- Do you wear clothes that are made of cotton?
- Where do you buy your clothes?
- firm /furm/
- material /muh-TEER-ee-uhl/
- burn /burn/
- cotton /KOT-n/
- quantity /KWON-ti-tee/
[noun] – a company or business
They settled with a foreign firm last week.
[noun] – a physical substance that things can be made from
This kind of material absorbs water easily.
[verb] – to be on fire, or to produce flames
How did you burn your hand?
[noun] – the threads that grow around the seeds of a tall plant grown especially in the U.S., China, and South Asia
The fabric is made of cotton.
[quantity] – the amount or number of something, especially that can be measured
He ate a small quantity of rice.
While managing a Finnish start-up where wearing socks to work is common, he proudly wears a round-neck T-shirt made out of recycled material tucked into some loose shorts. His company, Infinited Fiber, has made significant investments in a method that might turn textile waste—waste that would often be burned or dumped in landfills—into fresh fabric for garments. At the moment, fiber, also known as Infinna, is used by international companies including Patagonia, H&M, and Inditex, which owns Zara. According to Mr. Alava, it is a high-end textile material that eliminates a significant waste issue and feels and appears natural, like cotton. According to the non-profit Global Fashion Agenda, 92 million metric tons of textile waste are reportedly produced globally each year, and if present trends in the production of clothing are maintained, this quantity is predicted to increase to over 134 million metric tons by 2030.
Although the majority of the science needed to produce fiber has been known since the 1980s, recent rapid technological developments have made large-scale production more possible.
True or False:
- Peter is managing a Finnish start-up.
- Peter’s company’s name is Infinited Fiber.
- Infinited Fiber has made significant investments in a method that might recycle textile waste.
- Zara owns Patagonia, H&M, and Inditex.
- Recent rapid technological developments have made large-scale production more possible.
Fill in the blanks:
- Our ______ is no longer competitive in world markets.
- You cannot ______ the candle at both ends.
- A large ______ of beer was sold.
- ______ is a type of material.
- She made the ______ into a dress.