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Vero Marchand, visual ceramist, and Alex Royce, contemporary mosaic artist, present a joint exhibition, on subjects. Marie Françoise Francken, wool spinner, also participates in this exhibition.

At the beginning of this exhibition: charcoal (disc-shaped body, pierced with a central hole, the weight of which ensures uniform rotation of the hand-spinning spindle), It was found during the last excavations in the summer of 2021, opposite the monastery of Saint-Just, in Valcabrere. This tiny thing connects our three professions, connects antiquity and the present, turning to thread, rope Vero and Alex trust each other.

What leads to another is the weaving of encounters.

Véro Marchand, after doing some research on previous tools, extrapolates, enlarges, reduces the size of these objects, and creates a collection of sandstone and porcelain sculptures, embellished with her universe of imbricated, multi-faceted imprints.

Alex Royce, as a mosaic artist, works with very different and unexpected materials. The creations are inspired by proverbs on spinning, the origin of wool and knitting patterns.

Marie-Françoise Francken will present her spinning wheel and her spindle on Thursday June 6 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. You will connect the three professions through their own rotation.

Contact for visits or internships:

Ferro: 06 14 33 39 86 – Alexandria: 07 85 19 97 85 –

Tourist information office 6 rue du Barry. 05 62 00 79 55. The exhibition is visible until June 29.

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PolyU’s Pioneering Technologies in AI, Materials Science and Biotechnology Recognized at 2022 TechConnect Innovation Awards https://BellaKnitting.com/polyus-pioneering-technologies-in-ai-materials-science-and-biotechnology-recognized-at-2022-techconnect-innovation-awards/ Thu, 19 May 2022 11:37:00 +0000 https://BellaKnitting.com/polyus-pioneering-technologies-in-ai-materials-science-and-biotechnology-recognized-at-2022-techconnect-innovation-awards/

HONG KONG, May 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Polytechnic University of Hong Kong (PolyU) has won three prestigious global innovation awards in artificial intelligence (AI), materials science and biotechnology at TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo 2022 (TechConnect) – the world’s largest multi-industry event to foster the development and commercialization of innovations.

This is the sixth consecutive year that PolyU research teams have won the most prestigious awards among the best innovators, and PolyU is the only higher education institution in hong kong to be honored with the awards this year.

PolyU’s award-winning innovations include an AI-based chest X-ray imaging technique for clinical applications and a temperature-controlled automatic mask. They are dedicated to improving medical diagnosis or bringing greater comfort to people’s daily protection during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The other popular PolyU innovation is a new type of moisture-absorbing and sweat-wicking fabric that is more environmentally friendly. The three inventions are among 70 technologies awarded by leading institutions around the world such as US National Laboratories and other leading universities.

Teacher Christopher ChaoVice President (Research and Innovation) of PolyUsaid, “The University is delighted that our research teams continue to bring top-quality, award-winning technologies to the world and have been recognized at this global event for the sixth consecutive year. PolyU has undertaken various strategic initiatives to build a strong I&T ecosystem. , cultivating strong fundamental knowledge and fostering innovative mindsets to stimulate and drive new research.”

During the TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo to be held at washington d.c. from June 13 to 15, a PolyU delegation will present many innovative projects. Teacher larry chowDirector of Research and Innovation at PolyUsaid, “TechConnect has been connecting the world’s best applied research and first innovations from academia to industry for more than 20 years. It has become a forward-looking technology platform that supports global science and technology initiatives and opens up many partnership opportunities. . The PolyU delegation will meet with technology companies for potential collaborations.”

The details of PolyU’s three winning innovations are as follows:

Quantitative Analysis of Chest X-rays and AI-Assisted CT Scans for the Management of COVID-19 Patients (Teacher. Jing CAI, Department of Health Technology and Information Technology)

AI-enhanced techniques for clinical applications of COVID-19 provide accurate and inexpensive imaging solutions for diagnosis, severity stratification, and prognosis of COVID-19. These applications include AI-assisted chest X-ray imaging, AI-assisted COVID-19 disease segmentation, and multi-view analysis. Their wide accessibility will benefit developing countries that lack the resources to accurately diagnose and monitor COVID-19.

Multi-layer polylactic acid fabric and manufacturing technology absorbs moisture and releases sweat (Prof. Hong HU, Institute of Textiles and Clothing)

The new fabric differs from existing moisture-wicking fabric technology in that its manufacturing technique is simpler, cheaper and more environmentally friendly. Using double weft knitting technology, it only takes one manufacturing process to produce the new fabric structure with improved moisture wicking and sweat releasing properties. It also has inherent biological resistance and is ideal for use in school uniforms and sportswear.

Omni-Cool-Breath: an air-conditioned intelligent mask (Dr Dahua SHOU, professor Jintu FAN and Dr. HUANG Guanghan, Institute of Textiles and Clothing)

Omni-Cool-Breath is the first automatic temperature-controlled mask that provides revolutionary access to all-day fresh breath and thermal comfort in a variety of activities and thermal conditions. It reduces temperature by 12°C and humidity by 65% ​​under low voltage via an innovative miniature thermoelectric cooling system. The lightweight, ergonomically designed mask uses biodegradable, skin-friendly 3D printing materials that allow the user to enjoy nine hours of clean air.

