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January 25, 2006

Interesting fiber news from unexpected source. I noticed in the recent issue of C&E news (that's Chemical and Engineering News for those of you not married to chemists), that a company called Ingeo Fibers has created and is bringing to market fibers made from corn. Socks made from corn fibers will be available in Japan this Spring. They claim to be "the first and the only man made fiber from 100% annually renewable agricultural resources." Sounds like corn-polyester more than more conventionally produced soy, flax, cotton or linen fibers. Their site does not specifically mention yarns for hand knitters, but how far behind can it be?

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