Seastex develops acoustic tiles made of mussel filaments 

August 28, 2023  |  EcoNote

Founded in June 2021 by Belgian designer Sander Nevejans, Seastex has developed a groundbreaking method to convert mussel beard (byssus) waste into high-quality acoustic materials and products. 
Additive manufacturing for more sustainable footwear 

July 31, 2023  |  EcoNote

3D printing, or additive manufacturing, can reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of footwear manufacturing by some 48 percent, and reduce water consumption by 99 percent, compared with traditional footwear manufacturing, according to a study led by Portland, Oregon’s HILOS, in partnership with Yale…
Moncler and Zellerfeld introduce Trailgrip 3D sneakers

July 31, 2023  |  EcoNote

Italian luxury fashion company Moncler is inaugurating its venture into 3D printing by collaborating with American shoe company Zellerfeld to fashion a 3D-printed version of its Trailgrip sneakers using only recyclable mono-material. The single-thread ingredient that constructed the shoes is a decis…
Sandal is made with an algae-based foam

July 17, 2023  |  EcoNote

Surfing Champion and entrepreneur Kelly Slater has launched his new sustainable and performance-based footwear brand KLLY. Discovering a niche opportunity in the footwear industry, Slater developed a sandal that’s made from recycled material using BLOOM technology, which is derived from algae. Thi…
Ocean plastic now used for thermal insulation

June 26, 2023  |  EcoNote

Ocean bound plastics constitute a big risk for the environment; they make up as much as 80 percent of plastic pollution in the oceans. A new product, Ecodown Fibers Ocean, is Ocean Cycle-certified and made at Thermore’s state-of-the-art production site in Hong Kong. 
Mattress textiles could be used to make EV batteries

June 12, 2023  |  EcoNote

Electrodes in the lithium batteries that will power tomorrow’s electric vehicles could be made from recycled mattress textiles. In a three-year study at the National Institute for Materials Advancement at Pittsburg State University (PSU) in Kansas, researchers led by Dr. Ram Gupta developed a proc…
Nanocellulose fibers are used to create biomaterial fabric

May 22, 2023  |  EcoNote

Biotechnology company Modern Synthesis has developed a biomaterial from bacterial fermentation that can be used to create a low-carbon alternative to traditional clothing fabrics. The biomaterial was developed in the company's London lab by growing nanocellulose (a lightweight material produced by b…
Trerè introduces biotech base layers in the U.S.

May 8, 2023  |  EcoNote

Trerè Innovation, the sustainable apparel and footwear manufacturer based in Asola, Italy, will release its first line of 100 percent bio-based base layers (branded UYN) in the U.S., manufactured in Pennsylvania, in the fall of 2023. The fabrics are made from responsibility harvested plants. Marco…