Filling up landfills, creating unfair wages for workers, and significantly contributing to greenhouse gas emissions, fashion isn’t exactly excluded from the consumer driven decline of the environment and humanity. But is the only alternative to shop at thrift stores or forever use hand-me-downs? Among the many designers emerging from the U.S.’s fast fashion disaster is Elizabeth Brunner, who has found a way to interrupt the wasteful cycle of clothing design.
Berlin-based fashion designer Elise Ballegeer is taking the extra step in providing organic fabric, trendy clothing and social awareness with her eco-friendly clothing line.
UC Davis Scientists are making life a little sweeter by using cultured bacteria instead of nonrenewable oils to produce more eco-friendly fragrances.