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Bioinspiration in Fashion—A Review

Wood, Jane (2019) Bioinspiration in Fashion—A Review. Biomimetics, 4 (1). p. 16. ISSN 2313-7673

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Abstract

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.

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