Stella McCartney’s Frayme Mylo vegan leather handbag is really eco-friendly because it’s biodegradable, unlike petroleum-based imitation leather.

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Stella McCartney, the queen of green fashion, The British designer supports using animal-free materials in fashion. At the spring/summer 2022 show, Stella McCartney did this when launching a handbag made from mushrooms.

Stella McCartney’s Frayme Mylo bag.

Believing mushrooms are the future of fashion, Stella McCartney worked with Bolt Thread in California, USA, a lab focused on creating new bio-fabrics that make spider silk a few years ago.

Bolt Thread has invented a kind of vegan leather material formed from mushrooms called Mylo. Its surface is identical to that of normal leather, with great elasticity and durability. But it is completely biodegradable, unlike petroleum-based leather products.

Using Mylo, Stella McCartney was able to create a handbag that doesn’t use animal materials and is also biodegradable, killing two birds with one stone.

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Eco-friendly animal-free leather handbags are designed in the familiar style of Stella McCartney: warm earth tones, smooth surfaces that are almost minimalist, combined with the large chain-link border. They remind us of Stella McCartney’s previous hit handbag design, the Falabella model.

Stella McCartney’s environmentally friendly development goals

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Stella McCartney looks back on her journey on the occasion of launching Frayme Mylo.

When she started her career in 2001, Stella McCartney was already a vegetarian. That’s why she insists on not using animal-based materials for her accessories: No animal-derived leather, feathers, or glue.

In 2008, before the whole world was even interested in green fashion, Stella McCartney started using organic cotton. Then there’s recycled polyester and viscose. Stella McCartney was one of the first to promote Econyl before Prada, Burberry, and Gucci started to use this material.

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So, where is Stella McCartney heading after this? The designer revealed that he is investing in two new products.

The first is Sorona, the stuffing of down jackets and jackets. Down jackets are usually quilted with goose feathers or polyester. 30% of Sorona is plant-based material and can be recycled.

The second is Recycrom, a fabric dye that is safer for the environment than most. The designer said that most dyes use petroleum-based products. Recycrom will take advantage of waste sources in the textile industry to turn them into dye products, meaning there will be no need to use oil, and the waste being dumped into the landfill will be limited.

Should you be interested in green fashion and fashion development, following Stella McCartney is highly recommended.

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