One of the biggest environmental and societal issues associated with fabric production is water use and contamination (it takes 3,000 litres of water to make one cotton shirt alone), so anything that reuses the water or even better, doesn’t use any fresh water at all, is a very good thing indeed. Enter fashion-meets-science brand Pangaia, whose newly developed silky C-FIBER️ fabric is part-seaweed, part-eucalyptus and 100 per cent biodegradable.
Seaweed grows naturally underwater and does not require any additional irrigation. It is harvested on a 4-year cycle, which allows for complete regeneration. The eucalyptus grows quickly in dry conditions and is turned into lyocell by a closed-loop process that recycles 99 percent of solvents instead of flushing them into water.