Eco Pop Quiz: Answer!


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.

Written by Emily Konkler

Born in a small town in southern Minnesota, which didn’t quite fit her fancy, Emily headed for New York City soon after high school. While living in New York City, Emily's keen fashion sense was harnessed, transforming from a hobby to a quintessential passion. Emily has been involved with the fashion industry in numerous aspects including modeling, styling and managing runway shows.

Emily lives with her boyfriend Matthew and her overweight cat, Sisu, in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She enjoys painting without talent, reading into the wee hours of the morning, rubbing Sisu behind her ears, sewing on her new machine, eating curry and naan whenever possible, wearing boots all year round, spending good ol’ quality time with her friends, drowning in organic cotton and giggling with her boyfriend.

Currently, Emily is a fashion design student and works at The Nature of Beauty-an organic beauty oasis, where her love for everything organic has flourished and taken her heart by storm. Follow her on Twitter @thekonks.

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