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Today’s the Day – Europe’s Cosmetics Testing Ban Starts NOW « Animal Writes: PETA Foundation’s Blog

Today’s the Day – Europe’s Cosmetics Testing Ban Starts NOW «  Animal Writes: PETA Foundation’s Blog | Ethics Girls News RoundUp | Scoop.it
PETA's Animal Writes blog brings you the musings of our campaigners, activists and donors.
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Nike hosts LAUNCH 2020 Summit to promote sustainability - Specialty Fabrics Review

Nike hosts LAUNCH 2020 Summit to promote sustainability - Specialty Fabrics Review | Ethics Girls News RoundUp | Scoop.it
Nike, NASA, U.S. State Department and USAID seek innovations to revolutionize sustainable materials.
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Unilever's Paul Polman: Pushing the boundaries.

Unilever's Paul Polman: Pushing the boundaries. | Ethics Girls News RoundUp | Scoop.it
Far more than IBM, GE, Walmart or any other big company, Unilever puts sustainability at the core of its business -- its strategy, its operations, its R&D and its marketing.
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It's nice to see this daisy pushing through all the grey.....

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Why we’re going for a global grain initiative... | Forum for the Future

Why we’re going for a global grain initiative... | Forum for the Future | Ethics Girls News RoundUp | Scoop.it
In the US, 40% of corn must be used to make biofuel, yet last year the country had its worst drought for 50 years, inflicting huge damage on the maize crop.
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Can you make a living from your hobby?

Can you make a living from your hobby? | Ethics Girls News RoundUp | Scoop.it
The UK is enjoying a resurgence in traditional crafts such as knitting, but can you make a living from your hobby?
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Shwopping in Senegal with Joanna Lumley - Fashion Videos - Telegraph

Shwopping in Senegal with Joanna Lumley - Fashion Videos - Telegraph | Ethics Girls News RoundUp | Scoop.it
As the face of Marks & Spencer's 'shwopping' recycling initiative, Joanna Lumley visited Senegal to find out what happens to our cast-off clothing donations.
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Great & Small: Jewellery designer Pippa Small's ethical collection for Monsoon - Telegraph

Great & Small: Jewellery designer Pippa Small's ethical collection for Monsoon - Telegraph | Ethics Girls News RoundUp | Scoop.it
Pippa Small is known for her exquisite jewellery but her latest project takes her to the British high street by way of Afghanistan. Sally Williams finds her in Kabul.
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Exhibition shows wishes bottled for the future

Exhibition shows wishes bottled for the future | Ethics Girls News RoundUp | Scoop.it
Fifty leading voices in the world of sustainable living have shared their wishes for the future as part of a new art exhibit.
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Shoppers Face Hurdles In Finding Ethical Clothing - NPR

Shoppers Face Hurdles In Finding Ethical Clothing - NPR | Ethics Girls News RoundUp | Scoop.it
Shoppers Face Hurdles In Finding Ethical Clothing
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Very few companies sell clothing that's so-called "ethically-made," or marketed as being made in factories that maintain safe working conditions.
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14 Eco-Chic Gifts You Can Make Yourself (DIY Tutorials) | Ecouterre

14 Eco-Chic Gifts You Can Make Yourself (DIY Tutorials) | Ecouterre | Ethics Girls News RoundUp | Scoop.it
Homemade doesn't have to look homespun. Here are 14 eco-chic do-it-yourself gifts to make spirits bright this holiday season
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Great British Sewing Bee makes strong debut on BBC Two with 2.5m viewers

Great British Sewing Bee makes strong debut on BBC Two with 2.5m viewers | Ethics Girls News RoundUp | Scoop.it
The Great British Sewing Bee is on course to become as popular with viewers as its sister show The Great British Bake Off, following a strong debut on BBC Two.
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Coronation designers reinvent the wheel for recycled fashion show at the Palace - Telegraph

Coronation designers reinvent the wheel for recycled fashion show at the Palace - Telegraph | Ethics Girls News RoundUp | Scoop.it
Buckingham Palace will stage a series of fashion shows featuring dresses made from car parts to mark the Queen's Coronation.
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Do Clothing Donations Actually Go to People in Need? | Ecouterre

Do Clothing Donations Actually Go to People in Need? | Ecouterre | Ethics Girls News RoundUp | Scoop.it
In this excerpt from Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, author Elizabeth L. Cline explores what really happens to our cheap clothes after we've dropped them off at Goodwill.
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A great piece that follows the path that our unwanted clothes follow - its surprisingly complex and we really need to address this problem as soon as - we are over supplied with clothes and we need to start thinking SMART!!

