Tag: kapok trees

Eye-opening, carbon-saving bioinnovations, Gingko, Bolt Threads, NatureWorks, Dow news and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of August 12th

Eye-opening, carbon-saving bioinnovations, Gingko, Bolt Threads, NatureWorks, Dow news and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of August 12th

August 11, 2021 |

  Can black algae instead of carbon black extracted from tar sands for garment dying save the day? What about kapok trees for fibers instead of water-intensive cotton? How about biobased sun lenses? Biobased ropes for mussel and seaweed cultivation? In today’s Digest, these eye-opening biobased innovations, hot news from Bolt Threads, Ginkgo, NatureWorks, Dow […]

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Shanghai startup creates more sustainable natural fiber from kapok trees

Shanghai startup creates more sustainable natural fiber from kapok trees

August 9, 2021 |

In Shanghai, a startup is claiming that its fiber made from the Kapok tree is the most sustainable textile on the market. Kapok trees, which can be found widely in South America, West Africa, and Southeast Asia, produce large numbers of seeds that come protected by a fluffy fiber that has been used widely in […]

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