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...
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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...

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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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...

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...

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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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,...
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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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