The dying process typically takes place in developing countries like India and China, which don’t have stringent oversight on workers’ rights or environmental pollution. Historically, they have used natural dyes from plants like indigo, acacia, and myrobalan. But in recent decades, synthetic dyes made from harsh chemicals like formaldehyde and heavy metals like lead have become widespread because they dye fabrics quicker and more deeply. However, these have been found to be toxic to workers, causing cancer and discoloring skin, according to research from the Greenpeace Dextox Campaign and the European Chemicals Agency. And if these toxins end up in rivers and other water sources, they can pollute the drinking water and harm local communities. In China’s Xintang province, where 300 million pairs of jeans are dyed annually, the water is visibly polluted and scientists have found that residents suffer from higher than normal incidences of cancer, as well as gastric and … [Read more...] about Scientists are growing psychedelic cotton in the lab
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Reynolds invested in Aviation, which was originally founded by a bartender and distiller duo in the Pacific Northwest, mostly because he liked it so much that he couldn’t stop thinking of ways to help it succeed. Which is pretty much the same reason he purchased a significant ownership stake in four-year-old Mint Mobile last year. Mint is what’s known as an MVNO—a mobile virtual network operator—which means it purchases excess wholesale capacity from a big nationwide network (T-Mobile, in Mint’s case) and rebundles it for customers. MVNO brands, which include Boost Mobile, Google Fi, and carriers’ own low-cost options such as AT&T’s Cricket, typically have no retail footprint and relatively tiny marketing budgets. That’s where Reynolds saw an opportunity. He felt the value proposition was so strong—most Mint plans are $15 a month, compared to around $60 for the major brands—that his unique ability to get the word out would … [Read more...] about Ryan Reynolds on ‘Deadpool,’ diversity, and the secrets of successful marketing
The Thayers weren’t the only family looking for therapeutic settings. The 1870s marked the start of the sanatorium movement, in which individuals who had tuberculosis, or thought they might, were able to steel themselves against the illness in medically supervised, open-air compounds often near the mountains, desert or the sea. At the time, tuberculosis was the cause of roughly one in seven deaths in the U.S. … [Read more...] about How creativity can help us navigate COVID-19: Lessons from the 19th century
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