With climate change, plastic pollution, etc., the fashion industry isn’t always viewed as either a problem or solution in these times. According to Leyla Aliyeva, an environmental activist and entrepreneur, the clothing industry contributes significantly to environmental and human damage. Fortunately, Aliyeva believes sustainable fashion addresses many of these issues astonishingly well. She also believes […]
Sustainability is a growing priority, not only for us as individuals but also, for many companies turning toward greener technology. This is good news for us too, because the choice of eco-friendly products and items is becoming richer by the day. Of course, our eco-consciousness doesn’t depend entirely on big companies. Certain decisions will help […]
The popularity of online shopping is at an all-time high. Although a portion of this rise in popularity can be attributed to the Covid-19 pandemic, the ecommerce industry was well on its way to overtaking traditional brick-and-mortar businesses already. The business model connects consumers with a greater number of suppliers and a much larger variety […]
With the New Year fast approaching, now’s the time to learn sustainable habits and practices you can adopt to better yourself and the environment. Here’s to a better year ahead! Sustainable Clothing Practices It might be a New Year and a new you, but I’d recommend thinking twice before buying that new coat without first […]
Since we all know that fast fashion is an environmental disaster, we need sustainable solutions for how we get dressed. That’s why this week on The Biofriendly Podcast we welcomed Alex Shadrow, also known as @Sustainabae on Instagram, to talk about creative ways to make your clothing last, becoming a secondhand fashion icon, and does every year have 12 seasons now?!
In the past, every time I reached for my leather Louis Vuitton purse, I felt a slight twinge of guilt. Did I really need a leather bag? Did an animal need to give up its hide just so I could hold stuff on my shoulder in a sturdier sack? Sure, it’s excellent quality, and I […]
Contrary to what you may think, veganism is a lifestyle beyond dietary choices. For vegans, it is crucial animal products, including derivatives such as beeswax or wool, are excluded from their homes and habits. It also means you want your beauty products, clothes, and everyday essentials to be cruelty-free, thus not harming any living creatures […]
Did you know that plastic microfibers from our clothing are the source of 35% of all microplastics in the ocean? This week we are joined by Barbara Martinez from Conservation X Labs to tell Noel and Jacob about their challenge that will award $650,000 in prizes to winning innovations, how this could revolutionize textiles, and why curling teams need to make a comeback!
While 2020 will always now be remembered as ‘the year of the coronavirus pandemic’, it’s easy to forget just how significant a period of time it has been in the fight against climate change, as well as the increase of conscious consumerism. One of the – if not the biggest – global issue we as […]
Faux leather, also mostly known as pleather, has been around for decades as the less-expensive alternative to real leather, but can often be a problem for the environment when made from plastic. Noel and Jacob uncover a world of pineapple chaps and apple skin handbags as they learn about some cool methods for making vegan leather that could revolutionize uniforms for vampire hunters!