What Are Biofabrics & How Sustainable Are They?

Biofabrics are being hyped as the future of sustainable textiles but what exactly are they? And are they sustainable? CO gives you the low down on this emerging frontier of textile design.

A tennis dress made from replicated spider silk, a bag made from mushroom leather? These are just two examples of the high profile biofabrication innovations that have captured our imagination in recent years and are being slated to change the face of sustainable fashion. 

With many of these biofabrication producers moving from development to piloting production at scale (US biotech company Spiber has recently received approval to open a biotech plant in Rayong, Thailand), we could be just a f…

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Melanie Plank

Director of Content & Research at Common Objective