Green Story Blog

You may have noticed but we are so passionate about sustainability! That’s why, each week, we release a new blog where we discuss a current trend in sustainability fashion, a client highlight or even an expert opinion piece!

 

Green Stories: Brianna Kilcullen’s path to sustainable towels

We're proud to present the amazing story of Brianna Kilcullen, the founder of Anact in her own words. Anact is a sustainable towel line made out of hemp and organic cotton. In 2015, the United Nations published the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which is a...

5 Ways You are Accidentally Green

You probably do one thing everyday or every so often that is sustainable without even realizing it. Green Story has compiled a list of five common lifestyles choices. If there is something on the list that you are already doing, congrats! If there isn’t, maybe you can...

5 Sustainable Swimwear Brands for your Summer

We are almost halfway through summer. The sun’s out. it’s time to hit the beach, go on a hike, or swim by the lake. Do you know where your swimwear is coming from, and if it's sustainable?  We did the research for you and found 5 sustainable swimwear brands for this...

We’ve Created the Greenest T-Shirt!

Last month, we set about creating the greenest t-shirt in the world. In the process, we looked ate everything from design to fibres to dyeing. So what did it take to make the greenest t-shirt in the world?  Before we answer that question, let’s get the elephant in the...

#GreenestTee: How Far Do Your Clothes Travel?

Picture this: you start online shopping, find a bunch of clothing items that you want, press ‘add to cart’, enter your banking information, and press ‘confirm’. In just 3-5 business days, your package magically arrives at your front door. How did it end up there?...

#GreenestTee: All About the Energy

An average conventional cotton t-shirt requires about 12 kWh of energy to produce, enough to power an LED bulb for 50 days straight and has a CO2 footprint which is 12 times its own weight. In general, the energy used in textile industry comes in the form of...

#GreenestTee: Trash Talk

Welcome back to the #GreenestTee! So far, we’ve covered the basics for creating the most sustainable t-shirt in the world: designing for longevity, selecting the right fiber, and adding some color.  So what’s next? Let’s focus on the solutions! This week’s blog is all...

#GreenestTee: To Dye For

Welcome back to the #GreenestTee. We’re already halfway through creating the most sustainable t-shirt in the world! So far, we’ve discussed how to design for low impact and the importance of selecting the right fibres. In this week’s blog, we’re moving on to a high...

#GreenestTee: Selecting Sustainable Fibers

 Fiber fiber fiber! From conventional cotton to polyester to nylon, the (unsustainable) options in the current fashion market are endless. Manufacturing clothing from these fabrics require tons of resources to cultivate and process. However, these fibers are cheap...

#GreenestTee: Designing for Sustainability

What does it take to make a green t-shirt? It’s a question we often get asked here at Green Story. For the month of May, we’ll be answering that. Welcome to the #GreenestTee! We are taking you through the journey of creating the most sustainable t-shirt in...

First Base: Committing to a Greener Footprint

Behind every great brand is an inspirational story that makes us want to create change in the world. Alison Cotton, the founder of First Base, is no different. When her dream of becoming a pro-surfer was cut short due to an injury, she turned to her second love:...

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