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...
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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...

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...

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...
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Oil barriers protect environment

The 3200 mm wide oil barriers set new benchmarks in environmental engineering: They can withstand harsh conditions on the open sea and are not overtopped even by high waves. New standards on high seas Increasing the...

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...
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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,...

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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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...
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