Posted by Sheila Shayon on November 30, 2011 05:12 PM
S.Café seems like one of those ideas that Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz wishes he'd come up with. Sounding like Nescafe, it's the trademark name for a composite fiber used to make yarn which is then knitted or woven into fabric and is made from coffee grounds and plastic bottles.
It's garnering a reputation as the foundation fabric for 'green' comfortable clothing that offers odor control, UV protection and quick-drying features. It's now used by apparel brands including North Face, Mizuno, Puma, Wacoal and Timberland, which describes their jacket using the fabric as “our most environmentally conscious performance jacket ever.”
The already brewed grounds, collected from coffee shops as waste, require less energy in the production process, which is highly calibrated as too much java in the fiber would make it easily prone to snapping.Continue reading...