OEcotextiles

Indulgent yet responsible fabrics

Why do we offer safe fabrics?

O Ecotextiles (and Two Sisters Ecotextiles)

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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Knowledge is power

O Ecotextiles (and Two Sisters Ecotextiles)

Happy 2014 everybody! This week’s blog was written by Alice Shabecoff, co-author with her husband Philip of Poisoned Profits: The Toxic Assault on our Children.  I think she raises some issues that we all should be thinking about – and I agree with her statement that this isn’t all doom and gloom, because once we …

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John Wargo wears at least three hats:  he is a professor of environmental policy, risk analysis, and political science at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, he chairs the Environmental Studies Major at Yale College, and is an advisor to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  He published this opinion on …

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I had a blog post about genetically modified organisims (GMOs) all ready to go,  but then I got  Sunday’s New York Times (September 13, 2009) with a front page story about rising incidences of  violations of the Clean Water Act in the U.S.:  more than half a million violations in the last five years alone.  …

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The questions is whether it’s a better choice to use inherently flame retardant fabrics such as AvoraFR rather than a natural fiber (like cotton) which has been doused with toxic FR chemicals.  The answer is complicated and like most in this emerging green area, there may be no “best” answer.  We think the answers may …

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Happy May Day

O Ecotextiles (and Two Sisters Ecotextiles)

In honor of May Day and workers everywhere,  I’d like to suggest that you check where your cotton comes from.  Like extracting oil which has different energy requirements depending on where its found, there’s a lot of variation in cotton depending on where its grown.    And cotton from Uzbekistan is not a good choice. Uzbekistan …

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