Alden Wicker is a freelance journalist living in Brooklyn. She covers sustainable fashion and living, personal finance, and other curiosities.

Eco Fashion's Animal Rights Delusion

Eco Fashion's Animal Rights Delusion

For most women like me, when a fine, silk blouse catches our eye in a clothing store, we don’t think much about the worms that made the silk. If you do, here’s the story you will typically find: A few days after silkworms disappear inside their cocoons, right about the time they finish spinning, the little pods are collected and submerged in boiling water. To make a pound of raw silk, up to 5,000 worms must die.

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How Impact Investing Can Help You Combat Climate Change

How Impact Investing Can Help You Combat Climate Change