Seaweed based degradable yarn for apparel and accessories - Innovation @ E2Expo
Updated : December 2020
Textile yarn from marine algae
Algiknit is developing biomaterials for the fashion industry from what is called 'the most renewable organisms on earth'. Addressing the ecological damage caused by the fashion industry, AlgiKnit is creating durable yet rapidly degradable yarns from kelp. Kelp is a type of seaweed or macroalgae, that is grown globally in cold coastal waters primarily in the northern hemisphere. Kelp absorbs CO2 and works against global warming and ocean acidification and also absorbs farm run-off. AlgiKnit’s yarns are directed toward use in the fashion industry, in particular within the fields of footwear, accessories, interiors, and garments.
Read more: Seaweed Fashion
The complete product lifecycle is sustainable thus protecting the environment from the harmful impacts of conventional textile and accessories production processes.
AlgiKnit won EUR 100,000 in the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2018. It also topped the Sustainable Planet category of National Geographic’s Chasing Genius Challenge