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textile yarns - the secret to fabric development

Yarns are the often forgotten about secret to creating more sustainable fabrics and garments. By understanding them we can create garments that will last longer and perform better, here's how...

What are Synthetic Fabrics? - A Guide to Man Made Fibers

Rayon was the first synthetic fiber, and originally consumers hated it. It wasn't until the invention of nylon, which made women's nylon stockings a possibility that the world became obsessed with synthetic fibers and faster fashion. How did one little fiber change the fashion world forever? We'll get to that. And, talk about how other synthetic fibers continue to shape fashions hottest trends.

Luxury Wool and Eco-Friendly ECO WOOL Alternatives

The fourth topic of TEXTILES 101 is Luxury Wool. Before you buy that discounted, to good to be true cashmere, educate yourself on some of the worlds most sustainable and rare luxury wool in the world. Cashmere, yak, camel wool, guanaco, mohair, alpaca, vicuna, angora, shahtoosh.

What Is Wool? And How To Buy The Best Sweater - Ever

The first trick to knowing the difference between a $30 sweater and a $300 sweater is understanding what is wool, + all the fiber properties

Natural Plant Fibers

New to the fashion world? Welcome :) To help catch you up to speed, virtue + vice is offering free mini-courses. We will be releasing a new chapter bi-monthly. The courses will take you from the very first step in the fashion supply chain, textile fibers, all the way through to the finished product in stores. Our first crash course is TEXTILES 101. The second topic of TEXTILES 101 is Natural Plant Fibers.

Complete Guide to Fabric Market Shopping in Sham Shui Po

Sham Shui Po is a fabric market located in Kowloon and is one of Hong Kongs best-kept fashion secrets. Designers looking for deadstock - Sham Shui Po is your holy grail. Basically, it's where Chinese mills, from fast fashion to high-end, sell off their deadstock. 

What Are Textiles and Fibers?

New to the fashion world? Welcome :) To help catch you up to speed, virtue + vice is offering free mini-courses. We will be releasing a new chapter bi-weekly. The courses will take you from the very first step in the fashion supply chain, textile fibers, all the way through to the finished product in stores. Our first crash course is TEXTILES 101, which answers, what are textiles, and how do we know if they are sustainable or not. The first topic of Textiles 101 is WHAT ARE TEXTILE FIBERS? And, why are they important in sustainable fashion design? Get ready to learn everything there is to know about the very first step in designing a product.

Handloom and Khadi - A Look into India's Cultural Politics

India as a country, has a rich tradition of textiles. Today, Jaipur in Rajasthan and Ahmedabad in Gujarat have become international hotspots for handloom and khadi Indian made fabrics. Textiles are a living history book. They are a window into a countries history and culture. To understand the importance of Khadi, first, we need to explore its evolution. The art of handloom and Khadi has helped India to gain independence and shape it into the country it is today.

What is Biodynamic Farming?

Move over organic and fair trade, the newcomer to the sustainable and ethical fashion scene is clothing made by harnessing the power of astrology. The health and wellness area is seeing a growing market in apparel thanks to biodynamic farming.

6 TOTALLY FREE WAYS TO INSTANTLY BECOME A MORE SUSTAINABLE FASHIONISTA

Joining the movement can often feel like a daunting and expensive undertaking to newbies. After doing your first bit of research you probably learned our closets are packed with unsustainable plastic fibers, toxic dyes, and in many cases slave labor. 

What Is Rayon? A Textile Engineer Breaks It Down

What is rayon fabric? Is it eco friendly, does it biodegrade, and is it safe to wear? We break down what you are really wearing when you buy rayon.

sustainable jeans - how eco friendly is your denim

Could polyester be the key to sustainable denim development?
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