Fashion Designers Replace Plastic-Based Vegan ‘Leather’ With Fabric Made Out of Apple Peels

Rather than making purses out of plastic, this small Canadian company has begun making vegan leather clothing items out of apple peels that are recycled from the juicing industry. The two sisters behind the Toronto-based fashion line SAMARA recently launched their Mini purse, which is the first object made out of their new ‘apple leather’. The designers say they were inspired to develop the material as a means of replacing the petroleum-based materials that are typically used to make vegan ‘leather’. Though the designers told Tree Hugger that they are currently using polyurethane (PU) as a binding agent, they reassured readers that the glue is still a much more eco-friendly material compared to the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) that is commonly used in the textile industry. “As the vegan leather industry is growing, we decided that it was time to raise the bar and start experimenting with other plant-based materials,” reads the SAMARA website. “We’ve been hard at work over the last year, aiming to create our best seller—the Mini—out of apple-based leather. “After many iterations and quality checks, it’s finally here. Made from apple skins that are by-products of the juicing industry,...

Walking a wet asphalt shingle roof isn’t any more dangerous than walking a dry roof, provided

Walking a wet asphalt shingle roof isn’t any more dangerous than walking a dry roof, provided it’s clean. Yep, you read that right. I said it. Of course, there’s a bit of risk involved with walking any roof, but the added risk caused by walking a wet asphalt shingle roof is way overblown. I’ve been walking these roofs wet or dry for as long as I’ve been doing home inspections, and I’ve never found wet asphalt shingle roofs to be any less safe than a dry roof. Again, I’m talking about clean roofs. All bets are off when the roof is dirty. If the roof is covered with things like moss, algae, leaves, or pine needles, it’s definitely less safe to walk when dry, but especially when wet. To demonstrate this, I did some testing with wet and dry shingles. I took a new 3-tab asphalt shingle and tested the gription (not a real word) of several different shoes on both a wet surface and a dry surface. I used a digital crane scale to pull on the shoes with 40 pounds of weight applied downward. I wanted to use more weight, but it was too tough for me to gently pull on the scale with more weight applied. I tested several different shoes; Cougar Pa...

Get a six pack with less effort: the best abs exercises for beginners

We rounded up the best abs exercises for beginners, for those who would like to achieve flat, even muscular stomach and probably haven’t done all that much exercising before. We are going to ease you in gently and won’t ask you to do Russian twists with a kettlebell, sit ups holding a dumbbell to your chest or to do hanging leg raises, dangling from a home multi-gym. It is a bit of a mystery why having a six pack is such a popular idea. If you think about it, there aren’t many occasions when you can put your abs on display without looking like an absolute egomaniac, apart from the summer, on the beach. Nevertheless, having visible abdominal muscles is a merit of a strict gym regime and even more dedicated diet plan. One difficulty working the abs is that they are high load-bearing muscles, meaning you will need to bomb them properly for them to take notice. We use our abs very often during everyday life, unlike – let’s say – the lats, so lats can be worked relatively easier than abs. This means you will need to do longer sets and more reps to build an exceptional six pack. Most of the best abs exercises for beginners below don’t require much equipme...

Tributaries Releases VEGA Active HDMI Cable Range | – StereoNET Australia

US-based company Tributaries is the latest to join a growing number of manufacturers, providing HDMI cables capable of transmitting up to 18Gbps over long runs. One of the challenges faced by installers and enthusiasts alike is reliably transmitting 4K signals over long distances. This is further exasperated by the high bandwidth requirements of HFR (high frame rate) and 4:4:4 chroma up-sampling. Tributaries new ‘VEGA’ is an active hybrid optical fibre/copper cable HDMI cable, which is available in lengths of 10m ($895 RRP), 15m ($1,095 RRP), and 25m ($1,395 RRP). The optical fibre, which is used to transmit the TMDS signal is constructed from OM3 multimode silicon glass, while HC-OFC Copper is used for the DDC line, which is responsible for the two way communication of EDID and HDCP data. The TMDS signals are modulated via a four-channel 850nm VCSEL optical converter. Both the optical fibre and copper lines are housed within aluminium Mylar and braided copper shielding, which is in turn housed within a black PVC jacket. As an active cable, the VEGA is powered via a USB 2.0 at the display end (both the USB cable and power supply are supplied). The ‘display end’ of the VEGA is te...

