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Salt & Straw Takes on Food Waste

Salt & Straw Takes on Food Waste

Every year, approximately one-third of food produced worldwide for human consumption — roughly 1.3 billion tons — gets lost or wasted. Lost and wasted food utilizes one-quarter of all the water used by agriculture, requires land area the size of China to grow and contributes 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S. alone discards roughly sixty million tons of produce yearly and according to the Environmental Protection Agency, food waste is the primary occupant of American landfills.

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KVADRAT x REALLY : A Circular Approach

KVADRAT x REALLY : A Circular Approach

In today’s world of waste and overproduction, upcycling is on its way to becoming less of a trend and establishing itself as commonplace. A prime example of this is the partnership between Kvadrat, the textile manufacturer based in Denmark, and Really, a Danish start-up that produces solid textile board - a high-density material made from end-of-life textiles, primarily wool and cotton.

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A Day in Chino

A Day in Chino

This guide to Chino, CA has absolutely nothing to do with our chinos, apart from the coincidental name resemblance.

Regardless, it was this coincidence that encouraged us to take a look at our trousers’ namesake city and inspired us to explore the area. Here’s what’s on our list of what to do and see on a day trip to Chino.

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The Semi-Comprehensive History of the Chino

The Semi-Comprehensive History of the Chino

Although often used as the name for the style of trousers themselves, chino is, in fact, the name of a 100% cotton twill cloth.

The trousers’ origins can be traced back to a British military officer by the name of Sir Harry Lumsden, who encountered an issue with troops in his Corps of Guides who were dressed in sparkling white cotton uniforms while stationed in the dusty desert on The North West Frontier of India and Afghanistan, leaving them vulnerable to sniper attacks. He dyed the uniforms with either tea or river mud (the historical jury is still out on this one) and came up with a resulting cloth of a drab yellowish shade, named khaki from the Hindi word for dust. The resulting camouflage kept his troops out of danger. 

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Kamal Meattle: How to grow fresh air | TED

Kamal Meattle: How to grow fresh air | TED

Kamal Meattle was told by his doctors that he would have to leave New Delhi, one of the cities with the world’s dirtiest air, to save his lungs and health. Instead of fleeing his home, he consulted a 1989 study by NASA before developing a unique tactic for cleaning the air of his office building: a greenhouse containing hundreds of common household plants, including money plant, areca palm and mother-in-law’s tongue.

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