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Eco-Friendly Spandex

My partner and I were talking about how we could make green Greenman costumes! If we had this new spandex made from sugar and Ecoli. (How awesome is that?) This article my boy found sparked our conversation. We would love to offer a green option for our spandex lines! Even if the materials cost us more money as a company, it would be worthwhile to have a lower fossil fuel option.

This month San-Diego start-up Genomatica announced a breakthrough in the field of sustainable chemicals-they successfully converted natural sugar into BDO, an industrial plastic used to make fibers like Spandex. BDO has historically been manufactured entirely with fossil fuels, and now a renewably sourced, cheaper option appears within our grasp.

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