Brit Liggett

 
Brit LiggettBrit is a video producer and writer out of Brooklyn, New York. She has a degree in Television and Documentary Production from the Dodge College at Chapman University and has been working in the green web world for three years. She was most recently the video producer at the Washington Post.Newsweek Interactive green site Sprig.com, which was shut down in January of 2009. After Sprig's closing Brit decided that Inhabitat and Ecouterre would be the perfect new home and she took up residency making videos and writing articles.

When she's not behind the lens of an HD camera or the keys of her MacBook she's knitting, cooking organic gourmet meals from Alice Waters cookbooks, writing music on her Gibson guitar and dreaming up new ideas for documentaries. She currently has one hair-brained art-doc idea in the oven and in the few free hours she can find she's researching and developing the film.

Australia Wool Industry Under Pressure by U.S., Europe to Ban Mulesing

Australia Wool Industry Under Pressure by U.S., Europe to Ban Mulesing

The Australian wool industry is under fire from some of the world’s largest retailers to ban mulesing, a painful surgical operation that cuts away flaps of flesh from a lamb’s breech and

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Alexander Wang Sued for $450 Million for Running Alleged “Sweatshop” in NYC’s Chinatown

Alexander Wang Sued for $450 Million for Running Alleged “Sweatshop” in NYC’s Chinatown

A group of 30 employees is suing Alexander Wang for running an alleged sweatshop in New York City’s Chinatown. Filed last month in Queens County Supreme Court, the $450 million lawsuit claims that

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“Green” Cashmere Protects Patagonian Wildlife, Improves Livelihoods

“Green” Cashmere Protects Patagonian Wildlife, Improves Livelihoods

A guanaco Natural, biodegradable, and more insulating than wool, cashmere is as close to the perfect fiber you can get. Just one catch: The goats whose downy undercoats are so prized have insatiable

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Is Fast Fashion Driving Global Food Shortages?

Is Fast Fashion Driving Global Food Shortages?

Not everyone sees biofuels as the cure-all to our energy woes. By ousting food crops in favor of ethanol-producing ones and sending food prices skyrocketing, ethanol and its ilk are considered as much

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Burning Torch Upcycles Army Uniforms, Silk Lingerie Into Eco-Luxe Fashion

Burning Torch Upcycles Army Uniforms, Silk Lingerie Into Eco-Luxe Fashion

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Target to Stop Selling Sandblasted Jeans by Year’s End

Target to Stop Selling Sandblasted Jeans by Year’s End

Target is the latest retailer to put the kibosh on sandblasting, a denim-weathering technique linked to a fatal lung condition in its operators. Following the lead of Levi’s, H&M, and Versace,

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Nike’s Virtually Seamless “Flyknit” Sneaker is Part Shoe, Part Sock

Nike’s Virtually Seamless “Flyknit” Sneaker is Part Shoe, Part Sock

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Missi Pyle Brings “Red Carpet Green Dress Challenge” to 2012 Oscars

Missi Pyle Brings “Red Carpet Green Dress Challenge” to 2012 Oscars

Photos by A.M.P.A.S. As promised, The Artist actress Missi Pyle strutted down the Oscar red carpet in a cruelty-free, mineral-dyed “peace”-silk gown by Valentino Delfino, the winner of Suzy

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Crazy Activist Allegedly Hires Hit Man to Kill Random Fur-Wearers

Crazy Activist Allegedly Hires Hit Man to Kill Random Fur-Wearers

A strategically tossed can of red paint wasn’t enough for one Ohioan animal activist. Meredith Marie Lowell, a 27-year-old woman from Cleveland Heights, was arrested on Tuesday for attempting to

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Avon, Estée Lauder, Mary Kay Resume Testing Cosmetics on Animals

Avon, Estée Lauder, Mary Kay Resume Testing Cosmetics on Animals

As American firms jostle for a piece of China’s $15-billion-and-growing cosmetics market, Avon, Mary Kay, and Esteé Lauder have quietly turned their backs on 20 years of “no animal

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Watch Costello Tagliapietra’s Celeb-Studded Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week Show (Video)

Watch Costello Tagliapietra’s Celeb-Studded Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week Show (Video)

Static images seldom do runway shows any justice, particularly when they’re as dynamic as Costello Tagliapietra’s Fall/Winter 2012 debut at New York Fashion Week. Watch our exclusive video to

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Take a Stand Against Sweatshop Labor, Give Up Fast Fashion for Lent

Take a Stand Against Sweatshop Labor, Give Up Fast Fashion for Lent

When Lent rolls around on Wednesday, a group of self-described fashion addicts across the United Kingdom will be forgoing the standard vices (meat, cigarettes, coffee, chocolate) for a different kind of

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Will Online-Only Fashion Shows Replace Runways at Fashion Week?

Will Online-Only Fashion Shows Replace Runways at Fashion Week?

KCD wants to revolutionize the runway, and you can watch it all unfold on your laptop or iPad. The public-relations powerhouse, which manages high-end labels such as Gucci, Versace, Alexander McQueen,

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Chanel Builds Life-Size Plane for Spring 2012 Paris Couture Week Show

Chanel Builds Life-Size Plane for Spring 2012 Paris Couture Week Show

Photo by Olivier Saillant for Chanel As if fashion wasn’t already synonymous with environmental excess. Karl Lagerfeld commisioned a life-size aircraft to house Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2012

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New Hampshire Considers Perfume Ban for State Employees

New Hampshire Considers Perfume Ban for State Employees

New Hampshire, whose state motto is “live free or die,” has a new champion in state representative Michele Peckham, who thinks that her constituents should live free of the consequences of

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“Shed Me” Clothes Reduce Need for Laundry by Shedding Like Snakeskin

“Shed Me” Clothes Reduce Need for Laundry by Shedding Like Snakeskin

Katie Ledger wants you to make like a serpent and molt—the layers of your clothes, that is. Inspired by the way a snake sheds its skin, London College of Art student envisions garments with layers that

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Recycle Your Marks & Spencer Clothing at Oxfam, Get £5 Off Purchase

Recycle Your Marks & Spencer Clothing at Oxfam, Get £5 Off Purchase

American retailers take note: Marks & Spencer may have joined the ranks of Patagonia and Uniqlo with its own clothing take-back program, but it isn’t doing it alone. The British department

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Homeland Security Investigates Victoria’s Secret for Alleged Child Labor

Homeland Security Investigates Victoria’s Secret for Alleged Child Labor

Skimpy underthings, fabricated events, thinly veiled threats, and a dead girl’s birth certificate—just when you thought the Victoria’s Secret West African child-labor scandal couldn’t

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