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Fractured Dystopia. Zady - Wool-Linen Jumper and Trousers (eco-friendly) Slow Fashion Shows Consumers What It's Made Of. The Zady clothing line sources cotton from the Texas Organic Cotton Cooperative in Lubbock, Texas.

Slow Fashion Shows Consumers What It's Made Of

Zady hide caption toggle caption Zady The Zady clothing line sources cotton from the Texas Organic Cotton Cooperative in Lubbock, Texas. If you're into "slow food" — the ethical response to "fast food" — you probably want to know how the animals were treated or whether pesticides were used on your vegetables. "It's about understanding the process or the origins of how things are made," says Soraya Darabi, co-founder of the clothing line Zady. This idea of slow fashion has been around for a long time. Pietra Rivoli, a professor of finance and business at Georgetown University, says tragedies like the one in Bangladesh are a result of fast fashion: Consumers in the West buying lots of cheap clothes that are made in countries with little or no oversight of fire safety and fair labor.

Rivoli is the author of The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy. Simple new process turns sewage sludge into "biocrude" oil. This "disruptive" new technology uses heat and pressure to convert sewage waste into an oil that has properties very similar to petroleum.

Simple new process turns sewage sludge into "biocrude" oil

Using a technology called hydrothermal processing (HTP), researchers at the US Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have produced a "biocrude" oil that can be further refined into liquid fuels similar to petroleum products, which calls for another round of singing "Oh, the wonderful things that poo can do. " "The best thing about this process is how simple it is. The reactor is literally a hot, pressurized tube. We've really accelerated hydrothermal conversion technology over the last six years to create a continuous, and scalable process which allows the use of wet wastes like sewage sludge.

" - Corinne Drennan, PNNL "HTP converts organic material into biocrude oil, natural gas, or both, with potentially more than 99% conversion of organics. The Fashion Industry and Its Impact on the Environment and Society. Editor’s Note: This post is part of the on-going collaboration between S&S and GreenBuzz to promote increased dialogue between sustainability practitioners, academic experts, and the general public.

The Fashion Industry and Its Impact on the Environment and Society

GreenBuzz chapters in different cities coordinate on-the-ground events for a word-of-mouth driven community of professionals engaged in sustainability, bringing sustainability leaders together to connect with each other and to discuss specific sustainability topics. S&S will publish excerpts, summaries, and discussions generated by these events in order to facilitate on-going debate and make the information presented at these events available to a world-wide audience.

When we think of climate change, certain sectors, such as agriculture and transportation, are most commonly considered key in addressing climate change posed challenges. Behind fashion shows and catwalks, what we wear everyday has become a popular topic of discussion. It seems fair to say that we are wearing Earth down.

How Global Warming Is Already Changing The Fashion Industry. On Wednesday morning, Americans woke up to the reality of Donald J.

How Global Warming Is Already Changing The Fashion Industry

Trump as president-elect of the United States. To many, Trump's victory came as a crushing blow—a sobering conclusion to one of the most polarizing political campaigns in recent history. Yet by the afternoon, in speeches, online, and on social media, people began to turn grief into a powerful call-to-action. "Don't get cynical," President Obama said in his remarks following Hillary Clinton's concession speech. "Don't ever think you can't make a difference. . . .

That sentiment was echoed yesterday throughout the design community. Over the previous months, designers became an integral part of guiding and facilitating the onslaught of visual messaging during the election season. But that work doesn't begin and end with presidential candidates. 1. "Government may now become limited. 2. "For many years the design profession has been looking for a larger purpose than making things look good. 3. 4.