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July 26th: Discussion on Ethical Fabrics with A Master Consultant

Offset Warehouse's Discussion On Ethical Fabrics is an interactive and captivating introduction into sustainability and ethics within the fashion and textiles industry.Ideal for those new to the area, with the growing demand for environmentally and socially beneficial fabrics, this unique, hour long discussion not only allows attendees the opportunity to physically feel a huge variety of ethical textiles, but also offers the remarkable opportunity to pick the brains of a Fashion and/or Textiles Master consultant, usually valued at hundreds of pounds.Set in an intimate discussion format with a maximum of 10 people per group, attendees can talk openly with the Master consultant, whilst getting a tactile and visual understanding of ethical textiles through a plethora of fabric samples available. Over the...

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What is a VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)?

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are organic chemicals that have a high vapor pressure at ordinary, room-temperature conditions. Their high vapor pressure results from a low boiling point, which causes large numbers of molecules to evaporate from the liquid or solid form of the compound and enter the surrounding air. An example is formaldehyde, with a boiling point of –19 ºC (–2 ºF), slowly exiting paint and getting into the air.Many VOCs are dangerous to human health or cause harm to the environment. VOCs are numerous, varied, and ubiquitous. They include both man-made and naturally occurring chemical compounds. Anthropogenic VOCs are regulated by law, especially indoors, where concentrations are the highest. VOCs are typically not acutely toxic, but instead have compounding...

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