Vollebak’s Plant & Algae T-Shirt Biodegrades 100% In 12 Weeks

Aug 23, 2019

Category: Style

There’s been a huge movement, especially in the outdoor community, to utilize processes and create gear that’s more eco-conscious and friendly to the environment. And while leaps and bounds have been made, there’s still a long way to go. But the folks at Vollebak, in typical fashion, has just taken another major step forward with their Plant and Algae T-Shirt.

You see, this t-shirt — which looks like a typical, traditional short-sleeved top — is actually made entirely out of renewable biological matter, including a colorful dye made from algae and fabric created from eucalyptus, beech, and spruce wood pulp that was broken down and spun into yarn. And while that construction itself is notably more eco-friendly than chemical-based processes, there’s an even bigger added benefit. According to Vollebak, this shirt was designed to be returned to the soil and can, in fact, completely biodegrade in just 12 weeks — turning into worm food that helps enrich said soil. The shirt is priced at $110, but you’ll have to sign up on the brand’s waiting list if you want to get ahold of one.

Purchase: $110

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Style

Take To The Trails In Style With Adidas' Adventure-Ready Outdoor Collection

Shred-worthy essentials that are sure to help you rip some singletrack.

Posted By Gray Van Dyke

Partner

Streamline Your Home Cleaning Routine With This Cordless Vacuum

With a 90-minute battery, carbon fiber bristles, & an OLED display.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner
Featured Image

Mido Brings Back Their Unique, Ultra-Cool Decompression Timer Dive Watch

The reborn ‘60s favorite timepiece is limited to just 1961 pieces.

Posted By

Sep 17, 2021

Featured Image

Todd Snyder Teams Up With L.L.Bean For The ‘Upta Camp’ Apparel Capsule

It’s the second consecutive fall collab between the heritage brands.

Posted By

Sep 17, 2021

Featured Image

The 12 Best Two-Tone Watches For Men

These high-contrast timepieces are not just for the ‘80s anymore.

Posted By

Sep 17, 2021

Featured Image

UNIQLO Taps White Mountaineering For An Understated FW21 Outerwear Collection

A capsule that blurs the lines between urban fashion and outdoor functionality.

Posted By

Sep 15, 2021