Artist depicts the impact of textile waste

June 24, 2024  |  EcoNote

Ilaria Marzano’s artwork Back To Square One confronts us with a bleak scenario: what if textile remnants from Accra, a city in Ghana, where the West discards 15 million garments weekly, were instead deposited in our squares and streets? The response is embodied in Marzano’s fusion of textile map…
DITF to participate in recycling wind turbine blades

June 10, 2024  |  EcoNote

The German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research (DITF) is one of 14 partners from seven countries participating in an effort to deal with composite waste in the wind energy sector. Funded by Horizon Europe and the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA), “REWI…
Textiles from plant waste project is funded

June 10, 2024  |  EcoNote

An academic researcher at the University of California, Riverside, has received a $1.45 million federal grant to advance the production of textiles from plant waste. The process, known as co-solvent-enhanced lignocellulosic fractionation (CELF), is described as a biomass pretreatment technology beca…
Startup makes sustainable products from invasive species

May 27, 2024  |  EcoNote

INVERSA, a Tampa, Fla.-based startup, is showing that sustainable, fashionable goods can be produced from invasive and harmful species. Invasive species are responsible for the extinction of 60 percent of valuable native species.
Nanofabrics can effectively filter dyes from wastewater

May 13, 2024  |  EcoNote

A research team at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) in Austria is exploring the use of filters made from cellulosic waste to remove potentially harmful dyes from textile wastewater. According to a report in Ecotextile News, the researchers have used waste materials, such as old cleaning…
Navigating “Green Claims” regulatory change

April 22, 2024  |  EcoNote

Due to increasing concerns regarding climate change, consumers are seeking ways to contribute positively. Recently, the European Parliament voted to implement a Green Claims Directive, which is aimed at protecting consumers from misleading practices that could obstruct well-informed purchasing decis…
Kyocera initiative promotes “Wear to Save Water”

April 22, 2024  |  EcoNote

Kyocera Corp. has launched the TRUE BLUE TEXTILE project to promote a new “Wear to Save Water” concept to promote consumer awareness of environmental issues. The project featured textile design exhibits by Anrealage and Vantan Design Institute in late March of this year, to coincide with World …
Studio designs with light and a handcrafted biotextile 

April 8, 2024  |  EcoNote

Natural Material Studio’s “Lighting Works,” designed for the Mindcraft project 2023, consists of three lighting objects that showcase the studio’s handcrafted biotextiles‘ ability to diffuse light. Made from a blend of biopolymers, natural softeners and chalk, these objects feature …