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Is polyester biodegradable?

Most polyester fabric is not biodegradable. Polyester, or polyethylene terephthalate, is made from a chemical reaction involving crude oil, air and water. The idea of synthetic polymers was first conceived in 1926 at the labs of E.I. du Pont de…

What you can do to reduce microfiber pollution

The issue of plastic pollution in our environment has become a huge problem, and quickly. In the past few decades, our use of all types of plastics has skyrocketed — especially single-use disposables, which 40% of plastics are. And in…

Big fashion companies finally join consumers to stop the massive clothing waste problem

You were probably outraged when you heard that Burberry burned $37.8 million worth of unsold clothing and accessories in 2018. Amazon and other companies have been accused of the same kind of waste — it’s common among online clothes sellers…

What is African black soap?

On the same day I received an assignment to write about African black soap, I serendipitously received a sample in the mail in a cache of beauty items I subscribe to monthly. The soap claimed to be microdermabrasion in a…

How to stop a sweater from shedding

Now that the cold weather is here, it’s time for cozy sweaters. But with that warmth and fluff often comes shedding and pilling. Your nice snuggly sweater either leaves behind a trail of hair like your dog or starts to…

How to go waterless in your beauty routine

Your daily beauty routine is no doubt awash in water. From cleaning your face to shampooing your hair, the tap flows freely. You typically wet your skin and hair before applying products and then use water to rinse them off….

California says 'no' to animal fur

California will be the first state to ban the sale and manufacture of new fur products. Under the legislation, signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, it will be illegal to manufacture, sell or donate new fur products. The law applies to…

Are you washing your face too much?

A big trend in skincare hasn’t been a product or secret ingredient. It’s doing less —from skipping showers to eschewing shampoo, and now there are some brave souls who have quit washing their faces, calling it the “caveman regimen.” They’ve…

13 homemade lip scrub recipes

Have you ever lathered one of those pricey lip scrub products across your kisser and been impressed with how soft and supple your lips felt afterward? It’s simple to make homemade lip scrubs too, so you can save a little…

The science behind why hipsters always end up looking the same

Call it the “hipster effect.” Despite the efforts of so-called hipsters to buck the trends, we can all recognize their type. In their attempts to be anti-conformist, most hipsters just end up conforming to an alternative set of counter-norms. Ultimately,…