Wearing Plastic

Heather Caliendo, from Plastics Today, is reporting what could be a revolutionary breakthrough; a clothing company,ReThink Fabrics, wants to manufacture t-shirts and apparel produced with recycled PET bottles.  “The company’s signature line of t-shirts is made from 100% post-consumer recycled polyester RPET fabric.  With advancing technology in plastics the next natural step would be to [...]

Eco-friendly Textiles

Fiber2fashion has recently found Eco-friendly textiles from banana & pineapple fibers as a substitute.  Agricultural waste from banana and pineapple, which are found in abundance in Philippines, can be used as an alternative material for production of “home textiles, apparels, non-woven and industrial fabrics and upholsteries.”  Philippine Textile Research Institute presented these findings; the purpose [...]