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Video by DW English. Anke Domaske invented this textile while searching for chemically untreated clothing for her stepfather who had cancer. Her company is called Qmilk, and she’s using the fiber for all kinds of things, from fashion to medical supplies. (If you happen to speak German, check out their Facebook page).

And, not to be a downer, but if you’re interested in learning more, check out the Pesticide Action Network’s info on cotton and the Council for Textile Recycling’s facts on textile waste, for starters. Going shopping? Sites like Eco Fashion World and Style With Heart have great lists of brands that are getting it right and looking good while they’re at it.

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