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Central Asia Large Mammals: Victims of (Cashmere) Fashion
Aug16

Central Asia Large Mammals: Victims of (Cashmere) Fashion

By Roberta Attanasio One thing here affects something else there.  This is the principle at the basis of The Global Fool’s mission — To raise awareness of environmental problems and their global nature. Last month, a team of international researchers published the results of a study entitled “Globalization of the Cashmere Market and the Decline of Large Mammals in Central Asia”. As the title suggests, the results of the study...

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The Blue Jean Distressed Look: Sandblasting Versus Eco-Aging
Apr27

The Blue Jean Distressed Look: Sandblasting Versus Eco-Aging

By The Editors Sandblasting is used to make new blue jeans look distressed.  Unfortunately, sandblasting kills people. In 2011, a rigorous study published in the journal Chest showed that formerly healthy young people exposed to silica sand, used in the sandblasting of jeans, developed silicosis — a disabling and potentially fatal lung disease for which there is no cure.  The young people either became disabled or died....

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Globalization Collection and Chanel Globe
Apr23

Globalization Collection and Chanel Globe

By The Editors The latest Chanel collection is called “Globalization” and, during the Paris Fashion Week in March, it came with benefits: a giant, rotating, wooden replica of our planet, visibly positioned in the middle of the Grand Palais.    Does the Chanel globe provide a real global vision of our planet?  The are zillions of pin lights and 300 little flags on the globe.  The pin lights represent all our cities and the...

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