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Fashion for Good

April 13, 2021


Understanding "Bio" Material Innovations: A primer For the Fashion Industry


In the absence of an existing guide to biomaterials, and specifically the most recent innovations: biofabricated materials, which harness living organisms in their production, this report draws on insights from expert industry insiders to both clarify definitions and share insights for the benefit of brands and innovators alike. Through interviews and surveys with over 30 material innovators and consumer brands, the authors have synthesized learnings laying a foundation for the fashion industry to understand ‘bio’ innovations.

Here, they provide a set of biomaterial definitions representing key material technologies being practiced today. The authors present a model to better understand those different biomaterial technologies as well as a series of high level process diagrams highlighting key steps in material production including potential inputs and outputs to help identify impacts hotspots.

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