Oct 22, 2023

From the Farm to the Runway: Redefining Fashion with Castor Beans

Jul 6, 2023 - 5 min

Arkema and RadiciGroup are thrilled to unveil their latest achievement towards more sustainable textiles: a remarkable 100% bio-based dress crafted entirely from castor beans.The dress made was part of the runway show during the Phygital Sustainability Expo® 2023 in Rome and symbolizes the wish of both companies to inspire and encourage the fashion industry to embrace lower impact alternatives.

A wide range of Advanced Bio-Circular materials

Discover the endless possibilities offered by Rilsan® PA11 based yarns

Organized by the Sustainable Fashion Innovation Society

5 minFrom the Farm to the RunwayBehind How can a dress can be produced with an environmental impact as low as possible ?choice of fabric materialBiofeel® ElevenRadiciGroupRilsan® Polyamide 11100% bio-basedmanufacturing processtextile 3D printing.knitted directly from the yarntothe RunwayThe story begins in Indiaunique eco-system700,000 family farmersnot compete with food chainsnot contribute to deforestationprofitable for the farmersPragaticultivate castor beans effectively and as ecologically as possible.Rilsan® PA11Biofeel® ElevenBiofeel® Eleven100% bio-based and recyclableTechnical advantagesThrough Material Selection70% reduced carbon emissionsMore pictures from the event :To go further:apparelPhygital Sustainability Expo®lower energy consumption technologiesMethionineagricultural resources 3D printedorthopedic insolesbio-circular polyamide 11