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Eco-Friendly Textiles



hello my name is Mindy and in today's podcast I'm gonna show you eco-friendly fabrics that are used to decorate homes as the world strives to go green consumers are faced with many different kinds of fabrics the two main categories of textiles are synthetic and natural synthetic fabrics are produced by mixing chemicals together and letting it sit until the liquid becomes a solid once the chemicals harden it resembles a fiber fibers are eventually weave together to form a string and the strings are weaved together to form a fabric the alternatives are decorating with synthetic fabrics is using natural textiles these fabrics are made naturally from our environment this type of fabric is known as eco-friendly fabrics identify and environmentally safe fabrics is important for consumers to know when by an eco-friendly interior decorations by purchasing natural textiles consumers will be able to help her planet's water stay clean from chemicals and help slow down the amount of trees that are being cut down in our forests the most common forms of these fabrics that are in stores today are jute hemp organic cotton soy bamboo and recycled fabrics Jutes is a plant that grows in hot and humid climates this plant grows best a moist soil jute is becoming more and more popular in the upholstery industry where it is manufactured in the curtains and other textile fabrics for furniture another kind of eco-friendly fabric that is great to buy is made from the hunt plant it has very strong and durable fibers this plant is also good for the environment because it is a wheat therefore it grows like a weed and there's no need to use fertilizers to help this product grow this is great for our planet because when we use fertilizer on our plants it affects more than most people think as the rain falls onto the fertilized plant the water carries the fertilizer far beneath the ground eventually the fertilizer mixes into water this water can be your drinking water sewer or local waterway it is very hard to quarantine the fertilizer to the top of the soil by buying hemp made products for your interior decorating desires we could help minimize water pollution that contributes to global warming just like hemp organic cotton doesn't use any fertilizer according to sustainable cotton org in 2007 there were two organic cotton farmers growing 240 acres reducing chemicals by a little over 500 pounds reducing chemical waste is important for our communities because the less we put into the soil the fewer chemicals we put into our water not only are we affected by water contamination but marine and plant life are affected as well SOI fabric is three times as strong as wool fabric it's also a very warmed fabric as you can see this fabric consists of very long fibers that grow from the soy plant as soy products in the food industry increase so does the demand for soy fabrics the fabrics fibers are byproducts of soy production the parts of the soy plant that is left over after making food products such as tofu and soy milk are created into an eco-friendly textile therefore the best part of using soy products to furnish your house is that it eliminates waste bamboo is another plant that grows like a weed this plant naturally grows along swampy areas and human climates therefore using any chemicals on a bamboo plant is unnecessary it grows fast and there's a lot of it to go around in recent years bamboo has become quite popular for home furnishings like hemp fabrics bamboo is very durable and lasts a long time bamboo is used in all areas of interior design it's great to be used for drapes and upholstery as well as blinds finally using recycled fabrics is a great alternative to throwing your textiles in the landfill old drapes sheets and other linens are a great choice for decorating a home these textiles can be used for couch covers pillows drapes and balances by reusing old fabrics you can slow down the amount of products that are taken to the landfill in conclusion consumers start doing their part by going green by purchasing eco-friendly fabrics for interior decorating and set of synthetic fabrics consumers will be supporting a cleaner earth our planets future license consumers hands it is up to consumers to buy into cleaner water less chemicals and less trees being cut down in the forest

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  1. Gabriela Priori Bernardi

    Hello, My name is Gabriela Priori,
    I'm living in france at the moment, and I will like to became an entrepreur of bio clothing.
    I will just like to know, if you people have any information about any entreprise that sales bio fabrics in big scale.
    Thank you 

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