Archive for the ‘Chic Eco Discoveries’ Category

How to Make Fiber from Banana Trees

How to Make Fiber from Banana Trees

Four years ago I researched companies making fiber from banana trees. Lots of queries rolled in that I could not answer, but the global enthusiasm was wonderful. The primary question was “where to buy the proper machine?” Thanks to innovations, sustainable desires, the passion for

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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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Bohemian Spice by Natural Perfumer Tanja Bochnig

Bohemian Spice by Natural Perfumer Tanja Bochnig

written 2011 October by Delia Montgomery Infused with clear crystal, Bohemian Spice is an exciting addition to the natural perfume collection from Tanja’s company, April Aromatics. A patchouli-project marathon, titled Summer of Patchouli Love 2011, was created by Monica Miller of the Perfume Pharmer and

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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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