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Cotton’s Dirty Little Secret

Cotton is everywhere.  We use cotton fibers to make clothing, bed sheets, curtains, car seats, pillows, and much, much more.  It is one of the United States’ largest exports,...

Crafty Cotton – not half as innocent as it looks

Cotton is crucially important to the global textile industry and to the economic and social improvement  of developing countries.  Although there may not be any difference in quality between Fair Trade...

Is the FTC “Bamboo-zling” Consumers?

When bamboo bed sheets emerged on the market in 2010, they elicited a shockingly strong reaction from the United States government.  Companies claimed that these sheets were hypo-allergenic and...
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Cotton of the Future: The Hunt for an Eco-Friendly Cotton Substitute – Infographic

While cotton may be the fabric of our lives, environmentalists have long been on a mission to lift the veil of 'softness' that is often associated with its production....
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Turning Tides on Textile Production

For all the bad apple industries contributing to greenhouse gases, no one thinks to look to fashion as a major culprit in wrecking environmental havoc. But in fact textile...
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How Toxic Is Your Tee? The Truth About Cotton And Pesticides

Have you ever read that label “wash before wearing” and thought, “Na! It will be fine”? Think again. Cotton is the most common material around the globe accounting for over...


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Vegan Red Pepper Tofu and Chickpea Spread Recipe

Red pepper spreads are usually chock full of cream and cheese – making them a delight for the palette but a terror to the waistline. They are also eradicated from the vegan diet due to their animal-based ingredients. This version is incredibly healthy and also protein-filled.
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How to Use the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) for Home Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Looking to save money on your home energy bills while also investing in your future? Discover how you can use your IRA funds to make energy-efficient upgrades to your home and reap the financial benefits.
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Does Coffee Kill Plants? The Truth About Using Coffee as a Soil Amendment and...

Find out whether coffee is harmful to plants and learn about the benefits and drawbacks of using coffee grounds as a soil amendment or fertilizer. Discover other natural fertilizers to help your plants thrive.

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The Latest Developments and Breakthroughs in Solar

The solar industry has come a long way in just the last few years. The latest developments and breakthroughs in solar technology include longer-lasting solar cells, solar cells that you can print onto flexible surfaces, solar panels that track the sun from east to west throughout the day, and solar power plants that work at night. Here's a breakdown of the breakthroughs we're most excited about.
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The Environmental Benefits of Driverless Cars

Driverless cars offer many societal and environmental benefits that make a driverless future exciting for environmentalists.

4 Simple Ways to Unclog a Drain Without Harmful Chemicals

There are several inexpensive and non-toxic methods you can use to unclog drains in your home with ingredients you probably already have in your cabinets.

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