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Is Bamboo a Sustainable Fabric? Or Is it Just Bamboozling Us…

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Polyester and cotton are the two most common and widely produced textiles worldwide. But they are far from eco-friendly with Polyester being derived from non-renewable petroleum and cotton’s destructive thirst for water, fertilisers and pesticides. Over the next few months I am going to investigate some sustainable alternatives to Polyester and Cotton. First up… Bamboo.

Innovative Uses of Wood in Product Design

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I’ve been noticing more and more wood creeping into the realm of consumer electronics and fashion, in products where plastic usually reigns. It’s a welcome arrival, especially because it suggests that designers are successfully challenging industry ‘defaults’ in terms of material choices. Here are three wooden products that have caught my attention recently.

Back in 2006, I

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Is Bamboo Environmentally Friendly?

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A very renewable material, bamboo is a grass and has been measured growing as fast as one metre (39 inches) IN ONE DAY!

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