luglio, 2010

BioCouture, Fashion Research Project

Imagine if we could grow clothing… BioCouture aims to address ecological and sustainability issues around fashion. The BioCouture research project is harnessing nature to propose a radical future fashion vision. We are investigating the use of bacterial-cellulose, grown in a laboratory, to produce clothing. Our ultimate goal is to literally grow a dress in a vat of...

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Climate change, carbon mitigation

Over the past few years, climate change issues have moved from the academic arena to front page headlines in mainstream newspapers worldwide. Promoted by weather events such as the European heat wave in 2003, Hurricane Katrina in the United States in 2005, or icebergs melting shots, climate change has itself moved up from public debates to the political agenda. “Climate change” or...

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The Story of Cap and Trade – Italiano

The Story of Cap and Trade Sottotitoli in italiano per il video THE STORY OF CAP AND...

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The Story of Cap & Trade

The Story of Cap &...

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Top companies report gas emissions

Petrobras, Ford Brasil, Walmart Brasil, and Whirlpool are some of the first companies to voluntarily measure and publicly report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions using the Brazil GHG Protocol Program, a project of the World Resources Institute (WRI). Findings suggest nearly 30 companies that took part in the program are responsible for approximately 20 percent of Brazil’s energy and...

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Flainox targets carbon emissions

Flainox is showing its new Universal NRG garment rotary dye extractor, for which it has calculated the full lifetime CO2 impact. It claims the user can cut greenhouse gas emissions by 29%, representing a saving of $1.6 million over the typical 15-year lifespan of the machine. The Italian company, in Hall W5, Stand C70, says the carbon footprint of the new machine has been investigated over its...

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Flainox launches Dyeing Machine

Flainox has conducted in 2009 the first product life cycle assessment from “cradle-to-grave” of all the green house gasses (GHG) contributing in turn to the global warming effect that are emitted during the entire life cycle of a Universal NRProtary dyeing machine. The Life Cycle Assessment has been performed by an independent consultant provider, Rexizon according to ISO 14044 and BSI...

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London spotlights eco and ethical fashion

London spotlights eco and ethical fashion

Two major eco-textile and ethical fashion events will join forces in London this autumn when the Ethical Fashion Source exhibition runs alongside the fourth international RITE Group conference on sustainable textiles. Leading speakers include Baroness Lola Young OBE, Forum for the Future, Marks & Spencer, DuPont, Huntsman, surf brand Finisterre, plus five breakout sessions on textile...

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