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Footwear made of Brazilian sugarcane

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Footwear brand Kane developed an active recovery shoe made of Brazilian sugarcane-based foam and other renewable materials. The shoes are designed to “help renew your energy” by providing both support and cushioning. Exterior perforations and ...

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Embellishments made from waste oyster shells to replace plastic

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Biomaterial and textile designer Margherita Grassi developed a collection of bio-based embellishments called Re-Pearls made of waste oyster shells, aiming to replace buttons, sequins and beads in the fashion industry. As a textile designer, Grassi ...

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A compostable material made from sugar beet waste and molasses

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For her master thesis at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, German designer Lara Weller developed a vegan and compostable material made from sugar beet waste and molasses, and which can be processed using existing processing techniques. Called BetaWare, ...

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The future of fashion materials

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The Dutch Fashion for Good Museum developed an in-house exhibition called GROW which shows biomaterials which might just be the future of fashion materials. With the GROW exhibition, visitors are shown conventional biomaterials, like ecological ...

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Shoes made with grapes and bananas

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Sustainable British footwear brand Good News teamed up with H&M to design a line of footwear made with textile made of banana plant fibres called Bananatex, and vegan leather made with grape waste called Vegea. ...

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Robotic masonry with form freedom

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Dutch startup Stack3D developed an masonry robot that is able to construct unique, parametric brick facades. Because of housing shortages, it becomes vital to build fast with high quality standards. Through industrialisation and prefabrication, this ...

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