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Sustainable Plant Fibres for Fashion


Project objectives

Currently the fashion industry are reliant on unsustainable plant based fibres, such as cotton. Calyx is exploring the potential of producing plant-based fibres in a vertical farming system, in order to improve the sustainability of the sector. This project will develop a research strategy with NIAB for Calyx.

Lead Researcher: Louisa Robinson-Boyer
Industry: High-value products from plants (beauty, fragrance, essential oils)
Industry partners: Calyx Cotton
Topic: Crop protection (pests, diseases and weeds), Plant physiology, Yield
Funded by: Growing Kent & Medway
Project start date: Nov-2022
Project end date: Nov-2023