H&M to Launch the First Global Clothes Recycling Venture

Green Prophet

Swedish retail company H&M recently announced an upcoming clothes recycling venture, starting in February 2013. Customers will be invited to leave old clothes for recycling in participating stores across the world, in return for H&M vouchers. In Israel, each bag of clothes will be worth a NIS 20 (roughly $5) voucher. So far there are no restrictions on the size of the bags or on the condition of the clothes. Sustainable fashion is a burgeoning market in Israel.

The Great Bamboo Lie

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Four companies that use bamboo for clothing and other household fabrics were charged by the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for deceptive advertising techniques: claiming that the fabrics are made from “bamboo fiber”, are manufactured using an environmentally friendly process, are naturally antimicrobial, and will biodegrade. Bamboo clothing is not – really – natural and neither is it biodegradable or compostable.

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Inspiration for Mindful Consumption

The Green Changemakers

My reasons have always been about sustaining our environment and leaving it a better place for my kids. All contribute in some way to either the degradation or sustaining of our planet. While you’re here you might want to check out these posts: You vs. Stuff: Five Strategies for Winning Every Time Consumption Junction: Reclaiming the Lost Art of Moderation Meditation: When is Enough? But strangely, this connection we’re feeling isn’t about the actual clothes.