Jamey Brittingham was ready to take on New York's fashion industry with eight hundred dollars and her trusty sewing machine after rounding up the funds at her graduation party from Radford University as a designer.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative says TPP will promote job growth and boost economic opportunity, but that economic growth for a few, is likely to spell environmental and financial catastrophe for the many.
The methods in which we sustain our water are critical to human survival. California's water crisis may only be a drop in the bucket, compared to what can be in America's future, if things don't change.
As clothing manufacturers and governments address waste in both the pre-consumer and post-consumer stages of the global textiles lifecycle, what can we easily do to reduce clothing waste -- and save money?
California is a model state when it comes to waste reduction, aiming to reduce waste going into landfills by 75 percent by 2020. But there is a new obstacle for California's efforts to reduce waste and it's sitting on Governor Jerry Brown's desk as I type.
During the holiday-season toys are king, and Halloween is all about the candy, but going back-to-schools means new school supplies and a new fall wardrobe, including backpacks, sneakers, fall sweaters and winter coats.
Just because shoes seem worn out to you doesn't mean that they won't be of use to others. There is a great need for shoes in developing countries where footwear is costly and people generally have to walk a lot for basic necessities -- to school, to work, to town, to get water and firewood.
While we're out improving access to textile recycling in communities across the country, we are sometimes confronted with the notion that thrift stores and charities already collect most unwanted clothing. The facts don't support that line of thinking.
I expect that in order to move the recycling needle significantly forward we need our legislators to step up to the plate and actually ban the disposal of materials that can and therefore should be recycled 100 percent.