Kassondra Cloos

Kassondra Cloos

Freelance writer & editor / Co-founder of Adventures in Wikipedia / Boulder, Colorado

The New Natural: Finding Fabric Innovation in Food Waste and Farming

The New Natural: Finding Fabric Innovation in Food Waste and Farming

There’s been a long-held belief that the subtext of “sustainable” is “brace yourself for sub-par performance.”

But as brands throughout the outdoor industry experiment with food waste, bioplastics, and other non-traditional natural fibers, they’re quickly finding incredible performance qualities inherent to organic materials that consumers have always tossed. From oyster, coconut, and macadamia nut shells to coffee grounds and scraps of cotton literally rescued from the cutting room floor, the next generation of outdoor product innovation isn’t invention—it’s reuse.

Read the full story from Outdoor Industry Association.

8 Luxe Upgrades to Your Summer Camping Kit

8 Luxe Upgrades to Your Summer Camping Kit

13 Best Things to Do in Providence

13 Best Things to Do in Providence