double edged sword

Beyond Green — "Ethical"

Article: Beyond Green — "Ethical"

“Green” is a term that gets bandied about far too often these days; it’s become very popular to brand yourself as such, and that’s a double-edged sword: more general awareness is good, but watering down the term to encompass more than it should is not. As education and information about environmental friendliness continues to spread,…

A Closer Look at Leather: Part 2

Article: A Closer Look at Leather: Part 2

On Monday [] we started peeking into the production of leather, talking about whether or not it’s a material that gets the TreeHugger stamp of approval. We mentioned vegetable tanning, generally considered to be the least harmful of all leather-tanning methods. Today, we’ll take a closer look at the process known as mineral tanning. Mineral…