Plastex: A Novel Fabric Woven From Discarded Plastic Bags

by , 10/17/14   filed under: Eco-Textiles, Fabrictionary

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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 of weaving in Egypt while increasing job opportunities and empowering local communities. 2: A durable, washable, and dirt-resistant material used in upholstery and housewares. 3: The brainchild of Cairo-based company Reform Studio, a 2014 laureate of the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards, an international business-plan competition created in 2006 to “identify, support, and encourage” projects by female entrepreneurs. 4: Available in four patterns: plain, stripes, “zebra,” and plaid.

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2 Responses to “Plastex: A Novel Fabric Woven From Discarded Plastic Bags”

  1. zyxomma says:

    This is even better than plarn!

  2. candice meskin says:

    it’s great but not new…I sold rugs made like this from Africa nearly 23 years ago! They have definitely moved the concept along though….very nice.

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