Nylon

Welcome to The Green Scene. Twice a week during the month of April, we're highlighting the designers and brands working to make the world of fashion and beauty a greener, more sustainable place. The brands to support are

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Paper Mag

BioGlitz, the woman-owned startup that is dedicated to replacing traditional toxic, plastic glitter with their biodegradable alternative, has debuted a powerful short film to honor Earth Day. Featuring a range of ethereal dancers…

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Fashion Magazine

“Most people I encounter admit they don’t think of glitter as a toxic microplastic; they think of it as a magical dust that fairies create,” says Saba Gray, founder of BioGlitz…

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Elite Daily

My love for all things sparkly knows no bounds. Fingernail polish, eyeshadow, iPhone cases, jewelry—the more dazzling the better. But recent stories that have been popping up on my newsfeed have caused me to ask the question …

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Vogue

In need of some festive sparkle? Chances are you're all set to board beauty's starlight express, first stop: glitter. A sweep of stardust across the eyelids is probably the nation's favourite…

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WGSN

Copenhagen Fashion Summit is the world’s leading business event dedicated to the role of sustainability in the fashion industry. Now in its sixth year, the 2018 edition…

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ELLE

Forget Taylor Swift—the ultimate crossover artist is glitter. Once limited to high school pep rallies and Limited Too body gel, the craft store staple migrated to music festivals, red carpets, and finally, major runways…

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DAZED BEAUTY

“Humans are inherently attracted to shine, it’s rooted in our primitive desire to seek out water,” say Saba Gray and Rebecca Richards - friends, entrepreneurs and …

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CREATIVE C

BioGlitz is a plant-based glitter company founded by Saba Gray.
Cosmetic BioGlitz is a glitter produced from a special biodegradable film that is Certified …

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DANSK MAGAZINE

If you’re well on the way to a more responsible wardrobe of organic, long lasting items in hemp for summer and alpaca for winter and are longing for a little (or a lot of) sustainable self-decor to go with it…

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VALFRÉ

Our new beauty obsession, BioGlitz, is changing the unsustainable glitter industry without losing a bit of shine. Most glitter is created from microplastic…

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COURIER JOURNAL

The glitz and glam of glorious body glitter is serious business for dance-clubbers, music festival-goers and Louisville native Saba Gray. 

"Glitter is the armor we wear to deflect negativity…

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MATERIAL DISTRICT

Do you also still find glitter in the oddest places from that one party six years ago? Glitter can be fun and looks pretty when used, but it is horrible to clean up…

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LEOTIE LOVELY

There are many things we do in the western world, often times in celebration of our consciousness and personal enlightenment, which are in fact, a representation of the opposite…

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PAPER MAGAZINE

Sorry queers, sorry queens — scientists are warning us about the environmental impact of glitter, and some even argue it should be banned altogether…

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BORN JUST RIGHT

Partnership with Born Just Right a safe place to build creative solutions that help kids with differences live a more enjoyable life...

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MY GREEN GOODIE BAG

Saba Gray, CEO at BioGlitz, explains that millions of pounds of glitter are produced annually, and it’s used more extensively than one might expect

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BEAUTY MATTER

“Imagine dropping a salt shaker on the floor and then having to clean it up one individual salt crystal at a time,” describes Cosmetics Business. “Now imagine having to do the same after spilling it into the ocean, but instead of salt, which dissolves, the pieces are microplastic [plastic pieces smaller than 5mm]. The same size, but never dissolves.”

Glitter is a microplastic. Comprised of petroleum-based plastic coated in aluminum that persists in the environment for centuries, it coats ocean floors and feeds fish. Allure quoted Dr. Sherri Mason, Professor of Chemistry at SUNY Fredonia, calling glitter “a little poison pill.”

 

 

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RACKED

“Glitter is having a moment,” 24-year-old Saba Gray tells me. “I mean, if you look all over runways, there’s glitter popping up everywhere — Margiela, Givenchy, Gucci. Topshop sells it now, and Forever 21.” As she puts it, “Times are a bit rough, but if you throw some glitter on it, doesn't seem so rough.”

 

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