Detox fashion

Twenty global fashion leaders have committed to Detox in response to the growing international campaign (Nike, Adidas Puma, H&M, M&S, C&A, Li-Ning, Zara, Mango, Esprit, Levi’s, Uniqlo,Benetton, Victoria’s Secret, G-Star Raw, Valentino, Coop, Canepa, Burberry,Primark). However, other clothing companies, like GAP, … Continue reading

Twenty global fashion leaders have committed to Detox in response to the growing international campaign (Nike, Adidas Puma, H&M, M&S, C&A, Li-Ning, Zara, Mango, Esprit, Levi’s, Uniqlo,Benetton, Victoria’s Secret, G-Star Raw, Valentino, Coop, Canepa, Burberry,Primark). However, other clothing companies, like GAP, American Apparel and Disney still need to respond to the urgency of the situation, Detox their brands and help Detox our future.

Published on Oct 24, 2013

Around the world a growing movement of people are using their creativity, design skills and purchasing power to demand fashion without pollution. United by a shared belief that the clothes we wear should carry a story we can be proud of, activists, bloggers, designers, scientists and models have been able to convince big brands including Zara, Mango, Valentino, UNIQLO and H&M to commit to toxic-free fashion. There is still a long way to go, but our successes so far prove that when we work together, big brands are forced to stand up and deliver.

With special thanks to Nova Heart (http://nova-heart.com) for the use of their track “My Song 9″ from the Beautiful Boys EP, and to Jeff Garner and Prophetik for the use of their footage in the making of this film.

For more information or to find out how you can join the campaign visit: http://greenpeace.org/detox

weekend warriors

It is not clear what to do about climate change or even if there is anything that can be done at this time. Climate change is a problem that cannot be solved by week-end protests. But regardless of the ignorance … Continue reading

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It is not clear what to do about climate change or even if there is anything that can be done at this time.

Climate change is a problem that cannot be solved by week-end protests. But regardless of the ignorance of the weekend warriors, climate change is a real problem, not in the future, but today. Maybe it is too late to stop the destruction of the human habitat and it is best is to pretend all is well.
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human carrying capacity

The Already-Written Future? As a rejoinder to my piece a couple weeks ago (not really), the New York Times published an article on population growth, and why we need not worry. The problem—and solution—is all in our head.  The bottom … Continue reading

The Already-Written Future?

As a rejoinder to my piece a couple weeks ago (not really), the New York Times published an article on population growth, and why we need not worry. The problem—and solution—is all in our head.  The bottom line was that we have always transformed our ecosystem to provide what we need, and in so doing have pushed the carrying capacity along with our growing population. In fact, the author says, “there really is no such thing as a human carrying capacity.” And he goes on to ask, “why is it that highly trained natural scientists don’t understand this?”

Clearly there is a misunderstanding, but I’ll side with the natural scientists, naturally. The succinct answer is that natural scientists are not comfortable with ruthless extrapolation of past trends.

 

I think the fundamental fallacy is the seductive trap that looking at our glorious past provides a template for how our glorious future must look—at least in overall flavor. Stepping back, this is a fantastic perspective if one imagines a priori that the human experience will be essentially monotonic: onward and upward. But as soon as one admits the possibility of dynamics like overshoot, peaking, downturn, etc., the principle that history is our best judge suddenly seems silly and naïve. Just because we’ve managed to carry on so far is in itself no guarantee that this will always hold true on a finite planet. It may be a decent short-term model, but not a backstop offering indefinite comfort.

– See more at: http://physics.ucsd.edu/do-the-math/2013/09/the-already-written-future/#sthash.JtCB8e2Y.dpuf