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3 Eco-Friendly Moments From Sunday’s Academy Awards

3 Eco-Friendly Moments From Sunday’s Academy Awards

From sustainable fashion to vegan appetizers, green was the new gold at the 92nd Academy Awards Sunday. The Academy followed this year’s Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards in embracing plant-based menus, while stars spoke up for animal rights and recycled past red carpet gowns. “The Academy is an organization of […]

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    How to Make ‘Farm-to-Closet’ Clothing a Reality

    How to Make ‘Farm-to-Closet’ Clothing a Reality

    By Tara Lohan If I were to open my refrigerator, the origins of most of the food wouldn’t be too much of a mystery — the milk, cheese and produce all come from relatively nearby farms. I can tell from the labels on other packaged goods if they’re fair trade, non-GMO or organic. But if […]

    Are My Denim Jeans Bad for the Environment?

    Are My Denim Jeans Bad for the Environment?

    By Courtney Lindwall Question: I’ve heard that producing denim is particularly bad for the environment. Do I need to give up my blue jeans? Answer: Throwaway plastics and gas-guzzling cars are the typical consumer no-nos, but clothing also has oversize impacts on the planet and our health. And it’s true — denim is one of […]

    Zara Pledges to Make All Its Clothes From Sustainable Fabrics by 2025

    Zara Pledges to Make All Its Clothes From Sustainable Fabrics by 2025

    Green is the new black at Zara. The Spanish fast fashion behemoth has made a bold move to steer its industry to a more environmentally friendly future for textiles. Inditex, Zara’s parent company, announced that all the polyester, cotton and linen it uses will be sustainably produced by 2025, as CNN reported. The same guidelines […]

    Why We Need a Fashion Revolution

    Why We Need a Fashion Revolution

    By Allison Gardner Under what conditions were your clothes made? More likely than not, slavery has touched at least part of the outfit you’re wearing today. According to the Global Slavery Index, roughly 40.3 million people were in slavery worldwide as of 2016, and 24.9 million of them were in forced labor. The GSI’s latest […]

    Does Shopping Ethically Really Make a Difference?

    Does Shopping Ethically Really Make a Difference?

    By Cullen Schwarz Ethical shopping is a somewhat new phenomenon. We’re far more familiar with the “tried and tested” methods of doing good, like donating our money or time. But while Americans generously donated $390 billion to charities in 2017, that number pales in comparison to the $130 trillion we spent on buying stuff in […]

    5 Tips for an Earth-Conscious Wardrobe

    5 Tips for an Earth-Conscious Wardrobe

    Is your closet filled with clothes you don’t wear (and probably don’t like anymore)? Are you buying cheap and trendy clothing you only wear once or twice? What’s up with all the excess? Shifting to a more Earth-conscious wardrobe can help simplify your life, as well as curb fast fashion‘s toll on people and the […]

    Top Movies to Watch for Earth Day: EcoWatch Staff Picks

    Top Movies to Watch for Earth Day: EcoWatch Staff Picks

    Earth Day, happening April 22, is a great reminder for all of us to learn more about the environmental costs of our behaviors like food waste or fast fashion. To offer readers some inspiration, the EcoWatch team rounded up our top picks for films to watch. So, sit back and take in one of these […]

    Milan Fashion Week Closes with ‘Oscars of Sustainable Fashion’

    Milan Fashion Week Closes with ‘Oscars of Sustainable Fashion’

    Milan Fashion Week closed on Sunday with the second annual “Green Carpet Fashion Awards” to promote sustainability in the fashion industry, Reuters reported. The event, promoted by Italy’s fashion association CNMI and the sustainability consultancy Eco-Age, gathered celebrities like Julianne Moore, Colin Firth and Cate Blanchett with fashion icons like Cindy Crawford and Anna Wintour […]