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99-Year Old Lillian Weber Makes a New Dress Every Day for a Child in Need. Photo by Shutterstock Ninety-nine year old Lillian Weber is on a mission to make 1,000 dresses for impoverished children in Africa. The impressive senior citizen has been whipping up one dress a day, sewing the garments by hand in her Iowa home. Weber has already sewn 840 dresses for non-profit Little Dresses for Africa, and hopes to reach her goal to make 1,000 little girls happy. Weber began sewing her dresses in 2011, when she and a group of friends over 80 years old began supporting Little Dresses for Africa. Each morning, Weber begins a new dress, sewing all morning until taking a well-deserved afternoon break. Nearing her 100th birthday, Weber plans to continue her daily dresses well into her 100s. The organization not only brings new clothing to children in the most need, but also hope. . + Little Dresses for Africa [Via Huffington Post]

The Green Edit: sustainable packaging. If you're into eco beauty it's not just what's inside that counts, but the packaging too. Here our green beauty blogger Imelda Burke rounds up the best boxes, including those grown on trees BY Imelda Burke | 10 October 2014 The Green Edit: sustainable packaging, O'Rights You've sifted through the ingredients label and found the perfect product but your eco-agenda extends past just ingredients and includes peering into the packaging of your products too. With vegetable ink printing, recycled card boxes and recyclable glass all easily attainable, most natural cosmetic brands will have some sustainable element to their packaging.

But with plastics making up 53 per cent of all packaging in the UK what options are available for cosmetic companies who want to be more mindful about their packaging design? READ - The Green Edit: organic bathing rituals A new brand from Taiwan, which has just launched in the UK, goes even further. READ - The Green Edit: natural bronzers. AKI INOMATA Official Site. 2014 two channel video installation (5min. 21sec. each), a cape out of my dog's hair, a cape out of my hair I Wear the Dog's Hair, and the Dog Wears My Hair Anyone who likes cats or dogs is a fool. ― Gilles Deleuze / Felix Guattari “A Thousand Plateaus” Whom and what do I touch when I touch my dog?

How is becoming with a practice of becoming worldly? When species meet, the question of how to inherit histories is pressing, and how to get on together is at stake. ― Donna J. Haraway “When Species Meet” I collected the hair of a dog called Cielo and my own hair over a number of years, and made clothes out of my hair for the dog and out of the dog’s hair for myself so that we would be ‘exchanging coats’. This is a piece of work, which examines the relationship between a human and their pet, and gives form to this concept.

The contemporary relationship between pets and humans exposes the warped nature of how the modern perception of the world and the logic of nature are out of sync. Business focus. Log in SIGN UP FOR FREE news and business bulletins direct to your mailbox. EFF SOURCE Fashion business success without compromise 10 July 2014 Comprehensive Solutions For Supply Chain Transformation Contributor Dr Maximilian Martin 9 July 2014 Why The Time Is Right To Go Organic Contributor Emma Reinhold 19 February 2014 10 Ways That Large Businesses Approach Sustainability Contributor Ethical Fashion Forum 13 February 2014 Recycling on the High Street: 3 Different Approaches Contributor Hayley Warren * Extra content available for members.

Archive →More 2 January 2014 Collaborating with global handicraft artisans: 5 tips from the experts 14 November 2013 Building sustainable supply chains [infographic] 15 October 2013 E-commerce widening markets for rural artisans 19 September 2013 See Through Fashion: Calling for greater transparency 3 September 2013 Sustain Ltd - The business case for resource efficient fashion Site built by Nivelo & designed by Design Friendship | Back to top → Aki inomata. Born in Tokyo in 1983, the Japanese artist Aki Inomata studied at MFA Inter Media Art, Tokyo University of Art. Her artistic project explore different concepts : adaptation, change, protection and architecture; all of them are inspired by natural resources. She is fascinated by the capacity of animals to use the environment to produce wonderful creations in order to protect themselves. The “Girls Girls Girls” project was a long process as it is based on the interaction between living things – female bagworms- and pieces of cloth.

Aki Inomata cut in little pieces a serie of women’s clothes, she gave them to the female bagworms and let them built with that fabrics their protective case. As Aki Inomata explains “Male bagworms leave their protective cases when they become adults, and become moths. However female bagworms remain in their protective cases for their whole lives and wait for the male bagworms.

Sophie Hérolt Petitpas Sophie ‘s blog. 17 Eco-Friendly Cosmetics. By: Tana Makmanee - Published: Jul 12, 2013 • References: With so many make-up brands on the market, it's important to research what kind of ingredients and method a company uses, and these eco-friendly cosmetics are some great examples of retailers utilizing a more organic and natural method. Consumers are becoming increasingly more concerned about the moral practices of certain cosmetic retailers, and with such issues as animal testing on the forefront, companies are starting to realize how important organic and natural methods are to buyers. These eco-friendly cosmetic lines have incorporated all sorts of sustainable and green techniques into their products, and by utilizing more natural ingredients, they are able to eliminate the worries associated with chemicals and unnatural methods. From vegan lip balms to honey-infused products, these eco-friendly cosmetics will certainly satisfy any consumer worried about the ingredients in their products.

10 Disgusting Common Ingredients In Cosmetics (cosmetic ingredients) Reading labels on your cosmetics and lotions seems to require an advanced degree, so we've deciphered some of those ingredients for you. After reading this list of nasty stuff that's commonly used to make us feel prettier, we suddenly have an urge to toss out all of our products and go au naturale! Expensive Perfume Contains Whale Poop Well, it's either poop or vomit, depending on which end of the whale it comes out of. More on that in a moment. Ambergris is a waxy, yellow, solid substance that is generated in the intestines of Sperm whales to protect them from sharp objects that they sometimes swallow.

It's often called the "gold of the sea. " Just one pound of the stinky stuff can earn its finder up to $10,000. The unique scent of ambergris is often used in expensive perfumes, and it is sometimes eaten. Most Lipstick Contains Crushed Parasitic Beetles Cochineal Beetles (Dactylopius Coccus) are tiny insects that feed on cactus plants in Central and South America. Snail Ooze in Moisturizers. RePack. Top 10 Sustainable And Natural Beauty Tricks. I have a troubled past with makeup. When I worked in magazines I was beholden to the beauty industry, forced to get excited about skin whiteners and lash extenders. It wore me down, one blush stroke at a time.

Then, a few years later, I wore too much of the gunky stuff while working in TV and literally poisoned myself. When I got unwell I realised I had to do something about this and swerved to chemical-free beauty and makeup products. But there’s also the eco argument that’s worth considering in all this. I asked Maria Hannaford, from Econest to give her take unnatural beauty tips 'n tricks. Top 10 Sustainable, 100% Natural and Very Basic Beauty Tricks 1. You can replace all manner of beauty products – moisturiser, body cream, hair conditioner, shaving cream, deep cleanser – with just one or two plant oils.

Just make sure whichever oil you use is organic and cold-pressed. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.