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$800 ‘Brewed Protein’ Sweater Proves Fermentation Is in Fashion

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

Seeking to minimize their environmental impact, fashion brands have increasingly sought to trade out water-intensive cotton and microplastic-shedding synthetics for more sustainable and natural fibers. Rather than turning to hemp, weeds or sea shells, however, technical apparel brand Goldwin and biotech firm Spiber are working with Brewed Protein, a biopolymer created using plant-based microbial fermentation….

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