Entries Tagged as 'Climate'

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Implications of the fashion industry: So much broader than we realize

Earlier this week I clicked on this article, devoured it, retweeted it — and haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since. Lecturer and former fashion editor Charty Durrant writes about the impact the fashion industry has had on not only the ecology and economy of countless developing countries, but also — even more [...]

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

How Levi’s is combining style with sustainability

First, a contest! From now through Earth Day, this Friday, Levi’s is running a contest that I thought some of you might be interested in. To enter, just tweet about how YOU combine style and sustainability, whether you’re wearing vintage or building a sustainable wardrobe or reviving old furniture, and include the hashtag #SWTC (as [...]

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Win it! Turquoise Chunk Necklace from United By Blue, helping keep our waterways clean

United by Blue recently asked me if I’d like to do a giveaway for something on their site, and I thought the holidays would be the perfect time share the love! For each item you purchase from United by Blue — organic tees, bags or jewelry — the organization removes one pound of trash from [...]

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

An alternative to washing your jeans — freeze them

To keep my dark jeans looking new, I wait as long as possible between washes, as machine washing seems to inevitably bring out new signs of wear. But Brazilian denim brand TriStar is starting an alternative denim washing movement — just throw your jeans in the freezer! “After use, just put them inside a plastic [...]

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

Carrotmob Successfully Strikes KC!

Last week marked the first-ever Carrotmob event in Kansas City! (And second-ever in the U.S.!) It was an honor to help organize this event with some of the most lovely, conscientious people in town. For those of you not already familiar, Carrotmob is an absolutely ingenious concept of win-win consumer activism — we buy stuff [...]

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

U.S. manufacturing on the up… reverse globalization?

Yesterday, I heard two exciting reports about manufacturing that is bucking the globalization trend. You could call it the silver lining to high energy costs and the weak dollar. From NPR’s report on Superior Products Inc., which produces gas fittings in Cleveland: “When we go overseas now, a dollar-denominated price is something much more competitive [...]

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

South African billboard of the day

Via Chicago’s wonderful Post Family.