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Faux Fur : Thanks to new techniques, it looks better than ever

By Melissa MagsayaAugust 29, 2011.With examples straight from high fashion runways (refer to image: Prada A/W 2011), this article documents the growing trend for faux fur:This fall, some of the most eye-catching jackets and accessories incorporate realistic fake fur or are made from other materials with textures reminiscent of fur.\It's really about the tactile nature of the season

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Rihanna Slammed For Ostrich Feather Fashion

02 Sept 2011Rihanna has come under fire from animal rights activists for wearing ostrich feathers during a recent public appearance.The Umbrella hitmaker posed in an aqua-coloured feathery top in August as she launched her new fragrance in London, and officials at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are fuming about her outfit choice.\Rihanna is flaunting stolen property

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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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