Sustainable fashion starts in the lab

In New York, fashion magazine Fashionista highlighted the growing number of renewable textile options open to fashion designers as the industry’s supply chain looks...

Covestro developing biobased, fire-proofing construction material

In Germany, Covestro is developing a flame-retardant, 90% renewable polyurethane system as a means of mitigating structural damage due to fire. Construction employs cross-laminated timber...

Maryland man turns invasive plants into works of art

In Maryland, a U.S. National Park Service volunteer tasked with removing harmful plants has been giving the weeds new life by developing renewable products...

French biotech firm set to launch first cosmetics ingredient

In France, Deinove has announced it will launch its first cosmetics active ingredient—a carotenoid with antioxidant and healing properties—in the first half of 2018. The...

Innovation award winners generate useful products from wastewater, bugs

In Belgium, a bioremediation startup and a company using insects to produce sustainable nutrients won bioinnovation awards at the European Forum on Industrial Biotechnology...

Ford celebrates ten years of soy

In Michigan, Ford’s soy-based foam is celebrating its tenth anniversary. The first soy-based seat cushions rolled off the assembly lines with Ford’s 2008 Mustang, and...

Austrian researchers hatch plan to protect eggs

In Austria, researchers have found a microorganism that eliminates germs from hatching eggs and could one day replace current chemical-based methods. Hatcheries usually prevents bacterial...

London engineering firm sees food waste as the building material of the future

In London, engineering and design firm Arup has released a report on how common organic materials—including potato, banana, and peanut waste—can be repurposed as...

California shoemaker debuts new vegan kicks

In California, T.U.K. Footwear is launching a new shoe line for fall that includes seven styles made from a new, softer vegan material dubbed...

Texas dissolvable cup maker looks for a dance partner

In Dallas, Lore Technology has introduced beverage cups made from corn protein that take mere hours to dissolve in hot water. The cups use...

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That’s the pits: Mexican company makes straws from avocado seeds

In Mexico, Biofase is making straws out of avocado pits—a concept poised to gain ground as plastic straw bans proliferate globally. Based in Michoacán, Biofase...

Cali company launches compostable coffee cups

In California, World Centric is producing compostable coffee cups from sugarcane fiber, a byproduct of the sugarcane extraction process. Coffee cups have been a particularly...

Fashion student turns heads with kombucha-based dress

In Scotland, a fashion student has used fermented kombucha tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast to produce clothing. Aurelie Fanton, 23, studies at Edinburgh College of...