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A Fashionable Earth Day

I know I’m a little late, but today is Earth Day. I was reading through the newspapers this morning and noticed multiple spreads on Earth Day and what we as citizens of the world could do.  Me, being a fashionista looked for the fashion forward angle. Here’s what I came up with.

 

World Food Programme Feed Bag by Feed, $59.95

  • Buying one World Food Programme FEED bag feeds a child in school for one school year.
  • School feeding acts as a magnet, dramatically increasing enrollment, sometimes by as much as 100 percent. It also improves performance at school; children concentrate better on a full stomach.
  • Girls who go to school not only marry later, but have half as many children than illiterate women. Furthermore, these children are healthier and better educated.
  • $20 a year can transform a child’s life and provide the tools for a lifetime of self-reliance. School feeding is a simple but effective way to beat hunger and poverty.
  • The FEED Project is a partnership between the United Nations World Food Program and Lauren Bush, WFP Honorary Spokesperson.
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    Green Is Fabulous

    The fashion industry is in full swing when it comes to the “green phenomenon.” For me it started last spring when I spent 2 hours in the rain standing in line at the Anya Hindmarch store on 60th and Madison for a “I’m Not a Plastic Bag” Canvas tote. I got two and made a heap of cash selling one on ebay. (Someone all the way in Texas purchased it.)  I carried it for a while, got a lot of attention for it and threw it into a bin with my loads of other bags. It’s been about 8 months since I last carried that tote and guess what? I’m still using plastic bags something fierce.

    Becoming green seems to fit the do-gooder attitude in the fiercely liberal fashion community. I have seen so many initiatives and blogs about how to help the environment that it is only natural that the fashion community jumped on board. According to Woman’s Wear Daily the opportunities to “go green” are endless

    In fashion, this may involve any of the following initiatives: sourcing sustainable materials, growing organic fibers, contracting with factories whose treatment of workers is ethical, delivering garments in a way that has the least impact on the environment, reducing energy and chemical emissions and finding unique ways to dispose of waste.

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