Seaweed will save the world
Following the success of our Kickstarter campaign in February this year, we have been able to create a T-shirt range made using seaweed fibre which we released in July this year.
After recognising the negative environmental impact of the fast fashion industry, we learned of the benefits of seaweed, as a viable alternative in the production of clothing.
Using seaweed fibre in clothing is also kinder to the skin as it omits vitamins and minerals when worn. It also absorbs moisture much better, especially compared to materials like polyester.
Seaweed can grow at an incredible rate, it absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere quickly. Per acre, it can absorb up to 20 times more CO2 from the atmosphere than the equivalent land based forests.
Thanks to more than 200 supporters, Inland Sea’s fundraising campaign secured over £14,000. The T-shirt carrying the campaign’s theme: 'Does my carbon footprint look big in this?’ was also the most popular design ordered during the crowdfunding period.
Thank you to everyone who pledged to our campaign – we were overwhelmed by the support received and now we’re excited to get our plans underway.
The average person in the UK produces 12kgs of CO2 per day. So, our intention is to make sustainable clothing ranges using seaweed, while helping to establish seaweed farms to offset huge amounts of carbon – we’re proud to be one of the first independents to do that.
Our dream is to help extract a gigaton of CO2 from the atmosphere by 2030. Around 4000Kg of CO2 could be absorbed per day, per seaweed farm. That’s the equivalent of saving the emissions omitted from four return flights from London to New York.
You can read about our Kickstarter here.