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How to Consider Sustainability When Shopping for Streetwear

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Streetwear will always be tied into a culture of over-consumption. With product drops every week and constant trends to follow on Instagram, it’s difficult for anyone to stop buying and think about the impact of their spending habits. It shouldn’t be a surprise to many that fashion, like other mass-produced products, is a contributor to a number of social and environmental problems around the world. For example, according to McKinsey, nearly three-fifths of all clothing produced ends up in incinerators or landfills within years of being made. In recent years, brands have attempted to address this by touting the word “sustainable” or have...

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Foreign Trade Co's Seasonal Color Guide (Archive)

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Color Theory 101 Hue, Saturation, Lightness Colors have 3 basic attributes that we’ll use to describe them: Hue – When people talk about “colors”, this is what they mean. Saturation – The intensity of a color. Highly saturated colors are full/rich/vivid. As a color loses saturation, it looks increasingly “washed out” and grey. Lightness/Value – The brightness or darkness of a color. This photoshop tool sums it up nicely Contrast Contrast is the perceived difference between two different colors. You can have contrast of value – black and white are opposites, and the contrast between them will be stark. Blue...

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Lamborghini to Produce First Fully Electric Vehicle by 2030

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Following in the footsteps of other major automakers such as Bentley, Audi, Toyota, and more, Italian supercar brand Lamborghini has now also announced plans to electrify its lineup, hoping to release the company’s first fully electric vehicle by 2030. Under a plan dubbed “Direzione Cor Tauri,” Lamborghini will move to an electrified future through three separate stages. The first stage will see the automaker celebrate its current combustible engines, unveiling two new models carrying naturally-aspirated V12 engines this year to commemorate the era. The second stage will then see the Italian firm focus on creating another hybrid model, building off of its earlier-announced Sián. This particular project is...

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Bandai Is Offering a Recycling Service for Its Gunpla Model Kits

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Offering to take in your plastic model runners

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Mushroom Leather Producer Ecovative Raises $60 Million USD in Series D Funding

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As demand for sustainable leather alternatives continue to grow.

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