Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×
Businesses

Submission + - Save the planet: Wear recyclable polyester

Riktov writes: "The New York Times has a short piece on how clothing sellers and manufacturers are looking at the ecology of clothing and possible future trends in the area.

Current consumer habits, driven by "fast fashion", where people buy and go through clothing at a rapid rate, and then end up throwing it all away, may have to give way to green fashion, where clothing is more durable, requires less energy to clean and maintain, and ends up being re-used or recycled (or even rented in the first place). Did you know that your "all-natural" cotton T-shirt uses more energy over its lifetime than the polyester equivalent?

Of course, when it comes to not following fickle fashion trends and cutting back on washing clothing, perhaps the Slashdot crowd is way ahead of the game..."

"There is nothing new under the sun, but there are lots of old things we don't know yet." -Ambrose Bierce

Working...