TAG: Textile

Recycled Materials Meet Haute Couture

Recycled Materials Meet Haute Couture

When thinking of recycled and sustainable fashions, haute couture may not be the first style venue to come to mind. However, the past couple of years has seen an increase in the use of recycled materials in high fashion, and has highlighted the imaginative sides of quite a few designers that can do some really creative and new things with old supplies. Fashion designer Michael Cinco has been able to create a variety of impressive styles with some interesting recycled materials. One particularly eco-minded photography shoot showcasing his designs actually took place in a landfill. The designs were made from… 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

Shhh, These Designs Are A Secret

Shhh, These Designs Are A Secret

There are many facets to the field of design, and project ideals are just as numerous. For a bit of fun, the following covert designs take handcrafted to the next level. For a do it yourself project, this secret bookcase room shown on Hack n’ Mod can be installed for around $150 U.S. or less and reportedly can be done in a weekend. Using a lightweight bookcase, basic hardware and door hinges this can be done to disguise a secret entryway to a hidden room. This rotating door design uses a central axis and is perfect for smaller spaces. From… read more

Earth Friendly Fabrics With Style And Comfort

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Wardrobes need everyday clothes that can move; not uptight, uncomfortable pieces that you can’t wait to get out of. Some fabrics are known for their stretch and breathability, as well as their capacity to maintain shape. Bamboo fabric is one choice that is soft and airy, yet still form fitting. Crafted from the woven fibers of bamboo, it is a great choice for clothing due to its versatility. However, some can be chemically processed. A better alternative is mechanically processed bamboo which is made without using harsh chemicals or pesticides. Another ideal fabric for relaxed wear is certified organic cotton…. read more

Upscale Refashions From 2 Designers Who Deliver

Upscale Refashions From 2 Designers Who Deliver

Mixing the art of upcycling with the world of fashion allows a never ending supply of inspiration. The following 2 designers are instances of where a heightened talent for spinning fresh life into the old makes their sustainable fashions stand out. In the hands of crafty designer Tawny Holt from Amour Sans Anguish, recycled clothing has been given a style upgrade. Reusing fabrics and materials, she cuts, sews, dyes and recreates them. Giving refashioned clothing a kick, these exclusive wears beg to be slipped on. Her upcycled fashions have a vintage feel, are certainly unique and are dripping with a… read more

Just A Normal Day Wearing Chicken Feathers

Just A Normal Day Wearing Chicken Feathers

Referred to as the urban chicken craze, the recent upsurge in popularity of keeping chickens has invaded many cities. Fresh eggs, natural insect control around the yard and the urge to bring a bit of the farm to the city are all reasons to own chickens. However, scientist Yiqi Yang has found another way in which chickens are naturally useful, and it involves their feathers. Turns out, Yang has actually developed a way to make yarn from a combination of chicken feathers and rice straw, which are normally discarded leftovers from the farming trade. He came up with this textile… read more