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Bioinspiration in Fashion—A Review

Manchester Fashion Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester M15 6BH, UK
Biomimetics 2019, 4(1), 16; https://doi.org/10.3390/biomimetics4010016
Received: 17 December 2018 / Revised: 22 January 2019 / Accepted: 4 February 2019 / Published: 12 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from Bioinspired Materials 2018)
This paper provides an overview of the main technologies currently being investigated in the textile industry as alternatives to contemporary fashion fabrics. The present status of the textile industry and its impact on the environment is discussed, and the key drivers for change are highlighted. Historical use of bioinspiration in synthetic textiles is evaluated, with the impact of these developments on the fashion and apparel industries described. The review then discusses the move to nature as a supplier of new fabric sources with several alternatives explored, drawing special attention to the sustainability and performance aspects of these new sources. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainability; biomimicry; fashion; apparel; bacterial cellulose; mycelium; textiles sustainability; biomimicry; fashion; apparel; bacterial cellulose; mycelium; textiles
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