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BioPython:
Sustainable Leather

 The Socially Responsible Methods of Producing Leather

Current Issues

Fashion & Textile Industry

"Decades of exposure to toxic chemicals dumped right into the river from the leather tannery have resulted developing countries not only suffer from polluted water, air, and soil, but also from illnesses of local residents such as lung cancer and skin discoloration."

Industry's Major Concern

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VISION

Changing the Way

We Produce Leather

The focus of this on-going research is,

 

1) to raise public awareness on critical environmental, economical, and social issues behind the fashion and textile industry (artivist perspective),

 

2) to suggest energy-efficient, ethical and sustainable leather production through up-to-date digital technology, fiber science and biofabrication through Design Thinking Process (merchandiser, designer, engineer perspective), 

 

and 3) to call for integration of sustainability and socially responsible education in all levels of education (educator perspective).

Sustainable Leather
2019-2023

Energy-efficient, Ethical, and Sustainable Leather

SUSTAINABLE LEATHER COLLECTION
S I N C E 2 0 1 9 

Energy-efficient,

Ethical,

and Sustainable Leather

EXISTING & AFFORDABLE
TECHNOLOGY

"Laser cutting technology is known as a time-saving, the most sustainable and efficient fabric-cutting technology to currently exist."

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CHEMICAL-FREE
MANUFACTURING

"Chrome-tanning factories waste approximately 15,000 gallons of water, and 2,200 pounds of pollutants such as hair, flesh, trimming. Wastes are generated from all stages of leather processing."

WASTE-FREE 
MANUFACTURING

"About 15% of fabric ends up in the trash during the pattern cutting process (UNECE, 2018). It utilizes a vast amount of water and harmful chemicals to prevent the decomposition of natural furs and leathers." 

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WHY BIOPYTHON

A different approach, using a new method of manufacturing.

KEYWORDS

Leather Industry, Fashion, Textiles, Digital Fabrication, Fiber Science, Biofabrication, Consumer Demands, Climate Change, Sustainability, Art Education, Holistic Education, Design Thinking Process, Socially Responsible Design

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