I know… you’ve all been sitting on the edge of your seat, knuckles white from gripping your stools, the anticipation threatening your very life. Well, take a deep breathe and try to contain your excitement and awaited relief. Here is the answer to my incredible pop quiz question I posed two days ago.
The money you use to purchase ‘green’ clothing is in fact ‘green’ itself. True. I was shocked also. Over my sushi dinner three nights ago, my boyfriend’s father (who helped create the new five dollar bill) informed me that our paper money is not only made from cotton (denim) and linen (flax,) but that Crane & Co. (the company that makes the ‘paper’) uses remnant fabric.
Our currency is an upcycled product. Who would have thought? Not I, sir, not I.
For more information check out this NRC (National Research Council) Report.