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This undated photo provided by Gantri shows one of their lamps made from PLA, a product the San Francisco-based Gantri makes which processes corn kernels into a biodegradable thermoplastic fiber that can then be formed into a sturdy vegan plastic. The material can be treated in different ways, so it's translucent or opaque; Gantri is currently making contemporary wall, floor and table fixtures, like the light shown here. Many manufacturers of home decor are working on producing sustainable products. Plant-based materials now include things like bark, leaves and seeds transformed into vegan leather, fabric and organic plastic. (Gantri via AP)

Plant-based materials catch on with home-goods designers

May. 20, 2020 11:02 AM EDT

With an eye toward sustainability, makers of home furnishings are experimenting more and more with plant-based materials. You can find things like bark, leaves and seeds transformed into vegan leather, fabric and organic plastic. At Frankfurt’s Heimtextil 2020 trade fair earlier this year, for example,...