Fabric pots for everyday gardening

August 1st, 2017

Why use heavy, breakable terra cotta or nonporous plastic pots for plants and flowers when you can use pots made of breathable fabric? That’s the idea behind Jardisac, the all-fabric containers. Jardisac pots are permeable, allowing water to run through the soil for maximum air circulation and drainage to keep the plant’s roots healthy. The […]

Read More

Textile methods for tissue repair

June 15th, 2016

Elizabeth Loboa, dean of Missouri University College of Engineering, experiments with biomaterials seeded with stem cells to grow and replace missing tissue lost through injury, illness or surgery. These “scaffolds” hold stem cells as they grow into tissue; scaffolds then degrade to leave the natural tissue in place. Scaffolds can be made using electrospinning, a […]

Read More