For more details on the 2022 TechConnect Innovation Winners, please visit the official website:
https://www.techconnectworld.com/World2022/participate/innovation/awards.html

Media Contact
Samuel Yeung
Project Manager, Office of Research and Innovation
Tel: (852) 3400 2815
E-mail: [email protected]

Matt Ho
Senior Manager, Communications and Public Affairs
Tel: (852) 3400 2131
E-mail: [email protected]

SOURCE Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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Top 3 SPAC targets – Sustainable consumer materials https://BellaKnitting.com/top-3-spac-targets-sustainable-consumer-materials/ Fri, 06 May 2022 11:14:21 +0000 https://BellaKnitting.com/top-3-spac-targets-sustainable-consumer-materials/
May 6, 2022
INTEL by Nicholas Alan Clayton

SPACInsider contributors Anthony Sozzi and Sam Beattie this week compiled their three favorite potential SPAC targets among companies making sustainable consumer products or materials. We take a look at why they’re compelling and why each might be suitable for a blank merger.


It is difficult to judge virtually any sector based on price performance in the current market snapshot, regardless of the path they have taken to get listed. The best that can be said at this point is how good everything is compared to everything else.

From this perspective, one of the bright spots among de-SPACs are the consumer durable materials companies. The four such companies that have fully withdrawn from SPAC since 2019 – PACK, DNMR, PCT and ORGN – are now trading at an average price of $8.42, while the average price of all companies that have withdrawn from SPAC during this period was $6.01 as of Thursday’s close.

Consumer services companies that entered the market via IPO during this period had median returns of -38.1%, mirroring all SPACs, while consumer goods companies that IPOs would have done slightly worse with median returns of -46.1%.

It should perhaps come as no great surprise that consumer durables SPACs have risen above the noise given that this category of business bridges the gap between consumer staples, what people are going to buy happens, and sustainability, which will absorb some of the ESG investing that has to go somewhere.

This cohort is also set to be joined by three others who have announced deals with SPACs that have yet to be finalized. Two of them – Footprint, which has an ongoing merger with Gores VIII (NASDAQ:GIIX), and LanzaTech, which is merging with AMCI II (NASDAQ:AMCI) – are working on the industrial side to create sustainable packaging or the inputs for durable materials.

Grove Collective, which partners with Virgin Group II (NYSE:VGII), sells sustainable, plastic-free products through an e-commerce and subscription box model.

Bolt threads

Bolt Threads is closer to the former of these two models as it supplies durable fabrics and other materials to the textile and cosmetics industries.

Its Mylo leather alternative is created from materials derived from fungus roots and has been incorporated into products from Stella McCartney, adidas (DE:ADS) and lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU) brands.

Bolt Threads, based in Emeryville, Calif., also used bio-fermentation to create Microsilk, its sustainable silk alternative that’s made from the same proteins found in spider webs and is completely biodegradable. It has used this same protein to produce both joint products in the form of shampoos and conditioners through vegan beauty brand Vegamour and also its proprietary cosmetics brand Eighteen B.

Eighteen B was launched in 2019 and later discontinued as Bolt likely realized that a business model that completely isolated it from grunt work on the retail side was more streamlined and lucrative. With that as its goal, it has already achieved unicorn status with $467 million in outside funding raised to date.

The most recent of those increases was a $140 million Series E announced not too long ago in September 2021, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t use more logs on the fire. Bolt Threads has seen many of its business lines enter commercialization in 2021. But, their applications so far – such as in Mercedes-Benz upholstery (DE:MBG) The EQXX concept car – are largely bespoke and still far from the mass market.

While there are currently 23 SPACs specifically looking for sustainability goals, Bolt Threads’ top SPAC partner might be bleuacacia (NASDAQ:BLEU), which raised $276 million in its November 2021 IPO. While the fact that his units contained half a warrant and the right to a 1/16 share may have turned off some targets in the November market, these are far from bad, especially without a overfunded trust, in the market today.

In addition, bleuacacia is led by co-presidents and co-CEOs Jide Zeitlin and Lew Frankfort. Both are former presidents and CEOs of Tapestry.com, the parent company of the Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman brands, and would therefore bring immediate customer synergies.

Pulpex

Pulpex, so to speak, already has strategic synergy to spare, but could be at this inflection point for growth and liquidity that would benefit all parties.

It was originally created as a joint venture between alcoholic beverage producer and marketer Diageo (NYSE: DEO) and Pilot Lite Ventures in 2020, with the latter owning just over 50% of the equity. Pilot Lite’s approach is to start businesses around valuable patents or Intellectual property blocked in large companies.

