The GreenShows

The GreenShows A multimedia production company dedicated to promoting Sustainable Fashion Lifestyle and producing events in Sustainability.

The company produces seasonal fashion shows and events to highlight designers and brands in luxury lifestyle apparel and accessories that are conscious of the increasing necessity to practice sustainability in our daily lives, especially with what we choose to wear.

For the past few months, TGS' been working on new exciting topics and concepts that will be added to TGS' FB Page. We li...
07/30/2018
Harvey Russack | United States | Harvey Russack Studio

For the past few months, TGS' been working on new exciting topics and concepts that will be added to TGS' FB Page. We live in unpredictable and challenging times that interrupt our professional and personal lives. We support consciousness, peace, happiness, love, respect for our planet locally and at large, positive solutions to live a better healthier life and a brighter path for our population’s collective future. This is a critical time for all of us and TGS’ is focusing our intuition and energy so we can bring to you truly worthwhile information. For this reason we are in a FB Page break. We will be back asap to announce our new concept.

Thank you,
Harvey Russack, CEO, TGS, Inc.
email: [email protected]
50yr. Career Deck www.harveyrussack.com

Harvey Russack Studio Website

"The New Sustainability" event hosted by The Fashion Group International and Council of Fashion Designers of America (CF...
03/20/2018

"The New Sustainability" event hosted by The Fashion Group International and Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) was a great success. We're excited to see more fashion organizations talking about sustainability and we are excited that conversation and action around sustainability is growing.

Last night  The Fashion Group International (FGI) held "The New Sustainability" event with support from the Council of F...
03/15/2018

Last night The Fashion Group International (FGI) held "The New Sustainability" event with support from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). The panel discussion centered around innovations in textiles and technology, social activism and companies stepping up to create a sustainable future. The panelists were Burak Cakmak, Dean of School of Fashion at Parsons, Abrima Erwiah, Co-founder and President of Studio 189, Amy Hall, Director of Social Consciousness at Eileen Fisher, Hassan Pierre, Founder of Maison De Mode and Shivam Punjya, Founder and Designer of Behno. The panel was moderated by Sara Kozlowski, Director of Education and Professional Development at the CFDA. The conversation was lively and the audience was engaged and energized in their desire to create a more sustainable fashion industry. Here's to that!

More from our photo albums available here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/2TheGreenShows/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10150261272554951

Denim fur? Are you ready for this creative sustainable alternative, because we are! The denim fur was developed by desig...
03/12/2018

Denim fur? Are you ready for this creative sustainable alternative, because we are! The denim fur was developed by designer Tiziano Guardini Eco-designer with ISKO Creative Room and it was made using certified organic cotton and pre-consumer recycled cotton. Although it doesn’t look exactly like fur, the point of the denim fur is to show that it can be used to embellish clothing the way fur has been used. It’s also way better than the synthetic faux furs that have been around. Who wants to wear real fur or fur made out of petrochemicals anyway? Denim fur is a cooler alternative! What do you think?

Lacoste has launched a Save Our Species campaign which will replaced the iconic crocodile logo with endangered species. ...
03/09/2018

Lacoste has launched a Save Our Species campaign which will replaced the iconic crocodile logo with endangered species. The company teamed up with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and has released polos with 10 different animals. Only 1,775 polos have been produced and the availability of polos in each series corresponds to the remaining population sizes in the wild. There are 40 polos with the Burmese roofed turtle, 67 with the Javan rhino and 157 with the Kakapo parrot, because that’s how many are left in the wild. There The shirts have already sold out with all proceeds going to the IUCN.

https://www.lacoste.com/us/saveourspecies.html

Happy International Women's Day! To all women and the men who support women!
03/08/2018

Happy International Women's Day! To all women and the men who support women!

Sustainable fashion was represented at the 2018 Oscars with Zoey Deutch, Lakeith Stanfield and Camila Alves all wearing ...
03/05/2018

Sustainable fashion was represented at the 2018 Oscars with Zoey Deutch, Lakeith Stanfield and Camila Alves all wearing sustainable looks in support of Red Carpet Green Dress in its mission to bring sustainable fashion to the red carpet. Deutch wore an archived hand dyed Elie Saab dress with vintage details. Stanfield wore an Ermenegildo Zegna tuxedo made out of tussah silk cultivated from wild cocoons. Alves wore a Vivienne Westwood gown made from archival silk.

