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Fashion's green future of seaweed coats and mushroom shoes
20/05/2021 07:55 PM | Click to read full article
From making algae-sequin dresses, dyeing clothes with bacteria to planting trackable pigments in cotton, an emerging tide of technological innovations offers the fashion industry a chance to clean up its woeful environmental record.
Change is urgently needed, since the industry consumes 93 billion cubic metres of water per year, dumps 500,000 tonnes of plastic microfibres into the ocean, and accounts for 10 percent of global carbon emission, according to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.