Danish fashion brand Ganni’s research and development arm (Fabrics of the Future) teamed up with premium, next-generation material company, Polybion to create a bio-leather blazer made entirely from Celium, a new material made from bacterial cellulose.
Polybion’s Celium is produced in their factory in Irapuato, Mexico, and is crafted entirely from agro-industrial fruit waste. It will serve the fashion industry with a high-performance material to craft fashion garments of an excellent quality. Celium is a durable, lightweight, and breathable material that the fashion industry can use to create desirable garments of a high-quality. The alternative to animal and plastic leather can also be dyed, tanned, and embossed.
The blazer, with its marbled-yellow design was debuted at Ganni’s Copenhagen flagship store during the Global Fashion Summit. The textural details add to the worn look, giving it a very similar feel to that of traditional leather and due to the unique patterns on each completed piece of Celium, it can be considered a “one-of-one” textile.
This is an important collaboration signalling more commitment from the fashion industry to circular-based initiatives. Ganni also discontinued the use of virgin animal leather in their read-to-wear line.
For more information, visit www.polybion.bio and their feature in Fashion United Ganni and Polybion unveil new bacterial cellulose-made blazer (fashionunited.com)