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Nude shopping and other fashionable trends lead toward sustainability.

Stoked on Sustainability

Nude shopping and other fashionable trends lead toward sustainability.

Promising news from the world of sustainability indicates a demand for healthier solutions. We hope you enjoy this week’s Stoked on Sustainability; a weekly roundup of good news from our community!

‘Nude’ shopping: the next big trend in New Zealand.
Following a move by a number of New Zealand supermarkets to ditch plastic packaging, sales of some vegetables have soared by up to 300% — A group of New World supermarkets have abandoned the use of plastic wrapping for virtually all of their fruit and vegetables in a project labeled “food in the nude.” Read more…

Forever 21 bankruptcy reflects teens’ new shopping behavior.

For years, teens flocked to Forever 21′s massive stores at the nation’s malls for its speedy take on fashion, like its $5 shimmery halter tops and $25 dresses. But the chain that helped popularize so-called fast fashion has moved too slow for a new generation of young customers. Read more…

Fabric dyes are a toxic problem. These beautiful alternative colors are made out of food waste.
In the United States alone, more than 15 million pounds of textile waste is generated each year. In response to the environmentally harmful practices of fast fashion—a business model that prioritizes quick and cheaply made garments over long-lasting quality and fair workers’ wages—some brands and designers are making ethically sourced materials and manufacturing processes a production requirement. Read more…
Utah fourth-grader pushes for eco-friendly lunch room.
When then-third grader Aggy Deagle and her family were talking about Earth Day at dinner last spring, her thoughts turned to her school’s cafeteria. At Butler Elementary School in northern Utah where Aggy and her sister Liv attend, they used hundreds of disposable foam trays. Aggy hated watching the trays get thrown in the trash, where they would likely end up in a landfill. She took up the issue and convinced her elementary school to switch from foam trays to biodegradable ones, inspiring other schools to make the change, the Deseret News reports. Read more…
Let’s celebrate the good in humanity! Stoked on Sustainability is a weekly roundup of positive environmental stories from our community. Please submit your Stoked on Sustainability stories to the Kindhumans team at info@kindhumans.com

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