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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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Sustainable and chic: How it's possible to be both

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Sustainable and chic: How it's possible to be both

Sustainable and chic: How it's possible to be both Be honest: when you think about sustainability, fashion isn't the first thing that comes to mind, is it? You probably think about plastic and straws and grocery bags (ok, well at least I do). And then when you do think about sustainable fashion, does it conjure pictures of brown potato sack like items? (Just me again? Ok.) But Natalie Smith, founder of Sustainably Chic is proving that notion all wrong.  Picture this: it's 2011 and you're fed up with the waste and unethical treatment of people in the fashion industry. Your fashion studies courses...

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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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Why gardening is bad a$$

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Why gardening is bad a$$

Why gardening is bad a$$ It's not just your grandma's hobby.  Gardening gets a bad rap, but when you think about it, it's a really cool concept. You can literally sustain yourself. Live off the land. Create sustenance from what was once nothing. But gardening also has a pretty cool history. During WW1, Europe's farmland and agricultural workforce all became products of the war. Crop fields turned into battlefields and workers were recruited to military service. People got hungry, fast. So the burden of feeding millions landed on the U.S. and it was up to citizens to step up.  People...

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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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