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Up-cycling ideas are built one Brick at a time, Literally!

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Up-cycling ideas are built one Brick at a time, Literally!

Plastic into Bricks – Plastic Into Marc Skid Waistbands. You never know when inspiration will strike. It struck Abhishek Banerjee on a 2016 field trip to a brick kiln. “We saw that the workers there were being treated very inhumanely,” he recalled. He saw working conditions he thought “improper” like people “digging clay with their bare hands.”A college student at India’s Jadavpur University, he wanted to do something not only to address bad working conditions at kilns but alleviate environmental damage they cause. As Anna Fletcher noted in the CNN World piece, “One study estimated that India’s brick kilns burn 15-20...

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & REPAIR?

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & REPAIR?

    We all hear about how we should be helping the planet more. We hear the phrase “REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE” so often, you probably only had to read that first word to know the next two that came after it. But let’s introduce a new word to that. REPAIR. It goes nicely don’t you think? You may think, “But I’m not handy, or a craftsperson, so how am I supposed to repair?” Here are 3 easy ways to repair items and keep them out of landfills.   Patches Patches are in -- and the perfect way to give your...

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Beginners Guide to Living a Sustainable Day

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Beginners Guide to Living a Sustainable Day

Being sustainable can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to demand a complete lifestyle change. Taking baby steps and making small adjustments can make a huge difference in the long run! There are so many products on the market to help with a greener lifestyle, and a lot of these products will even save you money! Here are 5 no brainer products to jump start YOUR eco-revolution. 1. Marc Skid Underwear. a. At Marc Skid, we use recycled plastics in the waistbands of our underwear, keeping plastic out of landfills. Only the finest cotton in the world, Organic Pima Cotton, is used in...

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5 Guilt Free Beauty Brands at Your Fingertips

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5 Guilt Free Beauty Brands at Your Fingertips

  The drugstore has long been a favorite for affordable beauty products. Just because some of these products cut cost, doesn’t mean we want them to cut on performance or quality. And we ESPECIALLY don’t want them to be bad for the environment, or have been tested on animals. Here are 5 bunny friendly brands AND product recommendations from each. Wet and Wild. -The days of our mothers' Wet and Wild is over. The brand has exploded and there are now so many amazing products from which to choose. Our pick: Highlighters!! You really cannot go wrong with a Wet...

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5 Cities With Big Initiatives For A Better Planet

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5 Cities With Big Initiatives For A Better Planet

Each day we all wake up to what seem like the same stories. All bad news. A plethora of news outlets telling us we aren’t doing enough for the planet. Here at Marc Skid we use only organic pima, the world’s finest cotton, and is rarer than regular cotton, as well as recycled plastic in the waistbands of all our underwear. As we are taking strides to better the planet, here are 5 cities that are also taking big initiatives to better the plant and YOU can get involved! St. Louis Big Green Challenge!   The Big Green Challenge is...

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