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Finland is making clothes out of wood

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A dress recently worn by Jenni Haukio, the wife of the Finnish president, has received attention for exactly the right reasons.

At a reception to mark the country’s Independence Day, the first lady of Finland wore a sustainable evening gown made from Finnish birch trees.

The dress was designed using innovative Ioncell technology developed by Aalto University and the University of Helsinki, which could revolutionize the way we make - and recycle - clothes.

Ioncell uses a range of materials, including wood, recycled newspaper, cardboard and old cotton to make fabric with less of an environmental impact than the processes used to make cotton and viscose. It can also be recycled.
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It should be hemp! Super easy choice.
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They do not get the point. They cut trees to make fiber. We already have cotton, wool, hemp, silk all natural.
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Cutting trees isn't a sustainable solution.
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Fantastic, now make it mandatory! Hemp grows faster than anything else, use that, and wood waste. Change starts here.
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Wait...would you cut trees to extract cellulose from wood? If yes, then what's the point?
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I am not sure I like the sound of this at all. This would require a very quick turn around of trees to sustain the market. There are no trees that grow that fast.
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Am I missing something? This process didn't look very environmentally friendly. What is wrong with cotton?
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What's so revolutionary about it? Viscose is made from cellulose and has been used for decades.
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Viscose? Isn't it a wood based fibre? Been around for years?
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There is already a German company existing selling that stuff!!!
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In Philippines, our National Dress for men called"Barong Tagalog" is made out from hemp. If this becomes a new trend this will be good for us in Philippines.
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No, because trees are important for the environment. People use and reuse your clothes. Time to fix what was destroyed.
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