Tag: green clothing

Farm to Closet: The Joys of Dyeing Naturally

Written by | September 16th, 2013

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Why choose synthetic clothing dye when blueberries, spinach and turmeric can produce rich, natural colors? For the next step in the quest to follow wool from farm to closet, we’re turning to nature to find dye for our yarn.

Farm to Closet: The Art of Spinning

Written by | September 9th, 2013

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Next up in our Farm to Closet series, we’re getting behind a spinning wheel with freshly sheered sustainable wool and learning how to spin fiber into something usable. How hard could it be?

Farm to Closet: Do You Know Where Your Wool Comes From?

Written by | September 3rd, 2013

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Knowing where your food comes from – the “farm to table” concept – is all the rage. But what about your clothes? Can it still be done “naturally”? Is it possible to follow that path?

The Green Buzz: Friday, February 15

Written by | February 15th, 2013

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Here’s some green news to help you pass the time until the asteroid hits.

  1. One fifth of the world’s reptile species are threatened with extinction. (Mongabay)
  2. Young at heart? World’s oldest wild bird hatches chick at age 62. (TreeHugger)
  3. Traces of anti-anxiety drugs that end up in our rivers may affect fish behavior. (NY Times)
  4. You won’t believe what happens to a sea slug after mating. (National Geographic)
  5. Can collaborative fashion change the way we approach clothing? (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 16

Written by | December 16th, 2011

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Washing machines may be a thing of the past.

  1. New fabric eliminates stains and dirt when exposed to sunlight. (TreeHugger)
  2. Medical research on chimpanzees has been suspended. (TG Daily)
  3. The war over wolves continues in the West. (Green)
  4. A frog the size of a Tic Tac has been discovered. (Mongabay)
  5. Earthquake sensor devices have a new use: tracking endangered fin whales. (Wired Science)

10 Fashion Tips for Hip Conservationists

Written by | April 27th, 2009

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A president of a major foundation called me late one evening recently to discuss the agenda of a conference we were both attending the next day in Aspen. After going through the details he had one last question: What, he asked a little timorously, should he wear — what was the dress code? It may […]

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