Biology is the future of fashion
Kelp is one of the fastest growing organisms on earth - up to 10 times faster than bamboo. When it comes to rapidly renewable resources, Laminaria digitata is as good as it gets.
Kelp is grown in aquatic farms around the world in coastal communities, often by fisher-men and women, providing income during the fishing off-season.
Kelp in coastal waters absorbs nutrients from agricultural and sewer run-off that can alter coastal environments. This recaptures nutrients for the next generation of biomaterials.
We use an extrusion process to turn our biopolymer mixture into our kelp-based filament. We extrude the mixture into a salt bath that cures the bio yarn.
To minimize waste, we knit our products to shape. This technique allows us to produce products with little to no waste.