The mycelium market is heating up with New York on the radar for grown-in-America innovation.
McCartney has made trousers and a black bustier top from the sustainable material derived from the root system of fungi.
Regenerated leather and nylon, recycled plastic, deadstock fabrics, corn, wood and tires can all be turned into fashion accessories. Here’s how six brands did it.
Allbirds’ “Plant Leather,” is a market signal to bio-based leathers amid the climate crisis.
“The pride of being an artisan is coming back,” said Radhikaraje Gaekwad, textile conservationist and director of CDS Arts Foundation.
The line replaces the fast-fashion label’s Conscious Collection.
All remaining non-plastic packaging used by VF and its brands will be reduced, originate from sustainable sources, and be designed for reuse or recyclability.
There is also hope that a lower wool price will encourage more designers and brands to use wool in their collections this year.
The sporting goods brand is also using recycled cotton, reducing its carbon footprint and searching for vegan alternatives to animal materials.
The partners built infrastructure in a coastal town in Costa Rica and have begun the collection of ocean-bound plastic.
Sweaters pose a nonbinary slant in fit and fabrication, utilizing verified and 100 percent recycled cashmere.
Biotech start-up MycoWorks behind Reishi leather anticipates many luxury partnerships over the coming months.
The decision moved up the “planned retirement of the MSI single score” and reflects the organization’s ongoing evolution.