Though highly useful thanks to its impressive properties of durability and versatility, animal-derived leather has its issues, most of which pertain to the environmental toll associated with its production. That’s why, scientists and designers are in search of more sustainable … [Read more...] about Scientists use silk to make a sustainable leather alternative
Allbirds has made a name in the footwear industry for being both friendly to your feet and the planet. A while ago, the company introduced its bio-degradable Plant Shoe made out of a plant-based alternative to the plastic typically found in regular shoes. In a similarly … [Read more...] about These biodegradable shoes are made from plant-based leather
While working in the Philippines during the 1990s, Spanish leathergoods expert Dr. Carmen Hijosa grew horrified at the environmental impact of leather production. The problem for her was that she didn’t approve of petroleum-based alternatives either. In search of a better … [Read more...] about A look into Piñatex, the alt-leather made from pineapple leaves
From processing plastic waste to sequestering carbon to protecting astronauts from cosmic radiation, fungi have the incredible potential to benefit a wide range of industries. According to a recent study, this impressive living organism also holds the potential to help … [Read more...] about Eco-friendly fungus leather looks and feels like the real thing
Leather has been worn for centuries and remains an iconic material for fashion today. But leather is not perfect. It requires livestock which requires many resources and the foul treatment of animals and produces millions of tons of waste per year. The word “leather” is quickly … [Read more...] about Meat from Plants, Milk from Oats, and Leather from Mushrooms!