Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Eco Knowledge

We love reading the Bodkin blog for all the deep thoughts a fashionable lady can have regarding the production of clothing and its relationship to our environment. The options for ecologically-minded fabrics seem to be expanding exponentially lately, but we often find while hunting down vintage that a lot of pieces from the 1970s onwards have odd fabric content that sometimes takes a dictionary to decipher.

Here's a good run down of some interesting textiles out there right now:
If companies were digging on these eco fibers starting in the '70s (or less commercially since the 13th century Japan), why don't we see more mainstream iterations nowadays?

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