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.