Sumary of From milk to dandelions to spider silk: How nature is shaping the future of fashion:
- Gone are the days of fur and animal skins, not to mention overly polluting materials.
- Not a month goes by, it seems, without someone in the sector unveiling new materials with some surprising components — ranging from expired milk to dandelions — and all gradually shaping the wardrobes of the future.
- And if some — sometimes age-old — materials are coming back to the forefront, like linen and hemp, for example, others are viewed as new-generation fibers, often arising from partnerships with biotech start-ups that turn nature’s riches into innovative and sustainable materials.
- Here’s a look at some of the unusual materials that are likely to make their way into our wardrobe in the next few years.
- Two companies, Bolt Threads and AMSilk, have both succeeded in producing lab-made silk inspired by that made by spiders.