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U.N. Should Promote the Rule of Law

Andy Shen | Posted 09.13.2016 | Impact
Andy Shen

As the 71st regular session of the United Nations General Assembly opens today, victims in Uzbekistan and Haiti are waiting to see whether the U.N. wi...

Companies Are Doing A Terrible Job On Sustainable Cotton

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business

You’re wearing it. You sleep in it. You dry yourself off with it. Cotton is everywhere in our lives, and its production, which relies heavily on wat...

The Low-Down On Sustainable Cotton

Jennifer Boynton | Posted 02.05.2016 | Green
Jennifer Boynton

NOTE: Authored by Gina Marie, author at TriplePundit. NOTE: Can we make the byline read "TriplePundit"? Cotton as a fiber is plant-based and as suc...

US Corporate Cotton vs African Cotton Farmers at the WTO

Marie Clarke | Posted 12.20.2015 | World
Marie Clarke

Developing countries have been long calling for rich countries to practice what they preach, and remove subsidies or allow them to support their own farmers. Over a decade ago, the US agreed to resolve the issue of cotton subsidies "ambitiously, expeditiously and particularly."

The World Bank's Role in Uzbek Slavery Lights Up Washington D.C.

Joanna Ewart-James | Posted 12.16.2015 | Impact
Joanna Ewart-James

On International Human Rights Day, Walk Free and International Labor Rights Forum, both members of the Cotton Campaign coalition, projected striking images of Uzbekistan forced labour onto the headquarters of the World Bank in Washington D.C.

Goodbye Cotton, Hello Hemp?

John Converse Townsend | Posted 10.28.2015 | Green
John Converse Townsend

About 20 million tons of cotton are produced each and every year, making it far and away the world's most profitable non-food crop. But it's resource intensive in a big way.

Uzbek Cotton Elites Require Firm Dialogue from U.S. Business

Judy Gearhart | Posted 10.19.2015 | World
Judy Gearhart

Uzbekistan is the world's fifth-largest cotton exporter, yet sales benefit the government elite on the backs of the Uzbek people.

Climate Change This Week: Solar-Plus Storage Push, Water and Energy Collide, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.08.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Which is more important to Americans - water, or hydro-power?

Fashion Revolution Day: A Day to Ask #WhoMadeMyClothes?

Lee-Sean Huang | Posted 06.22.2015 | Style
Lee-Sean Huang

April 23 is Fashion Revolution Day -- an opportunity for us to reflect on the welfare of the workers who make the clothes we all wear.

The Irreplaceable Tee-Shirt

Mimi Raad | Posted 04.20.2014 | Style
Mimi Raad

I have dozens of them. Loose cuts, tight ones. V neck, round neck, U shape...Long sleeves, short sleeves. Cropped or long. In cotton, jersey, leather, silk. Cannot have enough of them. I slip them under a jacket, a tuxedo, a dress, I sleep in them, go to the gym wearing them ...You name it!

Organic Cotton: Threading Its Way Into Our Closets

Mattias Wallander | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green
Mattias Wallander

"Organic" has been the buzzword of significance over the past decade in the food industry, and while it hasn't gained popularity in the fashion industry as quickly, it's on its way to becoming a mainstay, thanks in no small part to the rise of organic cotton.

6 Things You Should Know About Your Clothes

Shannon Whitehead | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Shannon Whitehead

While the slow food movement is starting to catch on and consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of what they eat, we don't yet think of clothing in the same way.

Do Today Show Anchors Really Dress Themselves Every Day?

Alisa Wolfson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Style
Alisa Wolfson

According to Today Show anchor Tamron Hall, wardrobe stipends and costume departments aren't part of her early morning hosting gig. On Tuesday morning...

Underwear in the New Jerusalem

Michael Pettinger | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Michael Pettinger

Twenty dollars for two pair of grey, cotton boxer briefs. It seemed like a lot of money for so little cloth. Of course, I was mistaken.

Fixing the Colorado River: First Steps

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 07.10.2013 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Demands on the Colorado River exceed the river's average supply, and this problem is projected to get worse as populations continue to grow and as climate changes increase temperatures and reduce runoff.

Fighting Climate Change and Creating "Green Jobs": Is Hemp the Silver Bullet?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 06.01.2013 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

Given all of these benefits, why have Obama and the political establishment chosen to remain silent? The explanation has to do with retrograde and backward beliefs which have been hindering environmental progress for a generation.

Nature's Golden Elixir: Honey Feels Wrath of Climate Disruption

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 04.18.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

We are running out of time to combat more than 85 million metric tons of greenhouse gases emitted daily: Earth's bees are clearly showing scientists that they cannot conduct their business of pollinating and making honey -- as climate disruption escalates, quickly.

WATCH: Farmer Suicide, GMOs And Seed Saving

Daniel Klein | Posted 04.13.2013 | Home
Daniel Klein

On our recent trip to India, we got a wake up call from environmental activist Dr. Vandana Shiva on the reality of these issues and how they can impact farmers to the point of suicide (270,000 farmers have killed themselves in the last 15 years).

The Economic Oversight in Manufacturing Cotton (Part 2)

Jolie Bensen | Posted 04.07.2013 | Business
Jolie Bensen

If the U.S. is the second largest producer of cotton in the world, then why can't we buy U.S. grown, U.S. spun cotton fabric? Or any fabric grown and processed here in the U.S.?

Pop Some Tags: Green Fashion 101

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 03.31.2013 | Style
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Add another question to those that we women usually ask ourselves before purchasing, i.e. "Do I like it?" "Can I afford it?" and "Does it look good on me?" (Or, the converse, "Does this make me look fat?") The fourth question: "Is it sustainable?"

Top 7 Genetically Modified Crops

Margie Kelly | Posted 12.30.2012 | Green
Margie Kelly

Do you have any cereals, crackers, cookies, snack bars, soy milk or baby formula? How about anything with corn syrup or processed food made from corn? If so, you are probably eating food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

The Economic Oversight in Manufacturing (Part 1)

Jolie Bensen | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business
Jolie Bensen

Beyond just suggesting that consumers buy more American-made goods or that we adjust our trade deficit, but logistically speaking, how can manufacturing really save our country? How does this create more jobs and stimulate the economy, exactly?

The U.S. Has Lost These Industries To China

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale, Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Americans are used to the U.S. being the leader, or a top-ranked nation, in many areas. But in a number of industries and business...

The Lifecycle of a T-shirt

Mattias Wallander | Posted 08.30.2011 | Green
Mattias Wallander

Do you ever stop and think about what the impact of a t-shirt is on the planet? You'd probably be surprised to learn what's involved in the lifecycle of just one t-shirt.

What We Can Do on World Day Against Child Labor

Bama Athreya | Posted 08.13.2011 | Impact
Bama Athreya

Along with transnational corporations, some major investors and industry associations have called on Uzbekistan to halt the use of forced child labor.