Cotton + Corn Reebok sneakers

Sportswear brand Reebok has revealed the first product from its sustainability initiative Cotton + Corn — a pair of trainers with a bioplastic sole. Environmental impact Reebok launched the Cotton + Corn initiative last year to reduce the environmental impact...

Clean Waves platform to fight marine plastic pollution

Clean Waves, a creative fundraising platform aimed at boosting the use of eco-innovative materials in fashion and industrial design. The first product launched, sunglasses, are made from Parley Ocean Plastic® and incorporate new forms...

Sponge-like material to keep water dye-free

Dyes are widely used in industries such as textiles, cosmetics, food processing, papermaking and plastics. Globally, we produce about 700,000 metric tons — the weight of two Empire State Buildings — of dye each...

The future of textile dyeing technologies is NOW

Textile dyeing industries are the most highly water consuming sectors of the world. Almost 17-20% of today’s industrial pollution are caused by the chemicals used by the textile industries for coloring, bleaching and other...

Peacock’s feathers inspire development of environmental friendly dyes

“Fast fashion” might be cheap, but its high environmental cost from dyes polluting the water near factories has been well documented. To help stem the tide of dyes from entering streams and rivers, scientists...

Eco-responsible fashion by RE:FORM

Green Initiatives has just launched RE:FORM—an all-encompassing new program designed to educate consumers on the impact of today’s clothing consumption habits and how the public can help tackle it. Launched in partnership with Community Center...

ABCs of Tetex: Biosynthetics

What Are Biosynthetics? A biosynthetic fiber consists of polymers made from renewable resources, either wholly or partly. Biosynthetics are emerging as a potential alternative to conventional synthetic products. The main difference between biosynthetic fibers and...

Stones that you can wear and many more

Fashion made of unusual materials doesn’t just set an example in terms of appearance. When it comes to sustainability in particular, the innovative collections of numerous labels are the best examples of coolness coming...

ABC’s of Tetex: Polyesters

Polyesters are polymers that contain ester group in its structure. Polyesters are synthetic, man-made materials. Basic features of polyesters: Non-hygroscopic – they do not absorb water Stainproof – it is very difficult to stain polyester...

Is spider silk stronger than the Kevlar?

It is generally known to most of the people that silk is collected from silk worms and these worms produce the worlds natural finest and lustrous strands. But silk worms are not the one...
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