LanzaTech, Lululemon Partner to Produce First Fabric from Recycled Carbon Emissions

United States biotechnology company LanzaTech has partnered with lululemon athletica, an athletic apparel company headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, to create the world’s first yarn and fabric using recycled carbon emissions that would otherwise be emitted to the atmosphere as pollution.

LanzaTech has developed a solution to produce ethanol from waste carbon sources and is working with partners to convert the ethanol to polyester. Recycling carbon is a fundamental element of the circular economy, which will keep fossil carbon in the ground, reducing pollution and fossil fuel usage when used to make polyester. With a lower carbon footprint, this innovation could transform the apparel industry.