Sustainable Life

sustainable fabrics

August 11, 2012
by Ana
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Sustainable textiles

The fashion industry is the second largest user of water in the world. Petroleum is one of the toxic materials used to produce synthetic fibers like polyester and nylon. Sheep, alpaca, llamas and other wool-bearing animals contribute to the production of methane gas, a major greenhouse gas. … Continue reading

mana-bernardes-colares

July 8, 2012
by Ana
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Mana Bernardes a Brazilian designer

This week I have discovered a very creative Brazilian artist designer from Rio de Janeiro. Some fashion magazines call Mana Bernardes ‘the jewellery magician’. She became famous for transforming trash in to fashion. For 10 years she has been using recycled materials … Continue reading