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4 Eco-Friendly Fashion Brands for Earth Day

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Staying in touch with the latest fashion trends has a tremendous impact on the environment. Textile waste, toxic chemicals, and a gargantuan carbon footprint are just some examples of the environmental strain left behind by the fashion industry. If only there was a way to keep your wardrobe and the planet fresh. Well, worry not fashion lovers because, in honor of Earth Day, we found a way! Here are some eco-friendly clothing brands that keep your style fabulous and keep our earth beautiful.

 

The first brand on this list is named after the Chinese custom to pay respects or worship, reminding us to do the same for our earth. Kowtow is perfect for clothing that is elegant, relaxed, and, of course, eco-friendly. All of the comfortable fabric used to make this unique collection is made from organically farmed cotton approved by the Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO) before making it into anyone’s closet. Any dyes and inks used in creating the adventurous, nature-inspired prints are approved by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) which doesn’t allow for harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde and chlorine bleach. Kowtow is eco-friendly down to the last details; even trimmings and packaging are attended to. All trimmings are sustainable sourced, while packaging and tags are made from recyclables and approved by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

 

Looking for clothing that can help bring your professional attire to a more ecologically conscious level? Well, look no further because Siizu can help you go from pouting and polluting to gorgeous and green. Siizu brings you a wide selection of affordable and sophisticated styles in not only clothing, but also 100% sustainable jewelry, fragrances, and skincare. All fabric is made from materials that are entirely organic and sustainably grown. Siizu even cuts down on their carbon footprint by keeping garment factories and fabric manufacturers close to each other to reduce excessive shipping and traveling. Not only is this brand dedicated to making their practice more earth-friendly, but is also focused on giving back. Siizu donates money to the American Forest to help them reach their goal of planting 2.7 million trees in 44 different locations across the country.

 

United By Blue is a brand not only for people who want to preserve the natural world, but who want to explore it was well. From attire to equipment, this brand has all of the essentials for your next outdoor adventure. United By Blue offers a variety of trendy graphic tees, modern lightweight jackets, stylish hiking boots, and the perfect camping gear to help prepare you for anything that Mother Nature has in store. This brand greatly reduces its impact on the environment by keep up with the B Core Certification, meaning they have to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency that comply with protecting our environment. One example of these met standards includes all materials being made of recycled polyester and 100% organic cotton and wool. Even 75% of their office supplies are made with recycled materials. United By Blue also pledges to remove one pound of trash from the environment for every product that is sold, just another incentive to check this brand out!

 

Are you exhausted from chasing trend after trend? Fashion lovers like yourself aren’t the only ones suffering from this pressure. The rapidly changing fashion world can essentially be wasteful at times and puts a copious amount of pressure on the environment. Fair Indigo is a brand dedicated to preventing those pressures by creating a clothing line that is timeless, versatile, and impervious to wear and tear. All materials are completely sustainable and free of dozens of harsh chemicals, and all employees behind the scenes are treated wonderfully and paid fairly. In order to ensure that each piece of clothing can be kept for a long time, the garments undergo a rare process of pre-washing the fabric before it’s cut and sewn to allow for a stronger preservation of the shape and form of each piece of clothing. Keeping the style timeless and the materials durable takes away from the unnerving impact that comes with having to constantly update your closet; making this eco-friendly brand a revolutionary look at the world of fashion.

 

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6 Ways Your Beauty Routine Impacts the Environment

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As we approach Earth Day 2017, it’s time for all of us to take a critical look at our own personal impact on the beautiful planet we call home. Though you may not know it, your beauty routine is one of the ways you regularly impact the planet, good or bad. From packaging to ingredients, these are 6 things about your beauty regimen and the products you use that may be hurting Mother Earth so you can knock it off and protect our planet!

 

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1. Toxic Chemicals
Though this is a broad category, it’s important to know what you’re putting on and in your body. So many modern beauty products are chock full of dangerous, toxic chemicals that can potentially cause a whole host of health issues, from rashes to reproductive issues. A good rule of thumb is this: if you can’t pronounce an ingredient, stay away from it (or at least Google it!). When you bathe, wash your face, or swim in the ocean, these chemicals leak into the environment and affect a much larger ecosystem than just yourself. Bottom line? Read those labels!

Special Things Beauty Brands Are Doing For Earth Day

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Even though we should be taking care of our planet every day, Earth Day is where many people are dedicating their day to taking care of our home planet, like recycling, properly throwing out trash, keeping bodies of water clean, and other helpful acts that will keep the environment looking spick and span. Some of our favorite beauty brands are also becoming involved with Earth Day and keeping our planet green. These days, many beauty companies are creating products with ingredients straight from the environment all while avoiding harsh chemicals to keep our skin looking and feeling nourished. Some even have programs that include collecting a certain amount of empty packaging containers to recycle, rewarding you with a free beauty product in return. Click through to learn more about the special things beauty brands are doing for Earth Day.

 

Alima Pure

Satin Matte Foundations are $28 at Alima Pure


Alima Pure
One among many beauty companies helping our surroundings is Alima Pure. This cosmetics brand aims for minimal ingredients while giving maximum impact in their products. Designed for modern women with immense confidence, Alima Pure only produces makeup from the purest natural ingredients. Refraining from any inorganic and harsh ingredients, your skin will look its best. They believe that makeup is an empowering tool for self-expression. Alima Pure provides a diverse range of foundation shades and stunning colors to perfectly match your skin. The beauty brand is mostly famous for their Satin Matte Foundation, which is available in 45 shades and makes finding your shade simple. Alima Pure is also super affordable for the price of their products ranging from $14 – $46.

