OEcotextiles

Indulgent yet responsible fabrics

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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What is the benefit of PLA?

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Much of this article came from the Smithsonian Magazine written by Elizabeth Royte – to whom we owe our gratitude. Near Blair, Nebraska is the largest lactic acid plant in the world.  Into one end goes corn, and out the other comes white pellets, which some say is the future of plastic.  The substance is …

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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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Politically motivated

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Happy 2018!  I wish you all the best in the coming year. I have tried to keep politics out of our blog posts, but I couldn’t resist Nicholas Kristof recent op-ed piece in the New York Times of October 28, 2017.  It strikes a cord, since we founded Two Sisters Ecotextiles and O Ecotextiles to …

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Microplastics found in tap water

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The Guardian, in early September 2017, released a report that microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world. What this means for the seven billion people on earth, no one yet knows. All the experts can agree on is that, given the warning signs being given by life in the …

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Not Michael Pollan’s Food Rules

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One of the presenters at the 2011 Living Building Challenge (whose name I’ve been trying to find, but cannot – so apologies to the presenter who remains unnamed), inspired by writer Michael Pollan’s Food Rules, shared a list of ways to choose products that remove the worst of the chemical contamination that plagues many products. …

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Why do we offer safe fabrics?

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Why do we say we want to change the textile industry?  Why do we say we want to produce fabrics in ways that are non-toxic, ethical and sustainable?  What could be so bad about the fabrics we live with? The textile industry is enormous, and because of its size its impacts are profound.  It uses …

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An editorial by Nicholas Kristof was published in the February 13, 2016, issue of the New York Times entitled: “Are you a Toxic Waste Disposal Site?” We think Mr. Kristof makes some great points, so we’ve published the entire editorial below: EVEN if you’re not in Flint, Mich., there are toxic chemicals in your home. For that matter, in you.

To polyester or not to polyester

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Give our retail website, Two Sisters Ecotextiles, a look and let us know what you think. We are pondering about whether to sell polyester fabrics – largely because people are insisting on it. And there is a lot of polyester being produced: But, when (or if) we sell polyester fabric or blends, we have determined …

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