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Ganni and Pyratex create tracksuit collection made from banana waste



Danish fashion brand Ganni has teamed up with Spanish material research company Pyratex to create a grey clothing collection made from a banana-waste biomaterial.
The three-piece capsule collection, which is designed to be a more sustainable alternative to traditional polyester tracksuits, comprises a pair of jogging bottoms, a square-necked crop top with a zip-up back and a cropped hoodie.
Each item has been made with Element 2, a fabric created by Pyratex that combines waste from the banana food industry ? including leaves, trunks and branches ? with organic cotton.
The material forms part of Ganni's Fabrics of the Future, an initiative that develops innovative materials for its clothing collections.
Ganni and Pyratex have released a three-piece tracksuit collection "Our goal is to diversify the natural fibers we wear to avoid synthetic fibers and the overexploitation of cotton or linen," said Pyratex founder and chief executive officer Regina Polanco.
"We want to allow the innovative fibers we work with to become as commonplace in our wardrobes as cotton, linen, or even synthetic fabrics," Polanco told Dezeen.
The garments are produced with Element 2, a material made from banana waste
To create Element 2, Pyratex first sourced the banana waste from banana farms located in southern Indian states ? specifically Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
"In the case of Pyratex Element 2, our banana agri-waste fiber is obtained from the waste le...
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