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November 2010 Blog Posts (2)

Cotton Clothing Price Tags to Rise

"Synthetic linings. Smaller buttons. Less Italian fabric. And yes, even more polyester. Unusually high cotton prices have apparel makers scrambling to keep down costs, but consumers be warned: cotton clothing will be getting more expensive... Cotton inventories had been low because of weak demand during the recession. This summer, new cotton crops were also depleted because of flooding in Pakistan and bad weather in China and India, all major


Added by Katherine Forster on November 11, 2010 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Coppice Agroforestry: Upcoming Book by David Jacke and Mark Krawczyk, plus video.

A new writing project by David Jacke and Mark Krawczyk is being prepared on the subject of agroforestry coppicing, especially for how it can be used in North America--given that much of this culture comes from Europe where it has long roots and was partially a response to diminishing space and resources, There is a short video that accompanies the fundraising (Kickstarter) campaign. David Jacke is one of the authors of Edible Forest Gardens, an excellent book directed at/to the North American… Continue

Added by Louis Laframboise on November 10, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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