Here, you'll find informative Articles about the Current State of Our Environment and Ways in Which We Can Make an Impact.

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Article from Refinery 29: 

How Much It Actually Costs To Make Your Own Clothes


How long did it take you to create?

It didn’t take that long because I usually get really into it. I first did a toile to figure out if what I’d drafted on paper would work. The toile took a day. The final version was sewn through the span of three days. I took my time to figure out the construction and I ended up making a few changes to the pattern again and sewed this version which turned out to be my favourite.



Article from CNN: 

Indian artisans struggle to survive in fashion's 'invisible supply chains'

"Essentially, the millions of workers who work in the underbelly of the luxury industry ... are non-contractual," she said, adding: "If written contracts are in place, they often do not include the tenure of the work or whether somebody will get notice before being fired."
Even if luxury houses wanted to support workers, their supply chains are often too convoluted for them to even know who crafts their garments, she added.
"You could have 500 people who do extremely dexterous and intricate embroidery, which will be then sold for thousands of dollars," she said. "But when it lands on (a luxury label's) creative director's table, they may never know who did the work, because the first contractor has a subcontractor -- there are these many invisible supply chains that come into play."

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Article from BBC:

Why Jane Goodall is hopeful in 2021

We can think about the little choices we make each day. What did we buy? Where did it come from? And, could you buy it from somewhere nearer that uses less air miles? Was [its manufacture] cruel to animals? Is it cheap because of child slave labour? If everybody feels they've made ethical choices, then we move towards a better world.




Article from The Guardian:

Toxic 'forever chemicals' contaminate indoor air at worrying levels, study finds

PFAS are dubbed “forever chemicals” because they do not naturally break down. They accumulate in animals, including humans, and are linked to cancer, birth defects, liver disease, thyroid disease, decreased immunity, hormone disruption and a range of other serious health problems.