This year, a sudden outbreak sounds the environmental alarm for the heavily polluting fashion industry once again. If we consider Fashion Convention jointly signed by 32 fashion enterprises in August 2019 as a start of whole industry making efforts to carry out large-scale sustainability, radical environmental groups outside of the A/W 2020 four fashion weeks, and environmental protection creativity in the show, have highlighted designers' or brands' passion for fashion environmental protection and a sustainable future. Eco-friendly / sustainable fashion has become a common topic and a new trend in the international industry. Then, as the second most polluting industry and the source of the fashion industry -- textile fibers and fabrics, how to jointly build a sustainable eco-friendly system through sustainable design, production and reuse, is an important direction for the sustainable development of the fashion industry in the future. The three key words for A/W 21/22 eco-friendly / sustainable material trend will give you a glimpse into the future of sustainable fashion fabrics.
With the increasingly serious problems such as environmental damage, toxic chemical waste and animal injury faced by the fashion industry, more and more people begin to notice the cruelty and seriousness of this problem. In order to obtain luxury and expensive natural animal fur and wild silk fiber, harming wild animals in nature will lead to the complete imbalance of the earth's environment. Ethical fashion is used to promote ethical fashion design, production, retail and purchasing process. Starting from the source, starting from the fiber, protecting animals, protecting the environment, and promoting sustainable and ethical production are the important things that every fashion insider needs to think and do.
The world has been searching for a cruelty-free alternative to silk fibers, since many people consider it unethical to extract unbroken silk fibers directly from the cocoons of living larvae. Inspired by spider silk, Bolt Threads uses a DNA sample that mimics spider silk proteins, converts the DNA into yeast, ferments it into silk powder, and dissolves it into a spool to extract the required long silk fibers. The debut of the sustainable material attracts a $230 million investment for Bolt Threads. Bolt Threads has also formed partnerships with fashion brands such as Patagonia, Best Made and Stella McCartney. Compared with traditional silk, spider silk fiber has a soft touch, excellent draping feeling and high tensile strength, as well as good insulation and antibacterial function. And its key processing link is simpler and more eco-friendly.
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