September 17, 2018

Genetically-Engineered Clothes

Synthetic Biology's New Spin on Fast Fashion

A new generation of genetically engineered fabrics have been hyped as ecologically friendly and sustainable, but revelations in this new report show the profoundly negative impacts they could have on the environment and farmers’ livelihoods worldwide.

“Genetically Engineered Clothes: Synthetic Biology’s New Spin on Fast Fashion” details how proposed use of “biosynthetic” fabrics by progressive-minded companies like Patagonia could be a false solution to the environmental and social problem of "fast fashion," causing further damage to ecosystems and livelihoods around the world by disrupting supply chains and displacing genuinely natural fiber production.



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