Eco-Textiles

Milkofil: Milk Fiber That Does a Bodice Good

MILKOFIL \ˈmilk-ˈō-ˈfil\ n. 1 a: A silk-like fabric by made from casein, the white, odorless protein from which cheese is made. Made by Maclodio Filati, Milkofil is said to have…

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Ingeo: A Corn-Based Fiber That's Simply A-Maize-ing

Photo by Moral Fervor INGEO \ˈin-ˌjē-ō\ n. 1 a: A manmade fiber by Natureworks (a subsidiary of Cargill Dow) derived from fermented cornstarches, rather than petroleum.…

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Salmon Leather: A Fishy Fabric, But Will Designers Take the Bait?

Photo by ES Salmon Leather SALMON LEATHER \ˈsa-mən ˈle-thər\ n. 1 a: A dyeable textile made from salmon skin—a byproduct of the fish processing industry that usually gets tossed…

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Banana Fabric: Cast-Off Fiber Spun Into Gold

Photo by Barneys New York/Earth Pledge FutureFashion BANANA FABRIC \ bə-ˈna-nə ˈfa-brik\ n 1 a: A Southeast Asian cloth derived from the cast-off stems and leaves of the banana…

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