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Organic Cotton Grows Well in Hawaii

Organic Cotton Grows Well in Hawaii

No doubt our Pacific island is a good place to grow organic cotton. My question is if producing raw cotton could be a Hawaiian-made niche for small farmers?

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How to Have a Green Hawaiian Wedding

How to Have a Green Hawaiian Wedding

Vision a Green Hawaiian Wedding? Chic Eco collaborates with numerous Hawaii wedding and event planners throughout the state. Our services include personal shopping, catering, talent scouting and more. Green Hawaiian Wedding, Organic Wedding, or Earth Wedding; ― call it what you will. Fact is, traditional excess

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Seed Bomb Wedding Favors

Seed Bomb Wedding Favors

Seed Bomb Wedding Favors Chic Eco is proud to represent Botanical PaperWorks, an admirable Canadian company located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. No green-washing here, they’re as Earth-conscious as it gets, ― perfect for “green” wedding needs with a type of seed bomb in each item. Heidi

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Coffee, Textiles + Hawaii?

Coffee, Textiles + Hawaii?

Located in Taiwan, SINGTEX® is an admirable company fixated on research and development. They came up with S.Café® — a patented process that converts the coffee grounds into yarn. From yarn, they manufacture knitted and woven fabrics, as well as soft-shell fabrics. Why eco-friendly status?

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Silk Farms on Hawaii: Can Do!

Silk Farms on Hawaii: Can Do!

Silk farms on Hawaii and inter-islands have great potential. I was first fascinated by the naturally-dyed hemp and silk yarns from Cheryl Kolander of Aurora Silk in Oregon during the late 90’s. That door opened many learning aspects of sustainable fashion and design. What impressed

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Chic Eco Catering Hawaii

Chic Eco Catering Hawaii

Chic Eco Catering announces flat-rate Big Island, Hawaii districts for on site, private elegant dining. $350 gourmet meal for two covers Puna, Hilo and Volcano districts. That includes a private chef and server; perfect for romantic couples.

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Bamboo Fabrics Got Greenwash Sentence

Bamboo Fabrics Got Greenwash Sentence

Bamboo Fabrics Got Greenwash Sentence Around six years ago green-movement “insiders” corresponded about the upcoming bamboo fabric crash. Bamboo clothing sales were peaking, so every eco-fabric industry leader wanted to ride the wave as long as possible. Once word got to customers two years later,

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Banana Fiber Production

Banana Fiber Production

History on Wikipedia tells us that Japan’s cultivation for banana textiles dates back to the 13th century. The traditional process requires many handmade steps without machinery. In Nepal the process differs and is more silk-like. Typically fibers are sent to Kathmandu Valley for making rugs.

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