What is fast fashion and why does it matter? Take a step into the real world and learn about the effects of the new trend “fast fashion.” Get familiar with which brands specialize in this clothing and over time learn how to avoid them.
Regarding plastic material’s entire lifecycle, they have a significant carbon footprint and emit 3.4% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Is it truly possible to recycle the over-produced and over-consumed material?
With ocean temperatures on the rise, rather than absorbing co2, oceans are beginning to release it. How does this factor into the ocean ecosystems and create a positive feedback loop.?
Tidal energy is a renewable energy powered by the natural rise and fall of ocean tides and currents. Learn more about Tidal Energy’s sustainability factor and energy sources here!
On August 16, 2022, President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act, a bill that will invest $369 Billion into climate solutions. Read more here.
Associations like the EPA have managed to hold our major polluters accountable, ensuring America stays within its limits to reach UN SDGs and comply with COP21. So why did SCOTUS limit their powers? (insert thinking face emoji)
“Like New” is Lululemon’s concept where customers can exchange their gently used pieces in stores for credit and buy previously owned apparel online. Here is a quick overview of the program.
In November of 2020, Gov. Phil Murphy signed the plastic bag ban into law. This barred grocery stores from giving customers single use paper and plastic bags, and placed penalties into effect for those who violate the order. This was effective starting May 4th, 2022.
Research shows that 48% of fashion’s supply chain is linked with deforestation. The demand on cutting trees for fabric production is estimated to double by 2050. 70% of all clothing produced by such fibers end up in landfills every year. Landfills that are created after the major clear cutting of vital forests. Do you see where I’m going with this?
By maintaining a strong stance on land and water pollution, on the barest level, companies will be able to protect ecosystems from further harm- consequently protecting their biodiversity.
The severity of the issue microplastics bring when discussing water pollution is quite unfathomable when considering its’ miniscule size. However, most people fail to recognize that the majority of the plastic floating in the ocean does eventually break down into smaller pieces. Only 6% of plastic pollution in the ocean is visible, because the rest breaks down and sinks to the ocean floor, polluting food webs and habitats.
Textile industries always incorporate modern automated machines, however, ‘emissions of excessive noise and ambient sound at work in the textile industry have shown a noticeable increase’.
As an advocate of Beekeeping (a helping hand in my own beekeeping community), I reached out to the New Jersey Beekeepers Association to give my school’s Green Club (Students Against Violating the Environment- SAVE) an informational talk!
Certain designers have begun researching carbon–capturing type clothing, so the garments can limit their negative impact (carbon negative- literally) through material usage.
Thrifting online brings both sustainability and convenience to the table. Rather than having to search through materials to ensure eco-friendly creation- you can be sure that simply buying from these sites already sets you on a greener path.
2021 is coming to an end, and with a year full of notable moments, we are ready to move onto the next. I’m sure you all have your own new year resolutions, but here’s a few more simple ones to add to the list. This way, you’ll improve more than just yourself- take a hit at helping our environment too
We’re at a place where the fashion industry’s emissions are actually double what they should be in order to stay in line with the Paris Agreement’s goal of keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees celsius. The global climate summit, known as COP26, with COP standing for Conference of the Parties, discusses this and how to battle it.
As companies slash prices for the kickoff of the holiday shopping season between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday, shoppers overconsume electronics, plastics and fast-fashion apparel — and our planet ultimately pays the price.
The most recent trend we’ve seen, regarding Halloween costumes, is buying a whole new set you’ll wear one time and then throwing it out or donating it because it can’t be reworn. This creates a multitude of problems.
How is Fast Fashion altering ecosystems?
With the sustainability trend growing on the red carpet, it’s no surprise that this year’s Met Gala was full of eco-conscious looks. Here’s a list of the most sustainable and fashionable Met Gala outfits.
This resell program is the latest step in recommerce. Making reusable options more accessible is helping the company reach their sustainable development goals.
America’s obsession with fast shipping is no secret, now more so than ever. You could purchase a whole wardrobe without having to step a foot out of your house- sometimes getting your delivery within the same day. The question is: Is the environmental impact that comes with shipping worth saving you one trip out the house?
A common topic in the realm of sustainability is sustainable products, and although product sustainability through both resources and production is imperative- there are other equally important factors that are less talked about. Product packaging plays a huge role in the ecological footprint of any company.
The environment’s wellbeing goes hand in hand with sustainability- as many ecologically related topics do. We know that all living things depend on natural resources provided by Mother Earth… so what is happening in the world of carbon emissions, and what role is America playing?
What role do corporations play in the category of sustainability? Is their advocation of sustainable lifestyles a form of hypocrisy, or are they truly trying to save the world one step at a time?
What does “sustainable” mean in beauty? The rise in false advertising makes familiarizing yourself with the definition imperative; in order to spot fake labelling.
With the rise of environmental activism and social media, celebrities have become increasingly involved in the productivity of sustainability and have grown their platforms through embracing more green activism. Here is a list of MY top environmental activist celebrities.
What is World Environment Day? How did it come to be? What are it’s impacts? Every question you have about World Environment Day- answered.
