Sustainable bicycle helmet

January 1st, 2023

A prototype bicycle helmet made of mycelium and hemp that is fully compostable. Photo: StudioMOM Bicycle helmets have been shown to decrease the risk of a serious or fatal head injury by 70%. But bicycle helmets are made of plastic and expanded polystyrene (EPS), both fossil fuel-based and bad for the environment. StudioMOM, a product […]

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Natural leather and plastic alternative

May 1st, 2022

Grown in only nine days, Forager pure mycelium hides have naturally high tensile strength, tear resistance, and durability equal to animal leathers. Photo: Ecovative Ecovative, the mycelium technology company, has teamed with Vivobarefoot, makers of sustainable footwear, and PANGAIA, a materials science innovator. The trio will join the Fashion for Good Cooperative to co-develop custom […]

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The circular future of specialty fabrics

July 1st, 2021

Climatex® Dualcycle™ technology combines new wool, Lenzing™ FR and recycled nylon to create a recyclable upholstery fabric. Its development was spurred by a desire to achieve circularity without compromising performance standards. Photo: Climatex AG. When it comes to sustainability, the textile industry has come a long way since it tentatively dipped its toes into the […]

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