26 Jul '17, 4pm

Business cards are made from cotton T-shirt scraps

Business cards are made from cotton T-shirt scraps

Printing company MOO brings back an old-fashioned way of making paper using fabric waste. In the olden days, people made paper from leftover fabric, but as wood pulp became cheaper and more accessible, this traditional way of papermaking fell by the wayside. Now a printing company called MOO is hoping to bring back fabric-based paper with the launch of Cotton , a line of unusual business cards. These cards are made from 100 percent cotton fabric, which comes exclusively from T-shirt offcuts; in other words, it’s the unwanted material that’s left over after a shirt is cut from a roll. Turning this fabric waste into paper diverts it from landfill and creates a wonderfully textured, smooth yet tough paper that takes any kind of ink. Because only white T-shirt fabric is used, the card is naturally white and does not require further bleaching. For this project, MOO has partnere...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/the...

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