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...

Innovative corn fibre

"Corn fibres have emerged as an eco-friendly substitute for synthetic fabrics and are being used for making not just clothes, but also in geotextiles and home textiles." Renuka Tejaswini explains the processes involved in extracting corn...

Environmentally harmful fabrics

The thing that makes a material or clothing potentially harmful to the environment is its most basic part - the fibre. According to a report by the company Textiles Intelligence, the biggest threat to...
Feeding the threads into the carbonising furnace

Composite Materials from Renewable Biomaterials

Lignin Based Carbon Fibres for Composites Launch of the European Research Project LIBRE, with the Participation of the ITCF. A European research project has been launched for the development of lignin-bases carbon fibres for use in...

DIY – Make Paper and PET Lanterns Inspired by Dandelions

MAKE A WISH … MAKE PAPER and PET/PETE LANTERNS Is it possible not to be enchanted by those Dandelions?Ever since I shared the first 2 sets of lanterns, I have been think of how to...
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