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  1. January 11, 2019

    Fibre Focus: Flax (linen)

    Choosing a fibre from a design perspective can be challenging enough, but the fibre that a fabric is made from has numerous environmental and social impacts. It can be difficult to work out the best option when selecting a…
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  2. December 20, 2018

    Phytoremediation: processing pollution through plants

    Phytoremediation: processing pollution through plants By now most of us are aware of the fast fashion industry’s dependence on extensive chemical use. Synthetic chemicals are potentially applied during every phase of the…
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  3. December 20, 2018

    11 Tips for a planet-friendly Christmas

    11 tips for a planet-friendly Christmas The big day is just a couple of weeks away, and the festive season is well under way. Millions of people will be spending time with family and friends, and also spending money on presents,…
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  4. December 20, 2018

    5 vegan silk alternatives for cruelty-free luxury

    5 vegan silk alternatives for cruelty-free luxury Silk is a luxurious fabric that is known for its soft handle and sheer finish. However, it is often criticised by vegans and animal rights activists because of its origins. Silk…
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  5. December 20, 2018

    Econyl

    Econyl: the company creating fabric from the world’s abandoned fishing nets Anthropogenic pollution is becoming a serious and unavoidable issue. Our “throw away” culture is without doubt causing profound environmental…
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  6. December 20, 2018

    Fibre Focus Bamboo

    Fibre Focus: Bamboo Choosing a fibre from a design perspective can be challenging enough, but the fibre that a fabric is made from has numerous environmental and social impacts. It can be difficult to work out the best option…
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  7. December 20, 2018

    Fibre Focus Hemp

    Fibre Focus: Hemp Choosing a fibre from a design perspective can be challenging enough, but the fibre that a fabric is made from also has numerous environmental and social impacts. It can be difficult to work out the best option…
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  8. October 05, 2018

    McDonald's and plastics

    McDonald's Urged To Scrap Plastic Toys From Happy Meals By Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey
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  9. October 05, 2018

    Black Plastic

    Black Plastic In recent months it has come to light that there exists some types of plastic that are entirely unrecyclable. Black plastic, which is typically found encasing meat and other food in supermarkets, is one of the main…
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  10. August 01, 2018

    Are any of us truly sustainable?

    Are any of us truly sustainable? It is fashionable to state you are a sustainable and ethical brand but what does that really mean? Common Objective recently published a study that looked at…
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