USDA develops reusable cotton antimicrobial wipes

July 1st, 2023

ARS researchers (from left) Sunghyun Nam, Matthew Hillyer and Pablo Salame use the needle punching process to produce washable antimicrobial cotton wipes in the nonwoven pilot plant at the ARS Southern Regional Research Center in New Orleans. Photo: Crista Madison/USDA ARS U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) researchers have developed machine-washable cotton […]

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Dresses made from waste materials

March 1st, 2018

It’s called deadstock—the fabric left over when clothing is manufactured. It’s a common practice for fashion houses to order more fabric than they need, as a precaution. The problem is that the leftover fabric adds up quickly into billions of square feet of textile waste each year. Much of that ends up in landfills instead […]

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