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From wildflower down to pineapple leather: These are the sustainable materials to wear in 2022

By Celine Aagaard

Cacti, pineapples and mushrooms, leather alternatives are set to make a big splash in 2022. Photo: Ananas Anam

Stella McCartney is making designs from mushrooms while Karl Lagerfeld is using cactus. Here are 5 of the most incredible sustainable material innovations you'll be wearing in 2022

That fashion is one of the most environmentally-unfriendly businesses on our planet is in little doubt. But from designer labels to fast-fashion brands, the industry is finally, slowly exploring more alternative materials to lower its carbon footprint and combat waste - with some extraordinary results.

Plant-based, cruelty free and low impact, these are fabrics of the future.

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Vegea: grape skin