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Benefits of Natural Dye in the Fashion Industry

This post was sponsored by MATTER Prints as part of an ongoing partnership. Research and opinions are my own. Benefits of Natural Dye The fashion industry has a dye problem… The increased demand for textile products… and the use of synthetic dyes have together contributed to dye wastewater becoming one of the substantial sources of …

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Fashion Industry and Water Waste: 4 Ways to Be More Sustainable

Written by guest contributor, Emily Folk. Fashion Industry and Water Waste When you go shopping, you consider so much about each garment you try on: How does it feel? How does it look on? How do I have to wash it? Is it worth the price on the tag? But many shoppers neglect to ask …

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From Herd to Hand: A Story of Sheep Herding and Wool Felting in Morocco, with Amalou

I was compensated by Amalou for my time researching and writing this post. When it comes to ethics, things are not so cut and dried, especially when you start to create value hierarchies that combine attention to people, planet, and animals. Nothing makes this more clear than Alden Wicker’s recent long form piece on the …

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Sustainable Vegan Leather That’s Better for the Planet

This piece was written by Emily Folk. Sustainable Vegan Leather Be sure that the fake leather clothes you’re wearing are actually environmentally friendly. Being concerned about the environment and the creatures on the earth is a noble gesture. It ensures that we have a place to call home long into the future. To help reverse …

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4 Innovative Textiles To Look Out For, by Summer Edwards

This post was written by Summer Edwards and originally appeared on Tortoise and Lady Grey, a well-researched blog and resource for those seeking sustainable fashion and in depth information on the industry. — The following post is another in my series about sustainable textiles, this time looking at some of the textiles that we see …

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Water and The Fashion Industry: Facts and Solutions

A piece on Water and the Fashion Industry written for Good on You by contributor, Bethany Noble. Shared with permission. Water and the Fashion Industry Ever thought about how much water it took to make your cotton t-shirt? How about three years worth of drinking water for one t-shirt! That’s a lot of water; 2,700 …

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Is Polyester Sustainable? A Guide by Summer Edwards

This post was written by Summer Edwards and originally appeared on Tortoise & Lady Grey. Summer Edwards of Tortoise and Lady Grey is at it again with a highly informative post on polyester. This nitty gritty stuff isn’t always fun, but it’s so useful to have knowledge that helps you negotiate which product is best, …

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Being Mortal: Sustainable Death and Burial, by Steph Villano

From Leah: In the Episcopal tradition, we have been encouraged to spend the last 40 days reflecting on our mortality. The Lenten season begins with the solemn words, “Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return,” uttered by the priest in hushed tones as little crosses made of ash are imprinted on …

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