In this case, it is partnering with Diageo to develop its patents around the production of paper bottles. While much of the packaging space has gradually seen recycled paper products appear, glass and aluminum containers face a largely unchanged landscape. This is partly because both of these materials can already be effectively recycled. But, these recycling methods require high heat and often come with their own responsibilities for emissions or energy consumption from a sustainability perspective.

Pulpex bottles are made from 100% renewable forest raw materials and are recyclable at the curb with a 90% lower carbon footprint than glass. At the moment, this option is even more expensive than glass bottles and has other limitations. But as she continues to develop the technology, she predicts that these bottles will soon be able to handle carbonated, hot products as well as cold, still products.

PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP), Castrol, GSK (NYSE:GSK) and Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL) have each partnered in the packaging development process for their own products, and Unilever (NYSE:UL) has already prototypes presented.

And, while the current market climate may not be hot for pre-commercial ventures, Pulpex may already have one of the most powerful strategic partners possible thanks to its nearly 50% owner. in Diageo with its $115 billion market capitalization and large portfolio of alcohol brands like Crown Royal, Smirnoff and Captain Morgan.

As it develops, Pulpex will likely be more valuable to both Diageo and Pilot Lite as a pure durability game in a spin-off, which itself would be made cheaper and potentially contain a higher perk for sellers in a SPAC agreement.

Rothy’s

Speaking of companies that may not see IPOs on a regular basis in their best light, Rothy’s may have seen its closest counterpart Allbirds (NASDAQ:BIRD) steadily drop -74% since its IPO. listed on November 3, 2021.

San Francisco-based Rothy’s makes shoes and accessories for men and women knit from recycled plastic bottles. The resulting products are themselves machine washable and themselves recyclable.

Other materials used in the rubber soles and insoles of his shoes are made from seaweed harvested from waterways, as well as elements taken from castor beans, hemp fibers, sand and recycled cardboard packaging.

Rothy’s production takes place overseas, but she owns the factory in China where she claims her knitting techniques produce 30% less wasted material than competing techniques. Its D2C channel also represents 98% of its total sales.

These are all points of similarity to Allbirds and rather than suffer the rude awakening it experienced after its IPO, Rothy’s can now use its current valuation to price a SPAC deal while locking in an additional price to capture the upside when the market comes back. Due to its collapse, Allbirds is now trading at around 1.6x its current revenue while other listed peers Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL) and Chico’s (NYSE:CHS) are trading at 1.3x and 0, 6x, respectively.

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Discover these products made from upcycled or recycled materials https://BellaKnitting.com/discover-these-products-made-from-upcycled-or-recycled-materials/ Sat, 23 Apr 2022 07:38:29 +0000 https://BellaKnitting.com/discover-these-products-made-from-upcycled-or-recycled-materials/

Plastics and other non-biodegradable materials have become increasingly unpopular lately. The movement towards sustainability has accelerated in recent years, correlated with public awareness of environmental issues. There has been a subsequent shift in consumer priorities and values.

Younger generations are striving for a sustainable transition from consumer goods. Their purchasing power, their needs and their sense of socio-civic responsibility push companies to adapt to environmentally friendly alternatives.

Millennials and Generation Z are struggling with the adverse effects of the climate crisis, including famines, water shortages, extreme climate change, rising sea levels, and unrest in destabilized societies. Major brands and corporations are taking responsibility and aiming to integrate environmental, economic and social issues into their business operations.

Brands like Nike, Adidas, and Gucci are improving their manufacturing processes to cater to a smart, skeptical group of young consumers with long lives to live, money to spend, and green issues to solve.

Here are some recycled and sustainable products you should add to your cart

Nike Flyknit Running Shoes

Image: Courtesy of Nike

To meet the needs of runners who want a comfortable shoe that fits like a sock, Nike designed Flyknit in 2012 – a fundamental breakthrough in sustainable innovation. After working on the technology for nearly a decade alongside designers, engineers and programmers, Nike has developed a fabric that fits like a sock, without compromising the support and durability needed for athletic activities.

Nike has found innovative ways to minimize its carbon footprint and transform its manufacturing process by switching to recycled polyester to create these Flyknit shoes.

The Flyknit process weaves knitted strands of yarn together to form a seamless shoe upper, allowing for millimeter-precise engineering.

According to the company, Flyknit footwear has significantly reduced material waste by using digital knitting technology, rather than traditional cut-and-sew production, which produces a lot of scrap.

In an effort to double its business while halving the company’s environmental impact, each pair of these shoes is made from materials equivalent to six recycled plastic bottles.


Explore Nike Flyknit Women’s Shoes


Explore Nike Flyknit Men’s Shoes

Reform clothes

Lifestyle products made from recycled materials: Reformation
Image: Courtesy of Reformation

Founded in 2015, Los Angeles clothing brand Reformation is an ethical, “slow” fashion company that advocates sustainability and climate positivity. The brand hopes to lead by example and inspire customers to join this critical movement, through its environmentally friendly interventions. Her clothes have been worn by many celebrities such as Kendall Jenner, Kaia Gerber, Blake Lively, Taylor Swift and Hailey Bieber to name a few.

