02 Apr '13, 7pm

Textile Spotlight: Five Innovative Textiles Changing Sustainable Fashion via @Magnifeco

Textile Spotlight: Five Innovative Textiles Changing Sustainable Fashion via @Magnifeco

Textiles out of peacock feathers? Knotted wool? Recycled paper? Beer bottles? Fermented tea? These eco-friendly textiles are not only possible, they are building a new vision for sustainable fashion. “Peacocking for Attention ” – Feather Fabric, a hand-woven twill fabric made from naturally shed feathers of free-range peacocks, takes the concept to an entirely new level. Individual feathers are plucked from the quills one-by-one, sorted and knotted together to form a continuous thread, then woven into fabric on a non-electric jacquard loom. The process is so time consuming, only 12 inches of the velvet-like material is produced per day in rural India. Once exclusive to Buddhist temples, it is now available in limited production. Applications include haute couture accessories and upholstery. |Showroom: Material ConneXion “Don’t stray from the Flock” – Wear your sheltering p...

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