Sumary of Fashion for Good launches the Renewable Carbon Textiles Project:
- Sustainable fashion initiative Fashion for Good has launched a project to accelerate the development of Polyhydroxyalkanoates or PHA polymer fibres, a biosynthetic alternative to fossil-based fibres..
- The Renewable Carbon Textiles Project brings together key industry players to “investigate, test and validate”.
- The project is lead by Fashion for Good, with catalytic funding provided by Laudes Foundation in collaboration with partner brands Bestseller, Norrøna, PVH Corp, and Gore..
- Also helping in the project are Bio Craft Innovation, Full Cycle Bioplastics and Newlight, three of the leading innovators in the field of biopolymers..
- “There is an urgent need to find replacements for the predominantly fossil-based fibres in the fashion industry through solutions such as biosynthetics from renewable sources,”.
- “PHA polymers represent an exciting yet challenging solution for reducing carbon emissions in the fashion industry, and this project aims to drive further innovation in this space to bring them to scale.”…