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Trash Into Treasure: Speedo Partners for Upcycled, Upgraded Swimsuits

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Product take back has been a hot sustainability topic for the past year, with brands like H&M, Levi's and even Overstock.com spearheadin

PACT Apparel Works to Transform the Supply Chain

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This article was originally published in the Summer 2015 RSF Quarterly.

by Melinda Cheel

Pick up a three-pack of men’s T-shirts for $8 and you feel good about getting a great deal—until you consider the true environmental and social costs. Toxic pesticides were used to grow the cotton. The garments were sewn by a sweatshop worker who labors long hours for below-poverty wages. And the T-shirts will wear out before you know it.

The North Face Goes Local with the Backyard Project

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Going local has been the trend for many companies looking to create a more sustainable supply chain.

The Ultimate Fair Trade Father's Day Gift Guide

Honor Dad the Fair Trade Way
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Father's Day will be here before you know it, so mark your calendar: June 21, 2015!  And this year, you can really show dad you care by giving him an extra-special Fair Trade Certified gift!  Fair Trade USA's carefully-curated Father's Day Gift Guide will help you choose the perfect gift to show your dad how much you love him, while also giving back to the hard-working dads around the world.

The Ultimate Fair Trade Mother's Day Gift Guide

Celebrate mom while giving back to moms around the world
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Mother's Day is right around the corner and it’s time to find that perfect gift; a gift that says, “You are the best! I love you! Thank you for being you!” Whether you plan ahead or scramble to find a thoughtful gift last minute, the Fair Trade Mother's Day Gift Guide is here to help. Not only will your mom appreciate her lovely gift, but it will simultaneously foster sustainable livelihood and empower communities of Fair Trade moms all over the world.

To make it easier on you, we've compiled our favorite meaningful Mother’s Day gifts in every price range. 

Level 99 Denim Collection: No Carbon Footprint, No Fading - Ever

Forever Black And Forever White
Press Release

April 21, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Level 99 announces carbon neutrality for the entire life of their product*.  Building upon their already strong reputation for eco-friendly products, Level 99 unveils two micro collections – Forever BlackTM and Forever WhiteTM - that takes efforts towards sustainability to a whole new level.

Balancing the Skin, Holistically

Farm-Sourced, Biodynamic Skin Care Line Benedetta Provides Alternative to Toxic Cosmetics
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By Bianca Alexander

In our quick-fix culture of botox, facelifts and anti-aging “miracle” creams, the never-ending quest for perfect skin can lead us to hundreds of products promising instant results.

VIDEO: H&M Water Stewardship

From the 2014 H&M Sustainability Report
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Making great fashion can require a lot of resources. Growing cotton, dyeing fabrics and washing our clothes all require significant water use. But natural resources aren’t endless.

Our planet is facing scarcity issues and according to the UN, the world will need 50% more food, 45% more energy and 30% more water by 2030. So we need to consider both present and future generations. And using resources efficiently makes long-term business sense and will increasingly provide opportunities for competitive advantage.

GSU, CDC and Plastic Pollution Coalition Announce the 2015 Welch Symposium- Plastic GYRE: Artists, Scientists and Activists Respond

John Lanier, Foundation Executive Director to Speak at Event
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John Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation will be speaking at this conference at 1:00 p.m. on March 26th along with Foundation friend, Scott Seydel who will represent the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and Elemental Impact.  Advisory Board Member, Laura Turner Seydel will be participating in the 3:00 p.m. panel on the 26th, along with Foundation friends, Olivia and Carter Ries of One More Generation.  On Friday, March 27th, Foundation friend, Rashid Nuri of Truly Living Well will participate in the 1:45 Session, discussing social justice as it applies to food systems.

Press Release

John Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation will be speaking at this conference at 1:00 p.m. on March 26th along with Foundation friend, Scott Seydel who will represent the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and Elemental Impact.  Advisory Board Member, Laura Turner Seydel will be participating in the 3:00 p.m. panel on the 26th, along with Foundation friends, Olivia and Carter Ries of One More Generation.  On Friday, March 27th, Foundation friend, Rashid Nuri of Truly Living Well will participate in the 1:45 Session, discussing social justice as it applies to food systems.

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