This engineering student designed an ingenious hanger that won’t stretch out your clothes

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No more unsightly bumps in your shirts and blazers! Clothes hangers, I’m sure you’ll agree, are in desperate need of a redesign. When I scour through my closet, strappy sundresses and silk blouses inevitably slide off the hangers, falling into a pool on the floor. And then there’s the fact that dozens of my blazers and Oxford shirts have been ruined because the hard edges of the hangers stretch out the fabric, creating unsightly bumps. Read Full Story

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This startup will buy back the ratty old T-shirts in your closet

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For Days wants consumers to think about how they’ll dispose of their garments from the moment they buy them. Secondhand websites like ThredUp and Depop make it easy to sell the lightly worn clothes in your closet. But what about the well-loved ones? The ratty old T-shirt or dress splashed with red wine? Typically, those would have been destined for the trash, but a startup will now pay you for them. Read Full Story

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This $1K copper jacket is designed to kill viruses and bacteria

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Vollebak’s Full Metal Jacket, which retails at a whopping $1,095, is designed to take advantage of copper’s antimicrobial properties. The company sees it as the first step toward creating disease-resistant clothing. Vollebak, the clothing company that made a jacket out of graphene and a T-shirt out of carbon fiber normally used in jet engines and sports cars, has come out with its most ambitious garment yet: a coat made of microbe-destroying copper . Read Full Story

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H&M will turn your ratty old T-shirt into a brand new sweater

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Garment-to-garment recycling has been a pipe dream in the fashion industry for decades. But the technology may finally be here. For years, the fashion industry has been trying to find a way to turn old clothes into new ones, the way we currently recycle cardboard or aluminum cans. Now, the technology has finally arrived. And if you stop by an H&M store in Stockholm, you can see the process before your eyes. Read Full Story

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This reusable packaging could help stop the massive amounts of e-commerce waste

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What if every online purchase didn’t generate a pile of plastic and cardboard? If you order a sweater or t-shirt from the clothing brand Eliou , you don’t have to get it in a plastic or cardboard mailer. Instead, you can choose to have it sent in a reusable package. When the shipment arrives, you take out the clothing, fold up the empty package, seal it with the included return label, and drop it in a mailbox to be sent back, cleaned, and used again. Read Full Story

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Editor’s test: These new leggings use NASA technology to keep you cool while you work out

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Ministry of Supply’s Joule Active Leggings are sturdy, slimming, supportive, and keep you cool while working out. Ministry of Supply—a clothing company known for performance-enhanced fabric tech (and one of our favorite masks )—recently added a high-tech version of a pandemic favorite into their lineup: the Joule Active Legging . The black legging features NASA phase-change material, fabric developed to keep astronauts’ suit temperatures at their most comfortable both on earth and in space. The leggings are made from a recycled poly blend and keep odor at bay thanks to a third-party-certified, zinc-based antimicrobial finish. In MoS’s family of versatile, smart apparel ( Carbon-neutral dress shirts! Self-fitting sweaters! ), the Joule leggings are a natural fit. Read Full Story

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