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American Eagle’s coffee ground jeans + 3D-printed bikinis that clean polluted water

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Eco Fashion 2015

Roll up! Roll up! It’s time to check out our favourite stories in the eco world this fortnight…


American Eagle Coffee Cafe JeansAmerican Eagle Infuses Coffee Grounds to Make Jeans
“Coffee addicts, get pumped: American Eagle’s latest line of jeans comes with a side of java—recycled java, that is. The retailer’s “Denim x Café” and “Flex/Café” collections feature 2.25 grams of spent coffee grounds per pant. Stripped of fragrant compounds, such as phenols, oils, and esters—so you don’t smell like a fresh pot—the fabric is said to wick away moisture while protecting against ultraviolet rays. Another plus: Because coffee grounds are naturally deodorizing, American Eagle claims you can squeeze a few extra wears between washes…”

Read the full story on Ecouterre here…


HIgh Speed ChineseTrainBring on the Chinese high speed trains
“A Chinese company has agreed to build a high speed train between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. This is after years and years of arguing about high speed trains in North America, soaring costs and delays, delays and more delays. According to Bloomberg, the 230 mile long line could start construction next September, as many of the required approvals are already in place…”

Get the scoop on Treehugger now…


SpongeSuitThis 3D-printed bikini can clean polluted water
“Move over, SpongeBob, the Spongesuit bikini is here.

A team of engineers has developed a unique material, the Sponge, that can clean water of contaminants in an eco-friendly and cost-effective manner, and then be melted back down and reused again. To showcase the new material, which has a “highly porous structure that is super hydrophobic” and which easily absorbs and retains contaminants, a design firm paired it with a 3D-printed bikini form, creating the Spongesuit….”

Read all about it on Treehugger now…


Doodlage India Upcycled FashionIndia’s Doodlage Upcycles Textile Waste Into Quirky Garments
“The concept of upcycling has only just begun to gain traction in the couture fashion industry in India, and Kriti Tula is leading the way. Every piece from her label ‘Doodlage’ is completely unique and constructed from recycled garments and industrial waste fabrics. She approaches upcycling by sourcing the fabrics straight from factories that create the waste fabrics…”

Full story on Ecouterre…


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