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Tweet   I have a good friend who has recently gone through what he would call a period of personal transformation.  He has improved his health by largely replacing prescription medicine with natural remedies.  He’s also taken up tai chi, and made an effort to cut back on self-destructive behaviors. He explains that, more than [...]

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Tweet Throughout the Northern Hemisphere, the dog days of summer traditionally run from July 3rd to August 11th.  Originally, in ancient Rome, which gave that term to the hottest and sultriest days of the year because of the rising of the star Sirius, the dog days were placed between the end of July and the [...]

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Tweet Halle Berry keeps an eco-friendly nursery; Kate Hudson requested a unique eco-friendly baby shower gift; and Jessica Alba even went so far as to create an organic baby care line for her little ones!  But you don’t have to be a celebrity mom to give your baby an eco-friendly start to life (not with [...]

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Tweet I’ve been generally amused by the impotent criticisms coming from the right wing about the release of The Lorax movie.  Lou Dobbs pronounced that with it, Hollywood is trying to indoctrinate our children.  The Washington Times used charmingly hyperbolic rhetoric throughout its review of the film, starting with the pronouncement that The Lorax is [...]

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Tweet Last month, I reported that emergent processes might make bamboo a viable source of biofuels as we work toward reducing automobile emissions and our dependence on foreign oil.  Now, in addition to providing a potential alternative means for powering our cars, bamboo is being put forward as a possible material in the actual construction [...]

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Tweet There are small companies nationwide looking to not only make a profit but to help make the world a greener place.  And while branding plays a large part in what consumers see as green, let’s reflect on companies whose actions speak louder than words.  Not to toot our own horn (or at least not [...]

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Tweet In a land of excess, it would be easy to indulge in whims rather than make serious environmental choices.  And many celebrity estates do boast excess with everything from golden toilets (not kidding!) to private landing strips but thankfully some celebs take their purchasing power seriously and have opted for sustainability, resource conservation and [...]

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Tweet Bamboo clothing, organic cotton, hemp fibre – all materials that pop into the head when discussing alternative fabrics.  They are not mainstream (yet) and offer alluring choices of comfort and in many cases, a more eco-friendly clothing option.  And while more designers are choosing to use these fabrics, for some, the materials are simply [...]

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Tweet As individuals (and consumers), we can make the choice to have a greener home.  We can choose Energy Star appliances.  We can put in skylights to reduce our energy use in the home.  We can stock our linen closets with organic towels and organic sheets.  We can fill our closet with bamboo clothing.   And [...]

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Tweet With spring upon us, it is time to start thinking about planting a garden in your yard.  It is an easy way to lower your carbon imprint on this Earth, and there are so many benefits you reap from doing so.  Here are a few more reasons why this is the year to start [...]

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Tweet Who’s misleading who in this “environmentally friendly” game of cat and mouse? While the Federal Trade Commission and other such agencies focus their efforts on exploiting companies for “alleged” misleading environmental claims, it might shock you to know that in the world of textiles…the consumer is, in fact, the energy consumption machine. So get [...]

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Tweet With temperatures rising across the country, it’s time to bring out hot new summer looks for your wardrobe.  When trying to find ways to fill your closet with flattering yet comfortable clothing, consider your bamboo options.  Bamboo fibers are naturally soft and even more important for summertime clothing, it’s breathable.  Bamboo clothing helps keep [...]

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Tweet It may not be a necessity that we often give thought to but everyone deserves a comfortable robe.  Admittedly, we’ve all thought about stealing that robe from the spa or seeing if that hotel robe would actually fit into our suitcase.  And now you can have your own slice of comfort to escape into [...]

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Tweet The Oscars brought more than emotional moments and award-winning movies.  Several guests chose to use the venue to make a statement that organic clothing could be gorgeous and red-carpet worthy as well.   Suzy Amis Cameron, wife of director James Cameron, graced the red carpet with a gown designed by Michigan State senior Jillian Ganz.  [...]

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Tweet When you think of wet smelly places, do your underarms and feet come to mind? They should. These parts of the body are sources of perspiration, odor and insecurity. What do you do?  Like most folks, you pull out the deodorants. Deodorant commercials tout their ability to keep you dry and odor free. Just [...]

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Tweet As many of you are aware, the Federal Trade Commission has made the allegation that bamboo fabric (viscose from bamboo) does not retain any antimicrobial properties that are prevalent in the plant itself. They state this without providing any scientific evidence to back it up. However, there have been numerous studies, scientific test results [...]

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Tweet What is fabric hand? Fabric hand is one of the essential parameters characterizing garments’ appearance and quality. Or, to put it in lay terms, you know that favorite t-shirt of yours that you have had for years and washed over 100 times to make it super, ultra soft? That soft touch you so love [...]

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Tweet Can Rayon Really Save Your Life? The FTC would have you believe that “rayon from bamboo” is the same quality fabric as “traditional rayon” due to its similar process. The FTC would also have you believe that companies have been misrepresenting this fabric by calling it bamboo or fiber from bamboo rather than rayon [...]

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