fabric new rules
Meet t he tex ti l e alternatives paving the way to a new fashion f uture.
PI NEAPPLE E XPRESS
Tropical f r uit or your new l eather j acket? A by- product of agriculture, pineapple l eaves are stripped , shredded and degummed to produce Piñatex , a non- woven mesh which t hen goes t hrough specialised f i nishing and coating. Et voila — durable vegan l eather. Remember t hose pineapple f armers? Piñatex i s as an additional i ncome f or t hem, too.
UPCYCLE , REI NCARNATE
Econyl i s regenerated nylon f i bres which can be r ecycled i nto new products again and again. That washed up f i shing net? I t became a wedding dress f or H& M Conscious E xclusive 2018. Who knows what i t ’ l l be i n i t s next l i f e?
Mango Materials have f ound a way to counter potent greenhouse gas methane — f eed i t to methaneeating bacteria , which creates polyhydrox yalkanoate a material similar to conventional plastic s .
Frowjin Resort 2018 No animal slaughter required Not too shabby for agricultural waste— own one at Ananasanam.com
H& M Conscious Exclusive 2018 Find out more on Econyl.com
More info at Mangomaterials. com The Stella McCartney Winter 2017 campaign explores the issues of waste and overconsumption