Week In Fabric :: 16 November 2017
What's Inspiring Us From The Global Material Landscape
The Latest from Fashion’s Material Innovators
“Luxury is Innately Sustainable”
We couldn’t agree more with the philosophy presented in this piece, highlighted through an interview with the founder of Fighetti, an Italian swimwear brand that has adopted the revolutionary Econyl nylon technology. Of course, nylon is a plastic and therefore requires oil in the production process. But did you know that it has a lower carbon footprint than wool? Read more about how Econyl is creating the next most sustainable fiber. Read more about how Econyl is creating the next sustainable fiber.
It’s Like HEATTECH, But Better
Fascinating - 13% of all the energy consumed in the US is simply dedicated to indoor temperature control. That inspired researchers at Stanford to design a fabric that both heats and cools the skin. As a building can save up to 10% of its energy costs simply by decreasing the thermostat by 1 degree, this can be groundbreaking.
A Flawed History of the Sari, and a Great Retort
As much as we do love the Times, shown by our love above, everyone slips up now and again. And The Times certainly did when they published this pretty ridiculous piece about the sari being a symbol of Hindu nationalism. As this retort points out, many of the weavers who make saris are actually Muslim and the sari has been a timeless staple for centuries.