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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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Where does Marc Skid organic Pima cotton come from?

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Where does Marc Skid organic Pima cotton come from?

Where does Marc Skid organic Pima cotton come from? Marc Skid prides itself on the quality of the underwear we produce. Every pair is made from organic Pima cotton - one of the rarest fibers in the world. Our partnership with Bergman/Rivera helps us consistently deliver high-quality, sustainable products that make a Marc on the world.   Why Bergman/Rivera? Bergman/Rivera is a textile company that has been a pioneer in organic cotton production in Peru since 1986. But organic cotton is more than just cotton raised without GMOs or chemical inputs. It really makes a difference. Bergman/Rivera believes that through organic...

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People making their Marc on the world: Abigail Howard

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People making their Marc on the world: Abigail Howard

People making their Marc on the world: Abigail Howard Making your Marc on the world can look like any number of different things: making sustainable and charitable purchases, volunteering, or donating to worthy causes. But for Abigail Howard, starting her own charitable organization to fund safe houses and fight sex trafficking was the way to go.  On a service trip to Tijuana, Abigail was struck by seeing survivors of awful circumstances like sex trafficking thrive thanks to a support system from a safe house there. So when she returned home in March of 2017, despite the busyness of attending college full-time...

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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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Charity spotlight: Amazon Conservation Association

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Charity spotlight: Amazon Conservation Association

Charity spotlight: Amazon Conservation Association From providing support for Brazilian nut farmers to incentivize them to protect the forest to being the champions of 4 million acres of rainforest, Amazon Conservation Association has come a long way in the last 20 years. By uniting science, innovation and community, Amazon Conservation has established Peru's first conservation concession and worked to empower indigenous communities to develop forest-friendly practices and livelihoods.  Why the Amazon? Well, Jeff Bezos was onto something when he named his company after the forest. The piece of land where the Andes meet the rainforest is almost magical -- home to millions...

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