OEcotextiles

Indulgent yet responsible fabrics

  In 2012, Greenpeace analyzed a total of 141 items of clothing, and found high levels of phthalates in four of the garments and NPE’s in 89 garments – in quantities as high as 1,000 ppm – as well as a variety of other toxic chemicals. Phthalates and NPE’s are among the chemicals known as …

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TED Talks and endocrine disruptors

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Last week we talked about endocrine disruptors in fabric, and how they might affect us, a reposting from a few years back. This post is also a bit aged, but startling and topical nonetheless. Today’s post features a video clip from TEDWomen, featuring filmmaker Penelope Jagessar Chaffer and Dr. Tyrone Hayes, an endocrinologist at the …

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Endocrine disruptors – in fabric?

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This post was published about two years ago, but it’s time to re-run it, because Greenpeace has published its expose of the endocrine disruptors (APEOs and NPEOs) they found in garments produced by major fashion brands (like Levis, Zara, Calvin Klein and others). Click here to read their report. Many chemicals used in textile processing …

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What are endocrine disruptors?

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Many chemicals used in textile processing – and elsewhere in consumer products – have been identified as “endocrine disruptors”.  I never paid too much attention to “endocrine disruptors” because it didn’t sound too dire to me – I preferred to stick to something like “carcinogens” because I knew those caused cancer.   I knew that endocrine …

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Obesogens

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Researchers have come to a greater understanding of the multiple factors that influence obesity, which of course include our diet, but also our hormones, bio-individuality,  epigenetics and increasingly, the environment.  While lack of activity, poor diet, and genetics are frequently blamed for this problem, could there be other factors in the environment affecting our weight …

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FabricsellerA

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A company that sells fabric on line has a post about why they don’t offer Oeko-Tex certification.  Their post is woefully incorrect. We do not name the company, but call it FabricsellerA. Their post, titled,   Why Oeko-Tex certification is NOT Relevant to American Made Fabrics,  (the entirety of which you can read below at the end …

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Nichlos Kristof gets it!

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Nicholas Kristof had an editorial in the New York Times on February 25, 2018. This is a reproduction of his editorial:  Our bodies are full of poisons from products we use every day. I know – I’ve had my urine tested for them. Surprised? So was I when I had my urine tested for these …

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What Poisons are in your body?

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Nicholas Kristof had an editorial in the New York Times on February 25, 2018.  This is a reproduction of his editorial: Our bodies are full of poisons from products we use every day. I know – I’ve had my urine tested for them.  Surprised? So was I when I had my urine tested for these …

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