Meet the fashion brand that’s turning grain waste into clothing

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RAFFAUF has been making ethically produced clothing for 30 years, staying ahead of the curve and conscious of the environmental issues affecting the world. Its newest collection proves that fashion can be sustainable and beautiful at the same time … and these products are made from something that’s usually thrown away. The newest collection from RAFFAUF uses grain waste materials to create a special coating for clothing. This makes items water-resistant. But how can grain waste products that are normally thrown away turn into something like this? Grain is separated from the husk before it is processed. Once bran and oils are taken out of the husk, you’re left with a wax-like material that is mostly just thrown away. After all, the good stuff is gone. Or is it? Related: New biofabricated clothing made from algae goes through photosynthesis just like plants In its raw state, this waxy stuff left behind is hardly usable. But once it is heated for many hours, it melts and becomes a liquid. When the resulting liquid is mixed with other ingredients, it can be applied to fabric without leaving stains while providing water-resistant strength. Best of all, this waste product is not used […]

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