OEcotextiles

Indulgent yet responsible fabrics

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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To the Trade in New York

O Ecotextiles (and Two Sisters Ecotextiles)

Just in case you’re a designer or similar trade person and looking around in NYC, we are available in two terrific showrooms.  Michael Tavano in the NYDC has been carrying us since Dec. 08 and we’re grateful he’s gotten so behind us!   Ever been to his showroom? Great fun-a must see!  And now we’ve been …

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What’s the greenest product?

O Ecotextiles (and Two Sisters Ecotextiles)

Did anybody see the Goyard canvas shopping tote for sale over the holidays?  It cost $1065, plus $310 if you wanted a triangular “recycle” symbol painted in gold.  The canvas was advertised as being “100% recyclable”.   Let’s not go into all the ramifications of that one product, but I want to use this example …

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Hi everyone, Very respected in the ‘green’ world, Sustainable Industries just posted a piece on O Ecotextiles online (it’ll be in their Feb. issue) – http://www.sustainableindustries.com/breakingnews/37482759.html.   I like this quote from Patty:  “U.S. mills are missing a giant opportunity,” [as] sustainable fabric processing “could be the saving grace of the U.S. textile industry.”   What other …

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