From Seaweed to Fiber, Is Biology The Future Of Fashion?

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Is biology the future of fashion? Well, Algiknit seems to think so. The biomaterials company has been developing biomaterials that can play a key role in the future of sustainable manufacturing.

Addressing the ecological damage caused by the fashion industry, Algiknit is looking to make an impact by operating in a closed loop product lifecycle that will bring sustainable bio-based textile alternatives to the footwear and apparel industries.

By utilising materials with a significantly lower environmental footprint than conventional textiles, the early stage biomaterials startup is focusing on transforming the apparel ecosystem with rapidly renewable bio-based textiles. One of these materials is Kelp. It is one of the fastest growing organisms on earth – up to 10 times faster than bamboo. “Kelp is grown in aquatic farms around the world in coastal communities, often by fishermen and women, providing income during the fishing off-season,” states their site.



FiveWordsForTheFuture - Jul 21, 2018 | Biotechnologies, Fashion, New Materials, Sustainability
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