Tagged: textiles


New life for old clothes

A Swiss university is teaming up with Texaid to develop new methods for reusing old textiles. They could be turned into carpets or noise insulation to close the textile cycle further. Texaid collects some...


Could fungi save the fashion world?

Until now, most sustainable materials designed for the fashion industry aren’t truly sustainable, with their high water footprint and even higher costs. Fungi- or bacteria-based textile materials provide an exciting – and disruptive –...


Bacteria spur technological innovations

Wyss Institute researchers are using bacterial biofilms to produce new self-healing materials and bioprocessing technologies that could one day be used to clean up polluted rivers or manufacture new medicines. Biofilms are communities of...