China’s Pearl River runs black from indigo dye discharged by denim factories in Xintang, Guangzhou – the “Blue Jeans Capital of the World.” A satellite photo from a well-known environmental group shows it quite clearly. The wastewater from dyeing 200 million pairs of blue jeans a year flows mostly untreated from the denim factories into the river.
Merino On A Mission
As more sheep ranchers employ sustainable grazing practices, the grasslands in Patagonia are beginning to regenerate. The more companies that use merino wool from the Patagonia region, the better.