LEGO is moving towards sustainability and swapping plastic for plants. The company is moving  away from plastic with the...
03/02/2018

LEGO is moving towards sustainability and swapping plastic for plants. The company is moving away from plastic with the production of a new line of Legos made from sugarcane. At first the the plant-based plastic is being used to create the botanical elements- the trees, bushes and leaves, and will extend to all Lego bricks in the future. Lego has committed to use sustainable materials in products and packaging by 2030.

The world’s first plastic-free supermarket isle has debuted in Amsterdam. The isle at supermarket Ecoplaza features mo...
02/28/2018

The world’s first plastic-free supermarket isle has debuted in Amsterdam. The isle at supermarket Ecoplaza features more than 700 food items like meats, sauces, yogurts, chocolate and cereals that are packaged in cardboard, glass, metal and compostable materials instead of plastic. The supermarket worked with environmental organization A Plastic Planet for the initiative. This is something the supermarket brand has been working on for years and plans to add plastic-free isles to all of it’s 74 stores by the end of 2018. Kudos!

We love essentials oils because they have such healing powers, but many on the market are not in their purest form. So w...
02/23/2018

We love essentials oils because they have such healing powers, but many on the market are not in their purest form. So we were excited to find doTERRA Essential Oils. They are the highest quality- pure, natural, free from fillers and artificial ingredients, contaminants, pesticides or chemical residues. They are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® (CPTG) essential oils, which represent the safest and most beneficial oils available in the world today. We also love doTERRA’s co-impact sourcing strategy that was put in place to create coalitions of growers and distillers to make sure their communities receive fair and timely pay. doTERRA provides resources, training and tools to ensure long term relationships.

Check them out and get your hands on these amazing oils: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/

Breaking up with plastic is easier than you think, especially with more and better products coming out. Case in point, e...
02/20/2018

Breaking up with plastic is easier than you think, especially with more and better products coming out. Case in point, etee reusable food wraps. Etee can replace plastic wrap, sandwich bags and other plastic food containers. The Etee wraps are made from hemp and organic cotton and covered with beeswax, tree resins and essential oils. They are reusable and biodegradable.

Find them here: https://www.shopetee.com/

Did you know that high levels of lead can be found in fashion items like faux leather handbags shoes, and belts? For 6 y...
02/16/2018

Did you know that high levels of lead can be found in fashion items like faux leather handbags shoes, and belts? For 6 years the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has worked to successfully remove lead from most fashion accessories. They’ve tested more than 7,000 products from more than 100 retailers and have taken legal action to ensure retailers are not poisoning you.

So which retailers have been selling you products laced with lead in the last 5 years? Target, T.J.Maxx, Nordstrom, Forever 21, Macy's, DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, ASOS are repeat offenders.

Lead exposure can lead to: lowered intelligence, behavior problems, cancer, strokes, high blood pressure, kidney problems, anemia, cavities, and delayed puberty.

Bottom line: Become aware of what you buy, don’t by faux leather products, stick to natural materials, and speak up when you

Here is the link to the infographic explaining it all. You can also send your product to CEH for free lead testing.

https://www.ceh.org/wp-content/uploads/fat-fund-infogr_27545131-3.pdf

Genusee is a new eyewear company launching soon that’s made in Flint, Michigan out of recycled plastic bottles. It all...
02/13/2018

Genusee is a new eyewear company launching soon that’s made in Flint, Michigan out of recycled plastic bottles. It all started when co-founder Ali Rose was volunteering during the Flint Water Crisis and observed that the community was facing not only a man-made water crisis, but also a localized environmental crisis, brought on by the surplus of plastic water bottles brought into Flint to meet daily water needs. At the height Flint was using 20 million water bottles a day.

Genusee was developed to address the plastic waste and create jobs in Flint. The eyeglasses will be made by the Flint community and will focus on creating living wage jobs. 1% of all sales will be donated back to Flint to help kids who have been affected by lead poisoning from the Flint Water Crisis.

Sign up to find out more: http://genusee.com/

Deciem The Abnormal Beauty Company,the parent company of The Ordinary, arguably one of the hottest beauty brands right n...
02/12/2018

Deciem The Abnormal Beauty Company,the parent company of The Ordinary, arguably one of the hottest beauty brands right now has been getting real about plastic pollution. It's commendable for a brand to show a huge and deeply serious problem in its raw, visceral, unedited, un-Instagramable form. Showing plastic waste deposited on water banks and bundles of plastic floating in the water, and making a public pledge to stop being part of the problem. An article on Racked bundled the founder's repeated instagram posts showing plastic pollution and vowing to get rid of it as "veering into bizarre territory".

