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Steampunk

Sandra J. Ley

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Global Perspectives, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

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In the late 1980s, a literary subgenre emerged from science fiction and fantasy. Set in an alternate history of the nineteenth century, this subgenre is described as steampunk, a term coined in 1987 by author K. W. Jeter as a tongue-in-cheek analogy with cyberpunk. Both literary genres turn out cautionary tales of the perils of technology in the hands of the unscrupulous. Yet while cyberpunk looks with trepidation toward a dystopian future dominated by advanced technology, steampunk looks backwar

Rayon/Viscose Made from Wood

Annie Gullingsrud

Foreword by Lynda Grose

Illustrations by Amy Williams

Source: Fashion Fibers. Designing For Sustainability, 2001, Fairchild Books Library

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Rayon is the oldest manufactured fiber. The rayon process was developed in the late 1800s as an inexpensive alternative to silk. Rayon has a silklike aesthetic, drapes well, is easy to dye, and is highly absorbent. It is a good conductor of heat, so it is a cool, comfortable fiber good for use in warm weather.

Modal

Annie Gullingsrud

Foreword by Lynda Grose

Illustrations by Amy Williams

Source: Fashion Fibers. Designing For Sustainability, 2001, Fairchild Books Library

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Beech trees are soil enhancers, breed naturally, do not need artificial irrigation, and are indigenous to the region around Austria. Though not entirely immune, the beech tree is naturally resistant to pests and disease.Gilman and Watson 2015 Lenzing also states that the yield per acre of Lenzing Modal® is six times higher than cotton yield, and its cultivation requires considerably less water.1

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