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

by , 08/12/14   filed under: Eco-Textiles, Fabrictionary

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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: Involves shredding old clothing, then dissolving it into a pulp that can be spun into new viscose threads. 2: Developed by the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm in partnership with Swedish companies like SKS Textile, Borås, and Wargön Innovation, all of which helped create the world’s first Re:newcell dress seen above. 3: Will be scaled up for commercial production at the first Re:newcell fabric-recycling fabric, capable of processing 2,000 tons of textiles per year, when it opens in the next year and a half.

 

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It's Official: New York State Enacts Law to Combat Illegal Ivory Trade

by , 08/12/14   filed under: Animal Cruelty, Eco-Fashion News

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New York State is commemorating World Elephant Day by enacting a law that toughens criminal and civil sanctions for parties involved in the illegal ivory trade. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the legislation on Tuesday legislation that bans the sale of elephant and mammoth ivory, as well as rhinoceros horn, with limited exceptions. “Today, New York State is taking a stand against a dangerous and cruel industry that is endangering animals across the world,” Cuomo says in a statement. “Restricting the market for ivory articles will help bring an end to the slaughtering of elephants and rhinoceroses and sends a clear message that we will not allow the illegal ivory trade to continue in New York. I urge other states and nations to join us in working to protect these endangered species for generations to come.”

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

by , 08/11/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Textiles

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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 Wool. Founded by Zuhal Kuvan-Mills the Australia-based brand takes inspiration from natural forms to create the simple, stylish and minimalist designs. This enables the collections to remain timeless and appealing to a wider a range of people.

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Faraday-Cage Dress Lets You Get "Fashionably" Zapped by Lightning

by , 08/11/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Dresses, Wearable Technology

 

Naomi Kizhner's Invasive Jewelry Turns Body Movement Into Electricity

by , 08/11/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Accessories, Eco-Friendly Jewelry

 

Bangladesh Police Fire Tear Gas at Garment Workers on Hunger Strike

by , 08/08/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Worker Rights

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Bangladesh police fired tear gas, rubber bullets, and water canons on Thursday to disperse hundreds of striking workers at a garment factory in the capital of Dhaka, according to Reuters. Authorities also detained union leaders, as well as agitating workers who vandalized vehicles in retaliation. The raid effectively brought to an end the 11-day hunger strike, staged by about 1,600 workers from five factories of the Tuba Group to demand the payment of three months’ worth of owed salary, overtime, and a bonus for the Eid al-Fitr holiday. Tuba Group, coincidentally, owned Tazreen Fashions, the same facility where 112 workers died in 2012 in Bangladesh’s worst industrial fire.

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Maury Povich Wants to "Bring Back American Know-How"

by , 08/08/14   filed under: Eco-Celebrities

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“I’m not worried about the profit as much as the resurgence of American-made products that have quality. We have to take back what we are so good at and demonstrate that our products—like our country—are No. 1. Let’s bring back the American know-how. Why can’t we make a go of it?”

Maury host Maury Povich, speaking to The Boston Globe about his investment in Mother Freedom, a New Bedford, Mass.-based heritage-inspired apparel line that bears the tagline “Made in America, Without Compromise.”

 

Slow Factory Turns NASA Space Photography Into Breathtaking Scarves

by , 08/07/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Friendly Accessories

 

Help Here Today Here Tomorrow Launch Fair-Trade Womenswear Line

by , 08/07/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Textiles, Fair Trade

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Photos by Agnes Lloyd-Platt

Sustainable fashion brand Here Today Here Tomorrow hope to revitalise a beautiful but dying craft with hand weavers in Nepal, and help set a new standard for fair trade fashion. The London-based team began designing over three years ago with knitwear and accessories all formed from eco textiles. But a trip to Kathmandu last year began a serendipitous turn of events that lead the four female designers to start working with traditional dhaka, a striking handwoven fabric. “It was hidden away in a back cupboard due to a lack of demand,” says Julia Crew on behalf of the team. Together they realised the potential to bring about change for the tradition and for the community that produces it. Now they are on the case to set production in motion by firing up a kickstarter campaign to gather support and interest.

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Lechal's Vibrating Smart Shoes Help the Blind Find Their Way

Lechal's Vibrating Smart Shoes Help the Blind Find Their Way

Lechal Footwear provides haptic feedback under your heel to point you in the right direction and could just be the ticket for the visually impaired to navigate on their own. Connected…

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New Jersey Enacts Historic Ban on Ivory, Rhino Horn Trade

New Jersey Enacts Historic Ban on Ivory, Rhino Horn Trade

Photo by Shuttestock New Jersey governor Chris Christie signed into law on Tuesday a bill ending the sale of ivory and rhinoceros horn. The legislation, the first statewide ban of its…

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Detroit Lions, Repreve Launch First-of-Its-Kind Sustainability Initiative

Detroit Lions, Repreve Launch First-of-Its-Kind Sustainability Initiative

The Detroit Lions are bringing sustainable fashion to the field, in a new partnership with recycled fiber brand Repreve. For their #TurnItGreen campaign, the Lions will turn in their…

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U.S. Army Developing 3D-Printed Garments, Gear for Soldiers

U.S. Army Developing 3D-Printed Garments, Gear for Soldiers

Photo by Shutterstock While a lot of thought, design and technology goes into creating soldiers’ uniforms, they still might not fit perfectly and could have an impact on mission…

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H&M Reclaims Title of World's No. 1 User of Organic Cotton

H&M Reclaims Title of World's No. 1 User of Organic Cotton

H&M has reclaimed its position as world’s biggest user of organic cotton, according to Textile Exchange’s annual organic-cotton market report. The Swedish retailer,…

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Neil Young Calls for Boycott of Non-Organic Cotton

Neil Young Calls for Boycott of Non-Organic Cotton

Photo by DFree / Shutterstock On his last tour of Europe, Neil Young gave the audience free organic-cotton T-shirts as a token of his appreciation. There was one catch, however.…

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Could This Silk Vest Have Prevented the First World War?

Could This Silk Vest Have Prevented the First World War?

It was the shot that rang around the world. On 28 June 1914, 19-year-old Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip fired a gun at Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and…

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The "Snaptrax" Baseball Cap is Wearable Technology for Bros

The "Snaptrax" Baseball Cap is Wearable Technology for Bros

The ladies are raking it in on wearable technology with bras, rings and bracelets leaving the bros behind without any fun accessories. But fear not men, there is a wearable just for you…

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Studio Naenna Produces Stunning Handwoven Eco-Textiles in Thailand

Studio Naenna Produces Stunning Handwoven Eco-Textiles in Thailand

Photos by Helen Morgan for Ecouterre Located in the rural outskirts of central Chiang Mai, Thailand, Studio Naenna work with local female artisans to make some truly beautiful fabrics.…

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