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Recycled PET Plastic Bottle Plant And Animal Sculptures

Veronika Richterová’s sculptures are so cute and colorful that it’s hard to believe they’re made from the same plastic bottles that so many people dispose of as trash. These incredible sculptures, which number in...
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Aquafil and Speedo USA launch first fabric take-back programme for swimwear

New ‘Speedo PowerFLEX Eco’ swimwear made from Aquafil’s 100% upcycled ECONYL® nylon. First ever take-back program turns leftover fabric scraps back into raw ECONYL, then new ‘Speedo’ swimsuits. Aquafil, the leading producer of polyamide 6,...

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...

FRUITLEATHER! Amazing ‘ECOleather’ were once rotting fruit

A group of undergraduates from Willem de Kooning Academie have taken it upon themselves to solve one of South Holland's biggest social issues: food waste. Every day, Rotterdam's market vendors discard more than 7,700...

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...

Can this SOL bag really purify water with the power of the sun?

Fort Jones, California-based Tortoise Gear aims to make products so users can thrive in practically any environment. The brand's SOL Water Bag (which is currently crowdsourcing on Kickstarter) is a compact, solar-powered water-purifying bag...
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Yarn from slaughterhouse waste

ETH researchers have developed a yarn from ordinary gelatine that has good qualities similar to those of merino wool fibers. Now they are working on making the yarn even more water resistant. Some 70 million...

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...

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...

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...
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