Have you ever heard of mercerized wool? Perhaps you have. However, wool in fact cannot be mercerized! Continue reading Mercerized wool?
In the same category as the sweater, nice to see: Continue reading Cradle to cradle and biodegradability of a plastic bag
Yellowing of textile is caused by a reaction. There are different kinds of yellowing (and other forms of discolouration). It can happen in different stages: during the production process, when storing and when using the goods. It can also have different causes.
Often, yellowing concerns a reaction with phenols. This we call ‘phenolic yellowing’ or ‘gas fading by NO2′. These phenols are present in Continue reading Phenolic yellowing of textile
Simply said, cradle to cradle knows 2 cycles: either the industrial (re-use and re-/upcycling), or the ‘returning to nature’. The latter we do by ‘biodegrading’ materials, related to composting. In this movie you can see clearly how this works with wool: Continue reading Cradle to cradle and biodegradability of a woollen sweater
• Composition label (or ‘content label’) …
………. what are the official fibre names to use?
………. in what language should it be written and does it vary per export country?
………. how to determine the composition?
………. what deviation is allowed Continue reading Starting a new clothing company: what to consider?