Radon is a radioactive gas formed in the decay of uranium that is a serious air pollutant. Radon typically enters a building through cracks in the foundation. Read more.
The perennial stalk producing ramie plant has been cultivated in eastern Asia for fibre since prehistoric times. Growing 3-8 feet high, with heart-shaped leaves, the plant’s fibre was used in fabric in ancient Egypt and was known in Europe during the middle Ages. Read more..
Range-dyeing is a process in which yarn runs through indigo dye, then the color fix by exposing it to air. This allows the fabric to fade gradually.
Rapidly renewable material is a term used to describe materials, fibres, animal or any other product considered agricultural that takes ten years or less to grow, raise and harvest in an ongoing sustainable way. Read more..
The synthetic fibre known as rayon produced from regenerated cellulose wood pulp that has been chemically treated. Fabrics made of rayon are strong, highly absorbent, and soft; they drape well and can be mixed in brilliant, long-lasting colors. Read more..
REACH is the new European Union Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) which came into force in 2007, aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks posed by chemicals. Read more..