Mark Boyer

Biomimicry: 10 Eco-Friendly Fashions That Are Inspired by Nature

by , 06/13/12

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With millions of years of testing and refining her creations, Mother Nature is the best designer there is. But that doesn’t mean we can’t cherry-pick and copy some of nature’s best designs. “Biomimicry,” a term popularized by Janine Benyus in her 1997 book, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, is a process by which humans seek to copy some of nature’s best creations, providing inspiration for everything from solar panels to skyscrapers. In a new feature, our fashion-obsessed sister site Ecouterre has rounded up 10 examples of how the fashion industry draws cues from nature to produce innovative and high-performance clothing.

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