Synthetic Biology – New Fabrication Materials #Anthropocene #Fashion
As the globe heats up there will be a growing for demand for alternative materials with a more eco-friendly footprint. By necessity these will need to come from non-traditional sources.
Forbes has an article highlighting 6 of these exciting materials:
Second to the oil industry, the fashion industry is the world’s largest polluter. The major contributors to the fashion industry’s pollution are water contamination and consumption, carbon emissions and harmful chemicals. As a result, consumers are in growing numbers asking for sustainable fashion items, putting pressure on the fashion industry and textile manufacturers. These recent demands are causing companies to search for solutions, and it so happens that synthetic biology has the answer. Six frontrunners, Evrnu, Bolt threads, Spiber, Modern Meadow, Mycoworks and Ecovative Design are biotech companies reinventing the fashion industry by introducing innovative materials and production methods.
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