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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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How to make purchases with a purpose

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How to make purchases with a purpose

How to make purchases with a purpose These days, it’s cool to be environmentally conscientious.  That’s because people are finally starting to realize that caring about the earth is important and that in order to have generations of world-changers after us, the earth has to be a livable planet. That is why so many consumers are turning to eco-friendly brands for peace of mind that the products they are purchasing are working towards this greater good of sustainability and not adding to the many problems already present in this day and age. Here at Marc Skid, we share in this...

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Celebrate Earth Day with almost zero effort

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Celebrate Earth Day with almost zero effort

Celebrate Earth Day with almost zero effort Sustainability doesn't have to be hard. Planning to brush your teeth to start the day? Turn off the faucet while you brush. If you do that every day for the whole month, it'll conserve about 200 gallons of water (That was easy, huh?)  Bum a ride with someone to work. Responsible people call it carpooling, but either way, it saves on the amount of carbon monoxide emitted into the environment. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Double bonus: it's good for your health. Grab lunch from somewhere local. It takes a lot...

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How one company is making water bottle waistbands (and more)

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How one company is making water bottle waistbands (and more)

How one company is making water bottle waistbands (and more) Repreve by Unifi is reducing waste by recycling water bottles into fiber for fabrics. Repreve, the world's leading recycled fiber, was founded in 2007 by its parent textile company, Unifi. The brand, which you have definitely come across before, has transformed more than 10 BILLION - yes, that's with a B - water bottles into recycled polyester - including in every waistband of Marc Skid underwear.  That's right. Repreve fabric feels no different than standard polyester and is used in everything from clothes, shoes and bags to car seats and home...

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