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Eco-Fashion Encyclopedia updates November

Eco-Fashion Encyclopedia updated with seven terms. It is a part of the Denim Encyclopedia and Diagram Library. It contains more than 1200 illustrated terms.

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Connected design

At the core of developing a sustainable design is to learn a basic set of values and a deep understanding that everything is connected. Sustainable design or meta-design processes use’s tool that is wide and not narrowed. The concept that everything is connected is far from new; in Buddhism, one of the fundamental pillars is a profound understanding that everything is connected and dependent. In sustainable design, Buddhism can teach us that an idea of causality is central. Nothing can exist of its own accord. Translated into a language we understand is that influence through a design process of different scale power someone or something directly or indirectly locally or global in our society. It can make an impact now, here or elsewhere or soon. Both as a tool for design and sustainable development connected can teach us to be less selfish and evolve compassion, which is one of the main reasons to care for the environment anyhow. Recommended post; The essential design tool for a sustainable future

Tissue engineering

Tissue engineering can perhaps be best defined through the use as a combination of cells, engineering materials, and suitable biochemical factors to improve or replace biological function biomaterials. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering are fields of disciplinary applied within tissue engineering. The primary function is to replace, repair or enhance the biological function of diseased and damaged human body parts. The materials used for the process to restore issue such as, polymer hydro-gel, self-assembly, woven matrix, Nano-fibrous electrospun matrices, 3D weaving, or any other textile technology-based technique. Depending upon their structural and functional requirements.

Tissue engineering concept
The market globally is estimated to be 725 billion, growing by approximately 10 to 15% per annum. Bio material’s application consists of low-tech biomaterial-based prosthetic devices used in the fields of high-tech biomaterials, orthopaedics, dental, drug delivery, cardiovascular, ophthalmology, bone regeneration, wound healing, bio-adhesives, radiotherapeutics and cosmetic surgery. Growth figures for tissue engineering within the cosmetic industry are as high as 10–25% per annum.
Main applications of biomaterials are:

  • Biofilms/membranes/barrier
  • Tissue regeneration
  • Bio-engineered nerves/tendons
  • Artificial skin
  • Wound management
  • Absorbents/wound dressings
  • Homeostatic agent

Tipping point

The tipping point is an irreversible moment when the dreaded feedback loop begins. The most central issue today for the scientific community is the tipping point; have humans already went far. It is possible to reverse global warming? A tipping point happens when the temperature gets high cause forests to release CO2, rather than absorb it. Those tons of gas rise temperature and cause loop to spin faster. What kind of indications gives answers when we reach the point of no return? More information about tipping point indicators BAMS State of the climate – 2009
The following potential climatic indications are happening now:

  • Destruction of the Amazon rainforest
  • Disruption of the North Atlantic current
  • The decrease in ocean salinity
  • The disintegration of Greenland’s ice sheet
  • The slowdown of the Antarctic circumpolar current
  • The collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet
  • Thinning of the ozone layer
  • The recession of glaciers on the Tibetan Plateau
  • Shrinking of the Sahara desert
  • Disruptions in the Asian and West African monsoon
  • Unleashing into the atmosphere of Tundra methane stores
  • Creation of a permanent El Niño conditions

Alginate fibres

Alginate fibres traced back as far as 3000BC, use of seaweed extracts for medicine and food frequently applied in history, and another era in the food industry, pharmaceuticals, and textiles. In 1880, it was developed a new method for extraction of iodine and salts from seaweed and named the substance ‘algin’. The most widespread commercial use is the brown, highly viscosity alginate fibres. Alginate is non-flammable and combined with other fibres. It takes on a sheer appearance. The natural strength and flexibility to the algal long with the ability to produce fibres from its isomers, make alginate the ideal wound dressing. When added to the fibre, it provides a superior wound-care dressing.


Equity: using the law to restructure human nature. Prove in a fair society it develops better social skills in almost all fields of social importance. The book The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better, published in 2009. It highlights that equity in every social problem is significantly better than more unequal countries; physical health, mental health, drug abuse, education, imprisonment, obesity, social mobility, trust and community life, violence, teenage pregnancies, and child well-being. More equality trust research UK

The Triple bottom line

The triple bottom line is a development of the existing economic model of which revenue minus expenses, which is either “loss” if negative, or “profit” if positive.; it adds two more bottom lines, environmental and social concerns. The triple bottom line is the “three pillars”; profit, people, and the planet.
Social progress:
education community outreach human rights diversity
environment health & safety, global climate change crisis management, environmental policy
environmental stewardship:
biodiversity clean air – water – land emission reductions minimise waste
resource efficiency product stewardship life-cycle management regional materials
economic growth:
innovation, capital efficiency risk management, growth enhancement
job creations skills enhancement local economic impact social investments

Recycled fibres

It should be no surprise that recycled polyester represented the lion’s share of recycled textiles in the apparel and textile industries. Sports apparel, uniforms, and home furnishings, as well as lifestyle products, were the leading users of the fibre among respondents. Those companies able to provide forecasts for 2011 and 2012 anticipate steady growth of recycled polyester products and most indicate a high level of interest in other recycled fibre such as nylon and cotton

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