Fashion Trends A Sustainable Fashion Future by Team Prototype September 23, 2019 written by Team Prototype September 23, 2019 Sustainable Fashion Innovations We’re taking a look at 2018’s most innovative sustainable fashion including startups like Orange Fibre, circular.fashion, FLOCUS, Frumat, Good on You, Mango Materials, Algiknit, BioGlitz, and Style Lend. These companies have gained attention from global companies like Adidas, Zalando and Target, while blending technological innovations with sustainable development. Innovative Software circular.fashion designed a fashion innovation software that interconnects closed-loop recycling technologies with circular designs and retail models. The technology enables fashion brands to produce circular garments assigned unique identification tags. This opens a network of sorting and recycling companies and provides maximum recycling possibilities. Sustainable Textiles Algiknit extracts textile fibres from kelp, a type of seaweed. The resultant kelp-based biopolymer mixture is spun into thread. The yarn is then 3D printed or knitted based on the designer’s purpose. Finally, the material is colored with natural pigments and is biodegradable. Now that’s sustainable fashion! Waste Becomes Resources Reverse Resources is a digital platform that enables fashion brands and apparel manufacturers to address consumer waste for industrial upcycling. Reverse Resources allows garment and textile manufacturers to map leftover fabrics throughout their life cycle. These marked resources can then be reused and reintroduced into the supply chain, saving supply cost and providing a sustainable option to the waste the industry struggles with. From Fruit to Fabric Frumat creates leather-like sustainable fashion materials from apple skins. An apple’s skin contains a substance called pectin. Normally, apple skins are an industrial waste product. Frumat uses pectin to create durable and compostable and sustainable leather alternatives. These are used in personal luxury goods and fashion accessories. The leather proxies are dyed and tanned without chemicals. Pretty cool, right!? I love the fact that it’s a faux leather that’s not made from oil-based synthetics. Environmental Innovation Nano Textile developed a sustainable alternative to adhesive chemicals. These glues are used to attach accessories and finishes on fabrics. This sustainable fashion innovation implants ‘finishes’ straight into fabrics. It protects the end-user and the environment from toxic and hazardous chemicals. Sounds like a win! Reducing Water Requirements Flocus produces fillings, yarns, and textiles from kapok tree fibers. The tree grows without chemicals in drylands. These lands are not normally suitable for agricultural farming. Ideally the tree will replace cotton and bamboo as a sustainable fashion alternative. Natural Textiles as Fashion Innovation Orange Fiber is an Italian sustainable fashion startup that creates natural textiles from oranges and lemons. Orange Fiber comes from the cellulose in the discarded skins and fibers during processing. Then the paste is enriched with essential oils. By this process they are able to produce high-quality, eco-friendly fabrics. I bet they smell amazing too! Environmentally Safe Glitter BioGlitz produces biodegradable glitter based on a formula made from eucalyptus tree extract. The world’s first eco-glitter is recyclable, replacing the micro plastics presently used. Sounds like great news for Burning Man! 0 comment 0 FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappEmail Team Prototype previous post Best Fabrics for Lingerie next post Overseas Garment Production Pros & Cons You may also like Sustainable Swimwear Fabrics December 15, 2020 Top 5 Different Types of Seams November 30, 2020 What’s the Best Swimsuit Fabric? October 21, 2020 Will Pandemic Fashion Go Viral? August 26, 2020 The Transparent Swimsuit… an Eye-Popping Fashion Trend! August 18, 2020 Top 10 Swimwear Trends for 2020 June 29, 2020 The Humble Sarong: Summertime’s Multi-Tool March 3, 2020 The Fabric Dyeing Process for Custom Color November 23, 2019 Bamboo Fabric: Textile Superhero September 23, 2019 Female Entrepreneurs: Open for Business September 23, 2019 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.