Growing textiles from algae

December 1st, 2021

Algaeing’s algae-based textiles are biodegradable, nontoxic and vegan. Photo: Tammy Bar Shay/Algaeing. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe recently announced that the global fashion industry accounts for as much as 10 percent of global carbon emissions and creates pollution and waste. In the U.S., the Environmental Protection Agency says that only about 15 percent […]

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Designer creates a decomposing dress from algae

May 1st, 2021

Scarlett Yang’s biomaterials dress is modeled by Matryoshka Wadhwani. Photo provided by Scarlett Yang. London-based designer Scarlett Yang has created a means to use algae extract and silk cocoon protein to create a glass-like dress that grows over time and can decompose in water within 24 hours. The biomaterial dress changes shape in response to […]

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