Soy Clothing: Neo-Metaefficient

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Soy in clothing isn’t exactly new. Henry Ford first talked of it in the 1940s and was photographed wearing the first known soy suit and tie. Soy fibers largely disappeared though, until recent developments in China. Now, soybean protein fiber is being marketed as a “vegetable cashmere” — a new eco-friendly luxury textile. Those who’ve […]

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Pangaya: Sustainable Women’s Fashion

These low-rise pants are made of organic cotton and a little lycra ($76). Pangaya sells a line of women’s clothing made from Organic Cotton, Tencel, Hemp and Eco-Spun. Pangaya’s environmental statement: “Pangaya is dedicated to offering our customers the finest environmentally friendly products in the world. While most of the time this means organic, we […]

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Women’s Top: 100% Tencel

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This women’s top cross-front is by Liz Clairborne and is made of 100% Tencel. Tencel is an environmentally sound fabric produced from wood-pulp, which is twisted or spun into yarns, and then woven or knitted into fabrics and garments. Travelers often use Tencel clothing because of its resistance to wrinkles. Tencel is the brand name […]

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