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July 17, 2019

Innovative Trends in Outdoor Apparel
MIT TEAM FINDS SPIDER SILK'S USE IN ARTIFICIAL MUSCLES Researchers discovered spider silk experiences supercontraction, as the fibers respond to changes in moisture. Not only do the threads contract, they also twist at the same time, providing a strong torsional force. Read more… I’ll Be Relaxing Under My Weighted Blanket All Summer Long, Thanks to This New Cooling One You can swap covers with the seasons, so a cooling weighted blanket in the summer doesn’t have to mean a chillier winter. Read more…
One man's 300-mile swim through a vortex of trash Every day, more and more people are joining the throng of people fighting to reduce plastic waste—and use—across the Earth. Read more… 7 Easy Ways to Remove Wrinkles From Clothes—Without an Iron No iron? No problem. Try these hacks for removing wrinkles from clothing in a pinch. Read more…
Ready-to-Wear and Re-Wear — Meet Sustainable Fashion Apparel makers for all budgets are committing to making fashion more sustainable. Is green the new black? Read more… 20 Ethical Clothing Brands that Don’t Compromise on Style You may have heard of slow food and slow travel, but have you heard of slow fashion? Basically, ethical clothing is the opposite of fast fashion, and aims to counteract manufacturing issues. Read more…
Here’s How You Can Really Make Your Favorite Pair of Jeans Last Forever Spoiler alert: Freezing isn’t going to magically clean them, and a little soap and water definitely doesn’t hurt. Read more… Seafood shells for better plastic, packaging and textiles Shells of crustaceans contain chitin, a material that has many of plastic’s desirable properties, but it can take weeks or months to biodegrade, rather than hundreds of years. Read more…
How to do less laundry There are estimates that say one-quarter of a garment's carbon footprint comes from laundering. Here are a few key strategies for keeping that laundry from piling up. Read more… Think Tank: The Blue Truth About Sustainability in Denim Christine Rucci says as the denim industry touts its sustainability, there's much more work to be done. Read more…

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