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How To Re-Use And Recycle Textiles

Creative Commons license - Christian GuthierDid you know that it currently requires 10,000-30,000 liters of water to produce one cotton T-shirt? Manufacturing clothes comes at a high environmental cost. As well as the cost and resources of growing raw materials, such as cotton, fuel and energy is also required and used to manufacture textile goods.

There is much more consciousness now about where textiles actually come from (i.e. from overseas and often from low-paid workers) and also how textiles are needed and useful elsewhere when we have finished with them, preventing them from ending up in landfill sites.  Here are a few ideas on how to recycle textiles.


Environmentally Friendly Cleaning For Better Life

A lot of people nowadays depend on cleaning without chemical detergents. It is eco-friendly and quite more affordable, since most of the cleaning detergents are very expensive. The best part is that this method is just as efficient as the traditional one. Instead of buying special preparations for the bathroom, the floor and the kitchen, you can save some money and take a look into your kitchen drawers. This is a great way to provide a safe environment for your family and your children, who somehow always find a way to find all the hidden chemicals and it is only a matter of time to cause them some serious problems.


Why Buy a Natural & Organic Mattress

Natural SleepIf you’re like most people you spend approximately 1/3 of your life in your bed.

During the day you are surrounded by chemical pollutants but you don’t stick your face and skin into those pollutants.  In fact you try to avoid them.  At night you sleep with your face and body snuggled into your pillow and your bed.  Here are some facts about your bed that you should consider:


Looking for Safe Cosmetics?

O & N CollectiveHave you been looking for safe personal care products? Are you having a hard time finding them? I’ve posted before about where to find safer products, but I recently found a new favorite place—the O & N Collective. This company is completely aligned with the Cinco Vidas philosophy. Michelle Witherby is the founder, and we got a chance to talk with her recently about her passion for providing her customers with safe, nourishing, and eco-friendly options.



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