Imagine this: an algae-based textile dye so environmentally sound that it can be eaten. Cool, huh?

The opportunity to align technological innovation with fashion manufacturing to make the industry more sustainable has been on the radar for some time and we have recently noted an increasing exploration of biological and chemical science as a means to make fashion less harmful. What especially caught our attention has been the invention of algae-based textile dye so environmentally sound that it can be eaten; and the creation of a miniature ”victimless leather” jacket made from living layers of tissue grown into a leather-like material, and we are quite excited by the thought that edible dyes and skin-free leather could be a possible future. More here, here and here.

Pictured: Essi Johanna Glomb, one half of Blond and Bieber that uses algae-based inks to create printed fabrics. Photo found here

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Tarun Modi: Fashion industry is always at an edge of the latest technological innovations to serve us even better. At the same time, inventing the fabrics and clothing that are unharmful to wearer’s health are broadly required. Environment-friendly chemicals must be a part of invention. Appreciate edible dyes and skin-free leather feel. Great relief and healthy approach ever welcomed!
June 25, 2015

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