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From Burlap to Bikinis: A Women’s Swimwear Timeline

Did you know full-length women’s swimsuits in the early 1900s were made of wool burlap? Sounds kind of itchy. Fortunately, swimwear and fashion have advanced. Modern fabrics (mostly made with plastics) have helped make swimsuits more versatile, durable, and flattering, inspiring a number of...

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Recycled Plastics On the Red Carpet

When recycled plastic couture comes gliding down the red carpet, we sometimes see headlines like “Made from Garbage” or “From Rubbish to the Red Carpet,” giving the impression that someone has sewn a few trash bags together and slapped it on, in a bid for attention.  But the...

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Recycled Plastic Fabrics: A Hot Fashion Trend

Skintight skinny jeans, rugged fleece jackets, and Giselle’s 2018 Met Gala dress all have something in common. Plastic fabrics. You may not realize how many of your favorite outfits are created with fabrics made with plastics: nylon, polyester, rayon, spandex, vinyl, and more. Everyday apparel and...

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What to Wear at the Gym

Whether you’re hitting the weights at the gym or spinning to the beat of Katy Perry, plastics play an essential role in helping you keep fit. From the right spandex or sweat-wicking workout gear to ab-flattening gym equipment, plastics make it easy for you both inside and outside the gym. Here are...

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Cold Weather Fashion Tips: Guest Post by George Kotsiopoulos

Hi, All! Are you ready for a few more months of cold weather? I know I am, and I have some great ideas on how to keep you looking fresh, warm, trendy, and even slim through the winter and beyond. For you sporty ski bunnies out there, I’m sure one of the first things you think about when the snow b...

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Fall Fashion for Hair and Nail with the Help of Plastics

Fall fashions for hair and nails have made the leap from designer runways to city streets. These trends run the gamut from refined to edgy – and many are made possible with the help of plastics! Instead of staying out of reach in high-end salons and boutiques, these looks are affordable, readily a...

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Plastic Shapewear Will Help You Stay Sleek, Svelte and Chic

https://www.vimeo.com/36291028Stay Sleek, Svelte, and Chic this Spring and Beyond With Plastic ShapewearGeorge Kotsiopoulos shows us one of Hollywood's favorite red carpet tricks and how anyone can have that coveted hour glass shape all thanks to plastic shapewear.T1M24Shttp://i.vimeocdn.com/video/2...

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Kuhl Uses Plastic Based Fabric to Put Coffee in Clothes

https://www.vimeo.com/9692732Need a Buzz? Kuhl Uses Plastic-Based Fabrics to Put Coffee in ClothesA good cup of coffee goes a long way to wake you up, but did you know recycled coffee grounds can be added to polyester to give your outdoor gear an antimicrobial finish? Thanks to the unique absorbitiv...

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Dress the Part with Plastic Fabric

https://www.vimeo.com/62964699Dress The Part with Plastics!From skirts to shoes, clothing and accessories made with plastic materials are affordable, easy to wash and durable. Try visiting your local discount and consignment shops for new or recycled fashion staples made with plastics that won't com...

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