OEcotextiles

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DIY Face Masks

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Hello All; We have not been posting regularly for the last year, but we will be prioritizing posting again now. Numerous workrooms have contacted us to ask questions about making face masks – for medical professionals primarily. (According to CDC Guidelines, if you are not a medical professional or if you are not already infected, …

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This story was originally published by Yale Environment 360 (Katz, Cheryl, “Piling Up: How China’s Ban in Importing Waste has Stalled Global Recycling”, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, March 7, 2019).  We think it’s quite important so we’re reprinting it here: It has been a year since China jammed the works of recycling …

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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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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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On Microfibers

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 Microfibers are, as the name implies, synthetic fibers that are far smaller in diameter than “typical fibers.” As an example, they are 100 times finer than a human hair, one-third of the diameter of cotton, one-fourth the diameter of wool, and one-half the diameter of silk. The measurement that is used for measuring such fibers …

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No parent would want toxic materials in their children’s clothing. Yet according to a new Greenpeace study,[1] a range of hazardous chemicals is being used in the production of kids’ wear from top fashion brands. A frequent question about producing toxin-free clothing is whether it is economically feasible for textile companies to replace hazardous chemicals with …

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