OEcotextiles

Indulgent yet responsible fabrics

OK, I know it sounds self-serving to begin talking about the price of something when we’re in the selling business.    But how many times have you bought something because of the low price? A new book by Ellen Ruppel Shell, called “Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture”,  examines the price, value and cost of …

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Bamboo and the FTC

O Ecotextiles (and Two Sisters Ecotextiles)

“Bamboo” fabric has taken the world by storm – people love its luxurious softness, smooth hand and gentle drape,  and they also seem to love its eco credentials (as touted by those selling the fabric). It’s easy to tout bamboo (the plant) as eco friendly, because it is a wonderfully beneficial plant and just might …

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What does organic wool mean?

O Ecotextiles (and Two Sisters Ecotextiles)

Last week we talked about the importance of livestock management in the battle against climate change.  It came as a real revelation to this city girl that large grazing animals are a vital and necessary part of the solution to climate change.   Sheep can actually help to improve soils, which improves the soil’s ability to …

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The more I learn about organic farming the more impressed I become with the dynamics of it all.   As Fritz Capra has said, we live in an interconnected and self-organizing universe of changing patterns and flowing energy. Everything has an intrinsic pattern which in turn is part of a greater pattern – and all of …

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