Eco clubs in schools empower students to participate and take up meaningful environmental activities and projects. Learn more about how to start and grow your own Green Club.
Every Earth Day we vow to change our lives for the better and set ourselves on a more ecological path. Rather than promising drastic changes, here are some simpler alternatives for your daily life that can end up making a huge difference.
Plastic pollution has been on a steady increase. Not only can you stop this trend through switching to sustainable methods in your own life, you can switch to sustainability for your pets too! Check out the simple ways through which you can make a big difference.
As 1 year of the pandemic hits, here is a look on how fashion routes have changed. Have consumers switched to sustainable brands or have they indulged in more fast fashion? What impacts did Covid-19 have on the fashion industry?
Growing interest in sustainably produced garments has also started a trend in the fashion industry, known as “greenwashing.” What is greenwashing and why is it important to address?
One of the biggest issues causing climate change are carbon emissions, specifically created by the fast fashion industry. Learn about Carbon Neutrality, which brands have signed on to more ethical processes and the productivity of this upcoming movement.
Each fast fashion factory relies on unrelenting systematic gender-based violence and harassment, and the rate at which these grievances occur make it a normal situation for the workers. Read more about the gender biases in the fashion industry.
Christmas is coming up, and along with loads of presents, decorations and excessive food, it’s the perfect time to celebrate sustainably. It is not difficult to enjoy Christmas in a more eco-friendly way, from choosing a sustainable tree, to ethical Christmas gifts; here is a list to guide you through your journey to a more ethical holiday season.
RiverBlue brings awareness to the destruction of some of the world’s most vital rivers through the manufacturing of our clothing, but will also act as a demand for significant change in the textile industry from the top fashion brands that can make a difference.
Learn about environmental impacts of the celebrated holiday, Diwali. Simple solutions with outstanding outcomes.
Contrary to common misconception, wearing the same clothes does not have to be boring or uninspired. Experimenting between different styles in your own wardrobe can heighten your own love for fashion, while being the most sustainable option. There are different ways to fall back in love with your closet. By following these steps, your wallet won’t be the only one thanking you; rewearing clothing you already own is one of the highest forms of ethical fashion and reducing your footprint.
A new problem arising from the usage of plastic in clothing, are the tiny microplastics (microfibers). When garments are washed in the washing machine, and the water is later disposed of, the microfibers get released into the environment. Read about the impact and what you can do.
Alex James, Blur bassist turned cheese maker, presents this critical look at our disposable approach to clothing and it’s enormous human and environmental cost. Far from predicting the apocalypse, Slowing Down Fast Fashion seeks to provide solutions. By talking to designers, activists and high street brands, the film shows that there is a wide ranging and ever growing thirst for change.
When speaking about the fashion industry, footwear may just be one of the more wasteful and unethical materials of production. Read about some trendy and sustainable shoe alternatives.
McKinsey & Company sent out a survey to gain information on customer sentiment on the topic of sustainable fashion. In April of 2020, the survey was conducted on more than 2,000 individuals, all stemming from different age groups, to gather a variety of data.
Learn about which celebrities speak out about sustainable fashion and see how they have made the move to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle, while still being fashionable.
For those who choose the oath of a sustainable lifestyle, but are unsure where to start and which brands to purchase from! Here is a list of my top 5 sustainable fashion brands, ranging from athletic apparel to contemporary dresses to night suits! You can find everything you need here.
Teenagers may be a majority of consumers who purchase from Fast Fashion companies. Why are they attracted to this industry, and what are some ways to stop participating in this endless cycle?
Giving away your used clothes seems like an easy enough, eco-friendly idea, right? You get to clear out your closet, get rid of clothes you no longer wear, and give someone else a chance to use it. Alas, your intentions are good, but this is not the process most Goodwill donations follow every time. Learn about clothing donations and the lives they lead before ultimately find themselves in landfills.
You know fast fashion is “bad,” but do you really know how terrible it is? Read specifically about fast fashion and it’s environmental effects on the planet.
Learn about the production process of leather, and the environmental side effects. Take a look at this material, known for it’s ability to live long, and the non-ethical process behind it’s production. Make a switch to more eco-friendly alternatives!
In light of recent events, it would be important to dedicate an article of my blogs to Covid-19. Learn the difference between disposable and reusable masks, and make the switch to reusable masks today!
Silk is a popular, durable and eco-friendly material- so why not take an even further step and choose Ahimsa (Peace) Silk! Learn about the benefits of using this new, upcoming fabric in the world of sustainable fashion.
It is important to keep in mind what type of fabrics are being used in your clothing. Clothes made from fabrics that are created through the usage of natural energy can have an overall better long term effect. Here is a list of 9 upcoming, eco-friendly, popular fabrics to add to your wardrobe.
Learn the difference between essential and nonessential items to purchase during an international pandemic.
Here are 5 easy tips on how to direct your lifestyle on a more eco-friendly path. You can change small things in your life to live more sustainably. Here are some tips and tricks that I have been inspired by. They are easy, quick and beneficial!