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In this issue...
PAGE 3: The High Cost of Clothes
PAGE 4:Dollar Store Items Found to Be Riddled with Toxins
PAGE 4:The DARK Act: Profit Before People’s Right to Know
PAGE 5: Chipotle, Panera Take Steps for Good Food
PAGE 5: Chemical Reform Bill Still Fails to Protect Families
PAGE 6: Aging in Place and Community
PAGE 8: Biomimicry in Investing
PAGE 11: Stay Vocal CEO Launches Reuse! Documentary
PAGE 11: Green Business Network® Unveils New Website
PAGE 12: Green America Celebrates Our New Executive Co-Directors
PAGE 12: VICTORY: Campbell’s Removes GMOs and more
PAGE 13: “Cocoa Barometer” Report Predicts End of Chocolate
PAGE 13: Spring People & Planet Award Recognizes Green Celebration Companies
PAGE 14: Detox Your Closet
PAGE 16: The (Toxic) Fabrics of Our Lives
PAGE 18: Four Labels for Less Toxic Clothes
PAGE 20: INFOGRAPHIC: The Road to Toxic Clothing
PAGE 22: 7 Tips for Less Toxic Togs
PAGE 23: GMO Cotton & India’s Farmers
PAGE 24: The Trouble with Nano-Fabrics
PAGE 26: Good, Green Choices
PAGE 29: Make Do and Mend: Reuse at Home
PAGE 30: Letters & Advice

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Fall 2015 Issue
Detox Your Closet: The Search for Less-Toxic Clothes

Detox Your Closet coverCreating clothes from field to factory can result in a whole lot of toxins being unleashed on workers, on the planet, and even on you and your family. Here’s how you can avoid fashion disasters.
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Featured Articles:

7 Tips for Less Toxic Togs
It’s a good idea to exercise precaution and avoid even a little exposure to toxins used in clothing manufacture. Use these 7 tips to stay safe at home. Read more »

Make Do and Mend: Reuse at Home
Often, clothes end up in the discard pile because they need a simple mend. Use these resources to extend the life of your favorites. Read more »

INFOGRAPHIC: The Road to Toxic Clothing
It isn't just pesticides on textile crops that makes clothes toxic. They're often coated with a whole host of chemicals. Here are 11 of the worst, named by Greenpeace. Read more »

The Trouble with Nano-Fabrics
Clothes won’t smell when your exercise session is over? You may want to think twice about buying clothes making such claims. Read more »

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Check out previous clothing-themed articles from the Green American:

Eco-Friendly Children's Clothing
Most children’s clothing is made of cotton, and if that cotton isn’t organic, it’s been sprayed with dangerous chemicals. Find better options. Read more »

Green Fashion
New clothes can be made of toxic and unsustainable materials and be tied to abusive sweatshops. This issue shows what to avoid, and points you toward green fashion. Read more »

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