Today’s Solutions: July 22, 2024

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Five steps for making your clothes last as long as possible

The clothes we wear can make us feel confident and help us express our inner selves. Unfortunately, our culture of fast fashion produces these garments cheap and fast, adding to the ongoing climate crisis. To lead a more sustainable life regarding clothes, it's important to consider several things Read More...

Listening fabric

This fabric can “hear” for you

Hearing loss is something many of us have to accept, with the fine and sensitive tools in our ears inevitably wearing down with age. What if you could remedy this by putting on a shirt that could hear for you? Engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and designers from the Rhode Read More...

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3 easy ways to shop for clothes more sustainably

As prices rise and we all feel that pinch in our pocketbooks, consumers are seeking ways to shop for the things they need and want without breaking the bank.  On the other hand, we are constantly being shown ads that encourage us to shop always for the latest trends, so it’s no wonder fast Read More...

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These refugee-owned businesses are flourishing

Contrary to popular belief, refugees actually benefit their host nation’s economies according to a study compiled from 30 years of data. Refugee-founded businesses have an enormous potential to invigorate economies, increase job opportunities, and reduce public spending. The Entrepreneurial Read More...

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Scientists created a textile that makes viruses slide right off the fabric

Masks and gowns are crucial to protect health workers from the spread of viruses, but they only do so much. Germs can still latch onto the material that protective equipment is made of, and diseases can spread when people touch the masks or touch their gowns. What if, like water sliding off a Read More...

Smart fabric can change temper

Smart fabric can change temperature according to the world around it

Imagine having an item of clothing that cools you in summer and warms you in winter. A sweater that, based on its surrounding environment, regulates its own temperature in response to your personal comfort. Soon that could become reality as scientists at the University of Maryland have created a Read More...

The weakest link in the chain

The weakest link in the chain is also the strongest

An aphorism by James Geary, author of The World in a Phrase and Geary's Guide to the World's Great Aphorists. James Geary | June/July 2009 issue A loose thread protruding from my favorite sweater. So this is what everything hangs by; this is what holds it all together. A thread can never relax; it Read More...