Gallery: Nike, NASA, Team Up With USAID to Crowdsource Fabrics of Tomorrow

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Traditional manufacturing processes of fabrics we use in clothing, personal products and the like, include the overuse of water, toxic chemicals used in the process and the harmful impact it causes to the environment. But all that could change if a group of talented engineers, entrepreneurs and thinkers can come up with a better solution. Nike, NASA, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. State Department present the LAUNCH System Challenge 2013—a competition that calls for the creation of new sustainable materials. Specifically, the group is seeking innovative ideas for fabric materials that center on human and planetary prosperity and sustainability.

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