SMART launches second annual Halloween costume contest

October 2nd, 2015

The Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART) has launched its second annual SMART Upcycled Halloween Costume Contest. Individuals are invited to enter homemade, upcycled Halloween costumes for a chance to win a $100 first prize Amazon gift card. Second and third prize winners will receive a $50 and $25 Amazon gift card, respectively. The […]

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VTT to turn waste cotton into fashion line

September 23rd, 2015

Effective in 2016, the European Union ban on placing organic waste at landfills is fast approaching. In response, the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a cellulose dissolution technique that turns old, worn-out cotton clothing into new fibers for the textile industry. Based on this process, VTT has teamed up with Ethica Ltd. […]

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