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Zara’s Pink Party Dresses Are Made From Recycled Greenhouse Gases

The limited clothing line is an example of how fashion companies are experimenting with new technology to cut their carbon footprint.

One of the new, limited edition Zara dresses made partly out of LanzaTech’s recycled carbon.

One of the new, limited edition Zara dresses made partly out of LanzaTech’s recycled carbon.

Photo: Zara

This is not your average cocktail dress. Released last week by Inditex’s Zara as part of a limited clothing collection, this little pink number costs $90 and is sourced, in part, from captured carbon emissions. It’s also officially sold out.

Carbon and other greenhouse-gas emissions are, for lack of a better description, the worst. The buildup of these gases in recent decades is starting to reshape every corner of the planet in terrifying ways. Recent weeks have seen devastating flooding in Yellowstone National Park, wildfires raging in Arizona and California, and extreme heat baking Texas. The pace of these events is putting pressure on companies to reduce their pollution levels.