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‘Truly inspiring science’

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A pioneering tech firm who grow cotton in laboratories is to feature in a new exhibition showcasing the cutting-edge brands and innovations shaping the sustainable future of fashion.

Biotech firm GALY will be featured, alongside dozens of other sustainable fashion disruptors, in the GROW exhibition at the Fashion for Good Museum in Amsterdam.

GALY scientists create cotton in labs through the multiplication of cells directly into the cotton fibre, removing many of the steps of traditional cotton farming.

By producing cotton from cells in a lab instead of on huge farms, they are able to grow the same fibre without being dependent on soil and weather conditions, and without exhausting the planet.

The method is 10 times faster and uses 80% less water and land, while emitting only a fraction of the greenhouse gas compared to conventional cotton.

Paula Elbl, founder and CSO of GALY says: “We’re proud to be showcased within the GROW Expo. The future of agriculture is cellular, and this is a great opportunity to share truly inspiring science with the public, allowing visitors to be taken on an incredible journey when they sign up for the tour from anywhere in the world.

“Many of our planet’s largest challenges can be solved by looking for solutions found in nature, and the intersection where technology and nature meet is our sweet spot.

“We’re a biotechnology company and our goal is to restore all industries that have a toxic supply chain, starting with cotton. The fashion industry directs others, inaugurating new practices, processes and values. Cotton is just the beginning for us.”

The exhibition will be both in-person and online, and visitors can learn about the fast-growing movement of biomaterials in fashion, which are used by both high street retailers and luxury brands.

Gwen Boon, museum manager at Fashion for Good said: “We’re delighted to have GALY as part of our GROW exhibition.

“Their trailblazing innovation showcases how the power of science can be harnessed to create the biomaterials of the future that have a positive impact on both the fashion and agricultural industries.”

For more information see the Fashion for Good museum website, or follow GALY on Twitter.



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