Wood Pulp Jeans | Eco-Friendly Fashion

Jeans Manufacturing Eco Friendly Using Tree Pulp

Dawn Ellams, a PhD researcher from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, has developed Tencel, a denim fabric made from the pulp of eucalyptus trees.

The textile industry has a sizable carbon footprint, especially considering the constant turnover of new fashion styles and trends. Environmentally conscious textile manufacturers like Vapor Apparel recycle landfill plastic into ECO Spin fabric. Dawn Ellams, a Heriot-Watt University researcher, at the School of Textile & Design has developed denim fabric made from the pulp of eucalyptus trees.

According to her, traditional methods for making cotton denim requires about 42 liters of water and toxic chemicals. Her research has produced a technique for turning wood chip tencel fiber into denim fabric using one-fifth the resources and a digital printing process that applies color and stonewashed effects.

Currently, wood pulp fabric production is expensive and Ellams hopes to streamline the process to make it cost effective for manufacturers.

Website: www.hw.ac.uk
Contact: www.twitter.com/dawnellams

Spotted by: Tracy Chong

Source | http://www.springwise.com/


About C. Rae White

I'm a proud 6th generation Detroiter, a creative who loves working with my hands and a fashion fanatic with a thing for shoes, bags and jewelry. I'm a family researcher who loves discovering the details of my ancestors lives. Thanks for stopping by!
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