How leftover foods are being turned into green fashion

Eco-friendly fashion has reached new levels of awesomeness by fighting food waste at the same time. Learn more about these unusual innovations.

Eco-fashion is joining in the fight against food waste with some cool new innovations. Designers are figuring out how to incorporate leftover food and food-related byproducts into fabrics, which are then turned into wide variety of stylish products, from coats and belts to wallets and shoes.

The United Nations currently estimates that 1.3 billion tons of food go to waste annually, which is approximately one-quarter of all calories grown for human consumption. Finding ways to address this problem is of paramount importance, and while turning food into fashion is not going to resolve the issue altogether, it will help to a small extent and also educate people about the importance of recycling, upcycling, and reusing.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-fashion/how-leftover-foods-are-being-turned-green-fashion.html

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