Most of us start our mornings with a good cup-a-joe. While we are becoming more conscious that our coffee is organic, Fair Trade, and that it tastes better when we drink it out of our reusable cup, there is still the question of where those discarded coffee grounds end up.
Many coffee shops give away their old grounds to customers for their compost piles or gardens but most of the left over grounds go directly to the landfill.
It holds true that one person's trash is another person's treasure. Taiwanese company, Singtex Industrial Company, after three years of research has pioneered a thread made from recycled coffee grounds.
The thread, called S. Cafe, can be woven made a number of different fabrics for the clothing industry.
Not only is the material environmentally friendly, but also helps to control odor, is fast drying and protects against UV rays.
I can only wonder if their shirt sizes will come in Tall, Venti and Grande?