It’s always great to have slip-resistant shoes, but if you work in an environment where you’re

It’s always great to have slip-resistant shoes, but if you work in an environment where you’re contending with wet and oily surfaces, it’s even more crucial. That includes places like busy kitchens, fast-paced hospitals, and oily construction sites. For these types of vocations, it’s imperative that you have the best slip-resistant shoes to do your job safely and effectively. There are two key factors that make shoes slip-resistant: high-quality tread and strong, grippy material on the soles. Tread is important because it helps the bottoms of the shoes get traction and creates friction between your feet and the ground. According to Shoe Adviser, it also allows the water to “move away from the base or sole of your shoe, making it less likely for you to slip than if you were wearing a flat soled shoe.” As far as materials go, look for something grippy, soft, and durable, like high-grade rubber or polyurethane. The brand Crocs also makes ones with a closed-cell resin that’s pretty good. Generally speaking, the softer the outsole material, the better it is at providing grip, though it’ll still need to be tough and sturdy. On top of tread and grip, you want shoes that are comfortable...

Here are all of the Chinese products that are set to face a 30% tariff this month

President Donald Trump has slapped punishing tariffs on thousands of imports, sparking a tit-for-tat trade dispute with China that has dragged on for more than a year and a half. From higher prices to stalled investment, the consequences of those policies have become increasingly evident across both of the largest economies. While the Trump administration often insists China pays its tariffs, evidence shows those costs fall onto American businesses and consumers. As the two sides struggle to defuse tensions, protectionism will soon reach levels not seen since the 1960′s. On October 15, the Trump administration plans to raise the tariff rate on on $250 billion worth of Chinese products to 30% from 25%. Now read: The chief strategist at a $1 trillion investing giant says Trump is doomed to lose his trade war – and explains why that would be the best possible outcome for markets Stone Display Rack, Quartz Display Rack, Stone Sample Book, Quartz Sample Book, Quartz Sample Box, Stone Sample Box, Slab Bullet Racks – INNOSTRATE,https://www.displaystylist.com/

Global Stainless Steel Kirschner Wires Market Insights Report 2019-2025 : Zimmer Biomet, Stryker, Arthrex, DePuy Synthes

This research study on “Stainless Steel Kirschner Wires market” reports offers the comparative assessment of Stainless Steel Kirschner Wires market and consist of Historical data, Significance, statistical data, size & share, Market Price & Demand, Business overview, Market Analysis By Product and Market Trends by Key Players. This Stainless Steel Kirschner Wires Market is Segmented in two type on the basis of type of materials and end-users. It has global market covered in all the regions, ranging to that fundamental market, key trends and segmentation analysis are coated through out Stainless Steel Kirschner Wires market report. Sample of Stainless Steel Kirschner Wires Market Report @ http://www.e-marketresearch.com/request-sample-31457.html Sales volume, Price (USD/Unit), revenue (Million USD) and market share coated by Key Players such Top Players are: Zimmer Biomet, Stryker, Arthrex, DePuy Synthes, Allegra Orthopaedics, Modern Grinding, Hallmark Surgical, Shangdong Hangwei, Jinhuan Medical, Orthomed, Ortosintese, IMECO, Micromed Medizintechnik Global Stainless Steel Kirschner Wires market research supported Product sort includes : 0.5mm, 1mm, Others Global Stainles...

Shortly after an on-foot look of the “Cinder” and “Marsh” colorways, two new iterations of Kanye

Shortly after an on-foot look of the “Cinder” and “Marsh” colorways, two new iterations of Kanye West‘s YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 silhouette have surfaced. Arriving in a neon green-toned “Flax” shade and an earthy “Sulphur” tone, the sneakers feature a Primeknit upper accented by a post-dyed monofilament side stripe providing contrast. The two shoes’ monochromatic design sports a matching sockliner, textile trim and weaved laces. In addition, the silhouette’s elevation comes from its BOOST encapsulated midsole and rubber outsole. Take a detailed look at the upcoming pair in the gallery above and posts below. The adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 “Flax” and “Sulphur”  below which are set to release this spring. For more footwear news, peep Nike’s new Adapt BB 2.0 basketball shoe. Disperse Dyes, Acid Dyes, Basic Dyes, Direct Dyes, Vat Dyes – HE DYE,https://www.pldyes.com/

The bar/restaurant, which closed in December, is back with a facelift, but it’s still Zinnie’s, the

