Vollebak’s Black Algae T-Shirt Cuts Out Petroleum

By Author Info  |  August 6, 2021

Vollebak’s Black Algae T-Shirt Cuts Out Petroleum

For apparel visionaries Vollebak, it seems the wild ideas & creative solutions never stop coming. Their latest is the Black Algae T-shirt. Since nearly every black thing we own is likely to contain carbon black – a pigment derived from petroleum, they sought a cleaner alternative. Black Algae grows naturally in freshwater, requiring only sun; not strip-mining. A thermo treatment turns the algae into ink, which is printed onto the shirt, made of a fabric derived from Eucalyptus, beech, and spruce woods. Launching August 2021.


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