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Bioplastics, Fashion, Plastics

‘Plant-Based’ Plastic Leathers: An Update, According to Science

By Dr. Ashley Holding Background The rise of plant-based leather alternatives appears unstoppable. There is growing interest in cruelty-free, plant-based and low carbon alternatives to conventional leather, especially as veganism and climate conscious buying become top priorities.  Established media is picking up on it, too. Only a few days ago, The New York Times hosted …

Circular Economy, Fashion, Plastics

Recycled Polyester and the Plastic Bottle Dilemma

By Paula Lorenz The Thing About Polyester One thing increasingly noticeable on the internet are ads for sustainable clothing made from recycled polyester. Many brands are now marketing recycled polyester clothes, from small ranges or capsule collections by bigger brands, to niche brands that have made this their USP. To the average, eco-conscious consumer this …