Did you know that plastic microfibers from our clothing are the source of 35% of all microplastics in the ocean? This week we are joined by Barbara Martinez from Conservation X Labs to tell Noel and Jacob about their challenge that will award $650,000 in prizes to winning innovations, how this could revolutionize textiles, and why curling teams need to make a comeback!
Faux leather, also mostly known as pleather, has been around for decades as the less-expensive alternative to real leather, but can often be a problem for the environment when made from plastic. Noel and Jacob uncover a world of pineapple chaps and apple skin handbags as they learn about some cool methods for making vegan leather that could revolutionize uniforms for vampire hunters!
This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we welcome Robert Luo, CEO and founder of the Los Angeles biotech start-up, Mi Terro, which converts food waste into sustainable material for clothing, packaging and medical supplies. Robert shares his inspiring story of how Mi Terro began, and that we don’t need to cry over spilled milk… we make it into a t-shirt!
The term “eco-friendly fashion,” and any other form of sustainable design, has had its fair of ups and downs in this brand-overloaded world. With the mind of leaving a negative carbon footprint and affecting the planet by using conventional fabrics that harm the planet, opting for an environmental choice of clothing should be our top […]
As Noel and Jacob read up on the latest solar technology they learn that the world might be ready for solar farms in the shape of classic movie characters, and maybe Keanu Reeves on a solar-powered space sail.