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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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9 Sustainable Fashion Brands That Use Recycled and Deadstock Fabrics

The Benefits of Deadstock & Recycled 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. Producing new items with deadstock or recycled fabrics can be extraordinarily …

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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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