Vollebak’s Plant and Algae T-Shirt biodegrades in just 12 weeks

The Plant and Algae T-Shirt doesn’t start life like any other piece of clothing. It’s built from pulped eucalyptus and beech from sustainably managed forests and algae grown in bioreactors. You can think of algae as a space-age material that just happens to be 1.5 billion years old. As the original source of all plant life on the planet, it consumes carbon dioxide, produces up to 80% of the oxygen on Earth, and even holds the key to our survival on other planets. So having already put man-made supermaterials like graphene and carbon fibre into clothing, we wanted to start the journey of getting algae into clothing too. As the Plant and Algae T-Shirt is made from nature it doesn’t end its life like any other piece of clothing either. When you’ve finished with the t-shirt it biodegrades in the earth in 12 weeks and turns into worm food – you can either bury it in your garden or put it out with the compost.

The shirt is priced at $110, but you’ll have to sign up on the brand’s waiting list if you want to get ahold of one. You can sign up here.


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Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.

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