Eco Textiles

Pecas’ Fase#3 Stool Is Made From Textile Waste Reclaimed from Chilean Factories

Pecas’ Fase#3 Stool Is Made From Textile Waste Reclaimed from Chilean Factories

Bernardita Marambio B. Pecas has created a fantastic new seating option, utilizing salvaged textiles from factories in Santiago, Chile. Dubbed the Fase#3 Stool, the simple and clean form represents

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Nicolas Lespour’s Automated LEGO Loom Can Weave Fabric!

Nicolas Lespour’s Automated LEGO Loom Can Weave Fabric!

From a giant LEGO chair to a LEGO jet engine, we've profiled plenty of inventive LEGO creations here at Inhabitat, but this loom by Lego Technic expert builder Nicolas Lespour is one of the most

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Yet Matilde’s Continuous Function Furniture Line Is Made Entirely From Hardened Textiles

Yet Matilde’s Continuous Function Furniture Line Is Made Entirely From Hardened Textiles

Turin-based design studio Yet Matilde is walking a fine line between producing textiles and furniture. Their latest creation, Continuous Function, is a furniture line made from hardening a continuous

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10 Eco-Fashion Garments Inspired by Biomimicry and Nature

10 Eco-Fashion Garments Inspired by Biomimicry and Nature

Some of the greatest human innovations have been inspired by natural occurrences, so it only makes sense that what we wear would follow suit. From leaf-like tops to outerwear that transpires like trees,

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MIO’s Adorable Softbowls are Made from 100% Wool Felt

MIO’s Adorable Softbowls are Made from 100% Wool Felt

We recently spotted these nifty wool bowls by MIO at ICFF during New York Design Week. Even though they're not new to the scene, we were so enamored by their cute design, we couldn't help but feature

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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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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Ecouterre Hits the Green Carpet at Christie’s “Runway to Green”

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Ecouterre Hits the Green Carpet at Christie’s “Runway to Green”

A few months back, Christie's Green Auction raised a whopping $1.4 million for four very worthy environmental charities -- Oceana, NRDC, Central Park Conservancy and Conservation International. After the

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Japanese Textile Mills Are Back in Action After Tsunami-Earthquake Disaster

Japanese Textile Mills Are Back in Action After Tsunami-Earthquake Disaster

Japan has suffered through 2011's devastating tsunami and earthquake and in the wake of the clean-up, the country wants to be clear - their legendary textile mills have made a comeback.  Fukushima

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World’s Largest Garment Made From Golden Spider Silk Now on Display

World’s Largest Garment Made From Golden Spider Silk Now on Display

We couldn't believe our eyes when we saw this glistening yellow cape made from spider silk. The un-dyed, untreated garment is the world’s largest piece of clothing made entirely from the durable natural

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Make a Pleated Top Hat From Office Waste Paper

Make a Pleated Top Hat From Office Waste Paper

Wondering how to celebrate the new year with a bit of eco-festivity?  Try out this awesome one-size-fits-all top hat, made from repurposed, office waste paper.  The staff of architectural

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Argentine Brand Eco Lala Recycles Plastic Packaging into Funky Objects

Argentine Brand Eco Lala Recycles Plastic Packaging into Funky Objects

Eco Lala's recycled bags, clutches, bike accessories, dustbins and even seats will cheer up any person or abode in direct need of some color. Based in Buenos Aires, the brand by Agustina Rozenwasser

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World’s First Renewable, Bio-Based Polyester Developed by Japanese Scientist

World’s First Renewable, Bio-Based Polyester Developed by Japanese Scientist

The sun set on the disco era decades ago, but polyester is still just as prevalent as ever. Roughly 40 million tons of polyester fiber is produced worldwide each year, and studies have linked some of the

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60% off Matt & Nat Handbags at Ethical Ocean – SALE ENDS TONIGHT!

60% off Matt & Nat Handbags at Ethical Ocean – SALE ENDS TONIGHT!

