A biodegradable textile grown from live organisms

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Here at Springwise, we have published many textile innovations such as a US startup that designed sheer tights using bulletproof fibres to ensure snag-proof wear. Another textile innovation is biodegradable clothing grown using waste methane. Now, a team of students at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, led by assistant professor Theanne Schiros, have developed a method to grow textiles using algae. Biodegradable clothing offers an array of environmentally-friendly benefits, from reducing waste in landfills to lowering levels of pollution. The team at Fashion Institute of Technology have created a yarn-like fibre from algae. To make the fibre,…

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