Olivia Wilde for H&M Conscious Exclusive

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In honor of Earth Day, actress and humanitarian Olivia Wilde has teamed up with H&M to promote their latest Conscious Exclusive campaign for 2015, made up of organic and recycled materials. “I want to do more than just campaign,” says Olivia Wilde of the new collaboration. “I want to make sustainability part of my everyday life.”

The collection includes gorgeous silk jumpsuits, blazers with slit sleeves, and flowy maxi skirts in beautiful prints, all priced between $17.95 to about $350. Our favorites? The bird print patterned silk-blend dress ($199) and the lyocell kimono dress ($59.95), which is made of 100% Tencel®. “The dress drapes at the front and ties with a belt that’s almost Japanese in style,” Wilde explains. “It’s got an open back and a slit in the skirt that makes it really sexy.”
What we love most about H&M’s Conscious Exclusive collection is that it doesn’t compromise on styles. “It’s a collection of pieces that I want to wear that are all made from more sustainable materials,” says Wilde.“It’s how fashion should always be.” We couldn’t agree more!
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The Conscious Exclusive collection is available for purchase on HM.com and in over 200 H&M stores worldwide.
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BY MEGAN PORTORREAL
Olivia Wilde for H&M Conscious Exclusive: Lookbook photos courtesy of H&M. Featured image courtesy of David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com

3D Fuel & ALGIX Celebrate Earth Day by Introducing Revolutionary Algae Based 3D Printer Filament & Joint Venture

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Algix3D Fuel, a manufacturer of 3D printer filament, just announced the launch of its algae based 3D Printer filament through a Joint Venture (JV) with ALGIX, LLC. ALGIX is a clean technology company that produces sustainable plastic products utilizing algae from aquaculture and water treatment technologies. “Our Joint Venture with ALGIX opens an entirely new realm of possibilities for us and the 3D Printing market. We are producing high quality filaments, exceeding the typical industry standard. With our efforts being focused on environmental friendliness, some of the exciting product lines we will be introducing to the market in the coming months have the ability to completely change how users of 3D Printers view their printing materials and their impact on the environment. We are positioned to become the company that is not only setting the standards of quality for printer filaments but setting the standards in how those materials impact the world we live in.” says 3D-Fuel co-founder Matthew Stegall.
ALGIX, which is a leader in producing sustainable bio-plastic composites, is equally excited about its JV partnership with 3D Fuel in producing a more environmentally friendly 3D printer filament. “We saw 3D Fuel as an emerging leader in this industry who wanted to add a more earth friendly filament to its core product offering, which we are able to provide through our Solaplast algae filament and sustainable business practices,” says Michael Van Drunen, C.E.O. of ALGIX. “Both companies commitment to excellence in both manufacturing and research and development was a clear indicator that our Joint Venture would be a huge success. With our core values being very synergistic, we know our customers will see the difference in not just our product offerings, but the principles in our business practices that we bring to the 3D printing market.”
3D Fuel recently revealed one of its most innovative products to date, Fuel In a Box™. “We are very excited about our trademarked Fuel in a Box™ product,” says Stegall. “We wanted to create a first to market product that helped fuel people’s creativity in a convenient and productive way. There’s nothing worse than having to change out filament in the middle of your printing project. Now you can use a continuous run of filament from a 5 or 20 kg dispensing box.”
One of the things that allows 3D Fuel to stand out among its competitors, besides the innovative products it produces, is its manufacturing process. 3D Fuel uses the purest and highest quality raw materials for its filament. “What sets 3D Fuel apart is our background in custom compounding and years of experience with filled polymers in the plastics industry,” says Ashton Zeller, Director of Research and Development. “This experience lends us to a higher degree of filament testing, which in turn delivers unmatched quality to our customers.”
New_filament (1)Ryan Hunt, CTO of ALGIX states, “3D Fuel is leveraging the vertically integrated manufacturing capabilities of ALGIX including biomass processing, micronization, compounding, filament extrusion and logistics. This allows us to rapidly innovate by taking ideas to end products in a short period of time.” While developing innovative products and manufacturing the highest quality filament is 3D Fuel’s top priority, it remains poised to become an industry leader and proponent of sustainable products and services that are important to the entire industry. Recently, 3D Fuel invited GreenDisk and reShootz to become part of this focus using their recycled material line. “Our mission is to create a synergistic group of like-minded and sustainability focused firms called the Green Alliance whose core competencies include biodegradability, recyclability and sustainable business practices,” says Stegall.
3D printing technology is still in its infancy stage and is a dynamic market, but 3D Fuel is committed to growing and responding to this dynamic nature of the industry. “We remain committed to our clients, consumers and to the environment as we grow and expand our business model,” says Steve Gall, 3D Fuel Co-Founder. “We fully understand that things change quickly in this industry and that we need to be responsive to new technologies and products that impact our business. At the same time we’ll continue to manufacture innovative 3D printer fuels and set unprecedented industry standards for quality and excellence.” 3D Fuel’s manufacturing facility is located in Meridian, Mississippi.
It comes as no surprise that both 3D Fuel and Algix are committed to Life Cycle Thinking in order to produce more with less. 3D Fuel’s new 3D Printer filament lines, coupled with its superior manufacturing processes, will provide at home 3D printing enthusiasts, small scale manufacturers, artisans, designers, engineers and educators piece of mind knowing they are purchasing products from a company that is dedicated to producing high quality filament that has been produced by a sustainably-minded company. If you’re ready to fuel your creativity with an innovative and earth friendly 3D printing filament, head over to http://www.3dfuel.com and place your pre-order now or call 657-3DFUEL1 (657-333-8351).
If you’re interested in learning about ALGIX, Solaplast or Life Cycle Thinking and sustainably-focused practices, please visit http://www.algix.com.
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