Is Amazon Promoting Unethical Production?

Amazon’s determination to offer the best deals, i.e. cheap deals, is affecting the workers in the textile industry directly. The Wall Street Journal Investigation reported that today Amazon site offers clothing from dozens of factories in Bangladesh that other retailers say are too dangerous to allow into their supply chain or simply blacklisted because of dangerous working conditions.

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How to Teach Kids About Sustainable Development Goals

The SDG Book Club aims to use the books as a tool to encourage children to interact with the principles of the SDGs. The book list will be updated the first week of every month till September 2020, 17 months in total. The reading list of books (fiction, non-fiction, and other genres) will be from around the world related to each of the 17 SDGs in all six official UN languages.

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5 Celebrities to Follow Right Now!

Social media is one of the great ways to keep up with the things that we are interested in. Whether it is to follow a news page, follow a chef for a recipe, a popular dog, or just a celebrity you admire, social media makes it easier. Even though it is a great tool for individuals (and businesses) social media can be an overwhelming space. Finding the appropriate content is difficult.

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Halloween is Not Earth Friendly | 5 tips to a Sustainable Halloween

Halloween is fun. You get to dress up as your favorite TV/movie character, you answer the door to adorable kids who are dressed as the Pope, Minions and even Superheroes. You hand out candies. You gather around your friends and family and watch (and re-watch) Hocus Pocus. What’s not to love? As much as we love Halloween, it is environmentally disastrous.

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How is Gallant’s Organic Cotton T-shirt making a difference?

We choose to make our t-shirts with organic cotton with respect for you, farmers, workers, and the environment. Organic cotton production uses natural processes rather than artificial inputs. Organic cotton farming does not allow the use of toxic chemicals or GMOs. Every t-shirt we make is made with farmers, workers, the environment, you and your customers in mind.

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Sustainable Development Goals | SDG 1: End Poverty

By implementing the SDGs, the United Nation Members envisioned a world free of poverty, hunger, disease, fear, and violence. A world with access to quality education, social protection, a world, “… where human habitats are safe, resilient and sustainable and where there is universal access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy” and more. The SDGs are ambitious and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental.

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5 Women Who are Investing in Other Women

Gender inequality in the workforce still exists and there is not much being done. Women are still paid less than men, when asking for a promotion women are likely to be called bossy or aggressive, women still face sexual harassment at their workplace and more. Gates acknowledges that $1 billion is a large amount but it is ‘only a small fraction of what’s necessary’ for gender equality.

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5 ways you can support Sustainable Fashion

When you start exploring sustainable fashion, you may not find a definition of ‘Sustainable Fashion’. Sustainable Fashion is a movement and it is constantly changing. One can argue that they are supporting sustainable fashion by purchasing from brands who put emphasizes in their environmental and social impacts or one can argue by shopping second hand/thrift shopping.

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Top 5 Green Colleges in the United States

Today, many businesses are taking sustainability into consideration and rethinking the impact they have on the environment. They are making sustainability part of their business model, all while educating and bringing awareness about the green future to their employees as well as their customers. Not only are businesses setting examples but colleges are doing the same. Many colleges are encouraging their students to rethink the way they interact with their surroundings.

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5 Zero-Waste Stores to Visit

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans created an average of 4.48 pounds of trash each day in 2015. Moreover, the average person born in the US creates 13 times as much damage to the environment as someone born in Brazil, uses 35 times the resources of a typical person in India, and consumes about 53 times more products than people who live in China (World Economic Forum, 2017). To reduce their everyday trash and further prevent themselves from negatively impacting the environment, many are gearing up to live waste-free life or plastic free life.

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All About Canvas Tote Bags

Canvas Tote Bags are some of the most versatile bags you can own. They vary in size, shape, and color, meaning you can choose any canvas tote bag to suit your needs. Canvas is an incredibly versatile, heavy duty material. At Gallant international, our Tote Bag canvas is made from organic cotton. We make our canvas from GOTS certified organic cotton to benefit the environment, farmers and workers. Canvas material are also commonly made from linen and hemp. 

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What is GOTS? GOTS 101

GOTS was developed with the aim of defining requirements internationally that ensure the organic status of textiles from harvesting of the raw materials through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing all the way to labeling in order to provide a credible assurance to the end consumer.

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Here's Why You Should Lower Your Meat Consumption

The US is on top of the list when it comes to the amount of meat that is consumed. According to the World Economic Forum, a US citizen eats an average of around 97 kg of meat per year. This is around 213.848 lbs of meat!  We all know the benefits of meat and dairy; they provide nutritional value and help us keep up with a balanced diet. However, it comes with health and climate risks.

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The Easy Lazy Guide to Saving the World

According to the United Nations (UN), we only have about a decade to keep global warming, “… to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people.” The consequences of climate change are freighting, there will be a shift in the weather pattern that will threaten food production, rising sea levels will increase the risk of catastrophic flooding, there will be more drought and heat waves.

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