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Pulling mussels: French startup converts bivalve waste into textiles

Pulling mussels: French startup converts bivalve waste into textiles

September 19, 2022 |

In France, a startup is converting mussel byssus—the threadlike extensions mussels use to adhere to rocks—into textile fibers.  Founded just 13 months ago by Robin Maquet and Florence Baron, Bysco has partnered with the region’s mussel farmers and aims to produce 35,000 square feet of the material within the next two years.  Bysco meets demand […]

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