Indulgent yet responsible fabrics

Plastics – part 1

O Ecotextiles (and Two Sisters Ecotextiles)

Philosopher George Carlin once said,   “Man is only here to give the planet something it didn’t have:   Plastic.” And man has done well:  plastic is ubiquitous in our world today and the numbers are growing.   We produce 20 times more plastic today than we did 50 years ago. The production and use of …

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In last week’s post I explained that polyurethane foam (polyfoam) has a plethora of problems associated with it: The chemicals used to manufacture the foam have been formally identified as carcinogens; and the flame retardant chemicals added to almost all foams increase the chemical toxicity.  These chemicals evaporate (VOCs)  and pollute our indoor air and …

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