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Hardly the ‘Holy Grail’: Why Fashion Needs to ‘Level Up’ on Plant-Based Leather

Biodegradability or recycled? Carbon inset or carbon offset? Lean manufacturing or made to measure? Blockchain or chasers? There are many routes to sustainability. Come learn the relative advantages each, and learn how to design strategies that address your company’s specific impacts and goals. Join us July 29 for our Sustainability FAQs Workshop with Gap Inc., SAC, Fashion for Good, Accelerating Circularity, Lectra & Cotton Incorporated.

For consumers who are often forced to choose between goods that potentially harm animals and those that drip with fossil fuels, the latest breed of plant-based leathers seems to provide the perfect no-compromise solution. But ersatz hides made from cactus fronds, pineapple leaves, grape skins or apple peels may not be as natural, sustainable or…

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