Browsing the "China" Tag

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What’s an Eco Designer to Do about Bamboo?

Having read a lot of recent coverage of the FTC’s August 2009 ruling about bamboo, I wonder what will become of brands whose staple fabric is “bamboo”? The problem is, most of these designers and the textile sales reps they buy from, were sold rayon fabric labeled as bamboo. Rayon is a semi-synthetic fiber based on […]

February 15th

Play Fair Fashion News on Summer 2008 China Olympics

Sweatshops are still an issue in China but with concerned citizens both here and there, things are changing. For example, Eco Fashion World reports: leading sports brands have responded to repeated pressure on supplier factory conditions from the PlayFair 2008 campaign. Together with trade unions and NGO’s they will explore how to promote trade unionism […]

August 28th

China’s Pandas Survive Quake

I have always loved pandas, ever since I was a baby, and was happy to discover a bit of feel good news about the giant panda in China this week via the uplifting cute-overload blog. Pictured here is a painting of a baby panda I worked on for a project my partner and I wrote […]

May 14th