Archive for March, 2011

Mar
2011
22

Killer Jeans

Killer Jeans
RETAILERS CALLED UPON TO BAN THE SANDBLASTING OF JEANS ‘Human Rights organisations say the practice kills thousands’ Clothing retailers today face accusations of bad practice as a new report claims garment workers making their jeans may be facing unacceptable health risks. The report uncovers that operators who blast sand at denim to...
Mar
2011
6

U.S. Federal Program Funds the Use of Nutria Fur as “Eco-Fashion”

U.S. Federal Program Funds the Use of Nutria Fur as “Eco-Fashion”
Warped vision for fur industry? Why waste it when you can wear it? For Michael Massimi, the invasive-species coordinator at the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Progream (BTNEP), morphing nutria fur into a fashion “must-have” was a natural response to the invading critters. A semi-aquatic rodent indigenous to South America, nutria...