Amazing Story of Bhutan: A Tiny Country That is Carbon Negative

Back in 2009, the country of Bhutan made a hefty promise to remain carbon neutral for the rest of time. In an inspiring TED talk by Tshering Tobgay, it is revealed how this little country tucked deep within the Himalayas, and sandwiched between the two super powers of China and India, has not only kept…

Clothing Campaigns to Support

We list 5 current clothing campaigns that are fighting for a sustainable fashion industry that no longer mistreats its workers or pollutes the planet.   1. Cotton Pledge   For decades the Government of Uzbekistan has been forcing its citizens, both children and adults, to work in the annual cotton harvest. As a result of…

5 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Clothing

  “Extending the average life of (your) clothes by just three months of active use per item would lead to a 5-10% reduction in each of the carbon, water and waste footprints.”  WRAP   1. Recycling Schemes   H&M and M&S both operate their own clothes recycling schemes as do UNIQLO and Levi’s who both…

Sustainable Clothing Suppliers

  The Green Choices clothes section contains lots of information regarding the environmental impact of clothes, ethical issues and greener options including more sustainable fabrics. Ethical Consumer magazine published a guide to Clothes Shops. The Soil Association gives information on producers of organic textiles and where to buy organic clothes. (PDF document). Wear Organic provide a directory of retailers supplying organic…

Waste-Made Sneakers-NIKE GRIND

Now making up 71 per cent of its footwear, Nike Grind is specifically made out of recycled sneakers, plastic bottles and manufacturing scraps from Nike’s factories. Collected using its Reuse-A-Shoe program, some of these waste materials are also sold to buyers who use them to line running tracks, playgrounds, gym and weight room floors and…