MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT: Sustainable fabrics made from seawater plants.

27. April 2020 | Material | via


SaltyCo is developing three different textile products from their salt-tolerant plant. (Credit:

While cotton is notoriously water-hungry, requiring as much as 20,000 litres of freshwater to produce just a kilogram of the material, these fabrics are made from a salt-tolerant plant that thrives in seawater, states Rima Sabina Aouf in her article on

Insulating jacket liners, faux leather and clothing like t-shirts and trousers could all potentially be made with the fabrics.