Jellyfish Leather: A Cowhide Alternative From an Invasive Species

by , 09/21/15   filed under: Eco-Textiles, Fabrictionary

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JELLYFISH LEATHER \ˈje-lē-ˌfish ˈle-thər\

n. 1. A cow-free textile proposed by Yurii Kasao, a design-products graduate from London’s Royal College of Art. 2. Can be cut, sewn, and remolded just like cow leather, without the need for toxic and environmentally destructive tanning processes. 3. A potential way to control the numbers of a venomous invasive species that wreaks destruction on marine life and ecosystems. 4. One application for the jellyfish “mulch” that robotic shredders off the South Korea coastline leave behind.

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