Bast Fibres (Eco Textiles)

Fibres extracted from stems of hemp, bamboo, flax and jute are used to produce eco-friendly alternatives to conventional fabrics. ...

Biodynamic

This is a specified system of organic farming that was introduced by Austrian scientist and philosopher Rudolph Steiner in 1924. In ...

Carbon Sequestation

This refers to different ways of storing carbon dioxide so that it doesn't cause global warming. Sequestration includes growing trees ...

Curran

A new eco friendly material made from carrots that can be used instead of glass fibre (found in a range of items from fishing rods to ...

DEA (As An Ingredient In Skin Care)

Usually found as an ingredient of another ingredient and can be recognized as the last part of a name e.g. Cocamide DEA. They are ...

Downcycling

Downcycling is the recycling of a material into a material of lesser quality. For example, when plastics are recycled they are turned ...

Food Miles

This is the distance your food has travelled from 'plough to plate'. Even buying food grown, reared or produced in the UK can involve ...

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs or GMs)

GMOs are plants and animals that have had their genetic make-up altered to obtain traits that are not naturally theirs. In general, ...

Greenhouse Gasses

These are gasses that absorbs infrared radiation in the atmosphere. They include water vapour, methane (CH4), carbon dioxide (CO2), ...

Ingeo (Eco Textile)

Made from plant sugars from corn. Firstly the sugar is fermentated, then transformed into a polymer called polylactide. Manufactured ...

Lenpur (Eco Textile)

Lenpur is made from an eco-friendly wood pulp which is obtained from the branches of specially cultuvated trees. Harvesting coincides ...

Modal (Eco Textile)

Modal is 100% biodegradable and can make a great eco alternative to viscose. It's made from beech trees in Australia and needs few ...

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