I was looking at my copy of the latest Eco Textile News and was reminded show season is coming up again. Here are just a few global textile shows coming up in January. Are you going? To which ones? Please feel free to comment with additional shows you feel are worth mentioning. January 2011: 12th [...]
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Recycled ground coffee used to make an odor control, fast drying, environmentally friendly, absorbent fabric. Brilliant!
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 [...]
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 [...]
So, yes, it's wool week. Interesting. I have to say I really didn't have any inkling of the existence of the Campaign for Wool until I stumbled upon an article on the British Vogue website. Apparently, the campaign was started by the Prince of Whales in January of this year to educate people on the [...]
Have you ever stumbled upon a new company that seems to have managed to fill a niche that was so desperately in need of being filled, it's unbeliveable that no on jumped on it sooner? Well, that is exactly how I felt when I was introduced to Source4Style. Started by a few lovely industry pros [...]
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 being [...]
This week, while making a purchase with the leather company Pergamena, I was introduced to a new product they will be offering in the coming months. And it's a good one; Waterproof Leather. You may remember I wrote about Pergamena in the past but in case you're new to our little blog here, I will [...]
I was introduced to ten14textiles, specializing in funky but stylish (at least in my opinion) print designs. The work is playful yet sophisticated, intricate yet simply translated. These fabrics seem to possess the unique ability to work for a variety of end uses in both the apparel and home textile market.
Organic Fabrics, one of my favorite topics! Well, this post isn't actually about the fabrics necessarily but is focused on a pretty cool event, The 2010 Organic Exchange Sustainable Textile Convention. It's taking place in New York on October 27th and 28th. According to the website, the event "will cover important aspects of sustainable textiles [...]