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Harmful Chemicals Found in Winter Gear

BY AMY ZIFF

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In the wintertime, perhaps more than any other time of year, we prize our gear. Particularly our outdoor gear making it possible and even fun to be adventuring in the wind, cold, rain and fog. I suppose that’s why they say, there’s no bad weather, just bad clothing. Bottom line, if you’re enjoying outdoor activities, you’ve got performance gear on.

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New Year’s Resolution: Reduce Exposure to Environmental Toxins

Five Tips for Avoiding Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals in 2022

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The start of a New Year is always the time to ponder new beginnings—new habits we want to commit to, resolutions on moving toward a better version of ourselves, or simply showing up in the world as our true selves. Our goals can often be broad or specific. With so many ideas it can often become hard to deliver. If one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to live a healthier lifestyle, we can help! We have step-by-step opportunities for you to increase your well-being by eliminating everyday, household toxins from your life. Try these five practical tips in the coming year and check off those goals!

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Microplastics Are Everywhere… Even in Poop

BY AMY ZIFF

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If you’ve been following MADE SAFE® for some time, you have heard us talk about the problem of plastic pollution and, in particular, the problem of microplastics (MPs). MPs are pervasive in the environment—ending up in all sorts of places thanks to their small size. MPs have been found in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and even the dust in our homes.

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Support a MADE SAFE World

Giving Tuesday blog imageAt MADE SAFE® we are working to create a world in which harmful and polluting chemicals and substances are eliminated from use, even in the absence of regulation. The uniquely rigorous MADE SAFE Certification process helps steer the market away from the use of thousands of harmful and polluting substances in consumer goods. This work protects our planet and its inhabitants for generations to come.

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Raise the Green Bar 2021 – Presented by MADE SAFE + Good Housekeeping

Raise the Green Bar 2021 logoRaise the Green Bar is an annual event hosted by MADE SAFE and Good Housekeeping. It was created to help consumers, companies and industries create more sustainable products and practices. With keynotes, panel discussions, fireside chats and Q&A sessions, the summit focuses on guiding manufacturers, marketers, product managers, entrepreneurs, and business leaders to maximize their brands’ sustainability efforts. (more…)

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Exposed: A TEDx Talk with MADE SAFE Founder Amy Ziff

BY AMY ZIFF

Amy Ziff headshotI recently gave a TEDx talk in the Berkshires speaking about environmentally-induced illness and disease. Did you know that one quarter of all deaths worldwide could be prevented if we mitigated environmental exposures?

If you want to learn more about how exposures to endocrine-disrupting and other toxic chemicals in our everyday lives rob us of our health and wellbeing, then watch my full talk (scroll to bottom of page). In the meantime, here are five things I would urge you to start doing now to reduce your exposure to harmful substances:

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Raise the Green Bar 2020 – Presented by Good Housekeeping + MADE SAFE

 

Raise the Green Bar logo imageRaise the Green Bar is an annual sustainability event hosted by MADE SAFE and Good Housekeeping. The event, usually held live at the LEED-certified Hearst Tower in midtown Manhattan, went virtual this year to thousands of viewers.
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Supporting Small Businesses During COVID-19

We know this time is hard for everyone, but times like these can be especially difficult for small businesses.

BY AMY ZIFF

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At MADE SAFE, we are proud to support businesses committed to making healthier products for people and the planet. We see the businesses that pursue purer products and achieve MADE SAFE certification as cherished defenders of a healthy and sustainable future. They represent what is possible and the direction that we, as a society, must go. These brands are the true trendsetters, pioneers, and leaders. They are the brands MADE SAFE works with. Frankly, we need more of them. 

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Announcing our biggest brand yet: Seventh Generation

BY AMY ZIFF

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When I started MADE SAFE I wanted to help bring about change to the everyday products that we use and to the things we all invite into our homes. We either use these items daily or they are part of our rituals, but we hardly ever think about the impact they may have on our health or on the environment. I wanted to unveil the mystery surrounding these things and reveal the truth that, in fact, there is no single overarching agency harmonizing a sensible, precautionary approach to chemical use in the United States today.

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Climate Strike – Let’s Create the World We Want

The mass mobilization to protect our planet starts Sept 20

BY AMY ZIFF

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At MADE SAFE we think about the ecosystem all-day, every day. In our hazard-based approach, we not only look for ingredients that won’t harm humans, but we screen to ensure that ingredients won’t harm our air, soil, water, aquatic life, or animals. 

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