Most of us are aware of the need to reduce waste. But while we may diligently sort, recycle and donate goods for reuse, these efforts only go so far. We need to make planet-friendly purchases because, with the continuing popularity for fast fashion, over-packaged products and cheap electronics, the issue of global waste remains problematic. […]
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 […]
Interest in buying eco-friendly products has spiked in recent times, especially among millennials and Generation Z. As sustainability becomes a trending value, many brands are aiming their marketing at environmentally-conscious people — but unfortunately, many don’t change their production or distribution practices to match their words. This practice, called greenwashing, can make it difficult for […]
Winter is on its way and storefronts everywhere are already announcing Christmas will be here soon. The celebration of Christmas has valuable religious and historical roots, but it’s turned into a marketing brouhaha in modern culture. In fact, the consumerist celebration of Christmas has turned many individuals against the holiday, especially when they consider the […]
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?!
Environmental problems are at the top of the list of the most relevant issues. In response to this issue, more and more people are getting started with a sustainable lifestyle and taking care of the ecology. You might think you need to change a lot of your daily habits to do this but, in fact, […]
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!
No matter what fashion trends we see coming in or out, we can guarantee with the current status of our environment, secondhand shopping is going to be a trend that will stick. Shopping only secondhand can take some time to get used to but, once you get there, you’ll find there are so many benefits […]
When you hear people talk about going green, they might mention carpooling or declining straws at restaurants. These are little changes that catch on quickly with your friends, so you’ve considered jumping in, too. Many people like the idea of living a sustainable lifestyle to help the Earth, but you might not know where to […]