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Ramie is a bast fiber, similar to flax, taken from the stalk of a plant grown in China.

We use this word as an alternative to the word recycled. Often used in relation to fabrics, as new garments can be constructed from the cloth of old garments without going through an industrial transformation process.

A process whereby products that are considered junk or waste material are transformed into new products. Amongst others, it’s possible to recycle glass, plastics, paper, organic waste and old metals such as iron, copper and zinc.

The act of consuming products and services while taking into account the impact and consequences for the environment and the society at large.

Clothing manufactured from 1975 until the end of the 1980s. Clothing produced more recently is usually called modern or contemporary fashion.

United Nations Conference on Environment and Development organized in June 1992 in Rio de Janeiro. The conference became known as Rio 92; it’s the conference where Agenda 21 was created.


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