It can be pretty easy to forget what the garment industry does to the environment. From field to factory to laundry to landfill, our clothes are taking a huge toll on the planet at every stage of their lives.

But all hope is not lost! Inventors like the woman in this video have been coming up with eco-friendly alternatives to conventional materials that are produced consciously with little to no waste. The more of these we’ve got around, the better off we’ll all be. And when they look like this, our wardrobes won’t suffer either!

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