Creating clothes from field to factory can result in toxic chemicals being unleashed on workers, on the planet, and even on you and your family. Here’s how you can avoid fashion disasters and start your search for less toxic clothing
The Trouble with Nano-Fabrics
Detox Your Closet!
7 Tips for Less Toxic Clothing
Make Do and Mend: Reuse at Home
Why You Should Be Wearing Organic Underwear
Dollar Store Items Found to Be Riddled with Toxins
Stay Vocal CEO Launches Reuse! Documentary
The Road to Toxic Clothing
9 Toxic Ingredients to Avoid in Personal Care Products
This issue of the Green American marks our 100th issue. While we’ve had some terrific victories over the years since we published our first issue (then called Building Economic Alternatives) in 1985, we’ve been seeing more rapid results in recent years to our action campaigns, most markedly in 2014, where our campaigns enjoyed their most impactful year yet. Read "7 Green… Featured Articles:
Americans eat too much red meat—with tremendous impacts on our health, our environment, and the climate crisis. It’s time to tell everyone you know to eat less beef—or none at all. Read "Don't Have A Cow" Featured Articles:
Too Much Bad Beef
Best Option: Go Vegan!
5 Steps to Better Dairy
Something That Means Justice: An Interview with Suzan Shown Harjo
How Stereotypes Hurt: An Interview with Dahkota Franklin Kicking Bear Brown
"Green" practices have spread from a few innovators to the business mainstream. Major shifts toward sustainability are not only possible -- they're happening. Are we reaching a "green-economy tipping point"?
You want to eat organic, buy what you need green and Fair Trade, and support renewable energy, but you worry that green living can be expensive.
Our latest Green American gives you tips and resources for living green on a budget.
Wage theft, sweatshop conditions, and slave labor happen in the US, especially to immigrant workers. But they aren't passive victims of exploitation, they're leading the movement for fair labor conditions for all.