5 Sustainable Fibres that are Chic and Trendy

Published On November 18, 2010
Imagine wearing a dress that is made from wood or recycled plastic bottles. Plants, wood, seaweed and recycled materials, incredibly, are all used to make sustainable fibres, which are used to make many different items. Sustainable fibres are those that are derived from renewable or recyclable materials. To be deemed 'sustainable' they must have the least amount of impact on the environment, right through from growing and harvesting the raw materials, through to the production process and finally to how
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The Truth About Plastic Bags–The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Published On November 4, 2010
When it comes to versatility, durability and variety, plastic is one of the most valuable materials out there. According to the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), "the benefits of plastics are unmatched by any other material. It is light, easily shaped, strong, and inexpensive. Its ability to guard against contamination makes it useful in sterile medical environments such as hospitals." The problem, of course, is that when we started making our shopping bags out of the stuff the world
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