TAG: Clothing

Exploring Possibilities in Smart Clothing Design

Exploring Possibilities in Smart Clothing Design

The buzz swirling around the field of the smart clothing is constant as new technologies are developed, advanced and applied. A project called The Next Black is a film created and produced by AEG, a home appliance company, that is focused on how to make clothing manufacturing more ecological. Have a peek at the film: Several sustainably minded designers are featured in the video. Biocouture Ltd. is an innovative development in the market that uses an organic outlook in combination with a scientific approach to clothing. An exciting facet in garment production called biodesign integrates ways that allow types of grow your own clothing with natural processes…. read more

Wearing The Story

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Clothes. A necessity, but most of us don’t really think about where they come from. The story behind the making of your clothes is often something mysterious, something that happens behind the scenes. Clothing is not produced without a force of lives behind the fashion industry, although their voices more often than not go unheard. This awareness has been circulating through movies, articles and snapshots of the people around the world who make clothing. One eye-opening short film that surfaced last year called Handprint displays garment laborers and their literal hands-on association to clothing. The film aims to show the significance… read more

Lazy Laundry Or Smart Clothing?

Lazy Laundry Or Smart Clothing?

If you abhor dingy looking clothing, hate stains and don’t like doing laundry in general, then hold tight, this t-shirt may grab your attention. Just hot off the funding shelf at Kickstarter, the Silic t-shirt is designed to keep itself clean. The shirt uses what is referred to as hydrophobic nanotechnology, which works to effectively repel liquids from clothing. Using a hydrophobic textile which has built in nanotechnology that is microscopically woven into the fibers, the fabric contains layers of silica particles. This causes deposits of air to build up between the fabric and any spilled liquids. Therefore moisture does… read more

DIY Refashions: Dresses And Shirts

DIY Refashions: Dresses And Shirts

T-shirts make great material for refashioning into other clothing. The fabric can be used from oversized or unworn t-shirts or other items and transformed into one of a kind dresses and shirts. This tutorial shows how to refashion 2 t-shirts into a tunic style dress using just scissors, a sewing machine and a needle and thread. The easy to follow instructions include visuals and pattern guides. If you are into basket weaving, or have enough spare time to finish the project, this pile of t-shirts – can be upcycled into this basket weave-t-shirt dress: Patience required. For a look that… read more

Gifts For Literary Lovers That Aren’t Books

Gifts For Literary Lovers That Aren’t Books

Buying for book lovers can go both ways, it can are either be easy or difficult. If you know their book collection, both actual books and digital reads by heart and know what they would like to add to it, then it is as simple as finding that item. However, if you aren’t certain what they would really like consider a gift that relates to their favorite genre or beloved novel. This eBook jacket featured on Out of Print Clothing is made from the oldest U.S. bookbindery and is a realistic replica of the cover of the classic novel from… read more

Into Yoga? Here Are Your New Clothes

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From Southern California, where the air is bad and dreams are created, comes an eco-friendly Yoga clothing company, called ‘Green Apple’. Take a look at their new line of environmentally conscious clothing, and see if it’s for you. Yoga is a method of exercise that focuses on creating a healthy mind and a healthy body, so it’s good to see a company focused on adding a healthy earth to the list.

Branches, Branches Everywhere

Branches, Branches Everywhere

Need to hang, store or display something? Grab a branch. There are many ways to put them to work around the home. Don’t pay a fortune and create your own natural design with fallen outdoor finds and leftover wood pieces. Custom wood items can be expensive. Sturdy, long branches can be cut, sanded, stained or painted and affixed to walls and used as handrails. Clothes racks and closet systems can be costly, however assembling your own with outdoor objects, scrap wood and some hardware allows a budget friendly way to organize clothing and other items. Portions of logs or branches make… read more

You won’t believe what these T’s are made of

T-shirts made from bottles

Earthspun Apparel are turning trash into modern stylish T-shirts in a solar powered factory in Charlotte, North Carolina

Far Out Fashions Offer Environmental Statements

Far Out Fashions Offer Environmental Statements

  Eco focused Elena Gregusova has mixed fashion design with textile art, and the outcome has produced some interesting, and somewhat unusual, pieces. Her artwork signifies environmental issues and has a multicultural facet. Using recycled content she creatively forms clothing sculptures that are presented as statement pieces. Using mediums like newspapers, tossed out textiles and other discarded materials she turns them into one of a kind wearable displays. One take on an organically produced fabric structure is her Global Wearing gown. Made from 100% recycled products like old clothing and umbrellas it shows a glacial, imaginative design. Her Wear The… read more

Upcycled Fashions Becoming More Available

Upcycled Fashions Becoming More Available

Upcycled clothing designs are becoming mainstream. Once, one of a kind creations only existed formed from the hands of the crafty. Now however, upcycled designs can be purchased, boutique style, from several sellers. One designer offering handmade recycled clothing is Reet Aus. Her clothing line takes fabric remnants and cast off items and reforms them. Though depending on the specific piece, her production process reduces electricity use by 89% per item and drastically reduces emissions. Also, much less water is needed than it takes to make conventional fabric based designs, up to 85% less. Her website Trash To Trend features repurposed items… read more