The future of fashion -- made from mushrooms | Dan Widmaier

The future of fashion -- made from mushrooms | Dan Widmaier

By TED

TED Talks Daily

Monday, 25 July

Your closet is likely full of all kinds of materials -- leather, cotton, nylon and polyester, to name a few -- that contribute to fashion's sustainability crisis. Biomaterials investigator Dan Widmaier explains how we could look to nature for sustainable replacements for these much-used materials and introduces a leather alternative made from mushrooms that looks great and doesn't harm the environment. "We can make fashion sustainable, and we're going to do it with science," Widmaier says.
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