Nettle fiber, nettle cloth

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In ancient times stinging nettle was used to make fiber and cloth similar to canvas and linen. Already, or maybe just because, in ancient times, including in Britain, stinging nettles were used to make fiber and cloth, including clothes.

Clothes dryer efficiency tips

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If you need to use a clothes dryer regularly, here are some efficiency tips that will help reduce environmental impact and save you money

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Are microfiber cloths green?

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What is a microfiber cloth, what are they made from and are they environmentally. friendly? Find out more in this article

thredUP Used Kids Clothing Exchange

The Green Samaritan

And since their sizes increase with every season, considering gently-worn clothing is the first line of offense before buying brand new. For these fast growing kids, thredUP is a great new way to find those pre-owned clothes.

Rubypearl Clothing

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Name: Sunny Haralson Shop Name: Rubypearl Clothing Shop Link: www.rubypearl.etsy.com Location: Austin, Texas Ships To: anywhere What materials do you use for your ECO friendly products? I see all of those processes when I look at new clothing on the rack at the mall.

Conscious Clothing

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My name is Rose and my shop is Conscious Clothing ( www.consciousclothing.etsy.com ) I live in Lowell, Michigan (farming community outside of Grand Rapids) I use organic cotton which was grown and milled in the US!

Earth friendly clothes washing

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Pick up some tips for a more environmentally friendly clothes washing practices that reduce chemical, water and energy consumption with little or no extra effort - and save you money

Clothes pegs and clothespins

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Caring for your clothes pegs and clothespin choice certainly won't save the planet, but it will just shave another small slice off your overall environmental impact - and lots of small slices add up to a big chunk Are you a line dryer?

Reusable cloth vs disposable diapers

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Diapers have been the subject of great debate in relation to which is a more earth friendly option - reusable cloth or disposable? Research shows that cloth diapers can have as much a negative environmental impact under certain conditions. Pick up some tips on how to avoid those conditions in this article

Upcycling Extends The Life of Clothing

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One way to be green and frugal at the same time is to alter childrens' clothing to give it longer life. I used a circle of cotton cloth backed with Heat 'n Bond iron-on adhesive. Tags: upcycle clothes guest blogger repurposed clothing child upcycled

Cloth Diapering

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My husband and I have ventured into the cloth diapering world. Guinevere, who is 2 years old, has been using cloth diapers now for about 6 months and she loves them! After trying an electric-free washing tumbler that did not work for cloth diapers we purchased the Haier Portable Washer which we are still using and we love it. There are several different types of cloth diapers. They usually have snaps or velcro, no cloth diaper safty pins needed.

J-Cloth® 3000 – Product Review

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Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The J-Cloth® family is well known to, I should think, almost everyone in Britain and probably outside our borders as well. The J-Cloth® 3000 is the optimal wipe for the food and service sector, and that means for your kitchen and home too, and the environment''s best friend. The unique design and product features of this J-Cloth® are based on the world’s most renowned cleaning wipe, the J-Cloth® Lavette.

Good Guide: How Good Are Your Clothes Made?

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Carbon tax: Republicans in Democratic clothing?

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A revenue neutral carbon tax is what you would call a "conservative" economic proposal : Two Senate Democrats sponsored a bill Wednesday to institute an economy-wide tax on carbon dioxide emissions, revenue that would be returned through rebates and tax cuts. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)

5 Easy ways to Upcycle old Clothing

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The majority of the clothing we purchase are made from a blend of non-biodegradable synthetic fibers and petrochemical additives. It is our duty as stewards of the environment to extend the life of such conventional clothing so that they never see a landfill. Check out the 5 easy upcycled clothing videos below for more inspiration… Upcycled Denim Backpack. Recycled Clothing Yarn.

Flax Fiber Goes Mainstream through Major American Clothing Brand.

Wend Magazine

What’s more, Hanesbrands has been meeting consumer demands for comfortable clothing essentials for over a century, and, therefore, only uses fibers that hit the mark, so to speak. Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

Flipping Clothing is Fun and Profitable—But What About the Fashion Ethics?

