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'DesignTex' - sustainable material

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William McDonough have developed a fabric called 'DesignTex' which has been reworked from the standard dyed synthetic material (which can be very toxic, containing the likes of cadmium and giving off chemical gasses).

'DesignTex' now use sustainably grown natural wool and ramie fibers and low environmental impact dyes that are non carcinogenic, non toxic and include no heavy metals. Any scrap left over is used as non toxic compostable felt and used to insulate crops - it soon decomposes and nourishes the earth.

 
DesignTex textile material

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