The Mycelium Shoe, Challenging The Usual Conventions Of Footwear

With disruption at the core of their existence, the revolutionary 3D design studio Ica & Kostika have launched the Mycelium Shoe. Pioneering the exploration of computational design and mass customisation, Ica & Kostika used the latest 3D printing and data capturing technologies to transform complex computational systems into luxe fashion...

MIT Design Lab x PUMA Explore How Living Organisms Can Enhance Performance

PUMA Biodesign
Imagine a breathing sports shoe, that grows its own air passageways to enable personalized ventilation. A learning insole that prevents fatigue and improves athletes’ performance. A t-shirt that responds to environmental factors by changing its appearance to inform the wearer about the air quality?...

LABFRESH’s New Invention Engineered To Make Life Easier

Founders of LABFRESH, Lotte Vink and Kasper Brandi Petersen, have cracked how to engineer t-shirts that repel liquids and semi-liquids. Vink and Petersen have come up with a sustainable product that took them a year to bring the new technology out of the lab and into...

VitroLabs, Slaughter-free Luxury Textiles Designed to Make A Sustainable Impact

In 2018 we plan to keep our eye on the out-of-this-world innovations coming out of VitroLabs. Why you might ask. Well they are currently developing an advanced 3D skin model to create luxury quality lab-grown leather for use in fashion and interiors. The US-based company has been...

Suzanne Lee’s Biofabricate, Growing A Better Future

We are big fans of Suzanne Lee. She is the material designing superstar who has brought our attention to components made out of yeast, algae, animal cells and bacteria. Founder of Biofabricate, an organization dedicated to finding naturally-sourced materials, Lee is also chief creative officer for...

Modern Meadow Unveils Biofabricated Leather Brand Zoa

After five years of research and development in the lab, Modern Meadow has launched biofabricated leather brand Zoa. Unveiled at a pop-up exhibit in SoHo NY, Zoa is first generation materials destined to kickstart a broader conversation about the design and manufacturing possibilities available...

Stella McCartney x Bolt Threads: Eco-Innovation’s Mindful Approach To Fashion.

Celebrated British designer, Stella McCartney, has teamed up with biotechnology company Bolt Threads. Founded in 2010 and based in San Francisco, the sustainability startup is dedicated to creating the next generation of advanced materials. This is Bolt's first collaborative product. Together with Stella McCartney...

Aniela Hoitink, Creative Designer, Brilliant Scientist and Driven Engineer [Roadtrip Series]

Our road trip series begins in the company of founder of Neffa, the talented designer Aniela Hoitink. An advocate of distinctiveness, Aniela firmly believes that individuality in people and materials are the elements that make the world a special place. As part of our road trip series, we...

Mycelium, Redefining Leather With The Power of Organic Technology

When I heard that there was a company creating materials with the power of organic technology I was intrigued. With so much innovation taking place in the world of fabrics, my curiosity was aroused. I wanted to know who they were? How they did it?...

‘Frankenfashion’ Technology: Alexander McQueen’s DNA Used To Create Leather Goods

With the technology of today quickly becoming the science fiction of yesterday, I wonder, should we be shocked to hear that a collection has been created using human DNA. Well the 'Dr Frankenstein' behind the idea is Central St Martins graduate Tina Gorjanc. The Slovenian pioneer has come up with...