According to the company eco-facts, the small size Sprout watch is 80% eco-friendly (by weight) and the large size is 86% eco-friendly. Materials include corn resin, bamboo, organic cotton, mother-of-pearl, conflict-free diamonds, Tyvek® (a high-density fiber which is strong, water and tear resistant and recyclable), fish leather, mineral crystals, and mercury-free batteries. Continue reading →
I don’t pretend to be an expert on sustainable fashion, green living, or even eco sex. I founded this blog to share what I learn as I learn it. After all, I’ve only just made my 3rd eco-friendly fashion purchase. I’m practically an eco-fetus!
I still like to go shopping, and it’s a tall order to go to a mall and only buy eco-friendly and ethically-sourced clothing. One of my goals in this project, though, is to raise awareness so that we as consumers are more engaged, retailers realize that we want that sustainable stuff, and it becomes easier to find.
It’s made from the skin that is a byproduct of the fish processing industry that usually gets tossed into the landfill, and made using chemicals that are less toxic than those for tanning mammal hides because fish scales are easier to remove from skin than hair. (Note: no new salmon is killed expressly for its skin.) It’s stronger than most land leathers, and no, it doesn’t smell fishy.
Last night we grilled fish. It was delicious. Today, I was thinking about that delicious fish and thinking that I don’t know much about fish and fishing practices.
I’m generally aware of basic issues in the land animal meat industry, as well as problems with shrimp nets that catch turtles. Other than the turtles, though, my knowledge of fish issues is limited. What is the equivelent of grass-fed, free-range meat? Kelp-fed, open-sea fish? Continue reading →