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25 Sustainable Textile Innovations

From Seawater Sustainable Fabrics to Apple Leather Footwear

— April 22, 2020 — Eco
These sustainable textile innovations range from seawater sustainable fabrics to apple leather footwear.

With the ongoing climate crisis, sustainability in the fashion industry is more important than ever, with more consumers looking to lower their impact while paying closer attention to their closet's carbon footprint.

Recyclable fabric examples to note include Napapijri's new, fully recyclable Infinity jacket. The garment is mostly crafted from 'Nylon 6,' a signature fabric that consists of fishing nets and other textile scraps. Additionally, examples like the 'SaltyCo' project address new ways to create fabric and insulation without relying on environmentally harmful materials. The project is the work of RCA students who are using seawater as the basis for a next-generation textile that can be later used as an alternative to insulation, faux leather, and both woven and non-woven fabrics.
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Fashionable Pineapple-Based Handbags
Fashionable Pineapple-Based Handbags
Melior Handbags are Cruelty-Free & Made from Pineapple Leaves
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Bespoke Sustainable Hemp Backpacks
Bespoke Sustainable Hemp Backpacks
The Hampley Backpack is Eco-Friendly and Durable
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Bamboo-Crafted Duffle Bags
Bamboo-Crafted Duffle Bags
Feng Chen Wang's Black Bamboo Bag Also Boasts Leather Accents
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Sustainable Bottle Bags
Sustainable Bottle Bags
Greater Goods Drops Its Second Collection of Offcuts Bottle Bags
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Luxury Silver-Infused Bed Sheets
Luxury Silver-Infused Bed Sheets
The Jax Sheets are Anti-Bacterial and Color Fade-Resistant
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Anti-Aging Seaweed Blankets
Anti-Aging Seaweed Blankets
Mario the Blanket is an Italian Brand That Focuses on Anti-Aging
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Sustainable Milk-Made Apparel
Sustainable Milk-Made Apparel
Designer Antonella Bellina Makes Clothing From Milk Proteins
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Fairly Priced Eco Fashion
Fairly Priced Eco Fashion
Selfridges' Bright New Things Shares Sustainable Designer Fashion
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Luxurious Plant-Based Hats
Luxurious Plant-Based Hats
Chanel's Elegant Gold Boater Har is Made with Pineapple Fibers & Felt
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Legging Recycling Programs
Legging Recycling Programs
Girlfriend's Clothing Recycling Program Upcycles Old Leggings
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Recyclable Activewear Materials
Recyclable Activewear Materials
The Polartec Power Air Fabric is Now 100% Recyclable
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Office-Friendly Merino Wool Clothing
Office-Friendly Merino Wool Clothing
Ice Breaker & Goldwin Boast a Minimalist & Sophisticated Line
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Recycled Knit Sneakers
Recycled Knit Sneakers
SUAVS' Legacy High-Tops are Made with About Eight Recycled Plastic Bottles
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Electricity-Generating T-Shirts
Electricity-Generating T-Shirts
This "E-Textile" Uses Body Heat to Generate Electricity
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Ocean Plastic-Made Swimwear
Ocean Plastic-Made Swimwear
Family Brand Snapper Rock Launched the Eco-Friendly Oceania Line
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Entirely Recyclable Puffy Jackets
Entirely Recyclable Puffy Jackets
Napapijri's New Infinity Jacket Entirely Circular
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Bespoke Apple Leather Sneakers
Bespoke Apple Leather Sneakers
Po-Zu Launched A Collection of Apple Skin Sneakers in Two Styles
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Apple Leather Technology Cases
Apple Leather Technology Cases
The By BLANCH Technology Pouch Has a Vegan-Friendly Design
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Apple Leather Footwear
Apple Leather Footwear
Von D Shoes' New Vegan Shoe Collection Features an Unusual Material
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Digital Blockchain Dresses
Digital Blockchain Dresses
The Fabricant Introduced & Auctioned the First-Ever Blockchain Dress
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Vegan-Friendly Bamboo Sneakers
Vegan-Friendly Bamboo Sneakers
Cariuma's IBI Sneakers are Knit from Bamboo & Recycled Plastics
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Seawater Plant-Derived Sustainable Fabrics
Seawater Plant-Derived Sustainable Fabrics
SaltyCo is Developing an Eco-Friendly Fashion Solution
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Apple Leather Vegan Handbags
Apple Leather Vegan Handbags
Samara Handbags are Made from Eco-Friendly Apple Leather
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Upcycled Oyster Shell Textiles
Upcycled Oyster Shell Textiles
Siizu's SeaWool Fabric is Made from Recycled Oyster Shells
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Ocean Plastic Textiles
Ocean Plastic Textiles
Camira Boasts Plastic Bottle Fabric, Supporting Sustainability Initiatives
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