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What Is Sustainable And Ethical Fashion?

What Is Sustainable And Ethical Fashion?

May 13, 2020 6 min read

In short, ethical fashion works toward the social good of society. It takes into account the workers who make the clothing industry possible. This includes everyone from the farmers who grow the fabric to the garment workers who stitch the pieces together. These efforts go beyond the surface we see as consumers. Rather, social good is deeper than the public image. A brand must take care to ensure fair wages, maintain fair trade certifications, and provide healthy working conditions. The ethically responsible brand invests in its people as much as it does its product, if not more so.

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Eco-Friendly, Non-Toxic Ways To Clean Your Jewelry At Home

Eco-Friendly, Non-Toxic Ways To Clean Your Jewelry At Home

May 06, 2020 4 min read

Now, you never have to tuck your jewelry away because it needs a deep cleaning. You can keep your jewelry sparkling yourself using eco-friendly cleaning agents you probably already have around the house.

Here are a few cleaning options that don’t involve harsh chemicals.

 

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What Is Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (rPET)?

What Is Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (rPET)?

April 29, 2020 4 min read

PET and rPET reduce the amount of plastic circulating the planet, and it offers other advantages for manufacturers and consumers alike. What makes rPET readily recyclable is that it can be used again and again by washing and then re-melting it. In fact, about 1.5 billion pounds of PET containers and bottles are recovered in the U.S. annually, making it the most recycled plastic in the country. Just about all municipal recycling programs in Europe and North America accept PET plastic.

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How Planting Trees Can Help Save Our Planet

How Planting Trees Can Help Save Our Planet

April 22, 2020 6 min read

To support this idea, the 2018 International Panel on Climate Change reported that the best way to halt climate change is to plant trees. While cutting our emissions is part of the solution, we must make up for all the trees lost to deforestation. Globally, we need to plant over 1 billion hectares (2.5 billion acres) of trees to keep Earth from warming beyond 1.5ºC.

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5 Ways To Reduce Your Plastic Waste

5 Ways To Reduce Your Plastic Waste

April 15, 2020 4 min read

In the United States, eight of the ten most commonly polluted plastic objects are not recyclable at all, at least not by the U.S.'s municipal recycling system. That includes food wrappers, utensils, and other single-use plastics. Just like the global statistics, over 90% of America's plastic waste never gets recycled.

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Bracelets For A Cause | The Story Behind Bead the Change

Bracelets For A Cause | The Story Behind Bead the Change

April 08, 2020 8 min read

What began as a backpacking trip across Asia became a life’s mission to affect change around the world. Bead the Change is beyond one person’s vision now. We are a growing organization that is bringing awareness and environmental change through bracelets for a cause. Our world is amazingly beautiful, complex, and much smaller than we think. It’s up to all of us to care for it as well as the species that inhabit it with us.

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Orca Grandmothers Help Boost the Survival of Their Grandcalves

Orca Grandmothers Help Boost the Survival of Their Grandcalves

April 01, 2020 4 min read

Orca grandmothers who were post-menopausal (meaning unable to reproduce) improved the chances of survival for the calves because they, like human grandmothers, have time to tend to the younger ones. They also assisted in finding food when it was scarce. For instance, the research showed that post-reproductive female orcas were knowledgeable at finding salmon when it was it was in low supply. Because salmon populations are declining, the role of the grandmother killer whale will become more important.

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Jellyfish Mucus Might Help Clean Our Seas of Microplastics

Jellyfish Mucus Might Help Clean Our Seas of Microplastics

March 30, 2020 4 min read

Chemists from the Slovenia National Institute of Biology are studying barrel jellyfish. They are especially interested in the mucus they secrete. The secretions are a reaction to stress, as a way for the body to protect itself. The institute is working on a prototype filter for treatment plants that’s made partly of jellyfish mucus. They feel that the mucus, which is a viscous liquid, can trap microplastic particles.

