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No surprise that Aquaman is backing algae. Whether it’s vegan sneakers, or CO2-absorbing ‘leather’ jackets, sustainable alternatives are ‘in’.

Being recyclable and environmentally-friendly, vegan fashion has huge potential to make the textile industry greener. Designers are forever tinkering with new possibilities.

Like the London fashion graduate who, employing 3D technology and algorithms, has developed a dress made from silk protein and algae extract – and was awarded a sustainability prize by a prestigious fashion label.

The material can be worn independently or as a protective layer for wool or cotton. It can even be used as packaging material.

And there’s more. Fancy a hoodie from eucalyptus, dyed using pomegranates?

Bury after use, and nature will take care of the rest.

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