BioWool turns waste material from the coarse-wool industry into a biodegradable, flame-resistant biopolymer. The plastic substitute is made by carding the wool and then using needles to shred and pull the fibers together. A bio-resin is added to create a polymer that can be molded and shaped.
Luggage is just one potential application for BioWool, says UK designer Dan McLoughlin, who grew up around the wool industry and has many friends who currently work in the field around the lower South Island of New Zealand.
October 15, 2013 3:06 PM PDT
Photo by: Dan McLoughlin
| Caption by: Leslie Katz
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