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The 5 best ways to make your holiday more sustainable

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The 5 best ways to make your holiday more sustainable

The 5 best ways to make your holiday more sustainable In a season full of stress, it can be tempting to slack on your sustainable lifestyle in favor of easier options. But trust us, making green choices doesn't have to be hard. And you can feel good knowing you're doing your part to save the earth for holidays to come.  Follow these 5 easy tips to make your holiday season more sustainable. 1. Recycle that wrapping. Did you know most wrapping paper isn't recyclable? Opt for options like newspaper or recycled paper bags. Or take it up a notch with brown...

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How our National Parks came to be (and one way you didn't know you could use them)

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How our National Parks came to be (and one way you didn't know you could use them)

How our National Parks came to be (and one way you didn't know you could use them) In the US, our National Parks are home to some of the greatest scenery in the country. Volcanoes in Hawai'i, the Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree and Half Dome are just a few of the landmarks that call National Parks home. The lands they reside on are preserved for their natural beauty and so that each and every one of us can enjoy them. But in a time of manifest destiny, how did National Parks even have a chance to become a thing? Well, it...

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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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Celebrating a year in business: An interview with our founder

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Celebrating a year in business: An interview with our founder

Celebrating a year in business: An interview with our founder Marc Skid launched just over a year ago. After 365 days of wins, losses and crap-shoots, we asked Dan Barry, Marc Skid's founder, some questions about the first year at the helm of a startup.   What has one full year since launching your brand taught you? First of all, that there’s nothing better than waking up every day and having the opportunity to work on your passion, your dream. What’s the old saying? Do what you love and you’ll never work another day in your life. Marc Skid is pretty...

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How an 18-year-old's vision is saving the ocean

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How an 18-year-old's vision is saving the ocean

How an 18-year-old's vision is saving the ocean What have you done to save the oceans lately? Boyan Slat just launched his 2,000-foot plastic-collecting device into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Oh, and did I mention that when he started this whole venture he was just 18? Now 24, Boyan and his organization, The Ocean Cleanup, began their mission in 2013. After scuba diving in Greece and seeing more trash than fish, Boyan decided it was time for someone to actually do something. And trash in our oceans is a legitimate problem. You know, there's a cool 5 trillion pieces...

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