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Fashion From Algae Absorbs CO2: Is It possible To Wear?

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Fashion from Algae - Biogarmentry clothes - can photosynthesise like plants. Canadian-Iranian designer Roya Aghighi has created clothes made from algae that turn carbon dioxide into oxygen via photosynthesis, as a more sustainable alternative to fast fashion and it feels like linen!

Fashion From Algae Absorbs CO2: Biogarmentry

Named Biogarmentry, the clothes are the proof of concept for a textile made with living, photosynthetic cells. In a collaboration between the University of British Colombia (UBC) and Emily Carr Univeristy, Aghighi's biofabricated textiles are living organisms that respirate by turning carbon dioxide into oxygen.
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Sustainable Future With Fashion From Algae

Is algae bacteria or plant?
Algae are photosynthetic creatures. They are neither plant, animal or fungi. Many algae are single celled, however some species are multicellular

"Biogarmentry suggests a complete overhaul rather than tinkering at the edges," said Aghighi. "The living aspect of the textile will transform users' relationship to their clothing, shifting collective behaviours around our consumption-oriented habits towards forming a sustainable future."

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To make the fabric for Biogarmentry, chlamydomonas reinhardtii, a type of single-cell green algae, are spun together with nano polymers. The result, which feels like linen, is "the first non woven living and photosynthetic textile" to be created.
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, a type of single-cell green algae

Wearers would need to take care of their garment as they would a plant in order to keep them alive, rather than engaging in the environmentally destructive practice of making synthetic clothes and discarding them after a few uses.

What are the characteristic of green algae?
Cellular structure. Green algae have chloroplasts that contain chlorophyll a and b, giving them a bright green color, as well as the accessory pigments beta carotene and xanthophylls, in stacked thylakoids. The cell walls of green algae usually contain cellulose, and they store carbohydrate in the form of starch.



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Biogarmentry is activated by being exposed to sunlight. Rather than wash their clothes, the owner would just need to spray them with water once a week. "By making textiles alive, users will develop an emotional attachments to their garments," said Aghighi.
dress biogarmentry back girl

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"Since the life cycle of the living photosynthetic textile is directly dependent on how it is taken care of, caring for clothes would regain ascendance as a crucial part of the system." By turning carbon dioxide into oxygen, the clothes also improve the immediate environment of the wearer, and worn en masse could help regulate carbon emissions. After the user is finished with the garment, it could be disposed of via composting. Currently the textile is expected to live for around a month, but this period can be extended if it is cared for properly.

Which algae used as food?
Edible seaweed, or sea vegetables, are seaweeds that can be eaten and used in the preparation of food. They typically contain high amounts of fiber. They may belong to one of several groups of multicellular algae: the red algae, green algae, and brown algae.

Fashion From Algae: Biogarmentry Feasibility

Biogarmentry's feasibility study was a joint undertaking by the Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory and the Botany Lab at UBC. Aghighi is currently a designer in residence at Material Experience Lab in the Netherlands.

Other recent designs in the field of biofabrication include headphones made from fungus and food packaging made from algae.
Headphones From Algae
Headphones made from fungus

EcoLogicStudio is harnessing the power of photosynthesis with an algae-filled facade covering for buildings that filters air pollution, and Dutch designer Ermi van Oers has invented a lamp that helps plants to grow indoors.

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Fashion From Algae Absorbs CO2: Is It possible To Wear?

Fashion from Algae - Biogarmentry clothes - can photosynthesise like plants. Canadian-Iranian designer Roya Aghighi has created clothes made from algae that turn carbon dioxide into oxygen via photosynthesis, as a more sustainable alternative to fast fashion and it feels like linen! Fashion From Algae Absorbs CO2: Biogarmentry Named Biogarmentry, the clothes are the proof of concept for a textile made with living, photosynthetic cells. In a collaboration between the University of British Colombia (UBC) and Emily Carr Univeristy, Aghighi's biofabricated textiles are living organisms that respirate by turning carbon dioxide into oxygen. Sustainable Future With Fashion From Algae Is algae bacteria or plant? Algae are photosynthetic creatures. They are neither plant, animal or fungi. Many algae are single celled, however some species are multicellular "Biogarmentry suggests a complete overhaul rather than tinkering at the edges," said Aghighi. "The living aspect of the textile will transform users' relationship to their clothing, shifting collective behaviours around our consumption-oriented habits towards forming a sustainable future." Recommended:  CO2 Absorption: Does A Dutch Professor Have The Answer? To make the fabric for Biogarmentry, chlamydomonas reinhardtii, a type of single-cell green algae, are spun together with nano polymers. The result, which feels like linen, is "the first non woven living and photosynthetic textile" to be created. Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, a type of single-cell green algae Wearers would need to take care of their garment as they would a plant in order to keep them alive, rather than engaging in the environmentally destructive practice of making synthetic clothes and discarding them after a few uses. What are the characteristic of green algae? Cellular structure. Green algae have chloroplasts that contain chlorophyll a and b, giving them a bright green color, as well as the accessory pigments beta carotene and xanthophylls, in stacked thylakoids. The cell walls of green algae usually contain cellulose, and they store carbohydrate in the form of starch. Recommended:  Israeli 3D Printed Fashion As Sustainable Works Of Art                                                  Fashion From Algae Absorbs CO2: Is It possible To Wear?                                                                                  Biogarmentry Biogarmentry is activated by being exposed to sunlight. Rather than wash their clothes, the owner would just need to spray them with water once a week. "By making textiles alive, users will develop an emotional attachments to their garments," said Aghighi. Recommended:  Breaking: Did You Know, All You Read About CO2 Rise Is Half The Truth "Since the life cycle of the living photosynthetic textile is directly dependent on how it is taken care of, caring for clothes would regain ascendance as a crucial part of the system." By turning carbon dioxide into oxygen, the clothes also improve the immediate environment of the wearer, and worn en masse could help regulate carbon emissions. After the user is finished with the garment, it could be disposed of via composting. Currently the textile is expected to live for around a month, but this period can be extended if it is cared for properly. Which algae used as food? Edible seaweed, or sea vegetables, are seaweeds that can be eaten and used in the preparation of food. They typically contain high amounts of fiber. They may belong to one of several groups of multicellular algae: the red algae, green algae, and brown algae. Fashion From Algae: Biogarmentry Feasibility Biogarmentry's feasibility study was a joint undertaking by the Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory and the Botany Lab at UBC. Aghighi is currently a designer in residence at Material Experience Lab in the Netherlands. Other recent designs in the field of biofabrication include headphones made from fungus and food packaging made from algae. Headphones made from fungus EcoLogicStudio is harnessing the power of photosynthesis with an algae-filled facade covering for buildings that filters air pollution, and Dutch designer Ermi van Oers has invented a lamp that helps plants to grow indoors. Before you go! Recommended:  Algae Canopy Miracle Works Better Than A Forrest: How? Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about Sustainable Fashion? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
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