By Cullen Schwartz, Cofounder of DoneGood
Americans spent $1 trillion during the holiday season last year. A trillion!
That’s enough to buy all the sports teams--twice. With even half of that trillion you can own every single one of the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and MLS teams, and why the hell not, all of NASCAR too. Or with that trillion bucks you could pay for four years of college for every high school junior and senior in America. Or you could put a new Chevy Bolt under the tree of every resident of Texas.
So anyway, it’s a lot.
And in 2016, 60 percent of all online sales during Thanksgiving weekend went to just 10 giant retailers. None of them have a social mission.
These days, our industry is at a real crossroads and we are seeing big changes from big influential brands taking place that is shifting the course of our future for the better. If you too are worried about what impact your team is making, here are 5 ideas you can do to be a more sustainable office and get on board with the positive change.
By Madeline Bennett | College Correspondent
Holiday shopping as a college student can seem daunting. How are you supposed to buy people gifts when you have limited funds yourself? Much less find gifts with a positive social impact as well. Fortunately, you can find great gifts for your awesome tribe without breaking the bank AND while giving back. Share ethical holiday cheer and save your bank account by opting for these 25 gifts under $25.
Not all factories are created equal. And if your garment factory is only providing you simply with finished goods then you’re missing out on a big opportunity. In addition to providing superior product for your collection each season, here’s 7 surprising sustainability options you can get from an ethically certified factory.
It’s that time of year again. Party time! You may or may not be letting your inner hostess run wild, but either way you can definitely count on a slew of invitations to begin pouring in. As you carve out your holiday calendar don’t forget to find some killer hostess gifts to properly thank your party planners. Here’s 7 ethical, and most importantly, affordable hostess gifts to guarantee a home run holiday season.
Here in NYC having a washer dryer in your apartment is the definition of “making it”. Sad we know, but true. As New Yorkers, we give up a lot of modern amenities to live in the city we love. If you are one of them, this blog post will change your life. If you are a normal citizen living anywhere else in the western world, you probably have a washer/dryer in your home but may struggle to care for your handwash or delicate garments. This machine is for you too. Here’s the most sustainable washing machine that’s gentle on your clothes and the planet.
Give “circular economy” a quick google and you’ll find that the amount of incomprehensible information out there is enough to drive anyone up a wall. Circular economy sounds good, like something that might be a gamechanger. But finding out exactly what it is or what it means to us in our everyday lives can be challenging. Especially to those of us who want to know how we can apply it to fashion. When we, at C&A Foundation, embarked on our own circular mission, it was tough for us too. We talked to dozens of experts, some of the most brilliant minds in the field. Ultimately, we helped create the world’s first Cradle to Cradle t-shirt and here’s how you can too.
It’s officially the season for the hostess with the mostest. You find random excuses all year to entertain, but in this season you get to go hogwild. So as you get ready to baste the turkey and trim the tree, here’s 11 ethically made home goods you simply must-have to make your holiday entertaining dreams come true.
By Megan Dawson-Elli, Business Development Manager, THR3EFOLD
Spend anytime in NYC (our home) and you’ll quickly notice our obsession with leather. The benefit of leather products is that they look and feel amazing while lasting for years. Not to mention they’re warm and badass. These stylish pieces are not without their controversy though. Vegans are looking for animal free options while environmentalists recognize the harsh effects that tanning has on our planet. But textile science is finally catching up to demand and there is a whole new vegan leather on the market that is making waves. Here is how it’s made.
What if we all clean up our own mess? That’s our motto at MUD Jeans, the first and only
circular denim company. What does sustainable denim mean? Well, it’s quite broad, true, but the five points below should be convincing enough to explain how we do things in this thrilling Dutch growing company.
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