Monthly Archives: April 2015

Eco-Labeling

This past week in class we discussed eco-labeling. The problem with eco-labeling that I see is that the average consumer doesn’t know that these labels even exist. Only very few consumers actually look at the inside labels of the garments … Continue reading

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Bigger Changes

Last week in class when we started to discuss labeling was something that never really crosses my mind. The only time I look at a label is to see how I should wash it. Looking at the Cradle to Cradle … Continue reading

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Blog 10 Eco-labeling/Design Slam 2/ 11th Hour

Last week in class, we discussed the importance of eco-labeling and the issues that come with it. One of the problems people come across when dealing with eco-labeling is simply that they do not understand what each label stands for. … Continue reading

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Eco-Labeling. Great idea or waste of paper?

I don’t often see eco-labeling on clothing but I do see various kinds of labeling on cosmetics and hair care items. For example many of the items I buy have a little rabbit on them which means that they haven’t … Continue reading

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How It’s Made, Not Just How It Works

Labels have always been something that I cut or peeled off as soon as I bought something. I never cared to read them. I didn’t care how something was made or what it was made from. It just was never … Continue reading

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11th Hour

In lecture this week we watched the documentary called the 11th hour. It talked about the state of the natural environment and the current conditions of the world we live in. It discussed the different natural issues such as deforestation, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “The 11th Hour”

Today in class we watched a video called “The 11th Hour.” The film called for drastic changes to take place in order to preserve the environment–and our place in it. By juxtaposing an array of scientific testimony, personal opinion, and … Continue reading

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Green Labels

This past week, we split into learning communities and researched a multitude of third-party accreditation organizations. The “green” label organization my community researched was Cradle to Cradle, which is an all-encompassing, holistic rating system for built environments. As an interior … Continue reading

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Sustainably Covering the Modern Day Consumer’s Wants and Needs

Last week we watched LOLA show presentations over Eco-Labeling. Eco-Labeling benefits the consumer so he or she can see how the product was made in a sustainable way. It would interest me to know how much of a selling factor … Continue reading

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Changing the Future

Participating in the class discussion about eco-labeling last week brought on a lot of new perspectives of this sustainable concept. First off, I never realized how many companies there were that were involved with the process of eco-labeling and what … Continue reading

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