MycoWorks isn’t the only start-up redefining the future of fabric. Evolved by Nature is a global biotech company that makes every garment using silk and chemicals. Evolved by Nature’s active silk invention uses proteins in natural silk to mimic the structure and bonding properties of different fabrics.
Plant hair and chemical fabric
Highly functional and biodegradable activated silk fabric, a sportswear fabric that’s tough and recyclable. It’s hard to beat such a great initiative. The company received an investment from CHANEL, and also signed a partnership with Anya Hindmarch and Gentrue.
In France, Ecopel is a leader in the production of artificial fur and works with more than 300 fashion brands that have pledged to go fur-free. More than 100 million animals are killed for their fur each year worldwide, including ferrets, foxes, raccoons, chinchillas and coyotes.
Yvonne Taylor of PETA is a fan of the brand, she claims that one of the most exciting materials on the market today is Ecopel’s Koba fur – the world’s first faux fur made with plants. . Ecopel’s revolutionary vegan weave uses corn inoculants from the biofuel industry.
The manufacturing process uses 30% less energy and emits 63% less greenhouse gases than traditional faux fur that is humane to both the animals and the planet. “Stella McCartney has been creating garments from Koba and we recently contacted her to send a coat to Sophia Loren,” says Taylor.
Back in 2018, the British Fashion Council banned animal hair from all London Fashion Week shows. Since then, more and more brands have agreed to use only faux fur. Following on from Tommy Hilfiger , Giorgio Armani and, of course, the fashion house of nature – Stella McCartney, last year Versace , Michael Kors and Gucci all put pen to paper on the pledge. The city of San Francisco even went so far as to ban the sale of all new fur products, a city teeming with fur enthusiasts has made such a drastic decision.
“It is easy to see that a vegan fashion revolution is underway,” says Taylor. The livestock industry is inherently not environmentally friendly. Besides the inhumanity on farms and factories, raising and killing animals for their meat and lucrative products also leads to water pollution, air pollution and land destruction. . Not to mention the use of toxic resources and chemicals to preserve skins and feathers after harvest. The United Nations has stated that moving towards a vegan lifestyle is necessary to salvage the worst-case scenario of climate change.
Most of the world’s top fashion houses have stopped using fur, and are instead testing and developing advanced vegan leathers. Each of us – as consumers also has the ability to accelerate this change by asking designers and brands to switch to plant-based materials.” Luckily, Silicon Valley is ushering the world into a new era of sustainable materials, promising to become a movement that no luxury or streetwear brand can afford to stay out of. play.
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