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Milk Fibre Fashion

Milk Fibre Fashion

I am continuing my quest to investigate sustainable alternatives to Polyester and Cotton. Recently I wrote about Bamboo Fabric… this week it’s all about milk. Yes, milk. Which can be transformed into a biodegradable, renewable, synthetic fibre with anti-bacterial properties.

Turning milk into a sustainable

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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.

Attention Grabbing Printed Textiles

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I don’t own a car but if I did I would very much like it to be an original Fiat 500. What they lack in size they make up for in character and the sight of one driving past is guaranteed to bring me to a standstill. There are no shortage of original Fiat 500′s and

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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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Truly magical carpets by Florian Pucher

Europe Land Carpet

Wander through Dutch tulip fields, sun baked African pastures or the patchwork fields of Britain… right from your living room! Austrian Architect turned Designer Florian Pucher has created ‘Land Carpet’, a range of rugs taking inspiration from arial views of agricultural lands around the world. The arial view shapes and colours are translated into 100% New

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What on earth is ‘eco-suede’?

Eco-suede

‘Eco-suede’ seems to be a fabric of the moment and is popping up a lot recently, as it did in my previous post ‘New hybrid car to be launched at Paris motor show’. But what is it?

There are many recent articles about interior, upholstery, automotive and fashion manufacturers using eco-suede. The general specification seems to

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