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Could Rice Straw be the Future of Sustainable Fashion?

Rivet’s 2021 winter issue has dropped! This in-depth issue examines the steps the global denim industry is taking to minimize its impact on the environment, from implementing zero waste production and design processes to establishing greenhouse gas emissions goals aligned with the Paris Agreement.

Clothing the planet without relying on petrochemicals is possible. It just requires a great deal of willpower, investment and focused collaboration. Also rice straw, although there is already plenty of it. According to a new study commissioned by the Laudes Foundation, agricultural waste—think wheat husks, banana stems and, yes, rice straw—is woefully overlooked in the…

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