Lululemon in partnership with LanzaTech, India Glycols Limited (IGL) and Far Eastern New Century (FENC) have created yarn and fabric using recycled carbon emissions. LanzaTech captures CO2 from various industrial sources as a feedstock that is fermented by special microorganisms into ethanol. The ethanol is then converted into polyester by other chemical partners IGL and FENC. By using this waste-gas-based polyester, companies can capture and reuse carbon while lowering pollution levels. Currently, the material is being tested for a new lululemon athletic line and will help the company move away from virgin fossil resources. Learn more.
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