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Wear, Sabinna partner to develop biodegradable garments

Fashion-tech firm (Wear) and a forward-thinking fashion brand (Sabinna) have teamed up to transform a collection of wardrobe essentials into new, completely biodegradable materials. The aim is to improve sustainability practices in the fashion industry.

Sabinna has designed a capsule collection of wardrobe essentials, focusing on garments such as bomber jackets, jeans or shirts. There is no compromise on design but the product is still sustainable, biodegradable and recyclable.

The novel process centers on the concept of circularity. The materials used in the collection – in this case cotton and viscose – take full advantage of circular production and recycling processes. This means that the clothing created won't be worn and then at some point thrown away. Instead, at the end of the garment’s life, the materials used to make it can be dissolved and turned into new materials. These materials are then transformed into garment packaging, tags, shop interiors and a range of other applications.

Using non-toxic chemical processes, the garments are dissolved into cellulose fibers and reformed into new, 100 per cent cellulose-based materials. The new, fully recyclable and biodegradable materials created are later compressed into flexible sheets similar to tissue paper, paper, cardboard, plastic and even wood.