How lab-made fashion is changing landscapes

Haute couture made out of orange peels. ‘Leather’ shoes and handbags grown from mushrooms.

Diamonds formed in labs, not mines.

These are just some of the ways that innovators are clothing, accessorizing and adorning global consumers, while working to keep ecological and social costs firmly in check.

The fashion industry is famously unsustainable. Its production processes are responsible for an estimated 20 percent of global wastewater and 10 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions, as well as occupy vast amounts of land that might otherwise produce food or remain forested.

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