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This Startup is Turning Banana Peels into Textiles (and H&M and Levi’s Are Interested)

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Looking to sell clothing with real “a-peel?” Try making them out of bananas. That’s the conceit behind Circular Systems, a materials-science startup that wants to turn food crop waste like pineapple leaves, sugarcane pulp, hemp and flax stalks and, yes, banana peels into high-value textiles for the fashion industry. Such agricultural castoffs are often burned…

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