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Re-post | Upcycling: The New Wave of Sustainable Fashion

Re-post | Upcycling: The New Wave of Sustainable Fashion

By Beth Stewart of Redress In a world still churning out trendy throw-away fashion pieces at breakneck speed, the idea of upcycled or refashioned apparel can be an anomaly. But it is a continuously growing trend and is one of the most sustainable things people can do in fashion. As upcycling makes use of already existing pieces, it often uses few resources in its creation and actually keeps ‘unwanted’ items out of the waste stream. Yes, your clothes have an afterlife There are more textiles produced in the world today than can be used — many of the large clothing chains can produce as many as...

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How Sustainable is Linen?

How Sustainable is Linen?

Linen. It’s the luxurious fabric you want to wear every time summer rolls around. But the big question remains: how sustainable is linen? Rest assured, we have some interesting news for #linenlovers. The Pros of Linen Linen is one of the most biodegradable and stylish fabrics in fashion history. It is strong, naturally moth resistant, and made from flax plant fibres, so when untreated (i.e. not dyed) it is fully biodegradable. It’s natural colours include ivory, ecru, tan and grey. Linen can withstand high temperatures – making the fabric generally perfect for raiding the jungle or lounging on a tropical island. It absorbs moisture...

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Fabric Technology | Turning Plastic into Polyester

Fabric Technology | Turning Plastic into Polyester

Single use plastic bottles are humanities shame, with drinking water available to so many of us through taps, we still buy these eco-enemies daily. This adds up to a staggering 300 million tons of plastic produced globally each year; at the same time, the classic go-with-everything cotton T takes around 2,700 litres of water to produce (yes, that’s just one T-shirt) when you consider the carbon emissions and energy needed on top of that, the impact is overwhelming. This makes plastic and textiles two of the largest contributors to waste and climate change. However, some savvy individuals have seen potential...

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Our 30 Piece Principal

Our 30 Piece Principal

The benefits of minimalism are known to bring better health, clarity of mind, more time, and more money. This is a movement towards minimalism that we at A.C.F wholly support and is at the core of our values. 

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What Is Tencel?

What Is Tencel?

  TENCEL® is a brand name for a fiber which is also called lyocell, manufactured by the Lenzing AG company. Technically, a fabric must contain at least 30% of these proprietary fibers in order to use the name Tencel, but the term has become more commonly used than lyocell for similar products from all sources. Whatever it's called, Tencel or lyocell is a sustainable fabric, regenerated from wood cellulose. It is similar in hand to rayon and bamboo, both regenerated fabrics. However, Tencel is one of the most environmentally friendly regenerated fabrics, for several reasons. Tencel fibers are grown sustainably....

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