Gillian Anderson’s Climate Week, Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Bio-Plastics

by , 03/13/11   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Site Seeing

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Actress Gillian Anderson—she played Agent Dana Scully on The X-Files—models the official Climate Week T-shirt, which benefits the Environmental Justice Foundation’s “No Place Like Home” campaign. Designed by Eley Kishimoto, the shirt is available at Tesco. (Climate Week)

Grist’s Tom Philpott chats with the Yvon Chouinard and Rick Ridgeway of Patagonia, one of the key members of the new Sustainable Apparel Coalition. The new index for designers and buyers, says Chouinard, will go “a lot further than, say, organic standards for food.” (Grist)

British consumers are wielding their buying power for a better world. Sales of fair-trade products soared by 40 percent in 2010 to an estimated £1.17 billion compared with £836 million in 2009. (The News)

There’s a great future in plastics…biodegradable plastics, that is, including materials derived from corn or pea starch. (Discovery News)

QUOTABLE QUOTE

“There are two main misconceptions about sustainability in the fashion world. The first is that you have to be an eco-warrior to be involved in sustainable fashion. And the second is that it is only for the rich. Actually, sustainable fashion can be simply buying less, buying better, not buying from those companies which mass produce at the expense of the earth or through sweatshops.”

Livia Firth in an interview with the The Daily Beast on March 5.

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