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Score a $749 Naturepedic organic twin mattress in our Back to School Giveaway!

Score a $749 Naturepedic organic twin mattress in our Back to School Giveaway!

It's almost that time of year again. Where did summer go? As the kids go back to school, they may be feeling some stresses along with all the excitement. One of the most important things you can do as a

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H&M is offering $1 Million for best textile-recycling innovations

H&M is offering $1 Million for best textile-recycling innovations

Clothing retailer H&M is sponsoring a $1 million challenge to anyone who can figure out a sustainable way to close the loop on textiles. A closed loop clothing manufacturing scenario involves

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Naturepedic helps your tot transition to a big kid bed with their 2-in-1 organic mattress

Naturepedic helps your tot transition to a big kid bed with their 2-in-1 organic mattress

When it's time to move from a crib to the big kid bed, Naturepedic has you covered. Their 2 in 1 organic quilted mattress has a waterproof side for accidents (and, as an added bonus, protects you from

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Tom Cridland unveils a £25 t-shirt guaranteed to last 30 years

Tom Cridland unveils a £25 t-shirt guaranteed to last 30 years

Would you spend £25 ($39) on a t-shirt that’s guaranteed to last until 2045? British designer Tom Cridland’s 30-year t-shirt Indiegogo campaign promises just that. Cridland, who has designed clothing

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LA bungalow given a modern makeover with recycled materials

LA bungalow given a modern makeover with recycled materials

There’s a reason TV shows about home renovations and flipping crumbling houses are so popular: the results are often so spellbinding and they tap into the amateur designer in all of us. One world

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Undulae lamps are made out of cornstarch-based bioplastic

Undulae lamps are made out of cornstarch-based bioplastic

Undulae is a series of table and pendant lamps made of cornstarch-based bioplastic tubes. Bioplastic is made from the mixture of cornstarch, water, vinegar and glycerin with particular proportion and

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These cork Topo Coasters are carved with the geography of real places

These cork Topo Coasters are carved with the geography of real places

From passionate party-throwers to interior decor enthusiasts, everyone knows that details matter a great deal. One way to impress guests is by putting a spin on the traditional drink coaster that reflects

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12 eco-friendly backpacks for tweens & teens

12 eco-friendly backpacks for tweens & teens

The back-to-school shopping season is upon us, and that often means shelling out some hard-earned cash for another backpack that will likely not survive to see the following summer. Finding eco-friendly

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FeltForms are handmade felt acoustic panels that merge art and function

FeltForms are handmade felt acoustic panels that merge art and function

FELTFROMS - 3D acoustic panels FeltForms are a series of handmade acoustic 3D panels. It's the result created through the Research of felt material and the variety of forms that it can create. The

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Artist Monsieur Plant created this incredible Batman suit out of bark

Artist Monsieur Plant created this incredible Batman suit out of bark

From the artist who brought you the Nike Just Grow It! topiary sneaker comes this crazy Batman suit made  out of moss, bark and fungi. Christophe Guinet, or Monsieur Plant as he is known, created the

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WIN a queen-sized organic cotton mattress worth $679!

WIN a queen-sized organic cotton mattress worth $679!

My Green Mattress founder Tim Masters was first drawn to the business not for financial reasons, but as a worried parent. Soon after Tim and his wife Cindy's second daughter Emily was born she began

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Adidas unveils new sneaker prototype made from reclaimed ocean trash

Adidas unveils new sneaker prototype made from reclaimed ocean trash

Adidas has just partnered up with Parley for the Oceans to create the world's first sneaker made from reclaimed ocean trash. The prototype design features sneaker uppers made from yarns and filaments

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Win a twin size $494 organic cotton mattress

Win a twin size $494 organic cotton mattress

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,

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Playful and resourceful designs from Argentina’s Puro Diseño Fair

Playful and resourceful designs from Argentina’s Puro Diseño Fair

It was Postigo Design's first time at the fair, where they presented a wonderful recyclable metal bench inspired by leaves and its nervatures. The same design studio unveiled an innovative

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Electroloom builds the world’s first desktop 3D printer for clothes

Electroloom builds the world’s first desktop 3D printer for clothes

Electroloom is the first company to make a desktop 3D printer for clothing... that uses biodegradable materials... to make sustainable, eco-friendly fabric... with little to no waste. These are just a few

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Tidal Vision upcycles Alaskan fishing industry waste into wallets

