Slow Food Meets Slow Fashion in Eco-Warrior Princess

Technology is rapidly creating more sustainable options in the fashion world. Fabric is being made from fungi, seaweed, and cow dung, while a robot in Japan can now create a T-shirt in 22 seconds!  Zero-waste design is impressive and promising as well. 3-D laser scans take 43 measurements of a client, then make clothes that … Continue reading Slow Food Meets Slow Fashion in Eco-Warrior Princess

When Your Old Clothes Are Respun into Your New Clothes

Fashion trends and cheap clothes are draining the planet of water, and leaving tons of wasted textiles that resale and donations can’t keep up with. The once vast Aral Sea, which is now a tenth its original size, is a testament to the amount of water needed to grow cotton. As early as 2030, water … Continue reading When Your Old Clothes Are Respun into Your New Clothes

Forget What You Know About Energy

Robbie Orvis works for a sustainability think tank that’s basically an office full of battle-hardened climate-change warriors.The San Francisco based Energy Innovation consults everyone from the central government of China to small-town city planners on how to most effectively “de-carbonize” their societies.   For Robbie, our energy future depends on smart and flexible grids, performance-based … Continue reading Forget What You Know About Energy

A Glimpse into the Future of Electronics Recycling

Ronin 8’s technology uses sound energy to separate all the different materials in electronics waste. I spoke with founder, Peter Holgate to learn more about their work. Our conversation ventured into his vision for the future of electronics – a world where phones upgrade themselves, and brands become the stewards of materials rather than the … Continue reading A Glimpse into the Future of Electronics Recycling