From the boutonniere you pinned on your prom date, to the lovely lei that pegged you as a tourist in Hawaii, people have worn flowers and plants throughout history. Ingeo fibers take this idea to the next level. The wearable textiles are made by fermenting, distilling, and polymerizing corn dextrose, a sugar taken from plants. This week, check out the materials made from these 100 percent renewable fibers at Live the Dream: The Future of Sustainable Living, a showcase of various consumer products created with sustainability in mind.
Time: Daily 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Place: Material ConneXion, 127 W. 25th St. between Sixth & Seventh Ave., second floor, New York
Via Science & the City