Yes, we are decidedly against the Black Friday craziness that has been sweeping the nation, but sometimes there's a deal you just can't ignore.  Matt & Nat's vegan leather bags are so loveable

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Pants to Poverty Crams 60 People Into a Pair of Briefs for Guinness World Records Day

Pants to Poverty Crams 60 People Into a Pair of Briefs for Guinness World Records Day

How can an underwear company raise awareness about world poverty? Cramming a bunch of half-dressed people into an oversize pair of purple underpants in the streets of London seems like a pretty good way

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CityFabric Prints Your Favorite Town on Tees to Promote Civic Responsibility

CityFabric Prints Your Favorite Town on Tees to Promote Civic Responsibility

Founder Matt Tomasulo was a city planning student in Raleigh, North Carolina who decided to create and sell shirts printed with his own town at local markets. The hand-screened, water based ink designs

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Scientists Develop Nontoxic Flame-Resistant Fabric From Renewable Ingredients

Scientists Develop Nontoxic Flame-Resistant Fabric From Renewable Ingredients

Scientists from Texas A&M University have developed a new nontoxic fire-resistant fabric that could revolutionize clothing and fabric technology. The fabric is composed of renewable ingredients like

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Ringo Starr Designs Earthkeepers Boot for Timberland to Benefit WaterAid

Ringo Starr Designs Earthkeepers Boot for Timberland to Benefit WaterAid

Timberland recently launched “Canvas That Cares,” a new program to raise funds for charity through the auction of custom-designed Earthkeepers boots.  The line includes 75 pairs adorned with Ringo

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iLoad: High-Tech Fabric That Delivers Drugs Through the Skin

iLoad: High-Tech Fabric That Delivers Drugs Through the Skin

Will single-use syringes or patches soon become a thing of the past? Schoeller Textil AG in Switzerland has produced a new high-tech fabric that administers medical treatments transdermally, or through

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Stefanie Nieuwenhuys Makes Snakeskin-Like Couture from Recycled Wood Chips

Stefanie Nieuwenhuys Makes Snakeskin-Like Couture from Recycled Wood Chips

You may not want to throw out the scraps from your latest home improvement project too quickly - you may find inspiration in the "trash".  Stefanie Nieuwenhuys, inspired by seeing leftover woodchips on a

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Japanese Manufacturer Recycles Old Bras Into Fuel!

Japanese Manufacturer Recycles Old Bras Into Fuel!

Because they're typically made of fabric and wire that's difficult to take apart and repurpose, used bras are among the hardest garments to recycle. But for women who are concerned about the environment

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Scandinavian Scientists Develop Textile That Fixes Its Own Tears

Scandinavian Scientists Develop Textile That Fixes Its Own Tears

A self-healing raincoat? It sounds like something out of a comic book, a group of Scandinavian researchers working for the EU project Safe@Sea have been developing a new type of textile coating that

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X-Ray Umbrella Keeps You Dry as a Bone

X-Ray Umbrella Keeps You Dry as a Bone

Have you ever thought to yourself, "you know, I really dig x-rays from an aesthetic standpoint, but I only ever see them at the dentist or after some kind of injurious catastrophe. What a shame." Perhaps

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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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Natural Disaster Couture: Halston’s Glow-in-the-Dark Sequin Gown

Natural Disaster Couture: Halston’s Glow-in-the-Dark Sequin Gown

Worried about looking totally drab in the aftermath of Irene's fury? Although we recommend staying in until things have settled down, in the event of a blackout, perhaps you could adorn yourself in

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7 Vegan (and Eco-Friendly!) Alternatives to Animal Leather

7 Vegan (and Eco-Friendly!) Alternatives to Animal Leather

  If you're anything like us, you probably love the rockstar vibe of a leather jacket or the chic style of a great pair of leather heels, but feel guilty about the animal cruelty behind the

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Bio-Artist Jae Rhim Lee Invents Flesh-Eating Mushroom Death Suit

Bio-Artist Jae Rhim Lee Invents Flesh-Eating Mushroom Death Suit

After reading this, you may never look at your fungi friends the same again. In the spirit of REALLY thinking ahead, bio-artist Jae Rhim Lee has created a flesh-eating mushroom death suit, which is

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London-Based Sleeping Bags Turns Old Bed Linens Into Beautiful Tote Bags

London-Based Sleeping Bags Turns Old Bed Linens Into Beautiful Tote Bags

In London-based social-entrepreneur Andy Marks' world there are plenty of ways to recycle, reduce and reuse even the most unlikely materials. Focusing in on old bed linens from the most luxurious of

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16-Foot Clothing Mountain Illustrates Hong Kong’s Daily Textile Waste

16-Foot Clothing Mountain Illustrates Hong Kong’s Daily Textile Waste

A 16-foot mountain of used garments towered over Hong Kong's Central Star Ferry Pier last week, as part of the 'Get Redressed' exhibit -- an awareness building campaign to promote recycling in response to

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Odor Eating Fabric Made from Recycled Coffee Grounds is Perfect for Athletes

Odor Eating Fabric Made from Recycled Coffee Grounds is Perfect for Athletes

Wearing a cup of coffee sounds more like a morning disaster than a fashion statement. But Taiwanese company Singtex / S. Cafe is doing just that. Using their patented process, the company recycles used

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