Modern Meadow Unveils Biofabricated Leather Brand Zoa

After five years of research and development in the lab, Modern Meadow has launched biofabricated leather brand Zoa. Unveiled at a pop-up exhibit in SoHo NY, Zoa is first generation materials destined to kickstart a broader conversation about the design and manufacturing possibilities available...

Stella McCartney x Bolt Threads: Eco-Innovation’s Mindful Approach To Fashion.

Celebrated British designer, Stella McCartney, has teamed up with biotechnology company Bolt Threads. Founded in 2010 and based in San Francisco, the sustainability startup is dedicated to creating the next generation of advanced materials. This is Bolt's first collaborative product. Together with Stella McCartney...

LABFRESH’s New Invention Engineered To Make Life Easier

Founders of LABFRESH, Lotte Vink and Kasper Brandi Petersen, have cracked how to engineer t-shirts that repel liquids and semi-liquids. Vink and Petersen have come up with a sustainable product that took them a year to bring the new technology out of the lab and into...

From Seaweed to Fiber, Is Biology The Future Of Fashion?

Is biology the future of fashion? Well, Algiknit seems to think so. The biomaterials company has been developing biomaterials that can play a key role in the future of sustainable manufacturing. Addressing the ecological damage caused by the fashion industry, Algiknit is looking to make...

Are We On The Cusp Of Science Becoming the Future Designer’s Toolbox?

I am not ashamed to say loud and proud that I have an innovation crush on Shamees Aden. She is a London born researcher and a multidisciplinary designer who has found exciting ways, via science, to potentially impact the future of design thinking. Revolution Led By...

Can Biology Fix Fashion’s Pollution Problem? Natsai Audrey Chieza Seems To Think So.

Have you heard of the name Natsai Audrey Chieza? If you haven't, then please allow me to get you better acquainted with Ms Chieza. Recognised as an early pioneer in the field of biodesign, Natsai has spent the last eight years moulding her career...

The Mycelium Shoe, Challenging The Usual Conventions Of Footwear

With disruption at the core of their existence, the revolutionary 3D design studio Ica & Kostika have launched the Mycelium Shoe. Pioneering the exploration of computational design and mass customisation, Ica & Kostika used the latest 3D printing and data capturing technologies to transform complex computational systems into luxe fashion...

Design Studio of Innovation in ​Sustainable Fashion Creates Biodegradable Capsule Collection

While indulging in some retail therapy at NotJustALabel online store, I came across an impressive line called 'OMDANNE ' by Solve. The capsule collection, which is composed of three timeless pieces called the 'T', 'R', and 'E', can be converted into over 30 styles...

Fast or Slow, The Time for Circular Economy Fashion is Now

Circularity in the apparel industry is beginning to make economic sense. Having said that, the transition from a linear model of operation is fraught with challenges due to how the system is optimised for the take-make-waste approach. In today’s sustainability discourse, fashion is either classified...

5 Companies Tackling Plastic Pollution As They Race To Make Their Products More Sustainable

If you do not know already, the global use of plastic is expected to double in the next 20 years. That isn't the most shocking fact. The jaw-dropping fact is that on a worldwide basis, only 14% of plastic is collected for recycling. 14%...