With eco-friendly products like the ‘Glenna Cashmere Sweater’, made from 90% recycled cashmere and the ‘Upcycled Patchwork High Rise Straight Jeans’, made from 57% regenerative cotton and 43% TENCEL™ Lyocell, Reformation garments are inspiring. people to switch to slow fashion.

Its 100% recyclable ‘circular Ref Jeans’ are made from fabric scraps that would otherwise end up in the trash.


Buy the Glenna cashmere sweater


Shop the Cynthia High-Waisted Straight Jean


Shop Upcycled Patchwork High-Waisted Straight Jeans

Breitling Khaki Outerknown Econyl-Yarn Watch Strap

Breitling econyl watch strap
Image: Courtesy of Breitling

Breitling is a Swiss luxury watch company based in Grenchen that was founded in 1884 by Léon Breitling in Saint-Imier, Switzerland. The brand is known for its precision chronometers designed for aviators.

Besides watches, the watch company also produces colorful, eco-friendly watch straps co-designed with Kelly Slater’s surfwear brand, Outerknown. Exuding a bold look while offering durability, these one-piece watch straps are crafted from ECONYL yarn.

This fabric is an innovative material reused from nylon waste extracted from the oceans. With a host of bright colors to choose from, their Outerknown ECONYL Yarn Straps are perfect for your summer adventures.


Buy here

Parley X Adidas

adidas parley
Image: Courtesy of Adidas

In 2015, Adidas partnered with an environmental organization, Parley For The Oceans, which focused on preserving the oceans and reducing contamination threats. The brands have worked in collaboration to transform the waste generated by marine pollution into sportswear and have also launched clothing and footwear. They have brought together high performance technology and sustainable materials, to create products made entirely from recycled ocean plastic and gillnets.

The brands have tackled some of the biggest and most tangible threats to the marine environment and presented them to a global audience.

adidas parley shoes
Image: Courtesy of Adidas

Each Adidas Parley sneaker reuses approximately eleven plastic bottles that would otherwise end up in the oceans. The color palette of this collection reflects the environment, which the brands aim to preserve. It features sea foam blues, deep greens and a spectrum of navy blue.


Buy Adidas Parley Shoes

ReNew Collection by Everlane

Everlane coats
Image: Courtesy of Everlane

Everlane, the San Francisco-based direct-to-consumer fashion retailer, launched ReNew in 2018. It’s a collection of women’s and men’s down jackets and fleeces made entirely from recycled plastic water bottles. Everlane is also committed to eliminating all virgin plastic from its supply chain.

“Starting with the ReNew Collection, all virgin polythene bags used to ship products will be removed and replaced with re-newed polythene bags made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic,” the brand said in a statement. 2018 press.

In 2019, Everlane also collaborated with The New York Times to help raise awareness about climate change and sustainability.


Shop the ReNew Collection

Rothy’s shoes

Rothy's shoes
Image: Courtesy of Rothy’s

Combining exceptional comfort, innovation and sustainable design, Rothy’s is a direct-to-consumer fashion company based in San Francisco, which was founded in 2012 and launched in 2016 by Stephen Hawthornthwaite and Roth Martin.

Made from 100% post-consumer plastic, this brand’s lightweight washable flats and loafers also feature foam components in the insoles, which are recycled from other second-hand shoes. The company has recycled more than 50 million plastic water bottles since its brand was founded. Rothy’s durable flats are made manually as well as on 3D knitting machines.

The brand also branched out into handbag manufacturing in 2020 and opened additional stores in Washington, DC, Boston and New York.

Seed phytonutrients

Hair care and beauty Phytonutrients from seeds
Image: Courtesy of Seed Phytonutrients

Launched by L’Oréal in 2018, Seed Phytonutrients is a clean beauty brand on a mission to create hair care and beauty formulas that are safer than fashionable, and ensure minimal carbon impact on the planet. The brand’s products were taken over by the cosmetics giant Sephora in less than a year of its production.

Products are packaged in shower-safe bottles made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper. It also features a post-consumer recycled plastic liner.

The body and hair care brand offers products that are vegan, paraben-free, gluten-free, sulfate-free and made with organic, locally sourced agricultural ingredients.

As part of their green and circular initiative, the shampoo and other bottles reveal a small surprise packet containing various heirloom seeds at the bottom, once the product is finished. This was done in conjunction with Hudson Valley Seed Company to preserve seed diversity. Consumers can plant and grow these seeds in their home gardens and further contribute to a circular ecosystem.


Shop the sustainable collection

Gucci off the grid

Gucci out of network
Image: Courtesy of Gucci

Designed for conscious and environmentally conscious consumers, Gucci Off The Grid was launched in 2020, as part of Gucci Circular Lines, the house’s initiative for circular production. The collection uses recycled, organic, bio-based and sustainable materials to make packing cubes, laundry bags, backpacks, purses, hats and shoes.

