Techcrunch features biodegradable running shoes created by Adidas in partnership with the German biotech company AMSilk.
FastCoExist reports that Levi’s, in collaboration with Evrnu, has trialled a new technique for recycling old cotton clothing for use in new Jeans. The approach could reduce the impact of jeans production, by using less water, whilst also creating a stronger & more durable end product.
FastCoExist features the use of pineapple waste as a sustainable alternative to leather.
PSFK highlights a Kickstarter project for sportswear made from sustainable and recycled materials. From the article:
The material “is a blend of fibers from the eucalyptus plant, used water bottles and Tencel, a sustainable fiber from wood. The water bottles are rerouted from landfills into factories which clean them and remold them into polyester yarns. About 10 water bottles goes into the production of one Pistol Lake long-sleeved shirt.”
Levi’s is making a new line of jeans from recycled fishing nets and carpets, utilising a nylon fiber made by the Italian company Aquafil.
Ecouterre features the Tripty Project which is making bags and clothes in Bangladesh using waste materials from pineapple farming, along with environment and community-friendly practices.
BuyMeOnce is a new shopping site for a range of product categories from clothing and shoes to furniture, kitchenware and tools, that can save people money in the long-term and reduce waste and landfill.
The idea behind the site is to reduce production and waste from cheap and short-term products and instead provide long-lasting, well-made products that are also ethical, repairable and sustainable.
Futurity highlights a variety of ways nanoparticles are being added to cotton “that kills bacteria, conducts electricity, wards off malaria, captures harmful gas”.