Biology is the future of fashion

 

 

 

 

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We are developing biomaterials from the most renewable organisms on earth.

 

 

Kelp is the key ingredient.

 

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Kelp is an ideal material for the future of sustainable manufacturing.

 
 
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Rapidly Renewable 

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.

Farmed Worldwide 

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.

Improves Environments 

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.

 

From seaweed to fiber

 
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From kelp, we extract alginate and combine it with other renewable biopolymers to produce our yarn.

 
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How it's Made

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.

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Minimal Waste

To minimize waste, we knit our products to shape. This technique allows us to produce products with little to no waste.

 
 
 
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