Accessories are designed for the contemporary and stylish traveler, with a mission to bring about positive change and secure our collective future. The collection is made from materials such as ECONYL regenerated nylon, which is derived entirely from pre- and post-consumer waste, including fishing nets and discarded rugs.

Gucci’s sustainable collection makes good use of plastics and harmful waste, which otherwise risks ending up in landfills. They regenerate this waste into a new high quality yarn.


Discover the Gucci Off The Grid collection

Hero and featured image: Courtesy of Adidas

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Shop these fashion products made with upcycled and upcycled materials https://BellaKnitting.com/shop-these-fashion-products-made-with-upcycled-and-upcycled-materials/ Fri, 22 Apr 2022 01:49:25 +0000 https://BellaKnitting.com/shop-these-fashion-products-made-with-upcycled-and-upcycled-materials/

The movement towards sustainability has accelerated in recent years, correlated with public awareness of environmental issues. There has been a subsequent shift in consumer priorities and values. Younger generations are striving for a sustainable transition from consumer goods. Their purchasing power, their needs and their sense of socio-civic responsibility push companies to adapt to environmentally friendly alternatives.

Millennials and Generation Z are struggling with the adverse effects of the climate crisis, including famines, water shortages, extreme climate change, rising sea levels, and unrest in destabilized societies. Major brands and corporations are taking responsibility and aiming to integrate environmental, economic and social issues into their business operations.

Brands like Nike, Adidas, and Gucci are improving their manufacturing processes to cater to a smart, skeptical group of young consumers with long lives to live, money to spend, and green issues to solve.

Here are some recycled and sustainable products to add to your basket

Nike Flyknit Running Shoes

Image: Courtesy of Nike

To meet the needs of runners who want a comfortable shoe that fits like a sock, Nike designed Flyknit in 2012 – a fundamental breakthrough in sustainable innovation. After working on the technology for nearly a decade alongside designers, engineers and programmers, Nike has developed a fabric that fits like a sock, without compromising the support and durability needed for athletic activities.

Nike has found innovative ways to minimize its carbon footprint and transform its manufacturing process by switching to recycled polyester to create these Flyknit shoes.

The Flyknit process weaves knitted strands of yarn together to form a seamless shoe upper, allowing for millimeter-precise engineering.

According to the company, the Flyknit shoes have significantly reduced material waste by using digital knitting technology, rather than traditional cut-and-sew production, which produces a lot of scrap.

In an effort to double its business while halving the company’s environmental impact, each pair of these shoes is made from materials equivalent to six recycled plastic bottles.


Explore Nike Flyknit Women’s Shoes


Explore Nike Flyknit Men’s Shoes

Reform clothing

Lifestyle products made from recycled materials: Reformation
Image: Courtesy of Reformation

Founded in 2015, Los Angeles clothing brand Reformation is an ethical, “slow” fashion company that advocates sustainability and climate positivity. The brand hopes to lead by example and inspire customers to join this critical movement, through its environmentally friendly interventions. Her clothes have been worn by many celebrities such as Kendall Jenner, Kaia Gerber, Blake Lively, Taylor Swift and Hailey Bieber to name a few.

With eco-friendly products like the ‘Glenna Cashmere Sweater’, made from 90% recycled cashmere and the ‘Upcycled Patchwork High Rise Straight Jeans’, made from 57% regenerative cotton and 43% Tencel Lyocell , Reformation clothing inspires people. switch to slow fashion.

Its 100% recyclable ‘circular Ref Jeans’ are made from fabric scraps that would otherwise end up in the trash.


Buy the Glenna cashmere sweater


Shop the Cynthia High-Waisted Straight Jean


Shop Upcycled Patchwork High-Waisted Straight Jeans

Breitling Khaki Outerknown Econyl-Yarn Watch Strap

Breitling econyl watch strap
Image: Courtesy of Breitling

Breitling is a Swiss luxury watch company based in Grenchen that was founded in 1884 by Léon Breitling in Saint-Imier, Switzerland. The brand is known for its precision chronometers designed for aviators.

Besides watches, the watch company also produces colorful, eco-friendly watch straps co-designed with Kelly Slater’s surfwear brand, Outerknown. Exuding a fashion-forward look while offering durability, these one-piece watch bands are crafted from Econyl yarn.

This fabric is an innovative material reused from nylon waste extracted from the oceans. With a host of bright colors to choose from, their Outerknown Econyl yarn straps are perfect for your summer adventures.


Buy here

Parley X Adidas

adidas parley
Image: Courtesy of Adidas

In 2015, Adidas partnered with an environmental organization, Parley For The Oceans, which focused on preserving the oceans and reducing contamination threats. The brands have worked in collaboration to transform the waste generated by marine pollution into sportswear and have also launched clothing and footwear. They have brought together high performance technology and sustainable materials, to create products made entirely from recycled ocean plastic and gillnets.

