Save the Duck introduces new winter line of outerwear

October 10, 2019 by  
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When you’re wearing clothing made from fur or leather, it’s hard to ignore the fact that it comes from an animal, but even vegetarians and vegans have an easier time closing their eyes to what’s hidden inside winter’s ubiquitous puffy jackets. Fortunately, brands like Save the Duck are making it possible for humans to stay warm and stylish without causing ducks pain and suffering. This month, the Italian clothing brand is revealing new designs. They’re kicking it off with a special brand dinner hosted by stylist Rachael Wang at the eco-luxury 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge . The collection features cruelty-free outerwear, including faux fur coats and feather-free down puffer jackets. Some of the new jackets are also waterproof. Save the Duck rounds out the collection with tees and sweats. The company promises, “In addition to providing animal free, ecological fabric, Save the Duck‘s penchant for bold color combines seamlessly with clean silhouettes and genderless, unisex pieces this fall.” You can choose basic black, but why not light up the winter in a bright yellow hooded puffer vest or a deep red fake fur coat? Related: The 2019 Redress Design Awards showcased the very best of emerging eco-designers Down is the soft feathery layer that grows closest to a duck’s skin, mostly on the chest. Manufacturers love the ease of working with these feathers, since they lack quills. Usually feathers are removed during slaughter, but ducks and geese being raised for foie gras or meat are sometimes plucked repeatedly while they’re alive. Save the Duck developed a synthetic down from recycled polyester they call Plumtech. The company designs all its jackets to be lightweight and easy to pack, as well as to spare the suffering of birds . The company Forest SRL owns the Save the Duck brand. Its roots go back more than a hundred years, to when tailor-turned soldier Foresto Bargi started experimenting with a water-repellent material he learned about during his time in the First World War. Now his grandson Nicolas Bargi runs the company. He launched the Save the Duck brand in 2011 to address people that are sensitive to environmental issues and sustainable living. One of his great victories was partnering with Kuntai A. Joisher, the first vegan Indian climber to reach the top of Mount Everest. Save the Duck managed to design a jacket that would withstand sub-zero temperatures and wicked winds. Even better, at press time the company estimated they helped save 17,975,456 ducks so far. + Save the Duck Images via Save the Duck

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Renewables’ bird problem

November 1, 2013 by  
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Buttercup the Duck Receives New 3D-Printed Foot

July 1, 2013 by  
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Humans aren’t the only ones benefitting from 3D printed prosthetics . Buttercup is a fluffy duck who was born with a backwards foot, causing her to hobble around the other ducks. Thanks to 3D printing, the lucky duck is now able to walk around like any other duck at the pond with her new prosthetic foot . Read the rest of Buttercup the Duck Receives New 3D-Printed Foot Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printed duck foot , 3d printed prosthetics , Buttercup Duck , Dr. Shannon McGee , eco design , green design , Mike Garey , sustainable design        

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Kate Dodd’s ‘Water: Illusions of Purity’ Installation Addresses the Environmental Destruction Caused by Bottled Water

July 12, 2012 by  
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“Water: Illusions of Purity” is a multi-part art installation by Kate Dodd currently on display at the Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville, NJ that ties our local consumption habits to potential changes in our oceans by way of whimsical juxtapositions. Using various manipulations of plastic water bottles, including a dramatic installation of cut bottles mixed with images of bacteria, the project seeks to raise the question, “Is the bottled water pure?” The installation, which will be on display until August 26, addresses the environmental damage from the energy, water use and plastic waste associated with bottled water. + Kate Dodd + Noyes Museum of Art Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bottled Water , duck , eco-art , environmental art , Kate Dodd , new jersey , Noyes Museum of Art , Plastic bottles , recycled art , recycled bottles , Water: Illusions of Purity

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