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5 sustainable fabrics of the future

Nowadays, all fashion brands that are respected by others are trying not to use natural leather or nylon in their clothing collections. Instead, they use sustainable materials that save animals and do not damage the environment. Even though some people doubt whether these experiments make sense, many clothing manufacturers still support the use of vegan fabrics in fashion.

EcoVero – viscose from wood pulp

EcoVero is a type of viscose made from wood that comes from certified sources. The wood comes from places where it is managed in a way that does not hurt the environment. EcoVero is made in Austria by Lenzing. Lenzing is a company that makes viscose without hurting the environment.

The EcoVero fabric is smooth and soft. It is made of viscose which is a type of cellulose. Cellulose is a good choice for summer clothing because it helps you to control moisture absorption and release.

Desserto – cactus leather

Adrian Lopez Velarde and Marte Cazarez, two Mexican entrepreneurs, developed the fabric called Desserto. They also founded a company of the same name. Since 2020, they have produced shoes, bags, and clothes from eco-leather made of cacti. They cut only mature leaves without damaging the plant itself so that they can repeat the harvest every 6-8 months. As a result, products made from Desserto do not contain toxic chemicals and are flexible, breathable, strong, and durable.

different kinds of fabrics

Qmonos – spider silk fiber

Qmonos is spider silk modeled after the most potent natural fiber. It is very light and flexible and can completely break down in the environment. The material is produced by the Japanese company Spiber by combining the genes of spiders and microbes. No spiders are grown or harmed during the production of Qmonos.

The vegan material can replace other fabrics, like polyester and nylon, that come from petroleum. In addition, Qmonos is much stronger than aramid fiber, which is used to make bulletproof vests. It can also be used to make space suits because UV light doesn’t damage it.

Pellemela – apple leather

Another variation of Pellemela vegan leather is made from apple waste mixed with water and natural glue. It is then pressed in a machine that stretches it out. It makes it look like natural skin. It is entirely biodegradable, waterproof, breathable, and ultra-durable.

The eco-friendly leather substitute was born in a laboratory in Italy thanks to engineer Alberto Volkan. He devoted his whole life to research and experimentation and paid particular attention to environmental issues.

SeaCell – marine algae fiber

SeaCell is a fiber made from things that can grow again. Ascophyllum nodosa seaweed is washed, dried, and ground into a powder. This powder is turned into fiber to make different kinds of fabrics. Seaweed is not treated with chemicals, so it keeps all its value to the ecosystem.

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