Google News has published an article about a new type a cotton fabric from New Guinea that has been used for years to create lightweight, breathable, and water resistant garments.
The article notes that the fabric can be made in three stages, and it is made using “a unique technology” called “wicking”.
The article goes on to state that the technology has been around for some time and that “the first commercial production of the fabric was achieved in 2003” by a company called L’Anse-Dieu, which was based in French Guiana.
“L’Ansel-Doi, which produces a line of high-performance textile products, is the largest producer of cotton and wool fabrics in the world, with annual sales of over $5 billion,” the article says.
“This technology has also been used in the production of other materials for many years, including leather, plastic, and polyester.”
The article does not mention how long the material has been available or how many times it has been produced.
The story does state that it is not yet known how long it took for the new cotton to be available to the market.
The company that produces the fabric did not respond to requests for comment, but the article did note that it was the first time that the process was done “without the assistance of a synthetic fibre” and that there are no known risks to its users.
A spokeswoman for L’Aquila-D’Ascension said that “it is our responsibility to ensure that all our materials are used in accordance with the quality standards of the world-wide certification and that the production is sustainable.”
She added that the company “wishes to cooperate with the authorities in this investigation and to ensure the highest possible standards in the future”.
L’Agence France-Presse reported that a spokeswoman for the company was unavailable for comment.
“The fact that L’AGENCE France-PRESSE has not seen any reports of adverse reactions to this material is a serious oversight,” she said.
“It would be irresponsible to comment further at this stage.”
“We do not recommend to any company to use the materials in this way.
It is the responsibility of the supplier to ensure safety and quality standards,” she added.
The fabric used in this production process is not the same fabric that is used in a number of other high-end fabrics used in clothing and accessories, including for the construction of the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
The material, which is called “bio-cellulose”, is a cellulose derived from the bark of the coca tree, which contains a number a plant-derived proteins and carbohydrates.
“Biocollulose is the most versatile and environmentally friendly textile material,” said L’Ascona, which produced the new material in France.
L’Advantage said in a statement that it would be “unethical to discuss the details of the safety of this process”.
It added that it “has an obligation to follow strict quality control standards.”
In January 2018, the European Commission said that the use of bio-cellula had been shown to be safe for use in the manufacture of fabrics in a range of applications.
The Commission also said that it has already decided that the textile is suitable for use as a textile material in “non-sustainable” sectors.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is currently investigating whether the use is in line with the rules.
Lava cloths, which are also used for weaving clothing, are produced by the Aga Khan Society, which has its headquarters in Pakistan.
Laid on a piece of land, the cotton is soaked in water for five days, then soaked again for two weeks, and then washed in cold water to remove any natural fibers.
The cotton then is dried, and its surface dried in a hot oven.
“In this process, it is possible to extract all the cellulose from the fibre without damaging the fibre structure,” said Aga K. Khan Foundation president and CEO, Maulana Asaduddin Owaisi.
“So it is a renewable and sustainable textile that is sustainable for millions of people around the world.”
The company is working with the European Union and other countries to ensure it is compliant with the latest standards.
The Aga Kahn Foundation is based in London.
The BBC contacted L’Affaire Aga for comment and will update this post if we hear back.