What do coffee beans, coconuts, and copper have in common? They all make great clothing! With scientific breakthroughs in textile research, manufacturers are now able to create garments using naturally grown or recycled materials that you'd never think would end up in your t-shirts or jackets. Watch out, cotton and wool: Here are five surprising items you can now find in clothing.
After coconuts are used by the food service industry, the coconut shell waste is reduced to carbon and used to make Cocona fabric. This fabric offers benefits such as the ability to evaporate moisture quickly (to keep you cool), odor management, breathability, and UV protection. You can find Cocona fabric in outdoor performance apparel brands like Adidas.
The same cork that's being used for wine bottle stoppers will soon be available as insulation for clothing. Schoeller Textil has created corkshell, a fabric made from byproducts from the production of wine corks. Cork comes fromRead More »from 5 Things You’ll Be Surprised to Find in Clothing