CleanTechnica
Petrochemical Industry Flattened By Sustainable Fashion, High Tech Soy Edition
March 27, 2023
Petrochemical stakeholders have hitched a free ride on fashion trends ever since DuPont introduced nylon stockings to the world back in 1939. The space-age plastic fashion fads of the 1960s pumped a burst of oxygen into the industry, and the animal rights movement continues to propel an interest in non-animal fur and leather alternatives. However, the free ride is coming to an end. Sustainable fashion has discovered plant-based leather, and the world may never be the same again.