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The Serious Price We're Paying For 'Fast Fashion'

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact

It’s no secret that Americans love to shop. But when it comes to buying cheap clothing, the environment may be paying the biggest price. In our fin...

Farm to Closet is the Future of Fashion

The Huffington Post | Paul Josephson | Posted 09.27.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


Goodbye Cotton, Hello Hemp?

John Converse Townsend | Posted 10.28.2016 | 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.

Refresh a Dress With DIY Potato Printing

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.10.2015 | Style
Maria Rodale

It's coming...slowly...surely... It's nearly here...warm weather! Every year, as the ground thaws and we box up our winter clothes and unpack much-missed lighter layers, we inevitably crave a little newness in our lives.

Fashion's Finest Tree Huggers

Bianca Heyward | Posted 06.08.2015 | Style
Bianca Heyward

Fashion is typically forgotten when thinking about environmental issues. Luckily, some big names in the industry are helping to bring it to the forefront of global issues -- voicing their opinions through their social media accounts and beyond.

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.

The Luxury of Knowing

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

The following appears in the October/November edition of Organic Gardening magazine. For great gardening, cooking, and living tips, pick the issue up ...

Clothing Companies: Organic Cotton 'Sucks'

commonwealth club | John Zipperer | Posted 08.14.2013 | San Francisco

The Commonwealth Club and Huffington Post San Francisco present Commonwealth Club Thought Leaders, an ongoing series of insights from the most interes...

Protecting Our Planet and Protecting Ourselves: The Importance of Organic Cotton

David Dietz | Posted 09.10.2013 | Green
David Dietz

Organic cotton is grown in a way that uses methods and materials that lessen the impact on our environment while conventionally grown cotton uses more insecticides than any other crop in the world.

The Truth About the Clothes We Wear: How Fashion Impacts Health and the Environment

Beth Greer | Posted 08.31.2013 | Green
Beth Greer

Most of the clothes we wear (unless they are labeled "Fair Trade" or "Organic") contain some pretty toxic additives. For example, conventionally grown cotton uses more insecticides than any other single crop.

It's A Green Home If It Saves You Money, Right?

Courtney Cachet | Posted 09.28.2011 | Style
Courtney Cachet

There are some ways to go green that are so effortless, so easy, so less toxic and so less expensive that you'd be foolish not to do them. Here are four easy ways you can go green and save money without sacrificing a thing.

Organic Cotton Fraud: H&M Admits Problems

Ecouterre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Man, it is not shaping up to be H&M's year when it comes to doing the green thing. The Swedish fast-fashion purveyor and other leading European retail...

Are Your Tampons Green?

Tara Settembre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tara Settembre

Despite it being such an intimate product, I know that I've never paid much attention to the ingredients on tampon boxes.

Online Organic Shopping Just Got Easier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Want the latest on organic sellers? Check out Etsy Organic, a team that brings together the organic sellers and promotes organic, sustainable living....

5 Eco-Pillow Options For Greener, Healthier Sleep

ecofabulous | Zem Joaquin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Do you know what's in bed with you? With their eyes shut to the eco options that abound, most Americans rest their heads on cotton or polyester pillow...

Rated X

Hillary Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Hillary Newman

Watch this... So, do you know what's in your knickers? Probably not. Creators and sisters, Jenny White and Verity White, made this film and feature...

A Green Night's Sleep

Huffington Post | Johanna Smtih | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

If you spend your waking hours consuming organic local celeriac and fretting about mountaintop removal coal mining practices, you might consider green...

Greening Hollywood: Maggie Gyllenhaal Steps Out on L.A.'s (Eco-) Fashion Runway

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

Maggie Gyllenhaal hosted The Eco-Fashion Runway show presented by Gen Art to kick off L.A.'s Fashion Week.

Corporate Cotton Greenwash!

Starre Vartan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Starre Vartan

An ad is basically asserting that because it's a 'natural' fiber (i.e. it grows from the ground), cotton is green, or environmentally friendly. Nothing could be further from the truth!

Green Edge 6: The Case for Organic Cotton

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Tepper Marlin

At the Organic World Congress in Modena, two researchers for the Pesticide Action Network (PAN), Alexandra Perschau and Damien Sanfilippo, list the pr...

Top 12 Eco-Conscious Clothing Cos For Kids

White Apricot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Children come into this world pure and natural--shouldn't they stay that way as long as possible? The following designers think so and have created ab...