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 rapier type conveys a pick of weft from a stationary package through the shed by means of either a single rapier or a pair of rapiers. Rapiers are either rigid rods or flexible steel tapes, which are straight when in the shed but on withdrawal are wound onto a wheel, in order to save floor space. Read more..
Dry or raw denim, contrary to washed denim, is a denim fabric that is not washed after being dyed during its production. Over time, denim will extensively fade, which is often considered desirable. Read more..