The Appropriate textile production manual (ATPM) is a manual explaining the steps needed to produce textile at the most suitable way, taking into consideration the environmental, religious, ethical, racial, cultural, social, political, economical and gender-related aspects of the community it is intended for. Note that the native production zone of the base material is mentioned at File:Native textile crops.png

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Perhaps that we can add some more textiles first (the list noted here is not complete). Also, in the articles we can:

  • perhaps mention Rohner textiles (company cooperating with Doughnough/Braungart's cradle to cradle, I think these dyes are more durable then weed-colored ones
  • add an article detailing the creation of an AT loom: note that I think it's best to feature an automated one; eg electrically-powered and completely self-working (eg by inserting an electronic template and letting the machine finish the garment, hereby eliminating the need of an operator). The loom needs to be made at low-cost and also needs to be durable, ... so regular automated looms can probably not be used.

Finally, regarding the garments themselves, these too will need to be made AT, meaning that few designs can be produced (to facilitate recycling, repair, ...) and that the designs need to be focused on rigidness, not providing too much support nor restricting blood flow, ... This means that most fashionable designs will be discarded. Already made a suggestion for a suitable (polyvalent) design at my wikiversity Topic:self-sufficiency pages KVDP 13:26, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

Spider silk[edit source]

Could be intresting, see /

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