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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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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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4 ways to recycle old wooden pallets

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4 ways to recycle old wooden pallets

4 ways to recycle old wooden pallets While we don't recommend doing DIY or construction projects in your undies, we are really into reducing, reusing and recycling wherever possible. These wooden pallet projects are an awesome way to upcycle what was once laying around as junk.  But first: you can find pallets at garden or lawn shops. Definitely give finding them for free a try before you go online and buy them. Make a vertical planter. This is a really cool way to bring some life to your patio - especially if you're working with a small space. And while...

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