Australian surf brand Piping Hot partners with University of Technology Sydney climate scientists to develop seaweed-based textiles

SYDNEY, February 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Australian brand Piping Hot Australia and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) today announced their research partnership to develop a sustainable fiber made from seaweed. Piping Hot commissioned this innovative biomaterials research as a vital investment in its mission for clean oceans.

Piping Hot brand logo for clean oceans

From February 2022, UTS climatologists will build a prototype fiber developed in response to Piping Hot’s ambition to protect the oceans for future generations. The bio-based solution will sequester carbon from the ocean and reduce the environmental impact of synthetic fibres.

This Australian innovation could transform the global polyester industry.

“It is an honor and a privilege to partner with the distinguished Professor Peter Ralph and the UTS Climate Change Cluster. As part of Piping Hot’s mission to defend the oceans, our targeted investment in marine biotechnology and materials science is of vital importance. Together we intend to affect change through marine science and transform industry’s reliance on fossil fuels” – Stan Wan CEO and Managing Director of Piping Hot Australia.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Piping Hot on this exciting research project. The UTS Climate Change cluster and Piping Hot are also committed to a more sustainable future for our planet, and the development of sustainably sourced materials is crucial to achieving this. goal. Developing new nature-derived alternatives for the fashion and textile industries has the potential to revolutionize products and their impact on the oceans.” – Professor Emeritus Pierre-RalphDirector, UTS Climate Change Unit.

Piping Hot has been dedicated to Australian families since 1975. Piping Hot stands for australia coastal lifestyle, offering a full range of fashion, footwear and accessories for the family. Piping Hot is on a mission to help families save money and protect the oceans. With an emphasis on transparency, circularity and recycled materials, Piping Hot products are sustainably sourced. The brand is available from selected retailers and online at

UTS is a leading technology university located in the heart of from sydney innovation hub. UTS has a distinct learning model, strong research performance, and a leading reputation for industry and professional engagement. With a focus on social impact and a strong commitment to sustainability, UTS is ranked the #1 “young” university in Australia.

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