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— by Jennifer Hahn: Vietnamese designer Uyen Tran has developed a flexible bio-material called Tômtex, a leather alternative made from food waste that can be embossed with a variety of patterns to replicate animal leathers.

The name tôm, meaning shrimp, references the discarded seafood shells that are mixed with coffee grounds to create the textile…

Image courtesy of Uyen Tran