The brands have tackled some of the biggest and most tangible threats to the marine environment and presented them to a global audience.

adidas parley shoes
Image: Courtesy of Adidas

Each Adidas Parley sneaker reuses approximately eleven plastic bottles that would otherwise end up in the oceans. The color palette of this collection reflects the environment, which the brands aim to preserve. It features sea foam blues, deep greens and a spectrum of navy blue.


Buy Adidas Parley Shoes

ReNew Collection by Everlane

Everlane coats
Image: Courtesy of Everlane

Everlane, the San Francisco-based direct-to-consumer fashion retailer, launched ReNew in 2018. It’s a collection of women’s and men’s down jackets and fleeces made entirely from recycled plastic water bottles. Everlane is also committed to eliminating all virgin plastic from its supply chain.

“Starting with the ReNew Collection, all virgin polythene bags used to ship products will be removed and replaced with re-newed polythene bags made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic,” the brand said in a statement. 2018 press.

In 2019, Everlane also collaborated with The New York Times to help raise awareness about climate change and sustainability.


Shop the ReNew Collection

Rothy’s shoes

Rothy's shoes
Image: Courtesy of Rothy’s

Combining exceptional comfort, innovation and sustainable design, Rothy’s is a direct-to-consumer fashion company based in San Francisco, which was founded in 2012 and launched in 2016 by Stephen Hawthornthwaite and Roth Martin.

Made from 100% post-consumer plastic, this brand’s lightweight washable flats and loafers also feature foam components in the insoles, which are recycled from other second-hand shoes. The company has recycled more than 50 million plastic water bottles since its brand was founded. Rothy’s durable flats are made manually as well as on 3D knitting machines.

The brand also branched out into handbag manufacturing in 2020 and opened additional stores in Washington, DC, Boston and New York.

Seed phytonutrients

Hair care and beauty Phytonutrients from seeds
Image: Courtesy of Seed Phytonutrients

Launched by L’Oréal in 2018, Seed Phytonutrients is a clean beauty brand on a mission to create hair care and beauty formulas that are safer than fashionable, and ensure minimal carbon impact on the planet. The brand’s products were taken over by the cosmetics giant Sephora in less than a year of its production.

Products are packaged in shower-safe bottles made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper. It also features a post-consumer recycled plastic liner.

The body and hair care brand offers products that are vegan, paraben-free, gluten-free, sulfate-free, and made with organic, locally sourced agricultural ingredients.

As part of their green and circular initiative, the shampoo and other bottles reveal a small surprise packet containing various heirloom seeds at the bottom after the product is finished. This was done in conjunction with Hudson Valley Seed Company to preserve seed diversity. Consumers can plant and grow these seeds in their home gardens and further contribute to a circular ecosystem.


Shop the sustainable collection

Gucci off the grid

Gucci out of network
Image: Courtesy of Gucci

Designed for conscious and environmentally conscious consumers, Gucci Off The Grid was launched in 2020, as part of Gucci Circular Lines, the house’s initiative for circular production. The collection uses recycled, organic, bio-based and sustainable materials to make packing cubes, laundry bags, backpacks, purses, hats and shoes.

Accessories are designed for the contemporary and stylish traveler, with a mission to bring about positive change and secure our collective future. The collection is made from materials such as ECONYL regenerated nylon, which is derived entirely from pre- and post-consumer waste, including fishing nets and discarded rugs.

Gucci’s sustainable collection makes good use of plastics and harmful waste, which otherwise risks ending up in landfills. They regenerate this waste into a new high quality yarn.


Discover the Gucci Off The Grid collection

(Main and featured image: Courtesy of Adidas)

This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Kuala Lumpur

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Origin Materials and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Form Strategic Partnership to Bring Carbon Negative Materials to the Fragrance and Cosmetics Industry https://BellaKnitting.com/origin-materials-and-lvmh-moet-hennessy-louis-vuitton-form-strategic-partnership-to-bring-carbon-negative-materials-to-the-fragrance-and-cosmetics-industry/ Tue, 19 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://BellaKnitting.com/origin-materials-and-lvmh-moet-hennessy-louis-vuitton-form-strategic-partnership-to-bring-carbon-negative-materials-to-the-fragrance-and-cosmetics-industry/

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. and PARIS — April 19, 2022 — Origin Materials Inc., a carbon-negative materials company, and LVMH Beauty, a division of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, a global leader in luxury goods, today announced a strategic partnership to develop sustainable low-carbon packaging for the perfume and cosmetics industry.

As part of this strategic partnership, LVMH has signed a multi-year capacity reservation agreement with Origin Materials for the purchase of sustainable, carbon-negative PET (polyethylene terephthalate) for the packaging of perfumes and cosmetics.

PET produced using Origin technology is functionally identical to petroleum-based PET, but with a significantly lower carbon footprint since it is made from sustainable wood residues that capture carbon. Additionally, Origin PET is also recyclable into fossil-based PET within existing infrastructure, which is key to creating a circular economy with a significantly reduced carbon footprint.

