Second Life Rugs Turns Factory Residue Wools Into Beautiful High-Pile Rugs

November 13, 2012 by  
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Second Life Rugs converts wool production residues into beautifully patterned, thick, shag-pile rugs. Instead of being spun and dyed, the wool scraps are boiled, shredded and knotted. What results is a piece of decor that is not only of a higher aesthetic, but handmade, unique and eco-friendly! + Designshop 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! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: second life rugs , Sustainable Materials , Ute Ketelhake , wool rugs , wool scrap rugs , wool scraps

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“Dirty White Gold’s” Leah Borromeo Talks About Farmer Suicides and GM Cotton

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Cotton is at the heart of clothing manufacturing, but as most only see the material in its final, hanger-hugging form, few are aware of the incredible human and environmental costs associated with its production. Leah Borromeo, a journalist and filmmaker based in London, has set out to illuminate the “debts, pesticides, and suicides” that surrounds the fibers of our clothing. Nearly 300,000 Indian cotton farmers have killed themselves over the years to escape the poverty trap of industrialized agriculture, yet their plight continues to go unrecognized. We recently spoke to the documentarian about her latest film,  The Cotton Film: Dirty White Gold , the human cost of  cheap fashion , and why the fashion industry needs to shape up. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: conventional cotton , Dirty White Gold , eco-fashion , Ethical Fashion , farmer suicides , forced labor , genetic engineering , genetic modification , green fashion , human rights , India , Leah Borromeo , organic cotton , pesticides , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable style , sweatshop labor , sweatshop workers , sweatshops , toxic chemicals , workers rights

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The Twist DIY Mattress Kit Lets You Custom Build a Comfy Mattress Stuffed with Buckwheat Hulls

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New York based designer, Lynne Cimino, has designed The Twist DIY Mattress Kit,  a new system that allows anyone to make their own mattress. Fabric chains are filled with organically grown buckwheat hulls – which Lynne sells at a bulk rate of $1.75 per pound – and then the stuffed modular chains are twisted together into a fabulous design. The Twist Mattress is an economical, all-natural mattress that does right by the environment. If you are unsure if a buckwheat hull mattress is for you, Lynne suggests to try out a  DIY buckwheat hull mattress topper  or  DIY buckwheat hull pillow inserts . These items are pre-sewn and ready to be filled buckwheat hulls. + Open Your Eyes Bedding 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! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: buckwheat mattress , eco bedding , eco mattress , green mattress , Lynne Cimino , mattress alternatives , modular mattress , natural mattress , The Twist DIY Mattress Kit

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