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Infographic: Environmental Impacts of the Textile Industry
The fashion and textile industry is an intricate business. Do you know how it works?
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Cooper Hewitt Short Stories: A Gift from J.P. Morgan
Last month in Cooper Hewitt Short Stories, we galloped through Sarah’s equestrian passion. In November’s short story, written by Matilda McQuaid, Deputy Curatorial Director and Head of Textiles at Cooper Hewitt, the sisters receive an important gift to their museum’s collection from family friend, J.P. Morgan. Margery Masinter, Trustee, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Sue...
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Green Glossary: B for Biodegradable
While natural and synthetic fibers are nearly 100% recyclable as long as they are not blended, not all textiles are 100% biodegradable.
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Boro and Other Japanese Recycled Wonders
Textile expert Stephen Szczepanek, owner of the textile gallery Sri, shares his knowledge about the remarkable recycling practices that were deeply embedded in Japanese folk culture.
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Infographic: Global Apparel and Textile Insights
Infographic: what you need to know about the fashion industry. In the past forty years, the scale and the geographical distribution of production of the textile, clothing and footwear industries have changed dramatically.
Design Solutions for Curbing Textile Waste
Panel discussion presenting three Scraps designers’ approaches to the shockingly high human and environmental costs of textile and apparel production.
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I Can Weave with Anything
Designer Suzanne Tick turns trash into textile treasures.
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A Textile Collage
Designed by Reiko Sudo, one of Japan's most important contemporary textile designers.
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Green Glossary: A for Artisanal
What the term means in the 21st-century.