eco textiles

Swedish Student Discovers a New Way To Purify Textile Effluent

Swedish Student Discovers a New Way To Purify Textile Effluent

Dying is one of the most environmentally destructive parts of textile production, sending hormone-disrupting chemicals into waterways in big textile-producing countries like China, India and Bangladesh.

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Ecopink Unveils Gorgeous Green Designs for Women at the London Design Festival

Ecopink Unveils Gorgeous Green Designs for Women at the London Design Festival

Designs ranged from foot massaging floor mats to innovative takes on everyday accessories, like a line of brightly colored glowing handbags. By recycling colorful plastic containers, Micio Vinicio creates

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Costello Tagliapietra Show Beautiful Spring 2012 Collection Using AirDye Technology at New York Fashion Week

Costello Tagliapietra Show Beautiful Spring 2012 Collection Using AirDye Technology at New York Fashion Week

To this day “eco fashion” still gets a bad rap. Greenies tend to think anything having to do with fashion is extravagant, ridiculous and wasteful, while many in the fashion industry still

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PHOTOS: Danish Students Inspire Us to Recycle and ‘Think Twice’ at Copenhagen Design Week

PHOTOS: Danish Students Inspire Us to Recycle and ‘Think Twice’ at Copenhagen Design Week

Malene Lund Rasmussen created this funky seat made from knitted plastic bags. The material add some color to an old, classic chair while saving some bags from polluting our landfills. Anna

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Prague’s Luscious MOODs Hotel Melds Sustainable Materials With Superior Comfort

Prague’s Luscious MOODs Hotel Melds Sustainable Materials With Superior Comfort

As soon as you enter MOODs, a huge tactile moss wall greets visitors with a tranquil atmosphere. An organic-shaped black velvet sofa surrounds a central golden column offering a soft place to rest after a

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Fantastic Plastic Objects Made from Trash by Buenos Aires’ Cartoneros

Fantastic Plastic Objects Made from Trash by Buenos Aires’ Cartoneros

After the 2001 economic crisis that hit Argentina, thousands of people that had lost their jobs were pressed to learn how to survive by collecting and selling urban rubbish to local recycling centers.

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Precious Waste: Plastic Shopping Bags Recycled Into a New Durable Textile

Precious Waste: Plastic Shopping Bags Recycled Into a New Durable Textile

Even if you bring your own fabric bag when picking up your weekly groceries, plastic shopping bags are difficult to avoid and are a huge environmental problem. They could be recycled to avoid using

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IKEA Pledges to Transition to 100% “Better Cotton” by 2015

IKEA Pledges to Transition to 100% “Better Cotton” by 2015

Swedish furniture company IKEA impressed us once again with its announcement on Wednesday that it wants all of the cotton it uses to adhere to Better Cotton Initiative standards. The BCI, a

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Inexpensive Activated Carbon Cloth Could Clean Up Toxic Waste

Inexpensive Activated Carbon Cloth Could Clean Up Toxic Waste

From shoulder pads to leg-warmers, there are a litany of ’80s “inventions” we hope never see the light of day again. Not so with activated carbon cloth, however. The flexible and

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Energy-Harvesting Film Could Mean Clothing Able to Power Gadgets

Energy-Harvesting Film Could Mean Clothing Able to Power Gadgets

Every physical movement we undertake expels some energy, so wouldn’t it be awesome if we could capture all of that ambient force and turn it into power with some practical value? The scientists at the

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Scientists Create Harry Potter-Like Invisibility Cloak From Silk

Scientists Create Harry Potter-Like Invisibility Cloak From Silk

Status symbols like silk and gold are meant to be flashed in public, but scientists from Tufts and Boston University have developed a gold-coated silk “cloak” that is designed to be heard, not

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Spider Silk Produced from Metabolically Engineered Bacteria

Spider Silk Produced from Metabolically Engineered Bacteria

Stronger than steel, yet thinner than a human hair, spider silk is an incredible material created by nature that has amazing potential in real-world application. Unfortunately, accumulating enough of this

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NZ Company Creates Revolutionary Nanofibers from Fish Skins

NZ Company Creates Revolutionary Nanofibers from Fish Skins

A New Zealand company is taking a major leap forward in commercializing nanotechnology -- Revolution Fibres Ltd plans on making nano-fabrics from the collagen in discarded fish skins. (New Zealand is an

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3-D Printing Could Revolutionize Sustainable Textile Production

3-D Printing Could Revolutionize Sustainable Textile Production

Forget about trying to figure out whether you’re a small, medium or large. No longer reserved for architects and industrial designers, 3-D printers are making their way onto the fashion scene. Once

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“Morphotex” Fabric Mimics Butterfly Wing Shimmer Without Dyes

“Morphotex” Fabric Mimics Butterfly Wing Shimmer Without Dyes

It's the season for summery dresses, and here’s a beautiful design from Sydney based Donna Sgro that will add a lot a shimmer to your already sunny days! A trick of the light played on your unassuming

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Designer Suzanne Lee “Grows” a Wardrobe From Bacteria

Designer Suzanne Lee “Grows” a Wardrobe From Bacteria

Being cutting edge in fashion means creating hot new looks that will get heads to turn. Here is one designer who’s taking this idea to a whole new level by branching out into a frontier you’d never

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NeoCon 2010 Is Less Than Two Weeks Away!

NeoCon 2010 Is Less Than Two Weeks Away!

In less than two weeks, the 42nd annual NeoCon® World’s Trade Fair, the National Exposition of Contract Furnishings, will be taking place in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. The show will draw over 40,000

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Asiatica’s Recycled Japanese Textiles

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Asiatica’s Recycled Japanese Textiles

We are constantly digging deeper for eco designers who are reworking the threads of sustainable style with new offshoots of innovative textiles and refashioned couture. There seems to be quite a few

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C.L.A.S.S. and SLOWHITE bring sustainable style to Milan

C.L.A.S.S. and SLOWHITE bring sustainable style to Milan

C.L.A.S.S., which stands for creativity, lifestyle and sustainable synergey, is a new platform for the textile industry. A C.L.A.S.S. show is being held this weekend at WHITE, the cool new fashion trade

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NEW ECO SOFTGOODS from Looolo

NEW ECO SOFTGOODS from Looolo

One of our favorite eco textile outlets has just come out with their new line of fabulous softgoods. Canadian company Looolo, whose Molehill pillow we've gushed over before, has released five new pillow

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: Camilla Norrback

SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: Camilla Norrback

Camilla Norrback is a Finnish fashion designer who has been working with ecological textiles such as organic cotton and oeko-tex certified fabric since 2002. Recently Camilla has launched a lovely new eco

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