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Could Microorganisms Make Your Next (Alt) Leather Handbag?

Fashion is at a crossroads: continue with cutting-edge strategies developed to persevere during Covid or slide back into familiar (yet unprofitable) habits? Get the experts' perspective at our in-person Sourcing Summit, Oct. 19 at New York’s Cipriani 42nd Street.

After decades of wreaking havoc on the planet, fashion is looking to right its wrongs—and quickly. Material innovations have accelerated in recent seasons, from recycled PET made from post-consumer plastics to footwear foams made from algae. Leathers traditionally made from the hides of cattle have been replaced with produce, from pineapple leaves to apple skins,…

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