Sustainable fashion was part of the Edinburgh Science Festival

Emily Raymakers, who uses natural techniques and materials to make her clothes, aims to draw attention to the environmental problems the fashion industry continues to cause. Raymakers tries to show how textile dyeing is currently the second biggest water polluter in the world.
One of Raemaker's works is on display at the National Museum of Scotland as part of the Edinburgh Science Festival's Growing Home exhibition, The National reported.
The exhibition showcases the use of materials in fast fashion and how biomaterials can be a more sustainable option in fashion and engineering.
Raymakers uses natural dyes such as dried hibiscus flowers to create a unique pink and red tone on the base of the garments.
Her dress, titled Symbio, was created from a wood pulp fiber called Tencel. Derived from renewable sources, Tencel has a closed production cycle, meaning that its materials can be reused.
The designer decorates the Symbio with linocut to create a pattern that mimics the mycelium, the basic structure of mushrooms. She uses water-based ink as it is a more sustainable alternative to plastic-based inks.
For additional design of her clothes, she relies on vegetable skins, including Uppeal, created from waste from the processing of apples from the production of juices and compotes, and MuSkin, made from a wild mushroom from a subtropical environment. Both Uppeal and MuSkin create a lower carbon footprint than their animal skin counterparts.
The Edinburgh Science Festival, which opened on March 30, is dedicated to the theme "Shaping the Future". /BGNES