5 great green building materials

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Choosing eco-friendly design materials is always challenging. Despite the claims made by many brands there are few materials that are environmentally friendly all the way through the supply chain. The following materials will always need to be treated with skepticism, but in general are greener than the rest. Abaca Also known as manila, abaca is […]

Swiftwick Socks: A spring in the step of US manufacturing

Swiftwick Aspire compression socks

Like many other industries in America, sock manufacturing packed up and left for distant shores about 12 years ago. We’ve all heard stories about some nameless textile industry company dousing their products and the water table with dyes and chemicals. But Swiftwick, a Tennessee-based compression sock company, is breaking that manufacturing mold.

How tire makers are treading lighter on the planet

Every tire maker has eco-friendly tires to choose from

Everyone thinks you have to buy a new hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or electric vehicle to roll greener on the road, but you don’t. All you have to do is sling some new rubber on your current vehicle. The tire industry is doing some amazing things to lessen their product’s impact on the environment and your wallet.