Cornell University

Colombian Plant Fiber Rids Water of Harmful Textile Dyes in Minutes

Photo by Wikimedia Commons Textile dyes and other pollutants can kill waterways. The dyes are not only toxic, but they discolor the water enough to prevent plants and algae from getting…

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Threatened Black Friday Strike at Walmart Could be a "Game-Changer"

A walkout by Walmart workers on America’s biggest shopping event of the year could be a “game-changer” on many levels, according to labor experts from Cornell…

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Cornell University Ends Clothing Deal With Adidas Over Labor Rights

As questions continue to surface about Adidas’s treatment of factory workers overseas, Cornell University has become the first U.S. university in history to sever business ties…

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Virtual 3D "Knitting" Program Simulates Details Down to the Very Stitch

IN STITCHES Presented at the 39th International Conference and Exhibition of Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques earlier this month in Los Angeles, the program creates a 3D…

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Bora Wear: Kenya-Inspired Menswear That Benefits HIV-Positive Orphans

NATIVE SON Bora Wear’s ethos is “empowerment through apparel.” Vibrant of print and bold of color, its shirts are stitched by HIV-positive women in Embu, where…

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African Scientist, Designer Create Anti-Malaria Clothing That Repels Mosquitos

Who says you can’t fend off mosquitoes with style? A Cornell University scientist from Kenya and a Gambian designer have developed a purple-and-gold hooded bodysuit impregnated…

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Cornell Student Develops Clothing That Traps Toxic Gases, Odors

Say goodbye to the bulky, duckbilled respirators of yore. Gas masks of the future will be as thin as cloth, according to textile scientists at Cornell University. Senior apparel-design…

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Cornell Scientist Wants to Bring Nanotechnology to NYC Garment District

In a future not so far away, we’ll wear clothes that change color on command, charge our phones with miniature solar collectors, and never streak or fade. Our threads will filter…

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