Day: May 26, 2022

Environmental Impact of Vegan Fashion: Pros and Cons

The fashion industry has spawned no shortage of animal cruelty horror stories, ranging from geese being “live-plucked” for down jackets to crocodiles skinned for luxury handbags and beyond. Brands may have gotten away with such atrocities in the past, but a growing demand for transparency has helped bring the issue of animal exploitation to light. As a result, vegan fashion is thriving.

Instead of animal products such as fur, feathers, wool, skins, and silk, vegan clothing is made from synthetic or plant fibers, and the environmental impact of those fibers is about as varied as the materials themselves. 

Animal Exploitation in the Fashion Industry

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Animal products have been used to make clothing since prehistoric times. Somewhere along the line, though, the old-fashioned pelt evolved from being a survival essential to a symbol of wealth.

Animal-based fashion continued to be worn and coveted long after the

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Analysis: Fashion Industry Efforts to Verify Sustainability Make ‘Greenwashing’ Easier

Environmental certification programs that claim to verify the sustainability of fashion brands actually facilitate “greenwashing” for the apparel industry, according to a recent report by environmental advocacy organization Changing Markets Foundation. 

The organization, which was founded in 2015 and is based in the Netherlands, seeks to drive change toward a more sustainable economy by exposing what it feels are irresponsible corporate practices. Its analysis of voluntary efforts designed  to reduce fashion’s growing environmental footprint found the programs led to increased pollution instead, and are helping to cement the industry’s reliance on fossil fuels.

“Waste increases, utilization of clothes decreases, and reliance on fossil fuels increases,” said George Harding-Rolls, a campaign manager at Changing Markets and lead author of the report. “Yet, these schemes continue to exist and say that sustainable fashion is just around the corner. This is actually preventing us from taking the more systemic action that we need,

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Elite Fashion Brands Continue Building in the Metaverse

In my girlfriend’s world, people pay $500 for t-shirts and $2,500 for trench coats. That’s because she works at the corporate office of Burberry, the British luxury fashion brand. But for the last few months, the 166-year-old fashion house has been blasting company-wide emails about a new kind of fashion line: web3 wearables.

Last August, Burberry launched wearable NFTs for a crypto video game called Blankos Block Party. Sharky B NFTs, sold together with a jetpack, armbands, and pool shoes, generated about $375,000 in sales. Now, brands such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Nike and Adidas, want to dress this burgeoning market, too.

With virtual goods generating sales of about $110B in 2021 and Fortnite developer, Epic Games, making $50M from one set of skins alone, fashion companies want in. Each brand wants to dress the metaverse’s virtual inhabitants – which, even while the crypto market craters, they maintain

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2022 Best Body Lotions, Creams, Salves, Oils for Healthy Skin

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The key to healthy skin is keeping it moisturized and protected from the sun. Luckily, several products can help you do just that. But not all skin products are created equal. Different skin types require different types of lotions, salves, creams, and oils.

And depending on what your healthy skin goals are, it’s essential to know what to look for in your skincare products. That can be easier said than done when there are seemingly millions of lotions on the market today. But that’s why we’re here—to help you find the best body lotions, creams, salves, and oils for healthy skin.

Best Lotions: Our Top 10 Picks for 2022

1. Clearstem HYDRABERRY Moisture Mask – Best Overall

Clearstem HYDRABERRY Moisture Mask

HYDRABERRY was crafted to deliver deep moisture to your skin to

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