The Revolution of Fashion and Fabric
What’s trending today in the world of fashion is the so-called “alt-fabric” or alternative fabric. This is actually a hot topic today in the fashion industry as it is triggered by concerns about high-demand textiles. So, if you have doubts about those polyester coming from petroleum or cotton that needs a large number of pesticides during production, here are some alternative fabrics that you should know.
The Alternative Fabric in the Fashion World
Fabrics in the fashion industry are already revolutionizing in the form of alt-fabrics. These fabrics are homier and look very promising.
The leaves of the pineapple plant generally consist of long fibers. In the Philippines, it is traditionally used in Filipino ceremonial garb. The use of this material gives a durable and supple mesh outcome combined with a leatherlike finish on top. Repurposing the waste products of pineapple harvest produced the pineapple leather or the popular Pinatex.
Basically, rose petals give off silk that is an outcome of waste petals. Most dresses in London and Stockholm already featured rose-petal fabric in their spring line collection this year.
Mushrooms have threadlike filaments called mycelium. This part of the mushroom can also produce materials similar to leather fabric.