The changing fabric of the American Flag

July 9, 2016 by  
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The flag you know today and the flag from when this nation was born are as different from each other as the country itself. Made out of polyester and nylon today, the original flag was made out of wool, cotton or linen, with silk reserved for the most special occasions. Sadly, most flags are made outside of the US these days, and out of foreign-made materials. Read on to learn more about the American flag and how we can bring it back home again. image via Conal Gallagher

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Walmart is selling “Made in the USA” goods that are made in China

July 4, 2015 by  
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When shopping at Walmart, that made in the USA t-shirt might not be so US-manufactured after all. According to Truth in Advertising , the company’s website contains over 100 items that fail to meet both the FTC’s and Walmart’s own trade standards. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco clothing , eco style , eco-fashion , ecouterre , ftc , made in china , made in the usa , walmart , Walmart clothing , Walmart Made in the US , walmart non- usa clothing

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Win a twin size $494 organic cotton mattress

July 4, 2015 by  
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We spend a third of our days in bed, but we rarely give much thought to the mattress underneath us. But here’s why you should: conventional mattresses have all kinds of dangerous chemicals in them, like flame retardants and PBDEs. That’s why we are teaming up with My Green Mattress to give away an organic cotton mattress that will give you and your family a healthy sleep. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Contests , cotton mattress , giveaway , green mattress , Inhabitots , mattress contest , mattress giveaway , My Green Mattress , organic cotton mattress , organic mattress

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Sad Photos Show The Real Faces of Chinese Toy Factory Workers

December 15, 2013 by  
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We like to fool kids (and maybe ourselves) with tales of holiday elves working with tiny hammers in a North Pole workshop. The truth is, the vast majority of toys found under the tree this year are and will be made by human beings in China. These adults (and often minors) toil for 12 hours a day often under unethical, and sometimes scathingly horrid working conditions.  Photographer Michael Wolf recently released an entire collection of photographs that show what life is really like for those working in Chinese toy factories. Take a closer look at this series and find out how you can be part of the solution vs. the problem. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chinese factory workers , Chinese toy factories , christmas presents , christmas toys , human rights , made in china , who makes your toys , workers rights , working conditions in China        

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