Agar in the textile industry

Thu, 04/01/2024 - 12:49

We have recently seen is Cristina Pedroche's famous dress for Campanadas 2023, which was made from water and agar, among other materials. 

In an exciting convergence between nature and fashion, the textile industry is embracing more sustainable and environmentally friendly practices through the use of biodegradable raw materials in its garments. This will reduce the pollution caused by this industry. 

One biomaterial that is used increasingly often as an innovative raw material is agar extracted from seaweed. Leading textile companies are embracing this ocean treasure to create stylish and conscientious apparel. 

Unlike other synthetic components such as nylon or polyester, they have ecological and sustainable characteristics as they are biodegradable.  

One of the benefits of starting to use it in the fashion industry is its renewability: unlike many conventional textile resources, seaweed is a renewable resource that does not deplete the planet's resources. It also has a more efficient production process in terms of energy and resources. 

More and more designers have started researching and designing with agar, producing all kinds of accessories such as bracelets, watch straps, earrings and slippers. In many cases, the packaging used for the sale of their products is also made of agar. 

As we move towards a more sustainable future, seaweed is emerging as a mainstay in the transformation of the textile industry. Hispanagar has decades of experience in seaweed harvesting and agar extraction, resulting in extensive knowledge of its application and use.