GOTS: The certification your textiles should have

The Glob­al Organ­ic Tex­tile Stan­dard (GOTS) is a lead­ing inter­na­tion­al stan­dard for organ­ic fiber tex­tiles, includ­ing eco­log­i­cal and social cri­te­ria, backed by inde­pen­dent cer­ti­fi­ca­tion. With ris­ing demand for sus­tain­able prod­ucts, GOTS cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is a key bench­mark for the tex­tile indus­try, con­sumers, and the envi­ron­ment, high­light­ing its impor­tance and impact on sus­tain­abil­i­ty.

What is ‘Greenhushing’?

Green­hush­ing has emerged as a con­tem­po­rary con­cept with­in the realm of envi­ron­men­tal respon­si­bil­i­ty. You might know ‘Green­wash­ing.’ It’s com­mon in fash­ion. Brands use it to appear eco-friend­ly with mis­lead­ing claims.

Oeko-Tex: The Sustainable Choice for Brands and Consumers

As the world becomes increas­ing­ly aware of the envi­ron­men­tal impact of the fash­ion indus­try, con­sumers are demand­ing more sus­tain­able and eth­i­cal choic­es. In response, many brands are turn­ing to cer­ti­fi­ca­tions such as Oeko-Tex to demon­strate their com­mit­ment to sus­tain­abil­i­ty and social respon­si­bil­i­ty.

Linen: The Sustainable Choice for Europe and Beyond

As the world becomes increas­ing­ly aware of the envi­ron­men­tal impact of the fash­ion indus­try, more and more con­sumers are seek­ing out sus­tain­able alter­na­tives to tra­di­tion­al mate­ri­als.

We could actually save the Great Barrier Reef

Last month, the con­struc­tion of a new coal mine in Aus­tralia was blocked in order to save coral reefs and pro­tect the great bar­ri­er. While it may seem like a no-brain­er, it is a sig­nif­i­cant vic­to­ry for envi­ron­men­tal laws, as it is the first time that these laws have been used to block coal exploita­tion…

Have you heard of ecological exile?

The sci­en­tif­ic expres­sion ‘eco­log­i­cal exile’ is now sad­ly becom­ing a part of our com­mon vocab­u­lar­ies, because it is becom­ing a much more com­mon occurence. Just like the cli­mate cri­sis it stems from, the phe­nom­e­non is now glob­al. What is eco­log­i­cal exile? The term “eco­log­i­cal exile” refers to the forcible dis­place­ment of set­tled pop­u­la­tions due to…

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Organic cotton. How is it different? What are its benefits?

The oth­er week we talked about how nature-based solu­tions are great­ly ben­e­fi­cial for bio­di­ver­si­ty and for reduc­ing pol­lu­tion and haz­ards on the envi­ron­ment. Because we like to talk about sus­tain­able mate­ri­als on fash­ion, we are going to apply this terms to the agri­cul­ture of organ­ic cot­ton. Cot­ton has been his­tor­i­cal­ly fash­ion’s most used fiber. When…

Nature-based solutions for agriculture

How can nature-based solu­tions help with sus­tain­abil­i­ty? Today we are going to talk about some­thing that may seem fair­ly tech­ni­cal, but it’s some­thing of great impor­tance for our dai­ly nutri­tion and cloth­ing. Nature-based solu­tions for agri­cul­ture! Nature-based solu­tions for agri­cul­ture involve using nat­ur­al sys­tems to sup­port agri­cul­tur­al pro­duc­tiv­i­ty. That’s instead of rely­ing on chem­i­cal pes­ti­cides…

Paradigme Mode

Paris becomes a cycling city

Paris, once one of Europe’s most pol­lut­ed and car-cen­tric cities, is now lead­ing the charge in sus­tain­able trans­port ini­tia­tives. From 2017 to 2022, the city has under­gone an incred­i­ble trans­for­ma­tion, with the city coun­cil announc­ing plans to make Paris com­plete­ly cyclable by 2026. This includes mas­sive invest­ments in the cre­ation of 180 kilo­me­ters of cycling…