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Zara is Making Party Dresses Out of Pollution

As we settle into the new year, our Sourcing Summit Companion Report looks ahead at ways to optimize processes and performance.

Zara is making clothes out of captured carbon emissions. The innovation comes courtesy of LanzaTech, an Illinois biotech startup that employs “nature-based solutions,” such as fermentation, to turn waste carbon sources into ethanol. That ethanol is processed into monethylene glycol, mixed with purified terephthalic acid from traditional sources and then converted into polyester yarn. While…

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