Origin aims to continue working with LVMH Beauty on sustainable packaging solutions across its family of renowned brands, which includes Parfums Christian Dior, Parfums Givenchy, Guerlain and others. Origin’s technology can help LVMH Beauty Houses reduce the carbon impact of their products while maintaining the high-end aesthetics and uncompromising performance that luxury customers expect.

“At LVMH, with our Life 360 ​​program, we have made the decision that our packaging will contain zero plastic from virgin fossil resources in the near future. Origin’s bioplastics technologies play a crucial role in helping LVMH achieve its sustainability goals without compromising on quality. LVMH Beauty is pleased to collaborate with Origin, supporting innovative technologies,” said Claude Martinez, Executive Chairman and CEO of LVMH Beauty.

“LVMH is a powerhouse of luxury brands, with a high level of excellence for the environmental performance of its products,” said Rich Riley, co-CEO of Origin Materials. “Our mission to enable the global transition to sustainable materials as quickly as possible is perfectly aligned with LVMH’s ambitious environmental initiatives. We look forward to helping LVMH reduce its carbon footprint and achieve its sustainability goals while continuing to deliver superior product experiences to its customers.

Posted: April 19, 2022

Source: Original Materials / LVMH

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Products made with upcycled or recycled materials to buy https://BellaKnitting.com/products-made-with-upcycled-or-recycled-materials-to-buy/ Sat, 16 Apr 2022 03:34:31 +0000 https://BellaKnitting.com/products-made-with-upcycled-or-recycled-materials-to-buy/

Plastics and other non-biodegradable materials have become increasingly unpopular lately. The movement towards sustainability has accelerated in recent years, correlated with public awareness of environmental issues. There has been a subsequent shift in consumer priorities and values.

Younger generations are striving for a sustainable transition from consumer goods. Their purchasing power, their needs and their sense of socio-civic responsibility push companies to adapt to environmentally friendly alternatives.

Millennials and Generation Z are struggling with the adverse effects of the climate crisis, including famines, water shortages, extreme climate change, rising sea levels, and unrest in destabilized societies. Major brands and corporations are taking responsibility and aiming to integrate environmental, economic and social issues into their business operations.

Brands like Nike, Adidas, and Gucci are improving their manufacturing processes to cater to a smart, skeptical group of young consumers with long lives to live, money to spend, and green issues to solve.

Here are some recycled and sustainable products you should add to your cart

Nike Flyknit Running Shoes

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To meet the needs of runners who want a comfortable shoe that fits like a sock, Nike designed Flyknit in 2012 – a fundamental breakthrough in sustainable innovation. After working on the technology for nearly a decade alongside designers, engineers and programmers, Nike has developed a fabric that fits like a sock, without compromising the support and durability needed for athletic activities.

Nike has found innovative ways to minimize its carbon footprint and transform its manufacturing process by switching to recycled polyester to create these Flyknit shoes.

The Flyknit process weaves knitted strands of yarn together to form a seamless shoe upper, allowing for millimeter-precise engineering.

According to the company, Flyknit footwear has significantly reduced material waste by using digital knitting technology, rather than traditional cut-and-sew production, which produces a lot of scrap.

In an effort to double its business while halving the company’s environmental impact, each pair of these shoes is made from materials equivalent to six recycled plastic bottles.


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Reform clothing

Lifestyle products made from recycled materials: Reformation
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Founded in 2015, Los Angeles clothing brand Reformation is an ethical, “slow” fashion company that advocates sustainability and climate positivity. The brand hopes to lead by example and inspire customers to join this critical movement, through its environmentally friendly interventions. Her clothes have been worn by many celebrities such as Kendall Jenner, Kaia Gerber, Blake Lively, Taylor Swift and Hailey Bieber to name a few.

With eco-friendly products like the ‘Glenna Cashmere Sweater’, made from 90% recycled cashmere and the ‘Upcycled Patchwork High Rise Straight Jeans’, made from 57% regenerative cotton and 43% TENCEL™ Lyocell, Reformation garments are inspiring. people to switch to slow fashion.

Its 100% recyclable ‘circular Ref Jeans’ are made from fabric scraps that would otherwise end up in the trash.


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Shop the Cynthia High-Waisted Straight Jean


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Breitling Khaki Outerknown Econyl-Yarn Watch Strap

Breitling econyl watch strap
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Breitling is a Swiss luxury watch company based in Grenchen that was founded in 1884 by Léon Breitling in Saint-Imier, Switzerland. The brand is known for its precision chronometers designed for aviators.

Besides watches, the watch company also produces colorful, eco-friendly watch straps co-designed with Kelly Slater’s surfwear brand, Outerknown. Exuding a bold look while offering durability, these one-piece watch straps are crafted from ECONYL yarn.

This fabric is an innovative material reused from nylon waste extracted from the oceans. With a host of bright colors to choose from, their Outerknown ECONYL Yarn Straps are perfect for your summer adventures.


