By  on December 15, 2009

COPENHAGEN — Danish biotechnology company Novozyme made a fashion splash during the U.N.’s climate summit in Copenhagen last week with the launch of a technology that replaces chemicals with enzymes to produce eco-friendly knitwear.

Novozymes’ “elemental textiles,” developed in collaboration with Hong Kong-based apparel manufacturer Esquel, is said to improve the strength, softness and smoothness of fabrics while reducing hazardous carbon dioxide and chemical emissions.

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