The bar/restaurant, which closed in December, is back with a facelift, but it’s still Zinnie’s, the beloved spot at 1688 Madison. It will be open 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. seven days a week. Why did Westmoreland want to buy Zinnie’s? “It’s Midtown. You know everyone who comes in the door — almost.” And, he says, it’s one of the only Midtown bars “where people could have conversations.” But it was a challenge to get Zinnie’s back to being Zinnie’s, says Westmoreland, who owns Zinnie’s with his wife, Stephanie Westmoreland, and Cullen Kent. “It’s hard trying to keep a bar the same as it was when everything’s gone.” Almost everything. They still have the tables, chairs, booths, and the long bar. But a lot of the equipment had to be replaced. They still have some of the wall pieces, including Stax, Otis Redding and Bar-Kays posters. Former owner Bill Baker left those, Westmoreland says. They are having the old stained glass “Zinnie’s” and “Be Nice or Leave” signs re-made, he says. It wasn’t a “turnkey operation” when they moved in. Not just a change of ownership. A lot had to be done to the place, which originally opened in 1973. Westmoreland and operations director Rick Haygood gave a tour...

Mendocino supervisors draft letter critical of PG&E, will vote Tuesday • The Mendocino VoiceThe Mendocino Voice Mendocino supervisors draft letter critical of PG&E, will vote Tuesday • The Mendocino Voice

The Mendocino Voice (https://mendovoice.com/2019/11/supes-draft-critical-letter-to-pge-will-vote-tuesday/) MENDOCINO Co., 11/02/19 — Not many people in Mendocino County are pleased with exactly how the recent county-wide PG&E power shut-off occurred, and the displeased include many local officials, who, at the upcoming Mendocino County Board of Supervisors meeting, plan to draft a formal response to the utility company. After more than four days of lights-out across the county, officials declared a local emergency on October 30 as power began to be restored, and the supervisors also plan to approve an urgency ordinance related to price gouging at this upcoming meeting. But the board, as well as many municipal level officials and county staff, are also unhappy with the way PG&E communicated with them — and they are planning to formally send a complaint to the utility, as well as to the governor, the California Public Utilities Commission, and other state government officials. The supervisors will be discussing the recent county-wide shut-off — which PG&E called two separate shut-off “events” in one continuous black out — beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5,...

Breakfast taste test: the best smoothies and juices, mueslis and bacon butties | Food

300ml, £1.50, marksandspencer.comThis tastes like the real deal. Sharp, sweet, fresh and juicy with nice bits of orange in there. It really tastes freshly squeezed. A clear favourite.★★★★ 1l, £2, asda.comThis is what you want from an orange juice – well-balanced sweetness and acidity. It tastes super fresh.★★★★ 1l, £2.95, food.coop.co.ukIt’s got nice bits in it and I like the sharpness but it’s not as balanced as some of the others. It’s refreshing but not particularly memorable.★★★ 1l, £2, tesco.comI’m not very into this one. It’s thinner than the others and doesn’t taste as freshly squeezed . There’s a lingering bitter aftertaste that I’m not keen on.★★ 100ml, £2, sainsburys.co.ukDelicate, there’s a slightly floral note – I think that’s the aloe. Not too sweet. Good kick from the ginger.★★★ 400g, £3.69, pret.co.ukLooks like pea soup. Good sharpness. Thick and creamy, but fresh, not claggy, definitely has some lime or lemon juice in it.★★ 750ml, £1.50, tesco.comSmells appealing, like it has something tropical going on … much sweeter than the others. Very hard to discern what fruits are in there … Kids will like it, but for me, too sweet.★★ 250g, £2.95, leon.coWow, this i...

The winners of the 2020 Smart Home Division Mark of Excellence Awards for both manufacturers and

The winners of the 2020 Smart Home Division Mark of Excellence Awards for both manufacturers and projects were announced at CES 2020 this year. Check out who won! Recognizing the finest achievements in custom installation and the best new custom-installation-targeted products and installations the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) in conjunction with CE Pro magazine announced the winners of the 2020 Smart Home Division Mark of Excellence Awards at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. Presented in an evening ceremony at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, the 2020 Smart Home Divison Mark of Excellence Awards recognize groundbreaking residential custom installation projects performed by professional integrators, as well as consumer technology products and services that are primarily targeted at the custom installation channel. The entries were judged by an independent panel of industry experts. Winners of these prestigious awards receive exposure via the websites and print publications from the Consumer Technology Association and CE Pro. Audio/Video Distribution Product of the YearVBS-HDIP-3G 509POE Daisy Chain Power-over-Ethernet Receiver, Just Add Power Emerging Technologies/Disruptor/Misc H...

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