Sumary of How material innovation can change the fashion industry:
- The fashion industry is aware of the problems caused by some of the most commonly used fabrics and fibers – particularly those derived from animals..
- Groups such as PETA and the Humane Society of the United States have campaigned against animal-based materials for decades, promoting several brands and retailers to boycott harmful fabrics such as fur and exotic skins..
- However the ecological issues relating to animal-based materials are not restricted to those used in luxury fashion..
- According to data from the Higg Materials Sustainability Index, animal materials make up four of the five worst materials for the environment as the processes of turning animal byproducts into fabrics require a significant amount of energy and harmful chemicals….