Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Fine Feathered Shirts

Could a feathered shirt be in your future? According to this article, shirts and other clothing made from the feathers of chickens “could possibly serve as an improvement over wool due to their low cost, light weight, and excellent heat and sound insulation.” Still in the development stage, such a fabric could also help reduce waste products from the processing of poultry for human consumption; nearly 4 billions pounds of poultry feathers are said to be discarded annually.


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