Nettle fiber, nettle cloth

Green (Living) Review

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. Should we not rather, instead, acknowledge their potential and make use of them, including for the production of fiber and cloth? clothes green living natural fibers stinging nettles textiles

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

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

thredUP Used Kids Clothing Exchange

The Green Samaritan

Home About Terms of Use & Privacy Policy Disclosure Contact Product Reviews Monthly Eco-Resolutions Quick Reference Guide Subscribe thredUP Used Kids Clothing Exchange September 7, 2010 With two weeks of school and one holiday already under my belt, it’s time to get clothes that fit my children. And since their sizes increase with every season, considering gently-worn clothing is the first line of offense before buying brand new.

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? Having tried my hand years ago at manufacturing, I know that child labor and sweatshops are the dirty little secret of almost every clothing manufacturer in this country.It 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! Also, organic hemp from Canada and China under fair trade, as well as recycled wool and reclaimed fabrics. Any thing recycled! The dyes I use are low impact fiber reactive dye as well as natural plant dyes with an alum mordant (non-toxic, non-metallic).

Salts Clothing

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Name: Jennifer Graham Shop Name: Salts Clothing Shop Link: [link] Location: Vancouver Island, BC Ships To: Worldwide What materials do you use for your ECO friendly products? Salts is my job but there are certain things in my clothing that are hobbies, like screen printing. The clothing part is my job but dabbling in printing is my hobby. I realized that I would create clothing, I haven't looked back since.

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.

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 I am happy to be helping out and lending a few guest posts here again this year. How many of you had a mom who would buy your pants three sizes too long, and a grandma who would hem them up to fit?

Carbon tax: Republicans in Democratic clothing?

Environmental Economics

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.

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

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

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

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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).

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.

Good Guide: How Good Are Your Clothes Made?

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Home About Terms of Use & Privacy Policy Disclosure Contact Product Reviews Monthly Eco-Resolutions Quick Reference Guide Subscribe Good Guide: How Good Are Your Clothes Made? February 25, 2011 Always dressing in eco-friendly, organic clothing is a tough one for many of us based on local level availability, style and some times price, so we may often find ourselves in a dilemma of how to green that non-green clothing purchase.

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

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.

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.

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.

Flax Fiber Goes Mainstream through Major American Clothing Brand.

Wend Magazine

Magazine Blog iWend Greenery Digital Edition Wend Your Way Subscribe Wend Magazine – Greenery Share this: Tweet Share Flax Fiber Goes Mainstream through Major American Clothing Brand Sami Ewers March 23rd, 2011 Follow me on Twitter @samiewers Processed CRAiLAR fiber A hugely significant partnership has just been built between a household name, Hanes , and a progressive, innovative and environmentally-focused company, Naturally Advanced Technologies (NAT).

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!

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. However, for those of us who can dry our clothes outdoors, peg selection and how we use these clothespins can be a part of our greening. Thus even wooden clothes pegs deserve a little care to get the most from them.

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.

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.

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

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.

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. Tags: facts blog not good bamboo bad fabric chemicals clothing environment processing green

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

Green Earth Journey

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.

H&M Launching Eco-Friendly Conscious Clothing Collection

Sustainability Ninja

H&M recently announced their H&M Conscious Collection, which will launch on April 14th in all H&M stores. The line will include clean, white looks for women, men and children. From their press release: “Sustainability is always in fashion at H&M. This April H&M, as part of its focus on sustainability, will introduce Conscious Collection, an ongoing range for women, men and kids, made from environmentally-adapted and greener materials such as organic cotton.

Honest By Clothing Reveals its 100% Transparent Fashion Line

Green Prophet

Going to the mall or outlet store to buy clothing is not the greenest thing one can do when the truth is known about what materials the clothing is made out of, as well as where and how it is made. Much of this clothing, even top line name brands, is often made in poorer locations such as rural China, Bangladesh, India, and other places where environmentally damaging dyes are used and clothing is sewn together by people working in sweat-shop and even slave labor conditions.

The True Value Behind Buying Sustainable (Yoga) Clothing.

Elephant Journal

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