A Swedish immigrant with a background in tailoring, fashion and organic textiles, Malin Landaeus opened her namesake vintage store in Brooklyn almost fifteen years ago. We talked to her about why she no longer buys anything new, what makes a good vintage shoe, and how the future of consumerism is in our own hands.
Dr. Pete is back with more helpful knowledge: everything you need to know about sanitizing, including but not limited to whether there is such a thing as too much; and answering questions you may have asked yourself recently, such as “do I have eczema or is it just winter?”
Many of us make the mistake of washing and drying our athletic wear and technical apparel as we do everything else we wear. But activewear is not like the rest of your closet — technical apparel is often made from synthetic fabrics containing stretch or special properties and technologies like moisture-wicking and waterproofing, either integrated into their fabric fibers or applied as a coating.
Research on the effects of screen time is ongoing and ever changing. In fact, the term "screen time" itself is already passé. There is plenty we don’t know. But patterns are emerging across everything from personal anecdotes — “if I look at my phone past 11 PM I can’t fall asleep” — to actual studies like this 2019 one from Harvard that explains how our digital devices affect things like sleep and creativity by depriving our brains of boredom and suppressing melatonin secretion.
Dr. Pete is back: as a product inventor, innovator, and sustainability expert, he’s the brains behind our Bio Laundry Detergent and was a founding member of The Sustainability Consortium. This month he’s here to help, answering everyday questions for chronic spillers and how to get rid of “permastank,” plus why it happens in the first place. Read on for more.
A Utah native who has spent the past couple decades researching the effects of man-made roads on local wildlife, Karl Jarvis, PhD., is a conservation biologist and professor based in Southwestern Utah. Curious about his work, we talked to Karl about his research and some of his findings over the years, what he’s working on now, and the role he thinks we each have to play in conserving wildlife wherever we are.
How to choose safe cleaning products for babies, infants & nursing (& more).
Easy, earth-friendly ways to make your clothes — and your paycheck — last longer
Ways to make wearing a non-medical face mask more practical, comfortable, and long-lasting for everyday life.
As a product inventor, innovator, and sustainability expert, he’s the brains behind our Bio Laundry Detergent and was a founding member of The Sustainability Consortium.
We spoke with Dr. Pete to...
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