London - Pineapples, bananas, apples, coffee, hemp and stinging nettles - the list may sound like someone's shopping list but these items are actually natural resources which have been used to create innovative, sustainable textiles within the fashion industry. In light of the industry’s dwindling resources, in particular, resource-intensive natural fibres, such as cotton and wool, as well as the environmental damage caused by petroleum-based fibres like acrylic, polyester, nylon, and spandex, the fashion sector is under increasing pressure to use more responsible and conscious textile alternatives. In addition, as the world’s population continues to grow and people demand better made, and longer-lasting garments, it is time the fashion industry invested in developing the textile solutions of the future.
8 Sustainable Textile Innovations which can Change the Fashion Industry
FashionUnited previously conducted research into some of the most innovative, as well as accessible sustainable textiles to emerge and shares its findings with you in the interactive story map below.
Scroll down to navigate through the interactive map. Hit the button 'Start Exploring' and use the arrows to explore the map.
Photo: courtesy Lenzing