‘You are what you eat,’ was the phrase coined by French gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat- Savarin.
But now it is being challenged by a new concept: ‘You wear what you eat.’
In our eco-sensitive age, manufacturers are scrambling to devise environmentally friendly alternatives for clothes, accessories and furniture.
Some have struck on materials normally associated with food.
From watchstraps made out of pineapples to trainers fashioned out of sweetcorn, ETAN SMALLMAN assesses the tasty range available . .
Leticiacredidio.com’s £253 Dress, pictured, is designed by a London company, made in Italy, from fabric woven in Germany out of seaweed harvested in Iceland
Seaweed is used in Leticiacredidio’s dresses while Upcycle’s products contain residual spices
The high tide of fashion
Dress designed by a London company, made in Italy, from fabric woven in Germany out of seaweed harvested in Iceland. Certified organic.
Bathtime with added spice
One step further towards saving the planet by doing away with plastic liquid soap dispensers, these bars are completely natural, palm oil-free, vegan and contain residual spices left over from the manufacture of made-in- Bath luxury chai syrup brand Henny & Joe.
UpCycle’s products are completely natural, palm oil-free, vegan and contain residual spices
Trainers that give you corns
These shoes from Brazil are made from cotton canvas covered in protective resin created out of waste from corn production and a small amount of plastic.
The lining is one-third organic cotton and twothirds recycled polyester. The sole is made of wild rubber from the Amazonian forest.
These Veja shoes from Brazil are made from cotton canvas covered in protective resin
Core! Bag with real ‘ap-peel’
This juicy handbag looks like the finest Italian leather. In fact, it’s made from the leftovers of harvested apples — cores, seeds and peel — which produce a material that is strong, UV-resistant, breathable, hypoallergenic and biodegradable.
It is made by hand in a workshop in Poland.
Although looking like leather this bag is made from the leftovers of harvested apples — cores, seeds and peel
The apple waste produces a material that is strong, UV-resistant, breathable, hypoallergenic and biodegradable (file picture)
Ice box? No rice box!
Ideal for the eco-conscious , this lunchbox is made from biodegradable rice husks
Ideal for eco-conscious schoolchildren, this lunchbox is made from biodegradable rice husks.
Available in rose, duck egg and pistachio. The range includes cutlery made of coconut and drinking straws made from bullrush stems.
Grape way to travel in style
Paul McCartney , a vegetarian, has his Lexus fitted with a faux suede rather than leather.
But he could go further with a Bentley which has ‘grape leather’ manufactured in Italy out of leftovers from the wine industry.
The exterior paint is made with rice husk ash, a by-product of the rice industry.
This Bentley has ‘grape leather’ manufactured in Italy out of leftovers from the wine industry
Hit the grounds running
Each pair of these jazzy shoes is made from six recycled bottles and infused with 300g of used coffee grounds.
The combination creates a seal which is impermeable, antibacterial and breathable. You can preorder a pair for delivery from January.
Each pair of these trainers are made from six recycled bottles and infused with 300g of used coffee grounds
Glasses that are chipped
This trendy London firm is determined to do away with plastic frames.
It’s experimenting with specs made out of potato waste from McCain frozen chips, the coarse wool of the Herdwick sheep (which is often discarded), corn starch and even human hair donated by staff.
The most suitable material will be turned into a commercial range
London firm Cubitts is experimenting with making glasses out of potato waste from McCain frozen chips and other materials
A chunky pineapple timepiece
This Brighton brand’s products are vegan and many watchstraps are made from Piñatex, a fabric created out of pineapple leaf fibres.
The straps are black, while the watch faces are encased in black, white, silver, gold and rose gold.
Many of Votch’s watchstraps are made from Piñatex, a fabric created out of pineapple leaf fibres
The coffee table made out of coffee
Made in the UK by Joy Resolve, this is made from the grounds of 140 coffees mixed with 70 per cent recycled plastic packaging. It’s flat-packed and fully recyclable.
Joy Resolve’s table is made from grounds of 140 coffees mixed with 70 per cent recycled plastic packaging
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