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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 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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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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5 ways to make sure your beach vacay isn’t trashy

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5 ways to make sure your beach vacay isn’t trashy

5 ways to make sure your beach vacay isn’t trashy  Sweet summertime! Pack up your bags and get ready to get sand everywhere -- it’s a beach trip. But there’s just one problem. Our oceans are trash. “Our oceans have become our toilets. The detritus from our consumer lifestyles inexorably makes its way down into them,” says Iain Kerr, CEO of Ocean Alliance in Massachusetts. Here are 5 tips to make sure you don’t end up at a trashy beach. 1. Don’t flush that sh*t. Well, actually, waste and TP are the only things you should flush. Dental floss, “flushable”...

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