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Elephants Among Us

O Ecotextiles (and Two Sisters Ecotextiles)

  Although most of the current focus on lightening our carbon footprint revolves around transportation and heating issues, the modest little fabric all around you turns out to be from an industry with a gigantic carbon footprint. The textile industry, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, is the 5th largest contributor to CO2 emissions …

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Discussion of the energy used to produce cloth.

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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