Fashion brands have been taking huge steps into sustainable fashion. And now, a biomaterial innovation company named Modern Synthesis based in London is developing a bacterial nanocellulose material.
Modern Synthesis has raised four million dollars in seed funding and they will be using the ability of the bacteria to transform sugar from agricultural waste into nanocellulose, a particularly fine and strong form of cellulose. And together with cutting-edge textile production techniques, they will incorporate nanocellulose into the techniques to create a novel range of natural non-woven materials. And if it’s successful, nanocellulose can even be used for protective gear such as kevlar because it is 8 times stronger than steel and stiffer than kevlar.
It’s good to see that the fashion industry is taking climate change and the issue of sustainability seriously.