Friday, June 13, 2008

Green Textiles: Volcano Fabric and Coconut Cloth

TerraDry makes volcano fabric

One of the coolest things about being part of the sustainable fashion revolution is the badass textiles and fabrics that are coming from some highly unexpected sources.

Like TerraDry Fabrics, a Canadian company making naturally anti-microbial, moisture-wicking, quick dry fabric from volcanic material (yessir, you read correctly). The coolest thing about TerraDry is that the fabric naturally creates heat cutting the amount of drying time and energy use needed for itself and the rest of the load.

Coconut fabric

Another company that is just bizarrely cool is Cocona, which is a fabric for athletic garb made from the activated carbon of coconut shells. This fiber is also moisture wicking, quick dry, and anti-microbial.

The only thing to be done now is sing, "I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts. Here they are all standing in a row. Big ones, small ones, some as big as your head..." Or maybe not.

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