Fashion Made From Feathers? UNL Gives It A Try
"If we can use these products to make fibers, then we do not need to rely on petroleum to make fibers."
- Dr. Yigi Yang, UNL Department of Textiles, Clothing and Design researcher
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - From the farmyard to the fashion house, some University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers are taking unusable agricultural byproducts and spinning them into cloth.
Yang and fellow researcher Nahrendra Reddy have already made cloth out of rice straw, and a sweater from cornhusks. The goal is to take byproducts that farmers throw away and make them into useful items.