Archive | April 2014
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Fast fashion–the burgeoning trend of quickly and cheaply moving clothing from the catwalk to consumer to capitalize on current fashion trends. Companies using this approach promote it as fast, low priced, and disposable. Opponents point to its shoddy workmanship and its polluting effects from production and the decay of the tossed-aside synthetic fabrics. Fair trade […]
Another in a series about fair trade and the environment in celebration of Earth Day. Did you know that: • About 1 million plastic bags are used every minute. • A single plastic bag can take up to 1,000 years to degrade. • More than 3.5 million tons of plastic bags, sacks and wraps were discarded […]
Women and the Green Economy (WAGE) is the Earth Day Network’s initiative to bring more women into the decision-making process about our environment. While the focus of WAGE is to increase leadership roles at the top of the green economy, let’s not forget the other end of the economic chain–the women who create “green” products. […]
First published in 2014, it’s a quick and easy intro to how and why Earth Day began and its relevance to fair trade.