Many of us like to look pretty schmick while saving the World. Which is why from time to time (or for many of us all the time) we gravitate to beauty products and make-up items to give us that little bit of style-oomph we crave. When it comes to fashion items it can be pretty easy to say no to excess packaging by refusing the carry bag or asking companies to pack your items in biodegradable post options. Sadly it’s a whole lot more difficult to ask for your super black mascara sans packaging. One wouldn’t approach the local M.A.C cosmetics counter with a request for ‘Ruby Woo’ without the lipstick tube without causing a serious amount of confusion. However there are some little beauty tips and some brands that you might be surprised to learn about that will help you work towards a more environmentally friendly beauty regime
Nike announced today it has entered a strategic partnership with DyeCoo Textile Systems B.V., a Netherlands-based company that has developed and built the first commercially available waterless textile dyeing machines.
Details of the partnership -- such as the amount of textiles that Nike will convert from water-dyeing to the waterless technology as well as the pace of that conversion -- have yet to be determined.
But the potential impact of the world's largest sporting goods company adopting waterless dyeing process is huge.
Last year, Nike was among several apparel companies that entered an agreement with Greenpeace to end textile-dyeing practices that have been blamed for endangering water supplies worldwide, especially in China and the rest of Asia.
Conventional textile dyeing requires substantial amounts of water. On average, an estimated 100-150 liters of water is needed to process one kg of textile materials.
Industry analysts estimate that more than 39 million tons of polyester will be dyed annually by 2015. At present, DyeCoo's technology is limited to dying polyester, though research is underway to add cotton and other natural and synthetic products to the waterless mix, Eric Sprunk, Nike's vice president of merchandising and product., said in an interview with The Oregonian.
Save the date
24-30 April 2017
In 2016, in more than 92 countries around the world, tens of
thousands of people took part in Fashion Revolution Week.
We asked brands #whomademyclothes to show that we care
and demand better for the people who make our clothes.
Next year, we want to go even bigger.
Join us for Fashion Revolution Week 2017.
We want more brands to show us who made our clothes.
We want to thank the makers.
We want clothes that we will be proud to wear.
Now, apparently linen has some magic built-in anti-bacterial powers as well as a certain level of water divergent properties. I’ve witnessed the latter in light rain showers on my linen jacket – you can see water beading and rolling off as if you were wearing Gore-Tex. As we were planning to visit the tropics during the changeover to the rainy season I thought I’d give linen a proper try out myself.
We are absolutely in love with linen. Linen is a natural, sustainable fabric for one, and for two, it is sublimely luxurious and only gets better with wear. It keeps you cool on hot humid days and it is easy to care for (if already pre-shrunk and color fast). Linen is so easy to wear because it holds up in high heat and humidity and falls just right. Linen can be worn casually or for an evening event because it is a fun loving kind of regal. We love that our community members share this love for linen and that many are returning Guru customers. Thank goodness for linen and linen lovers around the world!