Importance of Sustainable Fashion, According to an Expert

It’s not new news that choosing sustainable fashion over fast fashion is a smart choice for the environment. But have you ever wondered what else you can do to lessen your shopping impact?

On the latest episode of Need to Know, actress and activist Sophia Bush sat down with writer Alden Wicker, and they shared actionable tips that make shopping sustainably a little more approachable.

But first, a reality check: “It’s responsible for anywhere between five and eight percent of global carbon emissions,” says Wicker of fashion’s environmental effects. “It’s also estimated to be responsible for four percent of global waste […] Fashion has a huge effect on the climate as well. Most of our fashion is still made in countries that are still running completely on coal.”

There is one simple step you can do right away, however. “Returns are so unsustainable,” Wicker says. “Doing this

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YB Zuraida Lauds Gamuda Land For Efforts In Sustainable Development

Housing and Local Government Minister (KPKT) YB Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin visited Gamuda Cove and Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands on April 22 in conjunction with Earth Day 2021, as part of KPKT’s drive towards improving the standard of sustainable land use and optimisation in the country. She was hosted by Gamuda Land Chief Executive Officer Ngan Chee Meng and Chief Operating Officer Aw Sei Cheh.

The visit, which showcased Gamuda Land’s mindful town planning in developing Gamuda Cove into a vibrant, smart and sustainable township, along with its stewardship of the surrounding ecosystem, underscores the developer’s mindful approach to good town-making in Gamuda Cove, and across its portfolio, over the years.

Building a sustainable township

“As we celebrate Earth Day, we must keep in mind that residential housing and development must take into consideration not just the needs of Malaysians today, but those of generations of home seekers to come. With

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11 Sustainable beauty brands that should be on your radar

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There’s no denying that the beauty industry has a sustainability issue. Take, for example, all the confetti stuffers commonly found in PR mailers. Yes, quite annoying.

Brands have progressed over the years as they’ve realized the need for environmental sustainability. More importantly, consumers tend to align themselves with brands that hold the same moral and ethical values as they do.

This, of course, has its own set of challenges: The industry has a huge supply chain. Many obstacles can cause a brand not to be sustainable.

According to SparkNews, those challenges include “sustainable sourcing of raw ingredients, energy consumption, waste management and carbon footprint of the whole production

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As a Millennial, I’m Letting Gen-Z School Me On Sustainable Fashion

Allow me to introduce the ray-of-effing-sunshine that is Jazmine Rogers. The YouTube star is living proof that you don’t need to have a PhD in sustainability in order to enact a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Watch just one video on her YouTube channel or take one scroll through her social media feed, and you’ll be overcome with a jolt of color you didn’t know you needed. More importantly (for me, at least, considering my 2021 goal of becoming a more mindful consumer of fashion), you’ll get exposed to a bevy of tips about how to limit your usage of materials and realize, damn, I need to follow her lead stat.

The two of us got to talking, and Rogers told me her mission when shopping is to first and foremost make sure she’s investing in high-quality pieces that are made ethically and more sustainably. One brand she frequently

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