Why climate change is material for the cotton industry

February 27, 2017 by  
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The cotton industry is turning to innovation to help it weather challenging growing conditions ahead.

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Kumeko’s New Snug Chair is a Comfy Felt Seat that Envelops its User

February 5, 2013 by  
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Snug is comfy, soft chair produced by Kumeko that provides a flexible seat to relax in. It consists of a soft inner cushion surrounded by a sleeve, creating a cozy shell that envelops the user. The integrated belt on the top of the sleeve allows Snug to be adjusted to support your body in a variety of different positions. The material for the sleeve was specially developed by Kumeko, and it is made from Jersey tubes stuffed with polyurethane foam, which are woven into the 100% wool felt to create a 3D double-sided pattern. The wool felt retains the temperature inside the sleeve and makes the item durable, while the jersey tubes add soft padding. Snug comes in three sizes. + Kumeko The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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World’s Third Largest Paper Company Promises to Halt Deforestation in Indonesia

February 5, 2013 by  
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Indonesian forest photo from Shutterstock Today the world’s third largest paper company, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) pledged to stop deforestation in Indonesia. As a result of years of campaigning by activist groups such as Greenpeace, the company stopped clearing virgin forests and announced that they will only source material from land that was not a rainforest ecosystem or that has already been cleared. This is a major victory for Indonesia’s forests, the world at large, and those looking to preserve habitats for critically endangered animals such as the Sumatran tiger and orangutan. Read the rest of World’s Third Largest Paper Company Promises to Halt Deforestation in Indonesia Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aida greenbury , app , asia pacific resources international , asia pulp & paper , disney , Greenpeace , indonesia , kfc , Mattel , orangutan , Paper , rainforest , scott poynton , sumatran tiger , the forest trust , xerox

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Cotton Grown in Africa is Easier on the Earth Than Conventional Plantations

January 6, 2013 by  
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The cotton industry consumes a pile of water and emits significant greenhouse gases , but new research reveals that growing cotton in Africa exacts a smaller ecological price. Cotton Made in Africa commissioned Hamburg-based Systain to conduct an independent study as part of an Aid by Trade Foundation initiative to determine the carbon and water footprint of African smallholders. It turns out that their cotton plantations emit 70 percent less carbon dioxide and consume 18,000 liters less water per kilogram of cotton lint than conventional operations such as those in Pakistan. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Africa , aid by trade foundation , carbon dioxide emissions , carbon footprint , clothing , cotton , ecological footprint , greenhouse gases , Pakistan , water footprint

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Levi’s Launches 2 Million Pairs of Jeans Made With Better Cotton

November 4, 2011 by  
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This week Levi ‘s invited Inhabitat to their San Francisco HQ to celebrate their first collection of products made with Better Cotton . The initiative is working with 40,000 farmers to produce cotton using less water and chemicals while raising labor standards and income levels – and 2 million pairs of Levi’s jeans made with Better Cotton are already on store shelves! Since 95% of Levi’s products are made from cotton, this initiative has tremendous potential if they’re able to scale it up – read on for a closer look. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: better cotton , Better Cotton Initiative , cotton , eco-fashion , green design , green products , green textiles , Levis , sustainable design , sustainable style , water issues

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Levi’s Jeans Made With Rocks, Not Water

November 3, 2011 by  
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Jeans may be the ultimate fashion essential, but your favorite pair of Levi’s 501’s come with a heavy toll on the environment: A single pair of jeans uses over 800 gallons of water throughout its lifecycle – from the cotton fields to your closet to…

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PHOTOS: Spiderman Table Made From Car Parts

November 2, 2011 by  
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Recycled materials are finding their way into some pretty crazy stuff these days. But this one deserves a closer look. This handmade Spiderman end table is a comic-lover’s dream, and it’s all made from recycled car parts. In their…

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A Better Way to Make Cotton Better

November 2, 2011 by  
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It will take a global network of retailers, farmers, NGOs and shoppers to make global cotton production better for the planet. Fortunately, the Better Cotton Initiative brings all these groups to the table. Here’s how.

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College Students Build Incredible Haunted Maze

November 1, 2011 by  
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For the last five years, a group of college students have built a haunted maze in Long Beach, Calif., and opened it up for free to community members on Halloween night. But this year, the students decided to make an eco-friendly Halloween…

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Used Cooking Oil to Power U.K. Homes

November 1, 2011 by  
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Creative greenies have found some pretty cool applications for used cooking oil. It powers bus fleets, helps people travel the world and can even be used to heat your home. This month, Merseyside, England is taking recycled oil even further by…

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