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Tag Archives: Sustainable Raw Material

Eco-Friendly Bathing Suits

By Kim Robson: Summer’s in full force, and many of us are retreating to the pool, beach or waterpark for relief. That means swimwear! But, unfortunately, most swimwear is made of fabrics derived from nonrenewable resources: nylon, Spandex, Lycra and polyester. Below is a list of sources for sustainable swimwear …

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Adidas Shoes Made from Ocean Plastic

By Fredrica Syren: What do you say about wearing a sport shoe that also helps clean up the planet? I don’t know about you, but that is a win-win to me. Adidas, in partnership with Parley for the Oceans, has joined other creative businesses in turning recycled materials into a …

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Amazing Products Made with Recycled Materials

By Fredrika Syren: Last week I wrote about how the world is drowning in waste and how we need to recycle more in order to reduce it. The silver lining to the trash problem is that there are many amazing upcycling inventions happening. There are companies that literally saw our …

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Homegrown Furniture: Furniture Made from Raw Mushrooms

By Christina Belloso: Think making furniture out of food is a thing of the future? Think again. If your mom ever told you to stop playing with your food when you were younger, then you’re going to love this. Due to a growing interest in building with alternative and renewable …

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Industrial Hemp on the Rise

By Kim Robson: Recently we discussed the unparalleled ability of industrial hemp to remediate polluted soil. More and more states are enacting laws to allow the licensed cultivation of hemp for its fiber and nutritious seeds. History of Hemp Industrial cannabis goes back 4500 years, when the Chinese used it …

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Eco Chic with Slow Fashion

By Fredrica Syren: When you hear the words “fast food,” what comes to mind? Probably cheap, unhealthy and, perhaps, not good for the planet. Right? Now, think about “fast fashion” compared to “slow fashion.” This concept actually makes sense. Over the years, we have come to accept the ever so …

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Nutella Is Made with Palm Oil

By Kim Robson: Palm oil is extracted from the fruits and kernels of palm plants, and is a highly valued vegetable fat in food production because it makes things easy to spread. It’s used worldwide in baked goods, snack foods, frozen foods, and candy (usually as a vegetable oil); and …

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Movie Review—Sustainable

By Fredrica Syren: I admit I have watched more documentaries about organic food, small farms and environmental instability than I can count. However, the new documentary Sustainable is one I must recommend. This movie is well done and presents a provocative view of the economic and environmental instability of America’s …

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Scrubbing Polluted Soil with Industrial Hemp

By Kim Robson: Cleaning up toxic chemicals and heavy metals from soil is generally an onerous, expensive and time-consuming task involving chemical and mechanical processes. In my tiny mountain community of Julian, there’s long been an empty lot growing weeds on the corner of a busy intersection. Surely some developer …

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Innovations in Running Shoes from Adidas

By Kim Robson: We’ve already heard about sustainable footwear made from pineapple waste or carbon dioxide. Now, running shoe manufacturer Adidas is making encouraging strides in developing shoe materials that are biodegradable or repurposed from ocean trash. In the first case, Adidas has produced a prototype shoe called Futurecraft, made …

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