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All Blog Posts Tagged 'eco' (3)

Pineapple, (Pina) and Sewing

 

The weather has been awful in my part of the world for the past six weeks.  In an effort to create my own sense of "summer" I wanted to post something "tropical, exotic, warm", just to try to convince myself that those elements do still exist.   So let's consider this…

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Added by Susan on May 25, 2011 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Hemp Fiber - Eco Friendly Fabric

© Olga Lyubkin - Fotolia.com Hemp fiber has been used by mankind to make eco clothes since before recorded history. It is currently thought that hemp is the oldest cultivated plant in the world with uses dating back to the stone age. Bits of hemp fabric have been found dating back to about 8,000 B.C. revealing the oldest example of human industry. Fiber imprints have been found in pottery shards in both China and Taiwan dating back an estimated 10,000 years. Archeologists believe that, in addition to flax, hemp… Continue

Added by Susan on October 12, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Eco-Friendly Fabrics - Fashion School Experts Examine the Pros and Cons of the Top Green Fabrics

It wasn't long ago that clothing made with eco-friendly fabrics brought up images of treehuggers in burlap. But with ever-growing demand for clothing made from sustainable fabrics, more top designers are embracing the environmental trend. So which fabrics are truly eco-friendly? So many manufacturers are jumping on the bandwagon, we've asked a panel of fashion school experts to guide us through the choices. The fact is, even if a garment is marketed as eco-friendly, the label doesn't… Continue

Added by Susan on June 15, 2010 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

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