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    Coffee tshirts

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    Re: Coffee tshirts

    "What a fashionable way to avoid the coffee grounds from hitting the landfills."

    I dunno about others CSs, but my grind hits the compost heap *:-?

    Or the neighbours cat if I see the bastard going through our backyard.... :D

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    Re: Coffee tshirts

    What an ingenious idea, mine just hit the bin and thats that.

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    Re: Coffee tshirts

    Heres another great initiative for used grounds:--

    www.groundszero.com.au

    :) :) :)

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    Re: Coffee tshirts

    Used coffee grounds are good for your garden. Ive been throwing them there for years.

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    Waste coffee grounds transformed into high-tech fiber

    [i]Found by au_d2 and passed to me for posting.

    07/07/2009 (Taiwan News)
    Singtex Industrial Co., a leading Taiwanese producer of functional fabrics, has developed a new eco-friendly product using fibers from waste coffee grounds that dries quickly, controls odors, and offers UV protection.

    "One medium cup of coffee can make two T-shirts, " said Singtex general manager Chen Kuo-chin, who proudly noted that waste coffee grounds will no longer have to end up in landfills.

    It took the company three years to develop the patented process to transform waste coffee grounds into the new trademarked fabric, called "S.Cafe." Chen explained that the company turns the coffee grounds into yarn, which is then used to produce many styles of knitted and woven fabrics, as well as soft shell fabrics.

    The S.Cafe fabric is touted as having offering fast drying properties, odor control, and ultraviolet-protection, but the company touted its eco-friendly characteristics.

    The fabric does not use any chemicals and is free of any harmful materials commonly found in other yarns generated during production or transportation process, the company said. Also, because the process does not require high temperature carbonization, it is energy efficient. Unlike most fabrics, the eco-friendly fabric can be washed by using clean water without the help of a detergent.

    "Loving the earth must be more than a slogan to be effective. It has to be put into practice," Chen said.

    http://www.taiwanheadlines.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=161119&CtNode=39


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    Re: Coffee tshirts

    it sounds ool but i dont get where the coffee comes into it? how do u get fibers from grinds??

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    Re: Waste coffee grounds transformed into high-tech fiber

    Yes...and how do you get fibres without any harmful chemicals being used in the process? I cant quite believe that one... :-?

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    Re: Waste coffee grounds transformed into high-tech fiber

    1 cup of coffee=2 t-shirts ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

    Doesnt he mean TEA shirts :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

    Im sorry :( ;D :( ;D :( ;D

    Even 1 cup of grounds wouldnt weigh as much as 2 t-shirts. Theres a con here somewhere.

    Greg

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    Re: Waste coffee grounds transformed into high-tech fiber

    Im going to join the sceptics on this one until I see it made and can wear it

    always used to put my grounds on the garden, but we dont have a garden in the apartment and dont think the other half would appreicate a large bin of mouldy grounds in the hosue... :-[

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    Re: Waste coffee grounds transformed into high-tech fiber

    yes me thinks this is not sounding quite rite ...I had a laugh no chemicals used how?
    my thought on the high tech fiber is low tech ...compost ..worm food.. my ferns love *:D the grinds they just love coffee too ...he he I had a laugh...
    ;D *;D *;D
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    Re: Waste coffee grounds transformed into high-tech fiber

    They (Singtex) arent producing t-shirts (tea-shirts) from coffee grounds - the article talks about weaving grounds into a shirt, to give the shirt fast-drying properties, odor control and other qualities...

    This reminds me of the sand that gets lodged/woven permanently into my wetsuit....

    This company has filed and been awarded patents before...so Im not sure that this story is a load of spent-coffee grounds.



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