Eco Chic

Whatever you call them, the market for clothes that make their way into the resale ecosystem is booming. That’s good news for those of us who love vintage fashion , looking for a deal, the planet (clothing production has a whopping environmental toll), and proponents of personal style over rabid trend-following. second-hand clothing is projected to continue to grow: ThredUp’s Annual Resale Report estimates that this part of the apparel market is projected to increase nearly 1.5

3 Common Myths about Eco-Friendly Clothing.

Elephant Journal

Having an eco-friendly wardrobe no longer means that one is doomed to terrible clothing choices or that one is a. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Funny Green Inspiring (Wow) difficult to find Ebay eco friendly clothing expensive myths reuse second-hand clothing

Clothes pegs and clothespins

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The use of clothes pegs and clothespins (same animal, just different lingo for different countries) is a rarity in some places; particularly those neighborhoods where clotheslines are banned, such as in many parts of the United States.

Review and Giveaway of Skoy Cloth Reusable Cleaning Cloth, Ends 11/29

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The answer of course is to switch to reusable paper towels to clean up spills and cloth towels to dry your hands. Skoy is a 100% biodegradable, non-toxic, chlorine-free Eco-friendly cleaning cloth made with the use of natural cotton and earth safe cellulose. One Skoy cloth replaces 15 rolls of paper towels. Skoy cloth is extremely durable, to use you simply wet cloth and clean up spill and it can be used in conjunction with any household cleaner or just with water.

B nature - Adorable Organic Clothing for our Babies and Toddlers

Hug a Tree with Me

Honestly, we all should be wearing organic clothing, the world would be a cleaner place to live in and we would be a lot healthier if we do. However, it is our babies and toddlers who will gain the most from ditching conventional clothing. It is because our babies are so sensitive why we limit our mouth kisses, feed them a healthy diet and also why we should dress them in organic clothing. Such clothing is fast becoming the norm as the world becomes greener.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Clothes. ~ Kristin Glenn

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Green clothes hoarder clothing concious consumerism don''t throw away your old clothes eco clothing fair-trade organice cotton green clothing green laundry old clothes organic cotton shopaholic slavery sweatshops what''s in your clothing

Recycle Used Clothes at American Eagle

Eco Chic

Too many clothes still end up in landfills—to the tune of 22.3 billion pounds of clothing, shoes and other textiles EVERY YEAR (yikes!!). But even if you repair your fave skirt, do clothing swaps with your friends, and sell the good stuff on eBay, you still have clothing left that you just can’t wear (and hey, we’re not all crafty enough to make usable things from old clothes).

Bamboo Clothing - The Facts - Not So Great

Green Earth Journey

Very, very little bamboo clothing would qualify as sustainable or organic clothes. Very little bamboo linen is manufactured for clothing because it is more labor intensive and costly.

Solar powered clothes dryer

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Solar powered clothes dryer aka the washing line By Michael Smith (Veshengro) I just knew something like a dryer, using gas or electricity to heat things, existed when I was a kid. We always used a line or even putting clothes over bushes to dry. And to me line dried clothes still smell the best. There are folks that claim that you cannot get clothes soft using ordinary washing machine detergents though I would like to disagree with that.

Cloth menstrual pads

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In this article, Kelley from Many Moon Alternatives outlines the benefits of cloth menstrual pads, a more environmentally friendly and economical alternative to disposable products 20 billions menstrual pads and tampons are discarded each year - just in the USA.

Here’s Why I’m Ditching Toxic Clothing.

Elephant Journal

Even cotton and polyester blended clothing still needs to be treated. clothes clothing cotton fashion hemp landfills plastic polyester rayon spandex toxicFabrics such as rayon (made from wood pulp) that are seemingly. Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Green Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

Haven Collective: If Soul Mates were Yoga Clothes. {Review}

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I think I may have actually gotten butterflies the first time I saw Haven Collective's clothes. Ecofashion Featured Events Green Yoga haven collective yoga yoga clothes

Istanbul’s Top 10 Secondhand Clothing Shops

Green Prophet

Istanbul’s top ten secondhand clothing shops are easily accessible from the city’s main pedestrian drag, Istiklal Avenue, highlighted in blue on the map. Until recently, Istanbul’s secondhand clothing culture had been minimal, confined to costume shops, small racks in antique stores, and “eskicis” — old men wheeling carts of used items around the streets of the city. But secondhand clothing stores are now on the rise in Istanbul.

Why “Anti-Odor” Clothes Stink

Green (Living) Review

A new study finds that silver nanoparticles used to keep clothes from smelling don’t remain long enough to work. Swiss researchers tested a bunch of clothes that contained silver nanoparticles, metal particles shrunk down to sizes one-billionth of one meter thin, put there to prevent odor-causing bacteria from proliferating while you sweat. The next time you’re tempted to buy clothing labeled as “antibacterial,” “antimicrobial,” or “anti-odor,” pass it by.

