[ Back to EurekAlert! ]

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Chickens: Future Source of Fabrics

Caption: Suits and dresses could one day be made out of chicken feathers. Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are developing a technique that could transform the feathers, which are normally agricultural waste products, into conventional-looking fabrics that resemble wool. The new fabrics could help reduce the use of petroleum-based synthetic fabrics, the scientists say.

Credit: (Photo courtesy of USDA Agricultural Research Service)

Usage Restrictions: None

Related news release: Of rice and hen: Fashions from the farm

[ Back to EurekAlert! ]