Pills of knowledge from Manteco Academy

When did wool recycling start?

2023/01/05
Learn more about the history and the evolution of wool recycling over time, a historical method to turn old garments and scraps into new textile materials

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What is the difference between Worsted and Woolen textiles?

2022/12/19
Learn all the differences to be kept in mind in order to better understand when and where one works better than the other.

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Why cashmere is so boycotted?

2022/10/28
When you think about luxury, cashmere is definitely one of the first fibers that come to our minds, but why it is so boycotted?

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5 Reasons why wool is the circular fiber par excellence

2022/09/07
Learn the 5 reasons why wool is the circular fiber par excellence and could help fashion in becoming less wasteful and more responsible

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Linen: a precious, zero-waste and sustainable vegetal fiber

2022/06/21
Learn everything you need to know about linen, a magical, vegetal fiber that is sustainable, zero-waste, precious and naturally performing

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What is a Life Cycle Assessment?

2022/06/10
Learn more about an internationally standardised methodology that helps assessing products' full life-cycle environmental impacts.

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How is a recycled cotton fabric made?

2022/04/20
Learn everything you need to know about recycled cotton, a circular fiber that could make the fashion industry less wasteful.

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Wool shrinkage, is it fixable?

2022/03/14
Learn the reasons why - and how - woolen clothes shrink; and if that happens, how to unshrink them - whenever possible.

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Is recycled polyester a sustainable choice?

2022/02/15
Learn how recycled polyester or rPET is made, all of its pros and cons

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What is pilling, the most feared garment’s enemy

2021/12/02
Learn what pilling is, why and how it occurs, how to prevent it and remove it from your beloved garments

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Biodegradability in fashion: all you need to know

2021/11/15
Learn what you need to know before trusting biodegradability claims on your garments

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How to take better care of sheep’s wool garments

2021/09/27
Learn more about how to wash, dry, iron and store your sheep's wool garments

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What’s the link between garments and microplastics?

2021/08/10
Learn more about microplastic pollution and what your clothing has to do with it

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Why should you wear wool in summer?

2021/07/02
Learn more about the reasons why wool can be the most ideal material for hot weather

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What defines garments’ recyclability?

2021/07/04
Learn how the composition, the components and trimmings of a garment directly influence its recyclability

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Why should you check garments’ composition?

2021/07/04
Learn what's behind garments' composition and make informed, conscious and responsible purchases

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How to read garments’ care labels

2021/07/04
Learn how to clearly understand everything about your garments and take better care of them

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How is a fabric’s durability measured?

2021/07/04
Learn more about all the tests that a fabric must undergo and pass in order to be defined as durable

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How are recycled wool colors created without dyeing?

2021/07/04
Learn more about the fascinating and sustainable way of creating recycled wool colors with no added dyes and chemicals    

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How is a recycled wool fabric made?

2021/07/04
Learn how recycled wool fabrics are made: a unique method to turn old garments into new luxurious materials

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