Sustainable Fashion Round-Up: What’s New in Eco Fabrics?

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When it comes to developing sustainable fabrics, textile manufacturers have got their work cut out for them. It’s not just about improvement of current favorites like bamboo and cotton, but future-thinking research and development, as well.

Here’s a sampling of what’s being tested and what’s already arrived for you, the fashion-forward green consumer:

Nilit has introduced an eco-friendly nylon yarn that’s made from recycled polymer waste.

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) has introduced a new range of Merino wool fabrics for applications such as active wear and sportswear.

Scabal has introduced its Four Seasons fabric made from eco-friendly wool for suits.

Vermont Organic Fiber Company has introduced a fabric called O-Wool Washable that is resistant to shrinking and felting during washing.

Greensource has launched two new styles of jeans made from organic cotton that will be sold in Wal-Mart and Kmart stores.

Agion Technologies is forging its way towards a Gold Cradle to Cradle environmental certification with a new anti-microbial treatment.

Argentina-based Indarra.dtx develops clothing that integrates technology and the latest advances in textile development with natural, biodegrading, recyclable and renewable materials.

Air-Dyes is using 100% recycled polyester made from plastic bottles.

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Amy DuFault

Amy DuFault is a conscious lifestyle writer, consultant and fashion instigator. She resides in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.