‘Wooden’ denim uses less resources by replacing cotton with tree pulp

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The textiles industry is one with a sizeable carbon footprint, especially considering the always-changing nature of fashion quickly renders products out of date. We’ve already seen Vapor Apparel recycle landfill plastic into its ECO Spin fabric, and now a PhD researcher from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland has developed environmentally-friendly ‘wooden’ jeans – a denim made from the pulp of eucalyptus trees.

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