Archive for November, 2015

Liz Ciokajlo | Concept Development Footwear Designer and Researcher

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A Design Boost for Natural Fibre Composites

It is expected that the use of renewable raw materials can give a substantial impulse for a sustainable society. Natural Fiber Composites can provide an alternative for increasingly scarce raw mate…

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Centrifugal force – a new spin on textile dyeing | Dyes & Chemicals News | Ecotextile News

Ecotextile News provides exclusive news, features and in-depth comment together with the latest market analysis on the move towards a more sustainable textiles and clothing sector. It is a must read for responsible retailers, brands and forward-thinking textile companies.

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Levi wins ITMA award | Fashion & Retail News | Ecotextile News

Levi wins ITMA award

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DIY – POST-COUTURE project

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Women Making $70 Feminist Shirts in Factory Paid Under a Dollar an Hour

In a new investigative report published at the Mail on Sunday, a reporter discovered that women in Mauritius who were hired to make shirts that read “This is what a feminist looks like” have been paid roughly a dollar an hour to do so and sleep in dormitories that house 16 women at a time.

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The North Face Made a Parka From Synthetic Spider Silk

Five times stronger than steel, three times tougher than nylon or Kevlar, yet a fraction of the width of human hair, spider silk is one of the planet’s most valuable, if tricky to mass-produce, textiles. Spiber, a biomaterials firm from Japan, has spent the better part of a decade trying to crac …

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How Textile Manufacturers Are Making Denim More Sustainable – Le Souk

Garmon Chemicals

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Pulp Nonfiction: ‘Out of Fashion’ Campaign Targets Apparel Brands Contributing to Deforestation | Sustainable Brands

It still comes as a surprise to many that some of the most common fabrics used by big-name fashion brands originate from trees in Indonesia, Canada, Brazil, and South Africa. Only now is a public conversation finally getting started about the fact that the forest fabric industry is causing human rights violations and forest destruction in some of the world’s most critical ecosystems.

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