What Are Biofabrics & How Sustainable Are They?

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…