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Weekly SPUDS News, Issue October 29, 2006
October 29, 2006

International News - All About Sweet Potatoes

France - Sweet Potatoes Hit the Fashion Runway

Two weeks ago in Paris, the Ethical Fashion Show was held. Fruits and vegetables like sweet potatoes were showcased because they are being used by clothing manufacturers. Some are using organic materials like silk lacquered with a sweet potato paste. After being buried in the ground, the lacquered silk is rinsed up to thirty times. This process produces an extremely soft silk material that looks like leather and is water repellent. Aveda, a plant and flower-based cosmetics and skin care company, based in Minnesota (USA), was one of the sponsors of the Ethical Fashion Show.

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