These algae-based clothes photosynthesize while you wear them

These algae-based clothes photosynthesize while you wear them

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Talk about thinking outside the box, a designer by the name of Roya Aghighi has designed clothes from algae that turn carbon dioxide into oxygen via photosynthesis. Named Biogarmentry, the clothes are the proof of concept for a textile made with living, photosynthetic cells. To make the fabric for Biogarmentry, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, a type of single-cell green algae, are spun together with nano polymers. The result, which feels like linen, is β€œthe first non woven living and photosynthetic textile” to be created.

Obviously this is quite an alternative to fast fashion – one that beckons the wearer to think and act differently with their clothing. In fact, wearers of Biogarmentry would need to take care of their garment as they would a plant in order to keep them alive, rather than engaging in the environmentally destructive practice of making synthetic clothes and…
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