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Moth fibers inspire air-conditioned fabrics

Researchers have developed a new fabric, described as ‘air conditioned’, by copying the intricate patterns of silk produced from moth larvae. The fabric will be the basis of new, cooler clothing.

Innovative fabrics bark up Tokyo fashion tree

Toukyo - Wood fashioned into lace and sculpted into evening dresses: the Hanae Mori Manuscrit label led the way this Tokyo Fashion Week in showing the world the original craftmanship that helps set Japan apart from the crowd.

Essential Science: Nano-science promises toxic-free cosmetics

Many of the pigments used in packaging, textiles and cosmetics are toxic and generate pollutants. Nanoscience offers an alternative way of producing non-toxic and robust colors. The inspiration comes from blue tarantulas.

Will we soon be wearing ‘self-cleaning’ fabrics?

The use of washing machines and the continual debate about the best washing powder may soon be a thing of the past with advancements in self-clearing fabrics. All the new material needs to become clean is a ray of sunlight.

Jo-Ann Fabrics: No Bathroom For You, Just Diarrhea Right In Front Me

Don't ask to use the bathroom at the Jo-Ann Fabrics store in Logansport, Indiana, when you have unexpected and intense diarrhea. They don't care. Even if you "lose it" right in front of them.

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