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Livia Firth compares fast-fashion brands to drug pushers + FAB upcycling ideas for Xmas

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Upcycling Ideas for Christmas

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DIY Beauty Products From Pumpkin10 homemade beauty treatments using leftover pumpkin
If you’re cooking with pumpkin this season chances are you might have a little dab left over here or there. Do not throw it out, it’s beauty gold!

The humble pumpkin is packed with skin-loving nutrients like antioxidants, zinc, vitamins A and C, fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids. Pumpkin flesh can help to nourish, brighten and smooth skin, as well as boost collagen and help tame the signs of aging.

Check out all the fab ideas on Treehugger now…


Livia FirthLivia Firth Compares Fast-Fashion Brands to Drug Pushers
“In Bangladesh you see women who work 12 to 16 hours a day to produce our clothes in factories which have bars on the windows and guards at the doors. They are paid very little. Even if it’s the national minimum wage, it’s really a poverty wage.

“The ‘fast fashion’ companies are like drug pushers: they go to these countries promising to lift millions out of poverty, they get the business, and then once they start production in that country they start pushing prices down.”

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Upcycling Ideas For Christmas9 upcycled gifts to make and give this holiday season
At TreeHugger, they love DIY projects that give new life to old materials. Upcycling not only prevents things from ending up in the trash, but it also helps reduce the amount of natural resources that are needed to make new things. Check out all the great ideas they have that will inspire you to make some upcycled and one-of-a-kind gifts this holiday season.

Be inspired over on Treehugger now…


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