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Turning waste tree bark into pigment and fabric

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Researcher Charlotte Wenig of the German Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces investigated the potential of tree bark and found it can be used as a pigment for textile dye and glaze, as well ...

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A biodegradable bag made of cellulose and pectin

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For their master thesis, German designers Johanna Heyemeyer-Cürten and Lobke Beckfield from the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee developed a biodegradable bag as alternative to paper bags, made of cellulose and pectin. The bag, called Sonnet 155, ...

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Cups made of local clay and cloth made of reed

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Dutch designer Iris Veentjer aims to make people consider the ground and how to treat it right. In one project, she uses local clay to make cups that tell a story, and with another she ...

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A plant-based fibre fill insulation material

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UK-based start-up Saltyco developed a plant-based fibre fill insulation material which was used in a capsule collection by fashion label YOOX. Saltyco is a materials science company with the aim to make planet-positive textiles. Earlier, ...

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Luxurious packaging printed with natural minerals

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The Packadore Collective, a collective of various packaging and printing brands to make packaging more sustainable, developed a new packaging design for natural candles made from recycled cardboard and a powder coating of natural minerals ...

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Smart fibres to help regulate your breathing

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Researchers at MIT (US) and the University of Uppsala (Sweden) developed a new type of smart fibre that can be woven into clothing. The fibre can sense how much it is being stretched or compressed ...

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