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This Slick Rain Jacket Is Made Of 21 Plastic Bottles

This Slick Rain Jacket Is Made Of 21 Plastic Bottles

The synthetic compounds (PFCs) that help the fabrics used in rain jackets repel moisture have an unfortunate downside: They don’t naturally break down and are far from environmentally-friendly. It’s kind of the ugly secret of the performance wear world, but Columbia has finally come up with an eco-friendly waterproof alternative.

This Luxurious Yarn Is Made From Bones, Ligaments And Tendons

This Luxurious Yarn Is Made From Bones, Ligaments And Tendons

This yarn is soft, cosy and wool-like — maybe you’d even be forgiven for confusing it with merino or cashmere. But, surprisingly, it’s made from parts of animals that are left over when they’re slaughtered and butchered, like skin, bones and tendons.

Carbon Fibre-Reinforced Clothing Will Protect Cyclists From Road Rash

Carbon Fibre-Reinforced Clothing Will Protect Cyclists From Road Rash

Donning a full suit of motorcycle leathers for your morning bike ride to work is probably overkill, but cyclists can still be subjected to road rash should they fall while wearing less-than-protective gear. So athletic gear manufacturer Scott is developing shorts and jerseys strategically reinforced in key areas using both…