Monthly Archives: December 2011

Happy Holidays from New York City!

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Your Slavery Footprint

Yes, apparently we’ve all got one. By purchasing certain products that are manufactured overseas, or buying agricultural items that are grown in foreign countries, we’re supporting slavery, including child slavery. Take this survey to understand what your personal “slavery footprint” … Continue reading

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Are Child Slaves Making Your Victoria’s Secret Underwear?

Bloomberg Markets Magazine reports that underage, mistreated African children have been forced to plant and pick organic, fair-trade cotton used in Victoria Secret’s underwear. Bloomberg highlights the “nightmare” of 13-year-old Clarisse Kambire (video) and six other children who work on … Continue reading

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“Wearing Nothing New”

Although I wouldn’t advocate for shopping quite as much as she seems to, I just love Jessi’s enlightened philosophy and feisty attitude about buying and wearing used clothing:

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…so you think cotton is better than polyester?

It would seem that buying clothing made of natural fibers, like cotton, are better for the environment than buying clothing made of man-made materials like polyester. But that’s not exactly true. Here is a rundown of how the most common … Continue reading

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Green Teens

My daughter Ruby goes to a fairly progressive public school in midtown, Beacon High School, where the kids study environmental issues, are required to do community service and have clubs about sustainability. A student started a Facebook page called, “Beacon … Continue reading

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Wear Vintage! Vintage Is Green!™

Welcome to the Vintage is Green™ blog! Sustainability is something we’re all concerned about. Wearing vintage clothing is an excellent way of helping to preserve our planet without sacrificing style or sophistication. I’ll be blogging here about vintage clothing, posting … Continue reading

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