Fabric made from Coffee!? That is exactly what a textile manufacturer in Taiwan has fashioned. S.Café® is a technical composite fiber which incorporates used coffee grinds, gathered from coffee shops. These grinds are refined and are imbedded into the yarns of the material. While it does not have the coffee aroma once manufactured into fabric, the material does naturally trap odor in the fibers, thus eliminating unwanted scents in the air. Currently it is used primarily for clothing, but imagine the marketing appeal of using this material as part of the structures used in interior design for coffee shops.
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