Zara to make dresses from carbon emissions

The retail brand has partnered with LanzaTech to turn steel mill emissions into party dresses

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Popular retail brand Zara has partnered with LanzaTech to produce clothing made from carbon emissions.

The process uses LanzaTech’s CarbonSmart technology, which captures steel mill emissions and converts them through a fermentation process to polyester yarn.

The yarn is then used by Zara to make fabric for its new clothing range of party dresses.

The biotech company has stated that the emissions would be released into the atmosphere if they were not captured using its technology.

Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech, said: “LanzaTech has the technology that can help fashion brands and retailers limit their carbon impact. By working with Zara, we have found a new pathway to recycle carbon emissions to make fabric.”