially this year, I’m seeing dozens of …

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Is Hemp a Sustainable Textile? Half the Footprint, Twice the Durability

Today I’m sharing a sponsored guest post written in collaboration with 8000Kicks, an upcoming Portuguese shoe brand that manufactures waterproof, hemp shoes. Edits and citations provided by me. Why Hemp is a Sustainable Textile What is Hemp? Hemp comes from the Cannabis Sativa plant and dates back to 8000 BCE, first cultivated in Taiwan for …

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Why Lab Grown Diamonds Are Sustainable

Why Lab Grown Diamonds Are Sustainable Mined Diamonds The world of diamond mining and manufacturing has historically been fraught, to put it mildly. From the prevalence of child workers in the world’s unregulated mines to conflict diamonds – often called “blood diamonds” – harvested in the midst of political violence, to false marketing claims about …

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Brands That Make Clothing with Deadstock

Brands That Make Clothing with Deadstock Fabric Deadstock refers to fabric produced for a collection that was never used due to a flaw in the fabric or overproduction by the textile mill. Recycled refers to fabric upcycled from garments that had a previous life. The Benefits of Deadstock & Recycled Fabric Producing new items with …

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Ethical Lab-Grown Diamonds: the Best Option for Eco-Friendly Jewelry

Sponsored and written by MiaDonna Diamonds with my editorial approval The Best Option for Eco-Friendly Jewelry In recent years, consumers have begun to understand the devastating effects of diamond mining. On top of the damage to individuals and economies in mining communities, this practice has serious environmental consequences. Approximately 150 million carats of diamonds are …

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