Eco-Textiles

Life-Cycle Analysis of Organic Cotton "Overwhelming Supports" Benefits

Photo by Shutterstock As if eco-fashion enthusiasts didn’t already know, Textile Exchange has just released a new study proving that organic cotton causes less environmental damage…

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Botanicaldye by Color Ball: Water-Saving Textiles Dyed With 3,000 Plants

BOTANICALDYE BY COLOR BALL \bə-ˈta-ni-kəl-ˈdī ˈbī ˈkə-lər ˈbȯl\ n 1 a: A line of “environmentally sensitive” lyocell, organic cotton, and organic bamboo yarns…

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Freitag's Compostable "F-abric" Clothing Line Combines Form, Function

FINE FABRIC All the resources that go into F-abric are grown on European soil without harming it or demanding excessive amounts of water, according to the firm. Looks like Freitag…

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Cambodia's Tonlé Makes Clothing That's Fair Trade, Zero Waste

Cambodia-based eco-fashion brand Tonlé are all about zero-waste production. They are currently the largest ethical apparel brand in the country, offering fair wages and a secure…

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Pure Waste Textiles Aims to Save 100M Liters of Water by Year's End

Pure Waste Textiles has launched a new Save Water Challenge to get companies to participate in reducing their water consumption. As its T-shirts are made from 100 percent recycled…

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Plastex: A Novel Fabric Woven From Discarded Plastic Bags

PLASTEX \ˈplas-tek\ n. 1 a: A one-of-a-kind woven textile derived from discarded plastic bags. b: Made on traditional Egyptian hand looms. c: A pathway to reviving the endangered art…

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Hana Mitsui Uses Japanese Weaving to Recreate Fabric From Waste

RAGS TO RICHES Japanese peasants employed sakiori from the mid-18th to 20th centuries at a time when resources were scarce and the cultivation of cotton difficult. Like the…

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Pure Waste Textiles: Why Fabric Waste Will Never Make Sense

Helsinki-based Pure Waste Textiles was born out of a desire to halt the huge amount of fabric wasted in the production of fashion accessories. After beginning to use leftover material…

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Patagonia Debuts Upcycled "Truth to Materials" Capsule Line

TRUTH TELLING “Truth to Materials is about discovering the origin of a material and staying as true to that as possible during every step of design and manufacturing,” he…

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German Artist Tino Seubert Dyes Clothing With Airborne Pollution

SMOG COUTURE Seubert’s goal was two-fold: to imbue something harmful with a useful purpose, as well as generate awareness about our growing pollution problem. “Despite the…

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Freitag Launches 100 Percent Compostable Clothing Made From Plants

Freitag has made a name for themselves repurposing truck tarpaulins into stylish messenger bags and purses. Now, the Zurich-based company is coming out with a small apparel line, made…

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Amanda Henderson's Sculptural Knits Use Local, Natural Materials

Knitwear from Amanda Henderson is deeply rooted in nature, taking inspiration from organic textures and tones in order to celebrate the natural world through fashion. The pieces are all…

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Coming Soon: "Knit Wit," a Biannual Magazine About Craft, Fiber, Textiles

Celebrate the art of craft with Knit Wit, an upcoming magazine about the world of contemporary fibers and textiles, as well as the people who inhabit it. Currently raising subscriptions…

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Ma'mitons Makes Bags, Shoes Using Leaves From Cameroon's Forests

Already a favorite among many celebrities, Ma’mitons bags and sandals are eco-friendly and ethically made by artisans in Cameroon. Founded by Priscilla Njankou, Ma’mitons works with…

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Quiksilver Debuts Board Shorts Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Quiksilver has launched a line of board shorts derived from post-consumer plastic bottles. Made from Repreve, a recycled-polyester yarn by textile manufacturer Unifi, each…

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Self-Cleaning Cashmere Uses Sunlight to Save Money, Environment

If you’ve ever wished your stained-up clothes could clean themselves, researchers at the Hong Kong City University may just have granted that wish. The team has invented a coated…

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Re:newcell is a Fabric Derived From Recycled Cellulosic, Cotton Fibers

RE:NEWCELL \ri-ˈnü-ˈsel\ n. 1 a: A breakthrough method of “regenerating” high-quality textiles from used cotton and cellulosic fibers (such as viscose and lyocell). b:…

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Green Embassy: Artisanal Eco-Fashion, 100 Percent Made in Australia

Organic label Green Embassy bring together ecological and ethical issues through fashion, insuring that the cloth is responsibly produced, using only organic Alpaca fibre and Merino…

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