Posted on October 2, 2014 by Envirothink
Parallel Revolution’s men’s shirts are 97% biodegradable
Men’s fashion, especially men’s shirts, has evolved more slowly than the eclectic, often frenetic world of women’s fashion. Chico, California-based company Parallel Revolution is leading the way with changes men can feel good about.
Jake Wade and Andrew Schrage co-founded the company in 2010. Schrage was, according to Wade, an eco-driven guy, so the idea of making sustainable men’s clothing was a natural fit.
When Schrage proposed the idea, Wade had two conditions – that their products should be made of hemp and made in the USA. Schrage agreed and the company was born.
To learn more about the surprising sustainability of this eco-friendly clothing line, see the full article here.
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Posted on March 16, 2011 by Envirothink
There are lots of paper products out there, with a few brands boasting recycled content. But few have gone the distance to have tree-free content – the ultimate in green.
Sugar cane leftovers are pulped into bagasse, which is now used as a sustainable paper alternative
One company that’s stepped up is the Paradigm Group. They’ve been producing green products under their Emerald brand since 1998.
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Posted on June 29, 2010 by Envirothink
Earth Creations makes sustainable clothing with no harsh chemicals
Approximately one-third of a pound of chemicals are used to grow the cotton in one t-shirt. There are an array of harsh chemicals that are used throughout the garment manufacturing process, most of which are toxic to humans. These include chlorine, sodium hydroxide, heavy metal salts and formaldehyde. Residuals of these toxins stay in the fabric. They also find their way into wastewater systems, particularly in developing countries.
Many dyes that are excluded from the Organic Standards contain toxic components, said Martin Ledvina, co-founder of Earth Creations, Inc. Most conventional dyes don’t comply with EPA regulations so they’re sent overseas. The products that use these dyes, often made in sweatshops, make their way back here.
Earth Creations makes fashionable sustainable clothing from materials like hemp and organic cotton, using natural clay-based dyes and others that have a low impact on the environment.
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