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Up-cycling ideas are built one Brick at a time, Literally!

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Up-cycling ideas are built one Brick at a time, Literally!

Plastic into Bricks – Plastic Into Marc Skid Waistbands. You never know when inspiration will strike. It struck Abhishek Banerjee on a 2016 field trip to a brick kiln. “We saw that the workers there were being treated very inhumanely,” he recalled. He saw working conditions he thought “improper” like people “digging clay with their bare hands.”A college student at India’s Jadavpur University, he wanted to do something not only to address bad working conditions at kilns but alleviate environmental damage they cause. As Anna Fletcher noted in the CNN World piece, “One study estimated that India’s brick kilns burn 15-20...

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People who are speaking out about the Amazon Rain-Forest fires and why it’s important

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People who are speaking out about the Amazon Rain-Forest fires and why it’s important

  After three weeks of no mention in the media, the Amazon Rain-Forest fires are finally at the forefront. The Amazon produces 20% of the earth’s oxygen, and it’s burning to a crisp. In normal fashion when there is a crisis, social media explodes, and every celeb posts a speech about how the tragedy needs #prayers. While celebs’ posts about the fires do raise awareness, most go back to their half-naked photos and movie promotions promptly after their heartfelt posting. But what are these top 1% actually doing to help? After some research it was difficult to find an actual...

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Beginners Guide to Living a Sustainable Day

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Beginners Guide to Living a Sustainable Day

Being sustainable can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to demand a complete lifestyle change. Taking baby steps and making small adjustments can make a huge difference in the long run! There are so many products on the market to help with a greener lifestyle, and a lot of these products will even save you money! Here are 5 no brainer products to jump start YOUR eco-revolution. 1. Marc Skid Underwear. a. At Marc Skid, we use recycled plastics in the waistbands of our underwear, keeping plastic out of landfills. Only the finest cotton in the world, Organic Pima Cotton, is used in...

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How the world's rarest cotton is cultivated

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How the world's rarest cotton is cultivated

How the world's rarest cotton is cultivated  It's good to be rare. And unique. That's why Marc Skid underwear is made with only the world's finest organic Pima cotton -- 0.0005% of all cotton produced in the world.  But being rare isn't easy. In this case, it takes extraordinary amounts of work from Peruvian farmers who use only the best growing practices. So as we approach National Farmer's Day, here's our salute to those in agriculture across the world who keep us fed and clothed and a special look into our organic Pima cotton's growing process.  Pima Pima cotton or the "cashmere...

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Why we should all be tree huggers: How trees benefit us

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Why we should all be tree huggers: How trees benefit us

Why we should all be treehuggers: How trees benefit us Treehuggers: you've heard of them, you've laughed at the idea. But they're really on to something. Besides the shade they provide on hot summer days, trees are a real asset to the planet.  Here are some of the ways they've been keeping it real since, well, forever.  1. They help us breathe. And get rid of carbon.  Ok, this you learned in 3rd-grade science. But really, it's the main highlight in a tree's resume. One large tree can provide a day's worth of oxygen for FOUR people. That's impressive. And in...

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