The future of polyester (as we know it)

April 24th, 2023

HeiQ AeoniQ™ has been commercialized by Hugo Boss. Photo: Hugo Boss Where would we be without polyester textiles? Fibers created from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) are ubiquitous in our apparel, home furnishings, automotive, filtration and personal care industries. In 2021, they represented 57.57 percent of the global fiber market, according to Fibre2Fashion’s market insight tool TexPro.  […]

Read More

Designer grows biodesigns from grass root

November 14th, 2022

Photos: Zena Holloway Zena Holloway has launched a collection of biodesigns grown entirely from grass root. The London-based designer and multi-disciplinary artist is exploring the possibilities for root-grown textiles for fashions that are sustainable and compostable. In essence, Holloway is turning grass root into wearable art in a collection named “Rootfull.”  The root itself forms […]

Read More

Designer works with researchers to create “biogarmentry”

September 14th, 2020

"Biogarmentry" explores the future of fashion by combining research from the fields of synthetic biology and design. Photo: Roya Aghighi.  According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. consumers send about 70 percent of the clothes and footwear produced each year to landfill. Project Biogarmentry, by designer Roya Aghighi, has been launched to address the drastic increase […]

Read More