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All Blog Posts Tagged 'eco-friendly' (4)

About TENCEL Fabric - by Lynn Lavanga

TENCEL® is a trademarked brand name the Tencel Group (now owned by Lenzing AG) gave to their lyocell fiber fabric. Lyocell is produced from the wood pulp cellulose of various hardwoods.…

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Added by Susan on October 8, 2012 at 8:27pm — 1 Comment

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

Bamboo Fabric 101

By Mariette J. Wingeier

Bamboo fabrics and starchy pulp are made from bamboo that grows widely throughout Asian countries. Starchy pulp is a refined product of bamboo stems and leaves through a process of hydrolysis-alkalization and multi-phase bleaching. Chemical fiber factories then process it into bamboo fiber.



Bamboo fabrics are made from pure bamboo fiber…
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Added by Susan on April 27, 2010 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Sew natural, organic sewing business in Sacramento





Becky Carter’s Velvet Leaf eco-friendly DIY fashion boutique, in Sacramento offers certified organic, vintage, and sustainable clothing crafted by their very own fingers, which hardly leave a carbon fingerprint. Their store has a charming ambience that surely will make the shopping experience pleasant for customers as well as Mother Earth... [read… Continue

Added by Susan on July 2, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

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