Lacoste Saves Endangered Croc, Mining Braces for Gold, Farm in a Backpack

by , 12/26/09   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Site Seeing

Gharial Crocodile

Lacoste is spending $500,000 over the next three years to help preserve the crocodile that inspired its iconic logo, more specifically the Gange gharial crocodile, of which only 1,400 are estimated to remain in the wild. (The Cut)

Sustainable fashion is in the house…the White House, that is. Alabama Chanin’s own Natalie Chanin designed the organic cotton tree skirt that surrounds the Christmas tree in the Blue Room. (The Birmingham News)

The U.K. has seen a spike in the number of people hawking their used braces so the gold can be melted down…into jewelry. (Stylist)

Backpack Farm is working to give Kenyans the tools they need for ecologically sound, self-sustaining agriculture. The kicker? Everything fits in a single backpack. (Planet Green)

Huzzah! Despite the recession, sales of organic products—including clothing—remain strong. In fact, U.S. growers of organic cotton increased their acreage by 26 percent in 2009 over what was planted in 2008. (Money & Company)

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Fresh from the Fashion Summit at COP15, here are five ways fashion can save the world. (Huffington Post)

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