Pineapple leaf leather and carbon-capture clothing: Fashion is looking for sustainable alternatives

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The production of clothing and footwear is responsible for 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

A recent analysis by the U.K.’s RSA, found that nearly half of the recently listed items on the biggest “fast fashion” sites were made from new plastics, like polyester, acrylic and nylon

Fashion has a damaging effect on the environment, but there are number of innovations increasingly being used by big industry names which are looking to change that.

The production of clothing and footwear is responsible for 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to data from the European Parliamentary Service and the United Nations.

Polyester is the most widely-used clothing fabric in the world, yet it and other synthetic materials are made using fossil fuels.

In fact, a recent analysis by the U.K.’s Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, found that nearly half of the recently listed items on the biggest “fast fashion” sites were made from new plastics, like polyester, acrylic and nylon.

However, there are an increasing number of alternative solutions being picked up by well-known brands.

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