Showing a problem in it's true form and vowing to change your ways so your company doesn’t contribute to it anymore deserves a lot more than calling it bizzare. Why aren't more beauty brands making the same pledge?

What are your thoughts on this?

Here's a link to Racked article: http://bit.ly/2CiCHZC

Investing in trees offers amazing returns! A new report by the World Resources Institute and The Nature Conservancy reve...
02/08/2018

Investing in trees offers amazing returns!

A new report by the World Resources Institute and The Nature Conservancy reveals that businesses are making money by planting trees, unleashing a growth opportunity for impact investors, private equity, and venture capital. The “Business of Planting Trees: A Growing Investment Opportunity” report profiles 14 companies and shows that respoting degraded and deforested lands is good for the environment and a lucrative opportunity for investors and entrepreneurs. The four emerging themes in the “restoration economy” are technology, consumer products, project management and commercial forestry.

You can find the full report here: http://www.wri.org/publication/business-of-planting-trees

Antwerp based furniture company ecoBirdy has launched its first collection of furniture for kids made entirely from recy...
02/07/2018

Antwerp based furniture company ecoBirdy has launched its first collection of furniture for kids made entirely from recycled plastic toys. The company spent two years researching how to recycle plastic toys, since 80% of plastic toys end up in landfills, incinerators or the ocean. Recycling technology allows for accurate sorting, cleaning and grinding during the recycling process, so there is no need to add any pigments or resin. The plastic used to create the products is free from harmful chemicals and is 100% safe.

The furniture collection includes colorful chairs with rounded edges, a storage container resembling the Kiwi bird and rhino shaped lamp. The company has also created a limited-edition storybook and a school program that seeks to introduce kids to the circular economy and a sustainable future.

Find the furniture and storybook here: https://www.ecobirdy.com/

Kate Middleton is using her position as a stylish royal to promote sustainable fashion through Livia Firth’s Commonwea...
02/06/2018
The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange

Kate Middleton is using her position as a stylish royal to promote sustainable fashion through Livia Firth’s Commonwealth Fashion Exchange, which is uniting all 52 Commonwealth countries to create sustainable fashion. The Duchess of Cambridge will be there to judge the environmentally friendly outfits. Thirty-one designers will show their work on February 19th, and will be on display for the public at London’s Australia House on February 21.

The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange is a major project and new addition to the global fashion and design calendar, pairing fashion design talent with artisan p...

America’s Environmental Report Card is in and America is ranked 27th out of 180 countries. The 2018 Environmental Perf...
02/02/2018

America’s Environmental Report Card is in and America is ranked 27th out of 180 countries. The 2018 Environmental Performance Index produced by Columbia and Yale research in partnership with the World Economic Forum ranks 180 countries worldwide on environmental health and ecosystem vitality. The US received good scores on air quality and sanitation, but received low scores on deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions. This pushed the U.S. below many other industrialized countries. Switzerland is number one followed by France and Denmark.

Going forward, if the U.S. is going to be greatest country in the world, it has to get to number one on the Environmental Report Card.

Full ranking and report: http://bit.ly/2FGNWgy

For an overview of the report: http://bit.ly/2BpDU0I

Livia Firth of Eco Age has launched a new initiative called the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange that partners designers wi...
02/01/2018

Livia Firth of Eco Age has launched a new initiative called the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange that partners designers with artisans in British Commonwealth nations to make environmentally friendly pieces that also show off each nations crafts.

One brand that is participating in the Exchange is Australian based KITX, dedicated to ethical and low-impact designs. Founder Kit Willow focuses on using linen, organic silk when possible and cupro, made from recycled cellulose, a cotton byproduct. For for project Willow worked with artisans in the Solomon Islands to create beads made out of natural shells and straw like material from tree bark.

Firth will stage a royal show at Buckingham Palace on February 19th to show the sustainable designers.

This calculator lets you visualize your meat consumption.If you are looking to reduce your environmental footprint, exam...
01/22/2018

This calculator lets you visualize your meat consumption.

If you are looking to reduce your environmental footprint, examining your meat consumption is a good place to start. A new calculator by Blitz Results can make the process easier.

