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Can Squid DNA Solve Microfiber Pollution?

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

One company is spinning biodegradable fibers from waste methane emissions. Another seeks to program microorganisms to synthesize biopolymers from agricultural waste. Still other groups are investigating squid DNA, green chemistry and lasers as the basis of novel textiles and coatings. All five—Mango Materials, Werewool, Tandem Repeat Technologies, Natural Fiber Welding and Pangaia x MTIX—are sharing…

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