From captured carbon to lab-grown fur – seven innovators fashioning the future

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While fashion retailers work to reduce their environmental impact, a range of biotech pioneers are creating innovative new fabrics that could change how clothing and shoes are made. 

Polyester, cotton and leather are fashion’s most used materials, but all have significant impacts on the environment. Whether it’s microfibres, a lack of biodegradability or high use of resources, fashion’s impact is colossal – a recent World Economic Forum report called the industry the world’s third-largest polluter once supply chains are taken into account.

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