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  • Second Hand Shopping: Nordstrom’s New Push for Sustainable Purchasing

    Nordstrom has launched a new store and online site named “See You Tomorrow”, featuring secondhand clothing from brands sold at the traditional Nordstrom stores. Many of these pre-owned items are in “like new” or pristine condition, making their discounted price tags a steal.
  • Terra Thread’s Guide to a Sustainable Valentine’s Day

    It is expected that Americans will spend about $27.4 billion this Valentine’s day, an average of $196.31 each. If you are choosing to give gifts this year, skip the traditional ones and choose more environmentally conscious presents instead.
  • Fully Recyclable Sneakers: A Closed Loop Fashion System

    When it comes to sustainable fashion brands, Adidas may not be the first name that comes to mind. We all probably have a pair of sneakers (or more) in our closet, but have you ever thought about what happens to your shoes at the end of their life? 
  • Sustainable Fashion Facts: Truth or Fiction?

    In a recent news article from Vox Media, Alden Wicker is bringing light to a large problem concerning the sustainability of the fashion industry. She starts the conversation about misinformation, or rather, an almost complete lack of credible, peer reviewed, proven accurate research. 
  • MarinaTex: A Revolutionary Bioplastic Made from Fish Scales

    With the world waking up and taking notice of our huge plastic problem, bioplastics are being developed from numerous things. We have corn bioplastics and cactus bioplastics, but not yet a bioplastic developed from our own waste. Lucy Hughes is the first to combine her bioplastic ideas with our day to day waste, using fish scales that would otherwise end up in the trash.
  • How to Care For Terra Thread Products

    Terra Thread products are eco-friendly, stylish and built to last. It’s important to know how to care for and clean your Terra Thread products to keep them in pristine shape for years to come. If you use a Terra Thread backpack or tote, daily wear can be harsh, thus why it’s important to regularly clean your bag.
  • Fair Trade Month

    Do you think before you buy? Research the product, the brand, the factory and the material? Do you know if the person who made your item was paid f...
  • 5 Ways to Save the Bees

    Since the 1990s, bee population has been slowly declining on a global scale. In more recent years, concern is heightening as bee populations take a turn for the worst. Here are 5 ways you can help save the bees.
  • 3 Eco-Friendly Must Have Bags for Back to School

    New school year, new you. We’ve rounded up the top three trendy, earth friendly bags for your new school year.

  • Plastic Free July

    It’s not too late to get in on Plastic Free July. Plastic Free July is a movement and a foundation started in Australia, encouraging people to live through the month of July with no plastic. They have motivated over 120 million people in 177 different countries. The Plastic Free July website also provides year-round resources for those who are wishing to reduce their waste and be a more conscious consumer.
  • Are Your Beauty Products Safe?

    All those big word ingredients on your skincare, makeup and haircare products can be overwhelming. Do you know what all of those ingredients mean? Clean beauty has recently come into the spotlight as concern is raised over some popular skincare and makeup ingredients. The cosmetic industry is a 60 billion dollar a year business, as the average woman uses 12 products a day with over 168 ingredients in them (EWG). There are practically no regulations in the United States regarding ingredients, as the last law for cosmetics was passed in 1938 and only approximately 30 ingredients are prohibited. When we compare to the EU, they have over 1328 ingredients banned from use.

  • Zero Waste 101

    Zero waste is a movement started in the late 1990s and early 2000s that is now sparking change across the globe. Zero waste is a lifestyle free of as much trash as possible. Many boast only having a mason jar full of trash after one full year. While this is very unobtainable for some, there are steps that everyone can take to produce less trash in their day to day lives.