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These Textiles Don’t Come From A Factory Line

These Textiles Don’t Come From A Factory Line

Many items that were once only handmade designs are now products of the manufacturing assembly lines. Textiles can be found in retail outlets, from the mass market to the artisanal crafter, but the latter seems to be making a cloth comeback. The art of creating unique and versatile textiles that can be used for a range of around the house items to wearable fashions is steadily becoming more popular, as many prefer more natural and quality handmade materials. Paper No. 9 based in Brooklyn, New York has handcrafted, artisan made textiles. Their all natural, nontoxic and synthetic free process turns… read more

Green Fashions In Shades Of Deep Blue

Green Fashions In Shades Of Deep Blue

The onset of cooler weather may make some lean toward darker clothing colors. However, inviting a bit of visual play in with some color can liven up a dull look. Wardrobes will wake up with the addition of pieces that have bold cobalt shades and deep hues of navy blues. These ecofriendly clothing items offer consumer conscious choices in one of the season’s hottest colors. Skunkfunk’s fall and winter fashion preview includes this blue belted dress. It looks soft, luxuriously comfortable and wearable, and works with the vivid color. The company uses environmentally inclined fabrics for their line, like recycled… read more

Hemp Could Yield Cheap Nanomaterials for Supercapacitors

hempfibers

Next generation energy storage may come from supercapacitors, devices that can not only store large amounts of energy, but can also both receive and deliver a charge quickly. One of the ‘wonder’ materials used for developing them is graphene, which can be difficult and expensive to make, but one group of researchers may have found a replacement that can be made from agricultural waste, specifically fibers from the hemp plant. Research at the University of Alberta into using plant waste materials as feedstock for commercial products has turned out a “graphene-like” nanomaterial that can function as electrodes in supercapacitors. The… read more

Eco Fashion Designers

Stella McCartney eco sunglasses

A trend for the trend-setters. Eco fashion is becoming the hot new thing and one of the most fashionable of all is leading the way. Stella McCartney has a new found conscience that has led her to create a range of eco-friendly sunglasses. For Spring Summer 2012, Stella McCartney launches a new ‘eco-friendly’ collection of sunglasses. It is a sustainable collection with the use of raw materials stemming from natural origins, such as castor-oil seeds and citric acid. The collection is made from over 50% natural and renewable resources, and to top it off McCartney’s offices and studios are powered… read more

Plastic bags are evil

Plastic bags kill turtles

Plastic bags last for five hundred to a thousand years