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5 Reasons Fast Fashion is Messed Up

Carter Barrett
Our closets of today are filled to the brim with countless cheap, trendy clothing items, which we now justify throwing away. From production to disposal, fast fashion has changed the way we think of clothing, becoming an environmentally unfriendly, resource intensive, and socially exploitative industry.
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The Story Behind SHYNE

The Story Behind SHYNE

Paige McSheffrey
Our story didn't start with glasses, but rather with plastic waste. Our planet matters and the people on it matter - but how exactly can glasses make a difference? Become a part of the movement, and together, we can create a brighter future.
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What is circular economy ?

What is circular economy ?

Paige McSheffrey

The word ‘circular economy’ is being used a lot lately, but what exactly does it mean? At SHYNE Eyewear, our entire philosophy of turning plastic into possibility surrounds this very idea. Keep reading to learn more about what exactly the ‘circular economy’ entails, and how you can incorporate it into your own life! According to the MacArthur Foundation, the circular economy is based on “the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems.” This method seeks to create a continuous cycle of resources, ensuring that all materials and products can be reused,...

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How to Make More Sustainable Purchasing Decisions

How to Make More Sustainable Purchasing Decisions

Carter Barrett

We’ve discussed the longstanding effects of fast fashion on this blog before. In 2015, the United States generated about 75 pounds of textile waste per person; this is more than a 750% increase since 1996. When we’re constantly bombarded with statistics showing us what an awful job we’ve been doing, it can be a bit difficult to shop without feeling immensely guilty. So what’s the solution? We believe it begins with being more mindful. Buying clothes that are built to last will help you add to your wardrobe without contributing to all that textile waste. We’ve summarized some tips from...

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How to have an eco friendly holiday season

How to have an eco friendly holiday season

Carter Barrett
We’ve already given you some ideas on how to spruce up your holiday gift giving to make it a little more environmentally conscious in this blog post. But have you considered incorporating some sustainability into this entire holiday season?
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6 Ways to be a Sustainable Pet Owner

6 Ways to be a Sustainable Pet Owner

Carter Barrett
If you’re an eco-conscious pet parent and are looking for ways to diminish your furry friend’s ecological paw print, look no further! We’ve compiled some tips below on how you can better integrate sustainability into the life you share with your four-legged friend.
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