Colbie Caillat wants to start a vegan clothing line

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She says that she would love to start her own vegan clothing line, which would serve as the culmination of years of hard work as an animal activist and dedicated vegetarian. Colbie Caillat says that making a vegan clothing line is definitely a goal and she is an advocate for all-vegan garments, choosing to wear stage and street looks from designers like Stella McCartney, Maje, and Nicole Miller, whose clothing is not produced in a way that harms animals.

Get Fresher-Smelling Clothes By Line-Drying Them

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True, electric clothes dryers aren’t going to disappear anytime soon. But, as you may find simply by strolling around your neighborhood on the next sunny Saturday, it seems like more people than ever are returning to the tried-and-true combination of sun, wind, and clothesline to dry their clothing and linens. clothes clothesline line dryingYou'll save money, cut carbon emissions, and extend the life of your duds in the process. Line drying is back!

Memories Made of Cloth: A Wardrobe Challenge.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Health & Wellness WAYLON: Editor''s Picks clothing confidence new outfits shopping wardrobe challenge My relationship to shopping has been completely transformed.

Life With My Kids- Cloth Diapers

Green Earth Journey

So, my husband and I have ventured into the cloth diapering world. Guinevere has been using cloth diapers now for about 2 months and she loves them! When we first received the Wonder Wash we did not have any cloth diapers to use on Guinevere yet.

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BaliniSports: Stepping out of my Comfort Zone & into the Comfiest Yoga Clothes Imaginable. {Review}

Elephant Journal

Ecofashion Featured Events Green Yoga balinisports comfy clothes yoga clothes yoga reviewThis probably sounds like an exaggeration. It's not.

Pure Rootz Puts the Preppy in Organic Clothing

Green Prophet

Whereas organic food has been a relatively easy sell to high-end customers, organic clothing has been a little tougher to get going. Organic clothing lines are popping up everywhere, including large superstores such as H&M , bringing the trend to the mainstream.

Why Does American-Made Clothing Cost More?

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Ecofashion Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Today Only american american made Bangladesh brand clothing eco rana plaza sustainable fashion USA We all want to support local businesses, but why does it cost so much to shop responsibly? Here''s how the numbers play out.

It's time to start thinking about where your clothes REALLY come from

Green (Living) Review

But have you ever stopped to think about fair fashion, and what it takes for clothes to be made ethically and sustainably by workers who are fairly compensated for their labour? It exists, but only within small, specialized circles of designers, retailers, and consumers who are aware of the importance of sourcing ethically made clothes. ethical clothing ethical fashion ethical living green living

Amazing Art Sculptures Made From Recycled Clothing

Eco Chic

Artist Derick Melander creates large geometric structures from carefully folded and stacked second-hand clothing that weighs between five hundred pounds and two tons. Thousands of once loved and lived in pieces of clothing can’t be discarded that easily. Why second-hand clothing items?

The Tailor Project Transforms Clothes and Challenges Consumption

Eco Chic

Imagine having to hear about garment worker’s rights, fast fashion , toxic effluents in waterways , textile waste , pesticides, designers getting screwed somewhere along the line and clothes being made in the U.S. As we talked about repairing and mending, altering and designing, Kathryn said something that stuck with me: “It’s hard being a tailor when the clothes people want you to fix cost less than the actual fix.”. I like beautiful clothing and statement jewelry.

Trade paper and plastic for Cloth

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Make the switch to washable cloth sandwich bags and cloth napkins. Cloth bags are good to have around because they can be used for a variety of items, the same as plastic bags. Another Etsy seller offering cloth sandwich bags, produce bags, and PDF patterns for making your own creations, is 4 Girls Designs. Rosy und Posy is an Etsy seller that carries cloth sandwich bags with finished French seams to prevent crumbs catching in the seams.

When Fat Girls Wear Exercise Clothes. ~ Jessamyn Stanley

Elephant Journal

How long will it take major designers of plus-size exercise wear to realize the clothes they produce for curvy bodies tend to be matronly and, to be frank, drab? Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Ecofashion Health & Wellness Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) clothing curvy bodies exercise fat fat girls fat-shaming Yoga yoga clothing

What the Color of our Clothes Say about our Personality.

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Ecofashion Z ADMIN Entertainment & Culture Featured Today clothes color personality typesWe often choose colors subconsciously, however, and the colors we wear can also enhance or dampen our moods. The colors we wear depend a lot on how we are.