British Fashion Council commits to a fur-free London Fashion Week

September 7, 2018 by  
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London Fashion Week (LFW) will be the first event of its kind to go fur free. The British Fashion Council just announced that all of the designers at the event this month are excluding animal fur in their clothing lines. The move is a response to the criticism LFW has received over the past two years from activists. More than 250 protesters appeared at LFW last year, a big increase from the 25 that showed up in 2016. With more people boycotting brands that use real fur , companies are starting to switch over to non-fur materials. Caroline Rush of the British Fashion Council said the move to go fur free corresponds to a growing trend in the country. Related: Burberry vows to stop burning unsold clothes and using real fur One major company that plans on eliminating fur from its inventory entirely is Burberry. The British fashion giant recently announced its decision to ditch fur and has initiated a plan to phase out the material over the next few years. Given its popularity in the U.K. , the company hopes other fashion business will follow its lead and stop using animal fur. While it’s great to see that fur will not be a part of LFW this year, the British Fashion Council is not planning on banning it entirely. The head of the organization Stephanie Phair recently explained that the council does “not define or control the creative process of the designers.” Phair added that the U.K. government has not banned fur, and the decision to go fur free is up to individual companies. That said, the British Fashion Council does encourage companies to research more sustainable and cruelty-free materials for their clothing lines. In addition to Burberry, the number of fashion houses going fur free is growing. This includes Gucci, Versace, Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood and Yoox Net-A-Porter, among others. + British Fashion Council Via The Guardian Images via Kris Atomic and Charisse Kenion

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Save local wildlife with a stylish FrogLog in your pool

August 10, 2018 by  
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One of the worst things for pool owners in the sweltering summer months is going out for a swim to cool down and enjoy time with friends and family, only to find a critter has made it into their splash-zone and couldn’t find a way out. In an effort to save local animals , the FrogLog offers a simple escape route for small creatures who might otherwise drown in a pool. So, how does it work exactly? Adhere it to the side of the pool, where animals such as mice, squirrels and frogs have a tendency to swim as they try to escape, and the mesh netting surrounding the FrogLog will allow them to climb up to dry land. No guidance is needed — the animals will circle the edge of the pool and happen upon the FrogLog themselves. The ramp allows them to scurry or hop — whatever their style — out of the pool instead of drowning. Related: This modular outdoor swimming pool from Finland could make a splash near you The FrogLog is effective in saving reptiles and amphibians such as frogs, turtles and lizards; mammals such as rabbits, chipmunks and squirrels; and birds and baby ducklings among many other small creatures. Since wildlife biologist Rich Mason started the project 14 years ago, the FrogLog has saved more than one million animals. Related: Fish-friendly whirlpool turbine makes hydropower green again Efficient and compact, only one FrogLog is needed for a pool measuring 15 feet by 30 feet. If you choose to run your pump and filter at night, keep your chlorine levels high, have multiple skimmers or just happen to have a super luxurious mega-pool sitting in your backyard, you may need an extra FrogLog or two. Not to worry though, at an affordable $22.99, the clever contraption is a no-brainer decision in keeping your pool clean, reducing maintenance and rescuing native animals in style. + FrogLog Image via FrogLog

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Rent. Wear. Return: Money-Saving Subscription Service

July 24, 2018 by  
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Creative Repurposing of Gift Cards, Credit Cards, & Rewards Cards

July 20, 2018 by  
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Searching for Planet-Friendly Fashion?

July 20, 2018 by  
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What to Do with Graduation Gowns After Graduation?

May 15, 2018 by  
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Recycling Mystery: Silicone Bracelets

May 4, 2018 by  
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Recycling Mystery: Silicone Bracelets

May 4, 2018 by  
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Recycling Mystery: How to Recycle Your Tennis Shoes

April 27, 2018 by  
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Recycling Mystery: Clothes Hangers

April 13, 2018 by  
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