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Thousands of Emperor Penguin Chicks Have Been Wiped Out

Thousands of Emperor Penguin Chicks Have Been Wiped Out

March 25, 2020 4 min read

Researchers say that thousands of the emperor penguin chicks drowned because of a combination of global warming and a series of storms in the area. The storms destroyed the sea ice in Antarctica's Weddell Sea, on an area called the Brunt Ice Shelf. Without a stable shelf, the penguins could not breed.
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Newly Discovered Seahorse That's the Size of a Grain of Rice

Newly Discovered Seahorse That's the Size of a Grain of Rice

March 23, 2020 4 min read

The pygmy seahorses are about the size of a single grain of rice, which is only about 15 millimeters in length. They have a flat shape and kaleidoscopic coloring, which helps them disguise themselves as bits of seaweed. The coloring is beautiful if you can get close enough to see it. Some have described it as a paisley pattern.

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Massive Great White Sharks Swarming Off the Carolina Coast

Massive Great White Sharks Swarming Off the Carolina Coast

March 18, 2020 4 min read

Researchers identified four of the great whites that they previously caught and tagged. The largest of them was Luna, who was 15 feet long and weighed 2,137 pounds. She is the largest great white shark that OCEARCH has ever caught and tagged since they were founded in 2007.

 

 

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Octopus Changes Colors While Possibly Dreaming

Octopus Changes Colors While Possibly Dreaming

March 16, 2020 4 min read

Like Heidi, all cephalopods have sacs of pigment within their skin, which are called chromatophores. They can expand or contract, each making a pixel of color. Octopuses change color to blend in with their environments. They also use color to communicate with one another. That means they change colors intentionally. When they do, hundreds of thousands of those chromatophores flicker under the skin. 

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Nearly Extinct Rare Dolphin Gives Birth To Pink Calf

Nearly Extinct Rare Dolphin Gives Birth To Pink Calf

March 11, 2020 4 min read

Dolphins face an ever-increasing threat of plastic in their habitat. Amid this sobering crisis, there is hope that motivates us to defend these beautiful creatures. One such example is a pink dolphin named, of course, Pinky. Pinky is a celebrated, rare pink dolphin in the wild who recently gave birth to a pink calf.

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Brewery Creates Edible Six-Pack Rings That Feed Sea Turtles

Brewery Creates Edible Six-Pack Rings That Feed Sea Turtles

March 09, 2020 4 min read

One brewery in Florida has found an ingenious way to combat one small piece of this global epidemic. They have developed six-pack rings for their beer that are not made of plastic. Further, they claim to feed turtles instead of killing them.

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4Ocean Bracelets Remove 9 Million Pounds of Ocean Trash

4Ocean Bracelets Remove 9 Million Pounds of Ocean Trash

March 06, 2020 5 min read

Since its inception in 2017, 4Ocean has pulled almost 9 million pounds of trash from the ocean. Cleanup efforts remain in full swing in Florida, Bali, and Haiti. In 2020, 4Ocean is expanding operations to Central America, another area suffering such extreme marine pollution that it's been dubbed the “trash islands.”

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Ocean Cleanup Bracelets Help Raise Awareness About Plastic Pollution

Ocean Cleanup Bracelets Help Raise Awareness About Plastic Pollution

March 04, 2020 6 min read

Small companies like us are ready to do our parts as well, whether that be one bottle, one bracelet, or one bead at a time. Ocean Cleanup Bracelets are our way of lending awareness and financial support to such an ambitious cause. Help save our oceans today by supporting the largest ocean plastic cleanup in history.
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Bracelets That Support Marine Life and Ocean Cleanup

Bracelets That Support Marine Life and Ocean Cleanup

March 02, 2020 4 min read

We are very excited to announce the launch of our new marine life bracelet collection. These new bracelets will be named after the following marine life:  Dolphin BraceletSea Turtle BraceletOctopus BraceletSeahorse BraceletPenguin BraceletOrca BraceletShark Bracelet, and Jellyfish Bracelet.
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