With technological advances comes material innovation. Biomaterials can be found in multidisciplinary industries with different functions and uses.
Leather has been around since the beginning of mankind. Hunting animals and using their skins has been part of all cultures throughout human history due to its durability, accessibility, and variety of uses.
Companies and consumers are fast becoming more open to faux leather or lather alternatives with the rise of environmental and societal concerns, as well as animal welfare. We've rounded up the most promising leather alternatives in the market.
Viscose is a regenerated cellulose fibre that is the earliest man-made semi-synthetic cellulosic fibre and was first commercially available in 1905. Viscose was first marketed as artificial silk that is cheaper and more durable and is currently the third most commonly used textile fibre globally.
The most common form of recycled polyester is known as rPET, which comes from discarded clear plastic bottles instead of raw petrochemicals. This article delves into the rPET process of how plastic bottles are turned into yarn that's increasingly used in the fashion world.