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Infographic: How People Died In The 20th Century

Infographic: How People Died In The 20th Century | Ethics Girls News RoundUp | Scoop.it
Statistically speaking, you’re likely to die of a different ailment than you grandfather (or great-grandfather). Death evolves alongside life, as medicine improves and lifestyles shift.
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A Single Pair of Running Shoes Leaves One Big Carbon Footprint

A Single Pair of Running Shoes Leaves One Big Carbon Footprint | Ethics Girls News RoundUp | Scoop.it
One pair of running shoes generates 30 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, most from manufacturing.
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The latest from the Green Carpet Challenge

The latest from the Green Carpet Challenge | Ethics Girls News RoundUp | Scoop.it
The Met Ball 2013
Moschino, Carolina Herrera & Tom Ford for the GCC
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Recycled Paper Necklaces

Recycled Paper Necklaces | Ethics Girls News RoundUp | Scoop.it
Recycled paper beads make fantastic necklaces. They are ethical, unique and environmentally friendly. I first found out about recycled paper necklaces when I was in Rwanda on a gender based violence project.
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24 Ways to Reuse Old Sweaters

24 Ways to Reuse Old Sweaters | Ethics Girls News RoundUp | Scoop.it
If you've got a few ill-fitting or out-of-style sweaters in your stash, try some of these fun sweater crafts to make them useful again!
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Mencyclopaedia: Maharishi - Telegraph

Mencyclopaedia: Maharishi - Telegraph | Ethics Girls News RoundUp | Scoop.it
How Hardy Blechman's trip of a lifetime made 'combat chic' with his widely copied Snopants.
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Rise up, shoppers - there's power in your purchases - Telegraph

Rise up, shoppers - there's power in your purchases - Telegraph | Ethics Girls News RoundUp | Scoop.it
As the world of shopping changes beyond recognition, it’s easy to feel powerless. But in fact it is we the customers who hold the money - and can shape the future of retail
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How social enterprise can succeed in the world of high fashion

How social enterprise can succeed in the world of high fashion | Ethics Girls News RoundUp | Scoop.it
A look at how social enterprises are thriving at the top end of the fashion market
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Fair trade haute-couture: making beautiful clothes and making sense

Fair trade haute-couture: making beautiful clothes and making sense | Ethics Girls News RoundUp | Scoop.it
Dirty, dangerous, crowded and shockingly low-paid. The record of clothing production is not so much blemished as plagued by bad practice. Nearly one week after the collapse of a clothing factory in...
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Was your T-shirt made in the Dhaka garment factory? You have no idea | Susanna Rustin

Was your T-shirt made in the Dhaka garment factory? You have no idea | Susanna Rustin | Ethics Girls News RoundUp | Scoop.it
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Self Edge Launches Darn-It! Vintage Denim Repair Studio in San Francisco | Ecouterre

Self Edge Launches Darn-It! Vintage Denim Repair Studio in San Francisco | Ecouterre | Ethics Girls News RoundUp | Scoop.it
The denim gurus at San Francisco's Self-Edge just launched Darn It!, one of the most comprehensive vintage hemming and repair studios in the nation.
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Nudie Jeans Recycles Worn-Out Jeans Into Hand-Loomed Denim Rugs | Ecouterre

Nudie Jeans Recycles Worn-Out Jeans Into Hand-Loomed Denim Rugs | Ecouterre | Ethics Girls News RoundUp | Scoop.it
Nudie Jeans is turning customers' worn-out jeans into post-consumer recycled rag rugs.
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What It Would Look Like If Tide, Glad, and Nivea Ditched Product Packaging

What It Would Look Like If Tide, Glad, and Nivea Ditched Product Packaging | Ethics Girls News RoundUp | Scoop.it
Think about the last product you purchased. It probably came in a lot of excess packaging. But why does packaging have to exist?
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great to see some thinking around excess packaging - as a consumer who doesnt want to throw things away, i feel hampered by what brands to do entice us to buy things - we need to think SMART!

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