green textiles

This Gorgeous Green Rug is Made From Algae

This Gorgeous Green Rug is Made From Algae

We've seen many uses for algae, but Dutch designer Nieke Hoogvliet takes the cake for coming up with one of the most unique designs we've seen. Using yarn made from kelp, Hoogvliet created a gorgeous

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20 Cozy Green Knit Gifts to Give This Holiday Season

20 Cozy Green Knit Gifts to Give This Holiday Season

For those of us living in the northern hemisphere, the holiday season involves cold weather, warm beverages, and cuddly knits to help us stay warm. To help get everyone on your list bundled up and cozy,

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INKAcases are Colorful Laptop Sleeves Made by Traditional Artisans in Peru

INKAcases are Colorful Laptop Sleeves Made by Traditional Artisans in Peru

INKAcases are sustainable laptop sleeves that are made in the remote Andean highlands of Peru and have multiple social and environmental benefits. The production of INKAcases provides impoverished

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Sophie Aschauer’s Beautiful SerpentSea Rugs Are Made From Upcycled Marine Rope

Sophie Aschauer’s Beautiful SerpentSea Rugs Are Made From Upcycled Marine Rope

Unless you grew up at the seashore or work in the sailing industry, you’ve probably never thought about what happens to marine rope once it’s no longer useful aboard a boat. Thankfully, there are

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“Killer” Silk Destroys Anthrax, Other Microbes in Minutes

“Killer” Silk Destroys Anthrax, Other Microbes in Minutes

Thanks to a groundbreaking discovery by Ohio’s Air Force Research Laboratory, ordinary silk is now good for a lot more than making pretty clothes. A group of researchers have developed a chemical

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Levi’s Launches 2 Million Pairs of Jeans Made With Better Cotton

Levi’s Launches 2 Million Pairs of Jeans Made With Better Cotton

This week Levi's invited Inhabitat to their San Francisco HQ to celebrate their first collection of products made with Better Cotton. The initiative is working with 40,000 farmers to produce cotton using

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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 cringe at the

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Silkworms Munch Mulberries & Dye to Produce Naturally Flourescent Silk

Silkworms Munch Mulberries & Dye to Produce Naturally Flourescent Silk

Researchers have discovered that a special diet of mulberry leaves and dye allows silkworms to produce brightly colored silk.

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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 inexpensive material was

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Bright Lights: Sustainable Futures and Day Two of TENT London

Bright Lights: Sustainable Futures and Day Two of TENT London

Low energy LED lights provide a soft and relaxing glow for Justyna Piotrowicz's Luminaire Lamps, crafted from hand blown glass and leather straps. The Danish company Oficina Kreativa created a

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KVADRAT Eco-Friendly North Tiles

KVADRAT Eco-Friendly North Tiles

Kvadrat's modular North Tiles combine an ingenious folding system with eco-friendly textiles to create a stunning interior element limited only by imagination. Flexible and easily reconfigured, North

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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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