Tidal Vision upcycles Alaskan fishing industry waste into wallets

Getting out of the shower and pulling on a bunch of crab shells really doesn’t sound like fun. But what if you could do that -- and have it look like any other athletic-style shirt? The bonus would be

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Bacteria “mini-factories” could someday replace consumer plastics

Bacteria “mini-factories” could someday replace consumer plastics

The developers envision their machines as, one day, being part of “mini-factories” which can mass produce needed products for today’s consumers. The Growduce machine holds a SCOBY which feeds on

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Berlin T-shirt vending machine shows shoppers real cost of cheap fashion

Berlin T-shirt vending machine shows shoppers real cost of cheap fashion

Would you be tempted to buy a T-shirt from a flashy-looking urban vending machine for less than $3? Berliners recently had the opportunity and many pounced, unaware that their attempted purchase was part

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MetaWear wants to make textile manufacturing ethical and sustainable

MetaWear wants to make textile manufacturing ethical and sustainable

Textile factories aren't exactly known for their ethical manufacturing processes. Virginia-based MetaWear wants to change that by launching America's first Global Organic Textile Standard. Solar and

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Top Eco-Friendly Camping Gear for Conscientious Outdoor Enthusiasts

Top Eco-Friendly Camping Gear for Conscientious Outdoor Enthusiasts

Reliable Big Horn wall tent Tents Reliable Tent & Tipi Company has been making tents since 1945, using canvas and natural materials for a variety of different shelter styles. If you're looking for a

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Collaptes furniture is friendly on the eyes, the environment, and the assembler

Collaptes furniture is friendly on the eyes, the environment, and the assembler

The most captivating aspect of Collaptes’ furniture is in its engineering. For instance, the Macadamia chair’s assembly is much like completing a puzzle: utilizing only six cuts of wood, the chair

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10 Inventive designs from budding young artists at Milan Design Week’s Salone Satellite

10 Inventive designs from budding young artists at Milan Design Week’s Salone Satellite

Each year 700 young people exhibit and exchange ideas at Salone Satellite which has been a unique showcase of creativity since 1998. Gathering brilliant young minds from around the world, the Salone

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Max Lamb’s “Exercises in Seating” is a primitive investigation of materials at Milan Design Week

Max Lamb’s “Exercises in Seating” is a primitive investigation of materials at Milan Design Week

In the San Remo Garage hidden within the narrow streets of the historical heart of Milan, London-based designer Max Lamb has unveiled a collection of chairs. The exhibition “Exercises in sitting”

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Australians love beer so much, they made a dress with it

Australians love beer so much, they made a dress with it

Talk about drunk on fashion. This aptly-named "Beer Dress" is made from little more than lager, and its fibers are remarkably similar to cotton. Unlike its wine-borne predecessors, this beer frock doesn't

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Alexandra Kehayoglou Crafts Lush Grassy Carpets Inspired by the Pasturelands of Argentina

Alexandra Kehayoglou Crafts Lush Grassy Carpets Inspired by the Pasturelands of Argentina

These aren't your grandmother's shag carpets - Alexandra Kehayoglou creates incredible rugs that look like miniature pastures and meadows. Each hand-tufted piece is a tribute to the landscape of the

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Researchers are making super-strong spider silk for regenerative medicine

Researchers are making super-strong spider silk for regenerative medicine

Researchers from UPM have used a technique that made popular the silk from Murcia in the 19th century. The new material can be used for regenerative medicine. Following the same procedure used to

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87-year-old woman finishes knitting 1,000th sweater for kids in need

87-year-old woman finishes knitting 1,000th sweater for kids in need

Can we get a collective "awwww" for the amazing accomplishment of Anna Taylor? She's our 87-year-old hero who, for the past nine years, has been busy knitting sweaters for kids in need. She's recently

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Yes, chicken diapers are actually a thing

Yes, chicken diapers are actually a thing

As backyard vegetable farming gains in popularity, many people are also choosing to raise chickens. These sweet birds aren't merely great for producing eggs--they eat unwanted insects like slugs, grubs,

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Could super-insulated clothes eliminate need for indoor heat?

Could super-insulated clothes eliminate need for indoor heat?

When you complained about the cold as a kid, Dad used to say, "Put on a sweater." He might have be onto something. A research team at Stanford University has been working on textiles that actually radiate

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DIY: Learn how to make a beautiful braided rug from old fabric

DIY: Learn how to make a beautiful braided rug from old fabric

What You'll Need: Long strips of fabric (old sheets and curtains are ideal, and far easier to work with than t-shirt scraps sewn together to make them longer) Sewing scissors A

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