The skin is controversial issues, not because cows have to die to make it. Or because dry skin needs a toxic chemical like chromium, which sometimes does was thrown directly into the local waters. No, the worst part of the skin, according to environmentalists, is that it is the one that contributes to climate change.
Animal husbandry is said to be at the root of it 14.5 percent of global greenhouse gases. Kering, a high-end fashion brand with leather brands like Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, said 2020 environmental report that the manufacture and repair of leather is what contributes most to its air production. And when Amazon was on fire in 2019, the flames are blamed at least in herds and cattle, and Several major brands including H&M and Timberland promised to stop finding hides in the area.
Other fashion trends, however — oil-based oils and polyurethane — leave something to be desired. All skins containing animal-flavored products, whose manufacturers produce less air during production, are also combined with oil-based products, which makes them more dangerous than their “non-violent” advertising. With all the brands of products made from Adidas and Stella McCartney, you are forgiven for thinking you could buy a leather leather bag or Stan Smith fur boots, but these accessories are still hard to come by.
At the moment, there is only one new “skin” new and natural design that you can cut to buy online. AirCarbon, a non-carbon material produced using methane marine organisms, came on the market last year as glasses, bags, laptops and handguns.
In companies that are known to dump even the most unusual drops (another a reusable water jacket, anyone?), Receiving a new type, called Covalent, was miraculously abandoned. This may be due to the CEO of AirCarbon’s CEO, Mark Herrema of Newlight Technologies, who brought the California California vibes to our attention. When I saw how relieved he was, he laughed and said that he had been working on this for 18 years. And in any case, with six rounds of money under it, the most recent of $ 45 million, you have already gone through the fixed phase and become a “just”.
Fact: In August, Newlight announced an agreement with Nike to investigate AirCarbon. Nike, PA which says 70% of its products are wrapped around its accessories, and it’s one of the biggest fashion trends ever dedicated reducing air temperature by at least 30 percent by 2030.
Herrema said the idea that would lead to AirCarbon came when she was at Princeton in the early 2000s. She was studying politics, but other stomach problems led her to start researching on food and the diet system. He noticed that the cow could moan up to 500 liters of methane, the greenhouse gas, in the atmosphere every day. He envisioned the market price of that methane – more than $ 20,000 a year from a large farm – turning into steam, and seeing commercial opportunities.
As a result, a hundred years ago, scientists discovered that there are organisms that absorb greenhouse gases and store energy within their cells like a molecule called polyhydroxybutyrate, or PHB. “And this molecule, if you separate it, tends to dissolve,” says Herrema. This means that it can be made into all kinds of materials, from paper such as leather, thread, and solid form like glass.