Tag: New York

Billie Eilish sports renewable corset on Vogue digital cover

Billie Eilish sports renewable corset on Vogue digital cover

January 9, 2023 |

In New York, singer/songwriter Billie Eilish has worn a corset made from multiple renewable materials on Vogue’s first-ever video cover. The “Bad Guy” and “Ocean Eyes” singer sported a top from Balmain’s spring/summer 2023 collection that is made from paper, tree bark, banana leaf, raffia, wood, and recycled fabrics. In an accompanying article, Eilish discussed […]

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New York becomes sixth state to allow human composting

New York becomes sixth state to allow human composting

January 2, 2023 |

New York state has approved human composting as an end-of-life option, becoming the sixth state to do so after Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Vermont, and California. The process converts a deceased human body into soil over several weeks. It is thought to be more sustainable than cremation or burial, and at the end of the process, […]

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Clueless star poses nude to promote vegan leather

Clueless star poses nude to promote vegan leather

December 26, 2022 |

In New York, Alicia Silverstone has posed nude for a PETA ad encouraging adoption of plant-based leather alternatives. Featuring the tagline “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Animals,” the ad shows Silverstone wearing nothing but began leather boots in a field of cacti. Additional text reads: “Don’t be a prick. Wear Vegan. Buy Cactus, Mushroom, […]

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Sustainable dreidel guide includes edible and plantable versions of the Hanukkah toy

Sustainable dreidel guide includes edible and plantable versions of the Hanukkah toy

December 19, 2022 |

In New York, eco-friendly lifestyle publication Green Matters has published a listicle of sustainable dreidels for greener Hanukkah celebration. Most versions of the spinning holiday toy are made of plastic, but the Green Matters list features plantable dreidels infused with seeds and edible dreidels made of candy. Fair Trade Judaica sells Seed Dreidels that are […]

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Ecovative teams with ECCO Leather on next generation of mycelium materials

Ecovative teams with ECCO Leather on next generation of mycelium materials

November 28, 2022 |

In New York state, Ecovative, the leading mycelium technology company, and ECCO Leather, a part of the Danish footwear brand ECCO and a world leader in innovative and premium leathers, have announced an ongoing partnership to develop and commercialize the next generation of mycelium materials for a range of new products. The first-of-its-kind partnership, between […]

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Oatly offers Thanksgiving emotional support hotline for vegans

Oatly offers Thanksgiving emotional support hotline for vegans

November 21, 2022 |

In New York, alternative dairy major Oatly has announced the “Oatly Emotional Support Hotline for Plant-Based Eaters Attending Traditional Meat and Dairy-based Thanksgiving Dinners.” According to the announcement on Oatly’s website, the service can be accessed by calling 1-866-OAT-LINE and “may or may” not include positive affirmations, a motivational locker room speech, a “blank audio […]

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Brooklyn Company Offers Circular Solution for Your Corpse and Throws in a Free T-Shirt

Brooklyn Company Offers Circular Solution for Your Corpse and Throws in a Free T-Shirt

October 24, 2022 |

In New York, a new company called Transcend is signing up future corpses to turn into trees. The startup hopes to tap into the green burial trend while also reforesting the world, Matthew Kochmann, Transcend founder and CEO, tells Forbes. The company’s process involves wrapping a body in an organic flax linen shroud and burying […]

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Paper circuit board is a step toward single-use electronics

Paper circuit board is a step toward single-use electronics

October 17, 2022 |

In New York, Researchers at the State University of New York at Binghamton have developed a paper circuit board that could one day mitigate the growing problem of electronics waste or even enable single-use devices.  The prototype replaces the metal, resin and glass used in conventional circuit boards with a single sheet of paper, wax, […]

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Brookhaven National Laboratory leads breakthrough on high oil yielding duckweed

Brookhaven National Laboratory leads breakthrough on high oil yielding duckweed

October 12, 2022 |

In New York state, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and collaborators at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have engineered duckweed to produce high yields of oil. The team added genes to one of nature’s fastest growing aquatic plants to “push” the synthesis of fatty acids, “pull” those fatty acids into […]

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Bio-Vogue: Shrimp and mushroom waste hit the NY Fashion Week runway

Bio-Vogue: Shrimp and mushroom waste hit the NY Fashion Week runway

October 3, 2022 |

In New York, designer Peter Do included clothing made from shrimp and mushroom waste in his Spring Summer 2023 collection’s Fashion Week debut.   The material—sourced from TômTex—was used in “glossy wide-leg trousers and rounded-neck tank tops, with one look featuring camel hues and the other a black finish,” according to design publication dezeen.  TômTex’s material […]

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