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Natural spin

Willow- and banana plant fibres are already making their way in the fashion industry. Now, a Dutch startup is using some of the 72...

Realised reduction

Biodegradable jeans decompose fully within 6 months. And now, two parents from Oregon have developed baby shoes that dissolve in boiling water. Like these...

Full indulgence

Mobile mushroom farms help save on delivery channels and packaging. Now, to reduce the millions of disposable cups used daily, a startup from Melbourne...

Beneficial cover

Cocoa plants aren’t just used to make chocolate and buildings become more flexible. Now, an international research team has developed a design concept from...

Cultivated qualification

Hemp can be a culinary delight and peas consumed as drink. A startup from Hamburg has recently walked away with a PETA award for...

Sounds good

Office noise can be soothing and silence liberating. Now, thanks to a New York startup’s new app, users can search for venues according to...

Hardwearing growth

Some car tyres adjust their diameter. Now a London-based shoe startup is working on kids’ sneakers that adjust by three or more half-sizes to...

Stylistic evolution

Older models are all the rage. But some items of clothing wear easily. Now, a Swedish company founded by scientists is recycling used clothing...

International space

With the right search engine, people with disabilities can check their holiday destinations in advance. A Spanish startup is helping Erasmus students find accommodation...

Astronomic neutrality

Hemp is versatile; fungi helps us relax. The latter are also crucial in meat-free food production. A biotech startup from Buenos Aires recently won...

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