TAG: Natural fibers

Spoiled Milk – Out Of The Glass And Onto The Racks

Spoiled Milk – Out Of The Glass And Onto The Racks

Eco friendly textiles are in demand, and conscientious designers always have one eye open looking for sustainable material sources. Designer and founder of Qmilk (also referred to as Qmilch), Anke Domaske formed her start-up venture with her father in mind who was diagnosed with cancer. Thinking about the enormous amounts of spoiled milk poured out in Europe alone, and wanting to find comfortable clothing that had not been chemically treated led her to look into milk proteins. Though this sounds like a brand new concept, milk proteins were actually used in textiles in the 1930’s. However, during that time they were… read more

Eco-Friendly Sunglasses Leaving Plastic Behind

Eco-Friendly Sunglasses Leaving Plastic Behind

Sunny days have many reaching for eyewear to block out the sun. However, many sunglasses that are made of cheaper materials like low grade plastics may not last long and sometimes are not recyclable, causing them to be tossed out and replaced, continuing the cycle. Some companies are listening closely to the call of the consumer to offer more choices that are made sustainably and made to last. Anytime science is in the mix somebody is behind the scenes working to find solutions, and that in combination with an industry made for the shade can produce some pretty neat options…. read more