The tool visually shows the user the impact of their dietary decisions on the environment by calculating how much CO2, water, antibiotics and animals are needed to fuel an individual’s consumption, and shows how eating alternatives can drive down their impact.

The relevancy of the calculator is that it allows consumers to put the information into context of their own lives, since the available information regarding the impact of meat consumption is very general. The goal of the calculator is not to convert consumers to one type of diet or another, but to help them make more informed decisions about their consumption habits and increase transparency in the food industry.

Find the meat calculator here: https://www.blitzresults.com/en/meat/

At this year's South by South West (SXSW), the world's largest tech innovation conference, sustainable fashion will be u...
01/19/2018
Sustainability and Ethics in Fashion Technology

At this year's South by South West (SXSW), the world's largest tech innovation conference, sustainable fashion will be up for discussion. The panel "Sustainability and Ethics in Fashion Technology" will discuss the continued harsh realities of overseas manufacturing and spotlight the innovators and entrepreneurs who are dedicating their efforts to reinventing the fashion industry and are revolutionizing sustainability within the industry.

The aim of the discussion is to provide a clearer picture of the global fast fashion industry, learn about the barriers to change and hear what innovative brands and entrepreneurs are doing to change the current unsustainable standards.

The event will be held on March 10th, 2018 at SXSW in Austin, Texas. You can learn more about the event and register to attend SXSW here:

https://schedule.sxsw.com/2018/events/PP75753

SXSW 2018 Schedule | Despite marketed advancements and increased access to "friendlier fashion," consumers remain in the dark on the manufacturing process. In short, not much has changed in the fashion supply chain over the decades. This panel will discuss the continued harsh realities of....

If you love to sparkle try this biodegradable glitter.Glitter is fun and fashionable, but it’s nothing more than shiny...
01/17/2018

If you love to sparkle try this biodegradable glitter.

Glitter is fun and fashionable, but it’s nothing more than shiny plastic, a microplastic to be exact, and it's endangering our oceans, which is where it ends up after you wash it off. The small toxic pieces are consumed by marine mammals, and eventually make their way up the food chain to our plates. There’s even been a call for a global ban on glitter, as it’s poisoning our oceans and killing marine life. So if you are not interested in killing marine life and eating glitter for dinner here are some environmentally friendly option to make yourself sparkle.

Try Eco Stardust – vegan-friendly biodegradable glitter that’s perfect for fancy dress, parties and festivals. It's made from non-GMO eucalyptus trees, which have been sustainably farmed. The glitter starts to biodegrade in warm, moist environments AKA bins and landfill, so you can be sure it’s not harming our planet. Plus, 10% of Eco Stardust’s profits go to various environmental charities!

The pots they came in are made of plastic, but can be refilled by purchasing a refill pack. The company is working to eliminate plastic packaging and you can send in the refill bag to them for recycling. The glitter comes in various colors and sizes from super fine flecks, to larger, more eye-catching pieces.

Find them here: https://ecostardust.com/

You can also purchase the glitter at ASOS: http://www.asos.com/search/ecostardust?q=ecostardust

Vegan wine is gaining ground. But wait you say, wine is made from grapes so how is it not vegan already? The answer to t...
01/12/2018

Vegan wine is gaining ground. But wait you say, wine is made from grapes so how is it not vegan already? The answer to that question lies in the fining agents used at the end of the wine making process to filter out wines and improve clarity and flavor. Traditionally the fining agents have been made from animal products like egg whites, casein from cow's milk, and gelatin or isinglass extracted from the swim bladders of fish.

But there are now vegan alternatives for fine tuning wines, like bentonite and kaolin clay, carbon, limestone, potatoes, peas and plant casein. These are just as effective at producing great wines.

If you are not sure if your wine is vegan you can search it on Barnivore (http://www.barnivore.com/).

And here are a few brands that are already vegan:

-Frey Wine is organic, biodynamic, and produced in Mendocino County, CA without added sulfites or synthetic preservatives. (http://www.freywine.com/)

-La Crema is a Sonoma-based winery, is not only vegan but also employs sustainable practices. Its vineyards are CCSW-Certified "Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing". (http://www.lacrema.com/)

-Meiomi Wine is produced along the coast of California in Sonoma, Monterey, and Santa Barbara. (https://www.meiomi.com/)

Looking for more options? This PETA article has a lot of choices: https://www.peta.org/living/food/vegan-wine/

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