Material Matter

  • Material Matter: The Functionality of Cork

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    Cork is a natural material that gets most of its usage in wine bottles. A European company has found a way to integrate this material's functional properties into their high quality fabrics. Schoeller is a textile and technology company, based in...


  • Material Matter: Community Supported Cloth

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    Transparency is a hot topic within the fashion industry, consumers are understanding the importance of knowing where their clothes actually come from. Now there is a new option for artisans to get non-toxic, regionally grown and woven textiles thr...


  • Material Matter: Eco-Suede

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    Traditional suede fabric is a type of leather that comes from the underside of the animal skin. It is given a napped finish to provide a soft texture making it a desirable material in the fashion industry. An Italian manufacturing company has figured...


  • Material Matter: Dress Yourself in Orange

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    The following article is courtesy of The Sustainable Angle, a not for profit organization initiating and supporting projects that contribute to minimizing environmental degradation, while helping businesses and individuals make informed decisions whe...


  • Material Matter: The Bacx™ Collection

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    Many fascinating, innovative materials have come from Italy, so it’s no surprise that this collection of fabrics does too. The Bacx™ collection offers a new generation of silks, 100% transparent and generated from waste. Centro Seta, a Florenc...


  • Material Matter: Why GOTS Delivers Sustainability

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    The following article is courtesy of The Sustainable Angle, a not for profit organisation initiating and supporting projects that contribute to minimizing environmental degradation, while helping businesses and individuals make informed decisions wh...


  • Material Matter: Re-Engineered Wool

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    A collaboration from Italian textile producers has created a transparent supply chain for re-engineered wool; providing a high quality material for premium brands while keeping conscience production practices in mind. Just outside the infamous Flo...


  • Material Matter: F-ABRIC From Europe

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    Two brothers searched to provide their employees with sustainable workwear, but what they developed has become something greater. Their products are grown and made in fair conditions, all within the EU border. What started out as a bag company in...


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