Adding to the natural fiber sweaters that are currently available to consumers, biomaterial technology company Nanollose is introducing an innovative new style made from sustainable coconut waste. The unique new sweater has the potential to inspire manufacturers and designers who are looking to incorporate more eco-friendly and ethical materials into their work.
While cotton is commonly used within the world of fashion, it has its own environmental drawbacks, as do animal-derived fibers. The new coconut fiber waste material, dubbed Nullarbor, has the potential to sidestep many of these setbacks—especially as the making of viscose rayon fibers requires 150 million trees to be cut down annually and according to Nanollose, Nullarbor needs no trees and boasts a much smaller environmental footprint.
In the coming months, Nanollose will be increasing its production of Nullarbor to support brands and companies with a sustainable outlook.