I once worked for an apparel manufacturer located near a slaughterhouse. Sometimes I could pick up the scent of animal flesh. Aside from that, I didn’t see any connection between that world and mine…until now. Philipp Stossel, a student at ETH Zurich Research Institute, has invented a way of turning animal waste into yarn. You’ve read right. I’m talking about tendons, skin and bones. By extracting collagen from them, it is turned into a gel that is heated with other ingredients. Precipitation that forms at the bottom of this brew is then pressed into filaments. Philip and his team are currently in search of partners to develop this innovation further. I suppose that if we already use leather, why wouldn’t we fully recycle the animal and wear all of it. What do you think?