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So I thought I'd share this absolutely beautiful image of the textile that seems to be all over the runway. Happy Friday!

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Hey folks. You may remember not too long ago when I shared the resource Source4Style, place for you to discover all your sustainable textile needs. Well, I came across a fun, and more importantly interesting, video on silk worms. I'll be honest, I had to watch  the video twice to fully take in the message [...]

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Recycled ground coffee used to make an odor control, fast drying, environmentally friendly, absorbent fabric. Brilliant!

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On this crisp November Friday, I thought I'd share a beautiful splattering of screen printed fabrics from Sweden based company Just Scandinavian. The prints are bright, fun, playful, applied to 100% linen textiles, and sold by the yard. I think they're just lovely and I hope you do too.

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I found this video on YouTube on DigiFabrics from Shapeways.  While I think they're pretty cool and definitely want to touch and manipulate them, I can't really picture how they're used.  I mean, how are they applied?  Do you know?  If so, care to share?

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 washed [...]

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Today someone asked me about the fiber content of a silk fabric.  They wanted to know if the silk was Mulberry or Tussah. While I'm always happy to answer whatever questions I can about textiles,  I have to admit that I was a bit embarrassed by my lack of knowledge in this area. Not one [...]

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