Recycled ground coffee used to make an odor control, fast drying, environmentally friendly, absorbent fabric. Brilliant!
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Hi Folks. I was introduced to this amazing video recently and couldn't wait to pass it along. Water soluble fabrics are used to create garments. What a fantastic experiment of chemistry and fashion.
The point? To get us thinking about the materials we use and what happens to them when we've decided we're done.
Take a look, ...Read More >>
Yes, that Starbucks. No, they haven't stopped making coffee. What they have started doing, though, is furnishing their interiors with a revolutionary new textile made from natural and renewable materials.
Through upcycling (creating waste materials into new products), Starbucks coffee sacks are combined with wool to create a completely unique sustainable fabric called "WoJo". The company ...Read More >>
You may remember that back in April, I wrote a little piece on the use of a polymer that is made using castor beans. At the time of writing, the round bodied and lustrous yarns were mainly being used in undergarments. One curious reader commented on the post asking why it was only really ...Read More >>
You heard me right. A scientist in Spain has developed a most incredible process for creating spray on clothes made from a mix tiny cotton fibers and plastic. The fibers are applied with a solvent that quickly dries and allows for the clothing to become removable. And, like most other clothing, can be machine ...Read More >>
While scouring YouTube for some interesting textile-related videos, I found one imparticular that talks about smart textiles of the future. Presently, fabrics that light up, have memory, and/or react to the body's temperature are impression and intersting. But this video explores even further into the potential of textile innovation.
Now it wasn't until the end of ...Read More >>