23 Feb '12, 6pm

Can Wearing a Denim Kilt Help Battle Climate Change?

Can Wearing a Denim Kilt Help Battle Climate Change?

Most people wouldn’t consider a denim kilt or a Vivienne Westwood ball gown essential tools for mitigating climate change, but then again, most people aren’t Helen Storey and Tony Ryan. The London College of Fashion professor and University of Sheffield chemist are the founders of Catalytic Clothing , a series of textiles capable of sponging greenhouse gases from the surrounding air. After showcasing the world’s first air-purifying dress and a pollutant-scrubbing “Field of Jeans” in 2011, Storey and Ryan will be attending the Edinburgh International Science Festival wearing the aforementioned kilt and gown, which they will spray with a catalyst that neutralizes nitrous oxide, nitric oxide, and other asthma-triggering—not to mention global-warming—volatile organic chemicals.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/can-wearing-a-denim-kilt-help-ba...

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