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How reaching for the clothes in your closet helps fight climate change By wearing the clothes already in your closet roughly twice as many times as you might have otherwise before tossing them, people doing so could reduce the related emissions impact of clothing by 44%. Read more…
free crochet octopus and mermaid crochet pattern Take your crochet on an under-the-sea adventure with our free crochet mermaid and octopus crochet pattern Read more…
Made in St. Louis: Crochet creatures capture the imagination The articulated sculptural style used to make Lapp’s pattern, amigurumi originated in Japan a few decades ago and quickly took hold with people who crocheted and knitted around the world. Read more…
NEW YORK RESEARCHERS DEVELOP N95 MASKS THAT KILL VIRUSES ON CONTACT A new and improved version of N95 face masks has been developed by researchers from the New York-based Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, that boast of antiviral and antibacterial properties. Read more…
How lack of information is a barrier to sustainable fashion purchases The study shows that a lack of information is cited as the reason for not buying environmentally responsible clothing byr 40% of respondents in France and 49% of those in the US. Read more…
A smart “onesie” provides information on infants’ movement Researchers at the University of Helsinki have developed a smart jumpsuit or “onesie” that accurately measures the spontaneous and voluntary movement of infants from the age of five months. Read more…
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