A fashion show yesterday in Toronto at the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing featured couture by fashion designers Halston, Oscar de la Renta, Stephen Burrows, Heatherette, and Elisa Jimenez, according to a press release by the Biotechnology Industry Organization. All the clothes were made using fabrics spun from polylactide (PLA), a compostable biopolymer derived from dextrose corn sugar. Are such fabrics natural or synthetic? Would high fashionista Miranda Priestly promote such garments in Runway?
Disclosure: I own no stocks in biotech fabric companies nor do I own any clothing that could be called "fashionable".