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As the most comprehensive guide of its kind available on the market today, Guide to Green Fabrics™ piques the interest of a wide array of eco-savvy readers. Educators and students use it as a handy reference guide in textiles, interior design, and fashion-related courses at the secondary and collegiate levels. Textiles industry professionals and green fabric manufacturers gladly tap into the book’s wealth of eco-friendly textiles information. Readers with a general interest in green science and eco-topics appreciate the thoroughly researched data on the science of fibers, while fans of green fashion and fabrics appreciate the book’s absolute dedication to couture with a conscience.

At once inviting and enlightening, Guide to Green Fabrics™ has much to offer that simply cannot be found in other textiles guides. Easy to reference, our guide gives exclusive insights into the following:

  • How green fabrics impact our environment while contributing to global sustainability and recycling efforts, and our overall health.
  • Understanding of the unique characteristics of sustainable, environmentally friendly, organic, and recycled fibers, and how to use them in design.
  • Exploration of exotic regions of the world where many green fibers are harvested.
  • Care methods for bamboo, soy, hemp, organic wool, ramie, organic cotton, pina, and other fibers that will keep fabrics looking clean and fresh.
  • Understanding of how green fabrics are used in the consumer market for apparel, home decor, medical, automotive, and technical concerns.

As new eco-friendly fabrics become available to consumers, knowing what those choices are and how green they claim to be is very important to making informed eco-fabric decisions. To enhance knowledge and education, Guide to Green Fabrics™ also offers a Teaching Companion, Student Workbook, a Presentation series, and individual Chapter Reports for technical, academic, and personal use. Available in various formats, Guide to Green Fabrics™ will leave you ready to explore your creative side in a new, eco-friendly way!

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Facts About Pina Fabric
A fabric made from pineapples in the Philippines, Pina is the finest example of this material and its diaphanous, gossamerlike quality makes it a much coveted item. Limited availability of the fabric has made it an expensive product and most connoisseurs of the fabric belong to the wealthy sections of society.