Green Jeans

Presented by Open House Melbourne and Deakin University

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Jeans are the world’s most popular clothing item, but they come with a hefty price tag for the planet. Hear from Dr Nolene Byrne, senior research fellow, working on a process which could significantly reduce the environmental impact of water and energy consumption involved in denim production. Tour the Institute of Frontier Materials facilities and displays, and meet the researchers involved.

IFM is a leading materials research institute In Australia with a team of over 250 researchers looking to lead and inspire innovations in materials science and engineering that result in transformational benefits to society. IFM’s circular denim project addresses the key issues in denim production, while creating new fashion effects for denim. Hear from the team behind the Circular Denim and the denim dyed denim project, tour IFM facilities and displays and meet the researchers involved.

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