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Today’s Solutions: July 15, 2024


To achieve a more sustainable future, the fashion industry needs to overhaul its current practices. Here, we document that progress by covering everything from sustainable textiles to inclusive clothing lines to innovative materials.

How greenhouse-grown cotton ca

How greenhouse-grown cotton can transform the denim industry

BY THE OPTIMIST DAILY EDITORIAL TEAM The fashion industry has long struggled to source cotton in a sustainable way. While Patagonia, Citizens of Humanity, and Christy Dawn have embraced regenerative agriculture, Dutch denim company G-Star Raw is looking into a new alternative: greenhouse-grown Read More...

How to identify your personal

How to identify your personal style in your sustainable fashion journey

In a world of ever-changing trends and fast-fashion frenzy, developing a distinct style is more than simply an aesthetic choice; it's a significant step toward sustainable shopping. Understanding what actually resonates with you allows you to make thoughtful fashion decisions that transcend Read More...

Concept of mushroom leather - jacket, bag and brown tree mushrooms. Sustainable textile made from mushrooms mycelium

The future of sustainable fashion: self-healing mushroom-based leather

The environmental impact of the fashion industry has become an increasing worry in a society where fast fashion has been the standard. But there is good news! Three biotechnologists based in the UK have created a new type of self-healing leather derived from mycelium, the vegetative component of a Read More...

Style and sustainability: Pata

Style and sustainability: Patagonia transforms ocean waste into high-tech fashion

Patagonia once again emerged as a symbol of sustainability and style amidst rising concerns about plastic trash devastating coastal ecosystems through creating the groundbreaking Stormshadow Parka. This novel jacket, priced at $899, represents not just Patagonia's warmest product but also an Read More...

British Vogue makes a bold mov

British Vogue makes a bold move with braille edition for blind readers

The world is becoming increasingly aware of the importance of accessibility and inclusion in all aspects of life, and the fashion industry is no exception. In a groundbreaking move, British Vogue released its first-ever braille edition and an audio format of the May issue to ensure greater Read More...

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Could this invisible label revolutionize textile recycling?

It's no secret that garments are thrown out at an alarming rate due to fast fashion and the rapid-fire cycling of trends. Furthermore, we are doing a poor job of recycling textile waste. In the United States, less than 15 percent of the 92 million tons of clothes and other textiles are recycled Read More...

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5 essential questions for the eco-friendly fashionista

We've all heard by now that fast fashion hurts the Earth, but the question remains: how can we buy clothes that meet our needs and support the needs of the planet? Over the past 20 years in the U.S., the average number of garments purchased per year has more than doubled, with Pandemic boredom Read More...

Finally! A stylish, sustainabl

Finally! A stylish, sustainable sneaker that doesn’t break the bank

Sneakers are one of the most versatile and popular types of footwear, so it’s no wonder the global athletic footwear market is estimated to exceed $95 billion by 2025. Unfortunately, most sneakers are made from non-recyclable materials, manufactured with environmentally harmful chemicals, and Read More...

Greenwashing: The Conscientiou

Greenwashing: The Conscientious Consumers Conundrum

“You have to hold yourself accountable for your actions, and that’s how we’re going to protect the Earth.” – Julia Butterfly Hill By Arielle Tiangco I have to admit, there was a time when I would shamelessly spend all my disposable income, from pouring smoothies at my part-time job, Read More...

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Keep your white sneakers clean with these tips and tricks

No wardrobe is complete without a basic white sneaker, but keeping them clean and pristine is a bit of a challenge. Don’t give in to dirt and stains, though! These tips will help you restore old white shoes so that you don’t have to buy new ones. Make a DIY shoe cleaning solution If you’d Read More...