Orange Fiber: A High-Fashion Textile Derived From Citrus Waste

by , 05/24/13   filed under: Fabrictionary

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ORANGE FIBER \ˈôrənj ˈfībər\

n 1 a: A textile fiber made by extracting cellulose from citrus fruits. b: Said to release vitamins A, C, and E upon contact with skin, a result of natural citrus oils that are embedded in the fabric. c: A solution to the growing problem of citrus-waste disposal in southern Italy. 2 a: Developed by a trio of student-entrepreneurs in collaboration with Polytechnic University of Milan. b: One of the 10 projects selected for the Changemakers Expo Milano 20153 a: The primary material used in fashion designer Adriana Santanocito’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection.

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