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Why are natural fibers better than synthetics for sports?

Why are natural fibers better than synthetics for sports?

You might be thinking: β€œMy functional synthetic clothing works great so why should I wear natural?” We hear you, but we are here to tell...

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5 Ways To Have A Green Christmas This Year

5 Ways To Have A Green Christmas This Year

As 2021 draws to a close, the excitement starts to build as we approach Christmas. For most folks, it is the favorite time of the...

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Eco Black Friday 2021: 11 Tips to Shop Sustainably

Eco Black Friday 2021: 11 Tips to Shop Sustainably

Everyone loves a good deal! With Black Friday steadily approaching, you are probably looking forward to the enticing sales and limited time offers!Β Nonetheless, don’t let...

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7 Tips for More Sustainable Shopping

7 Tips for More Sustainable Shopping

A study done by CGS revealed that 30% of consumers in the US and UK would stop buying from a company if they found out...

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Alpaca Wool: Keeping You and the Planet Cool This Summer

Alpaca Wool: Keeping You and the Planet Cool This Summer

Deemed β€œthe fiber of the gods” for its luxurious softness, this sustainable and ethical animal-based fabric is as cozy as a campfire and as refreshing...

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What to Bring to the Amazon Rainforest

What to Bring to the Amazon Rainforest

Planning a trip to Peru? Here are our 5 top picks to include in your packing list for the Amazon Rainforest.

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What are microplastics in the fashion industry?

What are microplastics in the fashion industry?

Microplastics are plastic particles smaller than 5 millimeters released from any type of plastic into the environment. Plastic fragments smaller than 1Β 

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What is sustainability?

What is sustainability?

To us at Arms of Andes, environmental sustainability in fashion industry meansΒ not harming the environment in all stages of production includingΒ 

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Women Artisans in the Peruvian Andes

Women Artisans in the Peruvian Andes

In honor of International Women's Day, we're looking at the life of women artisans in Peru: their responsibilites, work ethic, and challenges.Β 

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