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Parley X Adidas

adidas parley
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In 2015, Adidas partnered with an environmental organization, Parley For The Oceans, which focused on preserving the oceans and reducing contamination threats. The brands have worked in collaboration to transform the waste generated by marine pollution into sportswear and have also launched clothing and footwear. They have brought together high performance technology and sustainable materials, to create products made entirely from recycled ocean plastic and gillnets.

The brands have tackled some of the biggest and most tangible threats to the marine environment and presented them to a global audience.

adidas parley shoes
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Each Adidas Parley sneaker reuses approximately eleven plastic bottles that would otherwise end up in the oceans. The color palette of this collection reflects the environment, which the brands aim to preserve. It features sea foam blues, deep greens and a spectrum of navy blue.


Buy Adidas Parley Shoes

ReNew Collection by Everlane

Everlane coats
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Everlane, the San Francisco-based direct-to-consumer fashion retailer, launched ReNew in 2018. It’s a collection of women’s and men’s down jackets and fleeces made entirely from recycled plastic water bottles. Everlane is also committed to eliminating all virgin plastic from its supply chain.

“Starting with the ReNew Collection, all virgin polythene bags used to ship products will be removed and replaced with re-newed polythene bags made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic,” the brand said in a statement. 2018 press.

In 2019, Everlane also collaborated with The New York Times to help raise awareness about climate change and sustainability.


Shop the ReNew Collection

Rothy’s shoes

Rothy's shoes
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Combining exceptional comfort, innovation and sustainable design, Rothy’s is a direct-to-consumer fashion company based in San Francisco, which was founded in 2012 and launched in 2016 by Stephen Hawthornthwaite and Roth Martin.

Made from 100% post-consumer plastic, this brand’s lightweight washable flats and loafers also feature foam components in the insoles, which are recycled from other second-hand shoes. The company has recycled more than 50 million plastic water bottles since its brand was founded. Rothy’s durable flats are made manually as well as on 3D knitting machines.

The brand also branched out into handbag manufacturing in 2020 and opened additional stores in Washington, DC, Boston and New York.

Seed phytonutrients

Hair care and beauty Phytonutrients from seeds
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Launched by L’Oréal in 2018, Seed Phytonutrients is a clean beauty brand on a mission to create hair care and beauty formulas that are safer than fashionable, and ensure minimal carbon impact on the planet. The brand’s products were taken over by the cosmetics giant Sephora in less than a year of its production.

Products are packaged in shower-safe bottles made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper. It also features a post-consumer recycled plastic liner.

The body and hair care brand offers products that are vegan, paraben-free, gluten-free, sulfate-free, and made with organic, locally sourced agricultural ingredients.

As part of their green and circular initiative, the shampoo and other bottles reveal a small surprise packet containing various heirloom seeds at the bottom after the product is finished. This was done in conjunction with Hudson Valley Seed Company to preserve seed diversity. Consumers can plant and grow these seeds in their home gardens and further contribute to a circular ecosystem.


Shop the sustainable collection

Gucci off the grid

Gucci out of network
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Designed for conscious and environmentally conscious consumers, Gucci Off The Grid was launched in 2020, as part of Gucci Circular Lines, the house’s initiative for circular production. The collection uses recycled, organic, bio-based and sustainable materials to make packing cubes, laundry bags, backpacks, purses, hats and shoes.

Accessories are designed for the contemporary and stylish traveler, with a mission to bring about positive change and secure our collective future. The collection is made from materials such as ECONYL regenerated nylon, which is derived entirely from pre- and post-consumer waste, including fishing nets and discarded rugs.

Gucci’s sustainable collection makes good use of plastics and harmful waste, which otherwise risks ending up in landfills. They regenerate this waste into a new high quality yarn.


Discover the Gucci Off The Grid collection

(Main and featured image: Courtesy of Adidas)

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Fashion network explores sustainable cotton | News about materials and production https://BellaKnitting.com/fashion-network-explores-sustainable-cotton-news-about-materials-and-production/ Wed, 13 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://BellaKnitting.com/fashion-network-explores-sustainable-cotton-news-about-materials-and-production/







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]]> Extraction of intrinsic mechanical properties of thin materials with low dielectric constant with iTF analysis https://BellaKnitting.com/extraction-of-intrinsic-mechanical-properties-of-thin-materials-with-low-dielectric-constant-with-itf-analysis/ Tue, 12 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://BellaKnitting.com/extraction-of-intrinsic-mechanical-properties-of-thin-materials-with-low-dielectric-constant-with-itf-analysis/

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This white paper focuses on the optimization and use of Bruker’s iTF software package for the extraction of intrinsic (substrate-independent) mechanical properties, especially for thin, low-k materials. These considerations are divided into two main parts: the measurement procedure (Section II) and the execution of the iTF (Section III). The first describes the important aspects of acquiring appropriate experimental data, which is then fed into the iTF software. It should be noted that the reader is assumed to have a preliminary understanding of the Li-Vlassak solution and the basic principles of nanoindentation.

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